Your Weekend Olympic Viewing Guide

This is your victory lap, America. With two days remaining and more golds to come, the medal-count war is no longer in doubt:

U.S.: 41 Golds, 94 Medals Overall
China: 37 Golds, 81 Medals Overall

The Beijing Olympics are avenged! Breathe easy and enjoy the conclusion. This weekend is a walk up the 18th fairway at Augusta with a five-shot lead, a triumphant kneel-down on the last play of the Super Bowl, and the leisurely last stage of the Tour de France all rolled into one. Enjoy it, and thanks for following along. Today’s guide will be reduced in scope since I’m about to undertake a one-man drive from North Carolina to Maine (estimated 97 hours), so think of this as a collective group jog around the stadium with the flag draped around our shoulders. I couldn’t be more thrilled about the Great London Triumph. Good Olympics, good patriotism, good job.

All times below are Eastern Standard Time, and there is gold at stake in every event. You can follow along with our live, tape-delay-free schedule using just one television and one computer. For a spreadsheet perspective, look no further. I’ve put my top five events for each day in bold.

Saturday

4 a.m. — Track — Men’s 50km Walk — NBC Sports Network

4:30 a.m. — Kayak — Men’s K-1 200m Final — Computer or NBC at 10 a.m.

4:47 a.m. — Canoe — Men’s C-1 200m Final — Computer or NBC at 10 a.m.

5:14 a.m. — Kayak — Women’s K-1 200m Final — Computer or NBC at 10 a.m.

5:41 a.m. — Kayak — Men’s K-2 200m Final — Computer or NBC at 10 a.m.
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7:30 a.m. — Cycling — Women’s Mountain Bike Race — Computer or NBC at 12:45 p.m.

8:05 a.m. — Sailing — Women’s Elliott 6m Final — Computer

8:30 a.m. — Rhythmic Gymnastics — Individual Final — Computer

10 a.m. — Men’s Soccer — Mexico vs. Brazil, Gold-Medal Match — NBC Sports Network

1 p.m. — Track — Women’s 20km Walk — NBC Sports Network

1:45 p.m. — Modern Pentathlon — Men’s Combined Final — MSNBC

1:46 p.m. — Wrestling — Men’s 60kg Freestyle Final — Computer or NBC at 2:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m. — Women’s Volleyball — U.S. vs. Brazil, Gold-Medal Match — Computer

2 p.m. — Field — Women’s High Jump — Computer

2:20 p.m. — Field — Men’s Javelin — Computer

2:21 p.m. — Wrestling — Men’s 84kg Freestyle Final — NBC

2:30 p.m. — Track — Men’s 5,000m Final — Computer

2:56 p.m. — Wrestling — Men’s 120kg Freestyle Final — Computer

3 p.m. — Track — Women’s 800m Final — Computer

3 p.m. — Men’s Field Hockey — Germany vs. Netherlands, Gold-Medal Match — MSNBC

3:25 p.m. — Track — Women’s 4×400 Relay Final — Computer

3:30 p.m. — Diving — Men’s 10m Platform Final — Computer
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3:30 p.m. — Boxing — Men’s Light Flyweight Final — CNBC
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3:30 p.m. — Women’s Handball — Norway vs. Montenegro, Gold-Medal Match — NBC Sports Network

3:45 p.m. — Boxing — Men’s Bantamweight Final — CNBC

4 p.m. — Track — Men’s 4×100 Relay Final — Computer

4 p.m. — Women’s Basketball — U.S. vs. France, Gold-Medal Game — NBC

4:15 p.m. — Boxing — Men’s Light Welterweight Final — CNBC

4:45 p.m. — Boxing — Men’s Middleweight Final — CNBC

5:15 p.m. — Boxing — Men’s Heavyweight Final — CNBC

5:15 p.m. — Taekwondo — Women’s 148+ lbs. and Men’s 176+ lbs. Finals — Computer or NBC Sports Network at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. — Track — Men’s Marathon — NBC

8 a.m. — Men’s Volleyball — Russia vs. Brazil, Gold-Medal Match — Computer or NBC at 4 p.m.

8:30 a.m. — Cycling — Men’s Mountain Bike Race — MSNBC
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8:30 a.m. — Boxing — Men’s Flyweight Final — CNBC

8:30 a.m. — Rhythmic Gymnastics — Group Final — Computer

8:45 a.m. — Boxing — Men’s Lightweight Final — CNBC

9:03 a.m. — Wrestling — Men’s 66kg Freestyle Final — Computer or NBC at 2:45 p.m.

9:15 a.m. — Boxing — Men’s Welterweight Final — CNBC

9:45 a.m. — Boxing — Men’s Light Heavyweight Final — CNBC

9:48 a.m. — Wrestling — Men’s 96kg Freestyle Final — Computer or NBC at 2:45 p.m.

10 a.m. — Men’s Handball — Sweden vs. France Gold-Medal Match — Computer or MSNBC at 10:45 a.m.
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10 a.m. — Men’s Basketball — U.S. vs. Spain, Gold-Medal Game — NBC

10:15 a.m. — Boxing — Men’s Super Heavyweight Final — CNBC

10:50 a.m. — Men’s Water Polo — Croatia vs. Italy, Gold-Medal Match — Computer or NBC at 12:30

1 p.m. — Modern Pentathlon — Women’s Combined Final — Computer or NBCSN at 2:45 p.m.

Closing Ceremony — Skip it. It’s probably going to be a lot of hobbits and gnomes and tea breaks. Hold your own closing ceremony with firecrackers, hot dogs, and these pants. See you in Rio.

Filed Under: Olympic Games, Olympics, Shane Ryan

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Shane Ryan is a contributing writer for Grantland. His book about the young stars of the PGA Tour will be published by Random House in early 2015.

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