Dive, Hit, Kick!

August 18, 2008
While Michael Phelps happily made a huge splash in swimming, the divers (including openly gay Australian Matthew Mitcham, pictured) hope to create very little splash as the men’s 3m springboard gets underway. Mitcham made it to the semifinals and can be seen in the early morning Monday night/Tuesday morning. If he makes it to the finals then you’ll be able to tune in at a more respectable hour (Prime Time, Tuesday evening). To find out specific viewing times and background information on Mitcham, please visitNBC’s diving site.

Also, the U.S. women’s softball team (with Vicky Galindo, pictured, and Lauren Lappin) has made it to the semifinals. They will take on Japan at 9:30pm ET. As far as I can tell, the match will be on NBC’s Web site only. Unlike television coverage, Web coverage is live across all time zones. So check NBC’s Web site to ensure you don’t miss any of the action.

Finally, after a very exciting win over Japan the U.S. women’s soccer team (with openly lesbianNatasha Kai) will be going for the gold. The U.S. will face Brazil Thursday 9PM ET in a rematch of their 2 – 1 extra time victory in the 2004 Athens Games. I have to admit that I’m not a huge soccer fan but after watching the excellent game against Japan I’m definitely going to tune in Thursday. I encourage everyone else to do so as well! You can watch the match live online, as well as on Telemundo, USA and the Olympic Soccer channel. Visit NBC’s soccer site for exact times/channels.