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Softball Television Schedule set for 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing

July 24, 2008, 7:01 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. --- The LIVE television schedule for the 2008 Olympic Softball competition was recently announced by NBC. The USA Softball Women's National team will begin competition on August 12 on CNBC at midnight/ET as the 32-game slate spans from August 12-21 at the Fengtai Softball Field in Beijing, China.

The three-time defending Olympic Gold Medal winning team will look to defend its title by playing seven round robin games before looking to advance to the playoffs on August 20 and the grand final on August 21. Six of the seven round robin games for the U.S. will be brought to the U.S. LIVE from CNBC. On August 17, they will play the Netherlands at 7:30 p.m. local time and that will be LIVE on MSNBC. See below for complete schedule.

** PLEASE KNOW ALL TIMES AND NETWORKS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ** Log onto http://www.nbcolympics.com/ for the most up-to-date T.V. schedule.

USA Television Schedule for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

NOTE: Beijing, China is 12 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.


Tuesday, August 12
USA vs. Venezuela - Noon Local - (Midnight EST) - CNBC & CNBC HD

Wednesday, August 13
USA vs. Australia - Noon Local - (Midnight EST) - CNBC & CNBC HD

Thursday, August 14
USA vs. Canada - Noon Local - (Midnight EST) - CNBC & CNBC HD

Friday, August 15
USA vs. Japan - Noon Local - (Midnight EST) - CNBC & CNBC HD

Saturday, August 16
USA vs. Chinese Taipei - Noon Local - (Midnight EST) - CNBC & CNBC HD

Sunday, August 17
USA vs. Netherlands - 7:30 p.m. Local - (7:30 a.m. EST) - MSNBC

Monday, August 18
USA vs. China - Noon Local - (Midnight EST) - CNBC & CNBC HD

Tuesday, August 19 - OFF DAY

Wednesday, August 20 - Playoffs
GM1: Seed 1 vs. Seed 2 - 9:30 a.m. Local - (9:30 p.m. EST) - CNBC & CNBC HD

GM2: Seed 3 vs. Seed 4 - Noon Local - (Midnight EST) - CNBC & CNBC HD

GM3: Loser of GM1 vs. Winner of GM2 - 5 p.m. Local (5 a.m. EST) - MSNBC & MSNBC HD

Thursday, August 21 - Grand Final Game - 6:30 p.m. - (6:30 a.m. EST) - USA & USA HD