By Kayla Amora, EnStarz | Jul 27, 2012 10:34 PM EDT
The NBC Olympics schedule for the 2012 summer games will feature must-see events in it's first full day of programs. The London Olympics will be full of rivalries, intense gaming, and possible record-breaking moments available for live online streaming. Sports on the NBC schedule for competing include Women's Basketball, swimming, and handball.
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While the The US Men's Basketball team has been stealing the spotlight with their "Dream Team" match-ups, the Women's team has much to boast about as well. The US team will be contending for it's 5th gold medal. The star team has also won 33 straight games at the Olympics.
The head coach of the women's team, Geno Auriemma, has a team of exceptional players including University of Connecticut's two-time Olympic champions Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird. And from Tennessee, forwards Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker joined the team.
The US Women's Basketball team will be playing against Croatia on Saturday at 11:45AM EDT.
In Men's' Swimming on Day 1, US athletes, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, will go head to head at the 2012 London Olympics in the 400-meter individual medley. Phelps, the two-time reigning Olympics victor in the swimming event, was beaten by Lochte at US Trails last month.
Although the media has suggested a bitter rivalry between the two athletes, Lochte admits he does not count Phelps as an enemy but as a friendly competitor.
"I don't really have any enemies, so I can't really say he's my enemy," Lochte said, regarding Phelps.
"He's my competitor. Me and him have created a great rivalry, but at the same time we've created a great friendship. No matter win or lose, after the race we're still going to be friends," the swimmer continued.
Phelps has an astounding record of 14 Olympic gold medals, including eight he earned at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Phelps currently has a total of 16 medals and will need to earn 3 more of any degree to break the all-time record of Olympic medal earnings while in London. The current record-holder, Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina, holds 18 medal wins.
Phelps is expected to race in 7 games while in London. His journey to Olympic history will begin on Saturday, day 1 of the Olympic games.
Women's Handball is a unique gaming event that features a combination of soccer, basketball, and rugby. Day 1's event will involve a showdown with France and Norway. The Men's Handball of France won gold in Beijing in 2008. Therefore, the woman's team may be trying to keep the victory for their country on Saturday as well.
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