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Coming Up Today: Track And Field Begins; More Swimming Finals

The big news on Day 7 of competition in the 2012 Summer Olympics is that Track and Field events — or, "Athletics," if you're an Olympic scheduler — finally get on the track and field.

Here's a look at Olympic highlights for Friday, and events we'll keep an eye on. All times are EDT:

Swimming

  • 2:30p Women's 200m Backstroke Final
  • 2:38p Men's 100m Butterfly Final
  • 2:45p Women's 800m Freestyle Final
  • 3:09p Men's 50m Freestyle Final

Track and Field

  • 3:30p Men's Shot Put Final
  • 4:25p Women's 10,000m Final


Shooting

  • 7:00a Men's 50m Rifle Prone Finals
  • 9:30a Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Finals

Judo

  • 11a Women's +78kg Final
  • 11:10a Men's +100kg Final

Other Sports - Preliminary Rounds

Soccer

  • 11:30p U.S. women's team vs. New Zealand

Volleyball

  • 3:30p U.S. women's team vs. Serbia

Basketball

  • 5:15p U.S. women's team vs. Czech Republic
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