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Coming Up: Women's Soccer, And America's Hope For Boxing Gold

In the London Olympics, 23 medal events will take place in 19 sports today. The big event for many Americans is the women's soccer final, a rematch of last year's World Cup match with Japan. The country is also down to its final hope for a gold medal in boxing, in the form of 17-year-old Claressa Shields.

Here are some highlights of the action. All times refer to the Eastern time zone:


  • 2:45p Women's Soccer Gold Medal Match: USA vs. Japan
  • Water Polo

  • 3:00p Women's Gold Medal Match: USA vs. Spain
  • Boxing

  • 12:15p Women's Middleweight (75kg) Final: Claressa Shields of USA vs. Nadezda Torlopova of Russia
  • Athletics

  • 2:20p Men's Triple Jump Final
  • 2:30p Women's 800m Semifinals
  • 3:00p Men's 800m Final
  • 3:20p Women's 4x100m Relay Round 1
  • 3:55p Men's 200m Final
  • 4:20p Men's Decathlon 1500m
  • Basketball

  • 12:00p Women's Semifinal Australia vs. USA
  • Volleyball

  • 10:00a Women's Semifinal: South Korea vs. USA
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    Bill Chappell is a writer and editor on the News Desk in the heart of NPR's newsroom in Washington, D.C.