london summer olympics 2012 2012 London Summer Olympics schedule of events and TV coverageJust a few short days before the 2012 Summer Olympic Games kick off in merry old England, with an opening ceremonies called “The Isles of Wonder” and featuring the Royal Family, Sir Paul McCartney, Daniel Craig and many more stars, airing on NBC Friday, July 27 beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

But just how will you follow along with all your favorite sports? Below is a grid of all the sports, telling you which days each sport competes. The yellow boxes indicate finals, with the number meaning how many event finals take place that day.

For more specific listings, has put together a handy schedule aggregator where you can look up the schedule by either day or specific sport, and you can have the time displayed in either London time or your own timezone. NBC has also made available a customizable TV listings grid, where you use your zip code and satellite provider to find what exactly is on TV in your area and when.

Who’s getting excited for the 2012 Summer Olympics? We certainly are.

2012 summer olympics schedule 2012 London Summer Olympics schedule of events and TV coverage

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."