Olympic Day 1 Preview

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Each day Ill be doing a fairly extensive but just the facts, maam preview. For something a little more narrative, head on over to Flotrack.

Some notes: names in gold, silver or bronze are the medal position predicted by Track and Field News, and all times are Eastern. Gamblers picks are the odds in the UK.

Remember, you can watch live online at NBCOlympics.com
You also want to follow the IAAFs live blog, they do a fantastic job.

Scheduled TV coverage

NBC 10:00-10:30 AM Qualifying rounds from Day 1 of Track & Field.
NBC 11:30am-Noon More qualifying rounds from Day 1 of Track & Field
NBC 4:30-5:00 PM LIVE coverage of the womens 10,000 meters final
NBC 8:00 PM-midnight Swimming finals include the mens 100m butterfly, plus Track and Fields opening night, Diving, the U.S. womens Volleyball team faces Serbia, and the mens Trampoline final

Todays Events

Morning Session

5:00 AM Mens Shot Put qualifying round
NBCOlympics.com will have a feed dedicated to the shot put.
Qualifying format: top 12 to this afternoons final, with 20.65m or better doing so automatically
Start lists
Key athletes in Group A: Christian Cantwell (USA), Rutger Smith (NED), Tomasz Majewski (POL), Justin Rhode (CAN), David Storl (GER)
Key athletes in Group B: Reese Hoffa (USA), Andrei Mikhnevich (BLR), Ryan Whiting (USA), Dylan Armstrong (CAN), Maksim Sidorov (RUS)

5:05 AM Heptathlon 100m Hurdles
Start list
From the TFN message board, heres DecFans projections for the points after this event:
Jessica Zelinka (CAN) 1155
Jess Ennis (GBR) 1150
Hyleas Fountain (USA) 1140
Tatyana Chernova (RUS) 1074
Nataliya Dobrynska (UKR) 1050
Kristina Savitskaya (RUS) 1043

5:25 AM Womens Triple Jump qualifying round
NBCOlympics.com will have a feed dedicated to the triple jump.
Qualifying format: top 12 to Sundays final, with 14.40m or better doing so automatically
Start lists
Key athletes in Group A: Olha Saladuha (UKR), Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS), Yamilé Aldama (GBR), Kimberly Williams (JAM), Kseniya Dziatsuk (BLR), Amanda Smock (USA)
Key athletes in Group B: Olga Rypakova (KAZ), Caterine Ibargüen (COL), Yargeris Savigne (CUB), Patrícia Mamona (POR), Dailenys Alcántara (CUB)

5:40 AM Womens 100 Meters prelim round
Start list
You could call this the scrub round, as these are the very slowest entrants. It looks like an Olympic B standard earns a bye to the next round.

6:15 AM Mens 400m Hurdles heats
Qualifying format: top three from each heat plus next six fastest qualify to tomorrows semifinals
Start list
Notables by heat
Heat 1: Amaechi Morton (NGR)
Heat 2: Michael Tinsley (USA)
Heat 3: Dai Greene (GBR), Cornel Fredericks (RSA)
Heat 4: Javier Culson (PUR), Kerron Clement (USA), Rhys Williams (GBR)
Heat 5: Angelo Taylor (USA), L.J. van Zyl (RSA)
Heat 6: Felix Sánchez (DOM), Jack Green (GBR)

6:15 AM Heptathlon High Jump
NBCOlympics.com will have a feed dedicated to the high jump.
Start list
From the TFN message board, heres DecFans projections for the points after this event:
Ennis 2269
Fountain 2207
Savitskaya 2097
Chernova 2090
Zelinka 2083
Dobrynska 2066

6:20 AM Mens Hammer Throw qualifying group A
NBCOlympics.com will have a feed dedicated to the hammer (the same feed as for the shot).
Qualifying format: top 12 to Sundays final, with 78.00m or better doing so automatically
Start list
Key athletes: Ivan Tsikhan (BLR), Kirill Ikonnikov (RUS), Pavel Kryvitski (BLR), Koji Murofushi (JPN), Primož Kozmus (SLO), Kibwe Johnson (USA), Szymon Ziólkowski (POL)

7:00 AM Womens 400 Meters heats
Qualifying format: top three from each heat plus next three fastest qualify to tomorrows semifinals
Start list
Notables by heat
Heat 1: Francena McCorory (USA), Christine Ohuruogu (GBR)
Heat 2: Amantle Montsho (BOT)
Heat 3: Deedee Trotter (USA), Rosemarie Whyte (JAM), Jenna Martin (CAN)
Heat 4: Sanya Richards-Ross (USA)
Heat 5: Antonina Krivoshapka (RUS)
Heat 6: Novlene Williams-Mills (JAM)
Heat 7: Yulia Gushchina (RUS)

7:45 AM Mens Hammer Throw qualifying group B
Qualifying format: top 12 to Sundays final, with 78.00m or better doing so automatically
Start list
Key athletes: Krisztián Pars (HUN), Pawel Fajdek (POL), Aleksey Zagornyi (RUS), A.G. Kruger (USA), James Steacy (CAN)h

8:00 AM Mens Steeplechase heats
Qualifying format: top four from each heat plus next three fastest qualify to Sundays finals
Start list
Notables by heat
Heat 1: Abel Kiprop Mutai (KEN), Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad (FRA), Tarik Langat Akdag (TUR), Benjamin Kiplagat (UGA), Evan Jager (USA)
Heat 2: Brimin Kiprop Kipruto (KEN), Brahim Taleb (MAR), Jacob Araptany (UGA), Kyle Alcorn (USA)
Heat 3: Ezekiel Kemboi (KEN), Roba Gari (ETH), Donn Cabral (USA), Alex Genest (CAN)

Afternoon Session

2:00 PM Heptathlon Shot Put
NBCOlympics.com will have a feed dedicated to the shot.
Start list
From the TFN message board, heres DecFans projections for the points after this event:
Ennis 3090
Dobrynska 2994
Fountain 2968
Savitskaya 2941
Zelinka 2931
Chernova 2884

2:05 PM Womens 100 Meters heats
Qualifying format: top three from each heat plus next three fastest qualify to tomorrows semifinals
Start list
Notables by heat
Heat 1: Kelly-Ann Baptiste (TRI), Kerri-Ann Mitchell (CAN)
Heat 2: Carmelita Jeter (USA)
Heat 3: Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM), Ivet Lalova (BUL)
Heat 4: Blessing Okagbare (NGR), Tianna Madison (USA)
Heat 5: Allyson Felix (USA)
Heat 6: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)
Heat 7: Kerron Stewart (JAM), Murielle Ahoure (CIV)

2:10 PM Womens Discus Throw qualifying group A
NBCOlympics.com will have a feed dedicated to the discus.
Qualifying format: top 12 to tomorrows final, with 63.00m or better doing so automatically
Start list
Key athletes: Yanfeng Li (CHN), Darya Pishchalnikova (RUS), Yarelys Barrios (CUB), Zaneta Glanc (POL), Krishna Poonia (IND), Dani Samuels (AUS), Aretha Thurmond (USA)

2:50 PM Mens Long Jump qualifying round
NBCOlympics.com will have a feed dedicated to the long jump.
Qualifying format: top 12 to tomorrows final, with 8.10m or better doing so automatically
Start list
Key athletes in Group A: Greg Rutherford (GBR), Aleksandr Menkov (RUS), Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA), Christian Reif (GER), Marquise Goodwin (USA), Will Claye (USA)
Key athletes in Group B: Mitchell Watt (AUS), Sebastian Bayer (GER), Irving Saladino (PAN), Christopher Tomlinson (GBR), Mauro Vinicius da Silva (BRA), George Kitchens (USA)

3:05 PM Mens 1500 Meters heats
Qualifying format: top six from each heat plus next six fastest qualify to Sundays semifinals
Start list
Notables by heat
Heat 1: Asbel Kiprop (KEN), Taoufik Makhloufi (ALG), Mekonnen Gebremedhin (ETH), Leo Manzano (USA)
Heat 2: Silas Kiplagat (KEN), Hamza Driouch (QAT), Andrew Wheating (USA), Nathan Brannen (CAN)
Heat 3: Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba (KEN), Nick Willis (NZL), Abdalaati Iguider (MAR), Matthew Centrowitz (USA)

3:30 PM Mens Shot Put Final

Defending World Indoor Champion: Ryan Whiting (USA)
Defending World Champion: David Storl (GER)
Defending Olympic Champion: Tomasz Majewski (POL)
2012 World Leader: Christian Cantwell (USA)
Track and Field News Medal Picks: Reese Hoffa (USA), Tomasz Majewski (POL), Dylan Armstrong (CAN)
Gamblers Medal Picks: Reese Hoffa (USA), Christian Cantwell (USA), David Storl (GER)
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This could start off a huge medal haul for the USA or a big underperformance, or it could be neither. Four years ago, the USA was supposed to have a chance to sweep, and all we got was silver, seventh, and a no-mark, the beginning of an embarrassing Olympics for Team USA. I see any of five guys winning this: the three AmericansHoffa, Whiting and CantwellCanadian Dylan Armstrong, or Polands Tomasz Majewski. If its wet, thats a big advantage for Majewski, the only one of the five who uses the old-style glide instead of the newfangled spin. Its more consistent, especially in slippery conditions. And yes, it was raining four years ago when Majewski had his way with the field.

3:35 PM Womens Discus Throw qualifying group B
Qualifying format: top 12 to tomorrows final, with 63.00m or better doing so automatically
Start list
Key athletes: Sandra Perkovic (CRO), Nadine Müller (GER), Stephanie Brown Trafton (USA), Denia Caballero (CUB), Jian Tan (CHN), Gia Lewis-Smallwood (USA)

3:45 PM Heptathlon 200 Meters
Start list
From the TFN message board, heres DecFans projections for the points after this event:
Ennis 4169
Fountain 3978
Zelinka 3955
Dobrynska 3909
Chernova 3908
Savitskaya 3846

4:25 PM Womens 10,000 Meters Final

LIVE COVERAGE ON NBC
Start list
Defending World Champion: Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)
Defending Olympic Champion: Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)
2012 World Leader: Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)
Track and Field News Medal Picks: Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH), Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN), Sally Kipyego (KEN)
Gamblers Medal Picks: Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN), Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH), Sally Kipyego (KEN)
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This is supposed to be a two-woman show, as Dibaba won just about everything in sight until she developed some injury problems a few years back. In her absence, Cheruiyot won just about everything. This is their first faceoff since Dibaba has returned to some semblance of her former self. Kipyego, the former Texas Tech star who now trains in Eugene, is the consensus pick for third. The United States will do well simply to get anyone in the top ten.