Olympics 2012: Must-Watch Events for Saturday, August 11
Olympics 2012: Must-Watch Events for Saturday, August 11
If you're like me, you're starting to feel the sharp pangs of longing, knowing the Olympics will be over soon. What will fill the void Monday morning?

Well, don't worry about that now. There is still a lot happening on this Saturday and here's a look at what you can't miss:

Men's 4x100-meter Relay
This is always an exciting event and it promises to have you on the edge of your seat again this year. Jamaica took the top two spots in the 100m finals with the US taking three, four, and five. So it's probably going to be a close race to the finish between the US and Jamaica in this event.

Women's Basketball
It's ladies first for basketball with the women's teams going for gold today and the men shooting for gold tomorrow. Team USA is going for its fifth straight gold medal and will face unbeaten France. This is the first time since 1996 that the USA women aren't playing Australia in the gold medal game. The US beat Australia on Thursday in the semifinals.

Modern Pentathlon
This is one of the more obscure sports in the games but these athletes are about as well-rounded as it gets. They compete in pistol shooting, fencing, 200m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a 3km cross-country run. Not only that, but the athletes compete in all of these events in one day! The men compete today. The women go for it tomorrow.

Race Walking
This sport gets a lot of laughs and, admit it, it's kind of funny to watch. Don't be deceived. It's harder than it looks. Athletes must have one foot on the ground at all times and these Olympic athletes walk faster than I can run! John Nunn is the only American competing in the 50-kilometer racewalk. The women compete in the 20-kilometer racewalk. Maria Michta is the only female American competing.

Volleyball
The US Women are undefeated in these games. They'll face their nemesis Brazil, which defeated them in the gold medal game in Beijing. Will it be the USA's turn to shine? Or a repeat for Brazil?

Find these and other events faster, wherever you go, with the "2012 Olympics" listings on our free mobile app, the BuddyTV Guide!

Rachael Ruble
Contributing Writer

(Image courtesy of NBC)

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