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Highlights from Olympic coverage

Aug. 14, 2008, 6:02 p.m. (ET)

A look at NBC Universal's coverage of the Summer Olympics:

QUOTE: "Their first true test and, as they say, they aced it" - basketball announcer Mike Breen, following the U.S. team's 92-69 dismantling of Greece.

WEAK STOMACH: After Mary Carillo gamely tried duck's feet, rabbit head, goose lips and other dishes for a feature on Chinese delicacies (without even saying anything tasted like chicken), she brought in a fried scorpion on a stick for Bob Costas. Costas changed subjects faster than a Micheal Phelps flip turn and didn't let it anywhere near his mouth. C'mon, Bob! Where's your sense of adventure? You'd never make it on "Survivor."

WHEN TO WATCH FRIDAY (TIMES EDT, SUBJECT TO CHANGE): NBC and NBC HD (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), swimming, beach volleyball, track & field, U.S. vs. Russia women's water polo; NBC and NBC HD (8 p.m. to midnight), live swimming with Michael Phelps seeking gold in the butterfly, men's shot put final, U.S. vs China live men's volleyball, beach volleyball; NBC and NBC HD (12:35 a.m. to 2 a.m.), women's diving and long-distance running USA and USA HD (2 a.m. to noon), U.S. vs. Spain live women's basketball, live women's soccer, U.S. vs. Cuba baseball, tennis, beach volleyball, men's archerty and cycling; CNBC and CNBC HD (midnight to 4:30 a.m.), U.S. vs. Japan live softball, live boxing; CNBC and CNBC HD (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) boxing; MSNBC (5 a.m. to 5 p.m.), U.S. vs. China live women's volleyball, women's soccer, beach volleyblall, women's badminton, women's handball, men's weightlifting; Telemundo (2 a.m. to 6 a.m.), swimming, women's volleyball and gymnastics; Telemundo (8 a.m. to noon) live women's soccer, beach volleyball, boxing; Oxygen (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.), tennis, equestrian, gymnastics.