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Issue: "2004 Olympics Preview," Aug. 14, 2004

U.S. hopefuls: If Andy Roddick wants to take tennis gold, he'll likely have to overcome Swiss nemesis Roger Federer in the process. Melvin Lister and Kenta Bell will compete against each other for a medal in the triple jump.

Day 10: Monday, Aug. 23

Highlights: NBC will feature gymnasts competing for individual medals. One of sport's most exciting competitions, the 400-meter dash, will also be a highlight. Early risers can check out live pre-dawn coverage of the women's 20km race/walk on MSNBC.

U.S. hopefuls: USA Network will carry live coverage of what likely will be the United States' gold medal win in softball. Sara McMann and Toccara Montgomery could pick up a few medals in freestyle wrestling. Jeremy Wariner is the United States' best shot in the 400-meter dash.

Day 11: Tuesday, Aug. 24

Highlights: Gail Devers, 37, has won three gold medals, but not in her best event. Ms. Devers will try for the fifth time to claim gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles. The springboard diving finals will almost certainly culminate with a champion from Japan or China.

U.S. hopefuls: With Misty May injured, Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs are the United States' best chance for gold in beach volleyball. Pole vaulter Stacy Dragila and 400-meter sprinter Monique Hennagan may pick up bronze or silver medals.

Day 12: Wednesday, Aug. 25

Highlights: The U.S. baseball team will not be present to defend its title, leaving the gold medal game open to Cuba or Japan. Women's springboard should be one more diving event dominated by China.

U.S. hopefuls: U.S. 200-meter sprinter Allyson Felix is a strong athlete-she leg-pressed 700 pounds-and a strong believer too: "The Lord Jesus Christ is the reason I run. It is a gift from Him and in everything I do I want to glorify Him."

Day 13: Thursday, Aug. 26

Highlights: The women's soccer gold medal match could involve the U.S. team that fared so well in Sydney. Will CNBC have a stock ticker on the screen when it televises the men's basketball quarterfinals?

U.S. hopefuls: The United States could pick up three gold medals in the long jump (Dwight Phillips), the 400-meter hurdles (James Carter) and the 200-meter dash (Shawn Crawford).

Day 14: Friday, Aug. 27

Highlights: The subjective school of the Olympics takes on the objective school when platform diving and synchronized swimming finals take on gold medal competitions in the men's 110-meter hurdles and the women's 4x100-meter relay for prime-time attention.

U.S. hopefuls: Pole vaulters Toby Stevenson and Timothy Mack each have a shot at gold, but can they out-vault Australia's Dmitri Markov? Marion Jones should do well in her only event-the long jump.

Day 15: Saturday, Aug. 28

Highlights: NBC will offer live afternoon coverage of the gold medal games in men's basketball and women's volleyball. That evening, men's 4x400-meter relay and 4x100-meter relay sprints will enjoy the spotlight.

U.S. hopefuls: The United States should run away with both big men's relay events. The United States should take home gold in women's basketball too.

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