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2012 Olympics Preview: Michael Phelps Swims Again On Wednesday

Day 5 of the 2012 Olympics will are set to begin in London on Wednesday. It's been a great couple of days for the United States thus far; they are currently tied with China for the overall medal lead (23) and have the second-most gold medals (9).

The highlight of Wednesday will be Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and the rest of the competition in the men's 200m IM. Phelps became the most decorated olympian of all time following a gold medal win on Tuesday, giving him 15 gold medals and a total of 19 medals throughout his career.

Also on the slate is beach volleyball, soccer and the always-thrilling table tennis matches.

Here is a schedule for the day, as well as what TV channel you can find the events on. As always, NBC will hold a couple of events back and air them on tape-delay in primetime.

1 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's Field Hockey: Spain vs. Austria (1:00 a.m.)
  • Women's Handball: Norway vs. South Korea (2:00 a.m.)
  • Table Tennis (3:00 a.m.)
  • Badminton (4:00 a.m.)
  • Cycling (4:30 a.m.)
  • Men's Soccer: Brazil vs. New Zealand (6:30 a.m.), Mexico vs. Switzerland (9:00 a.m.), Great Britain vs. Uruguay (11:45 a.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: Hungary vs. China (8:00 a.m.)
  • Boxing (10:45 a.m.)
  • Archery (11:15 a.m.)
  • Women's Beach Volleyball (12:00 p.m.)

4:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Bravo)

  • Men's Singles (3rd Round), Women's Singles (3rd Round), Men's Doubles (2nd Round), Women's Doubles (Quarterfinals), Women's Doubles (2nd Round), Mixed Doubles (1st Round)

6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Fencing (6:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m.)
  • Boxing (8:15 a.m.)
  • Men's Soccer: Japan vs. Honduras (9:00 a.m.), Senegal vs. United Arab Emirates
  • Women's Handball: Spain vs. Denmark (1:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Beach Volleyball (2:00 p.m.)
  • Table Tennis (4:00 p.m.)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (NBC)

  • Cycling (9:00 a.m.)
  • Swimming (10:05 a.m., 11:30 a.m.)
  • Men's Beach Volleyball (10:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: USA vs. Spain (12:20 p.m.)
  • Canoeing (1:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: USA vs. China (2:00 p.m.)
  • Rowing (3:45 p.m.)

12:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Boxing (12:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.)

8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (NBC)

  • Swimming and Diving finals
  • Men's overall gymnastics
  • Beach volleyball
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