China's Zhang Xi controls the ball during the women's Beach Volleyball round of 16 match against Russia's Ekaterina Khomyakova and Evgenya Ukolova on Centre Court Stadium in Horse Guards Parade in London on August 4, 2012, during the London 2012 Olympic Games. DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/GettyImages
NBC Olympic prime-time coverage so far has been dominated by swimming, and to a lesser extent diving, but that comes to an end Saturday night as swimming is over.
Expect NBC features, interviews and promos to start touting track and field, as they did Friday, as NBC transitions to that a new featured in its coverage next week. What's coming Saturday (all times ET):
WTLV-NBC 12 at 11:00 a.m.: Watch TV trampoline while you can. The three medal winners from the 2008 Beijing Games are back competing and NBC isn't asking for a lot of your time - coverage lasts just 15 minutes.
WTLV-NBC 12at 11:45 a.m.: Matches are getting more meaningful for U.S. men's volleyball, as the defending Olympic champion plays Russia in a match expected to affect quarterfinal seedings.
WTLV-NBC 12 at 3:45 p.m.: Pretty much the last chance you'll have to see rowing on TV for the next four years. The final four medals are awarded for women's single and men's four sculls as well as women's and men's lightweight double sculls - all squeezed into a half-hour of coverage.
WTLV-NBC 12 at 4:15 p.m.: Live coverage of a track final - the men's 10,000 run.
WTLV-NBC 12 prime time at 8 p.m.: Last chance for NBC to milk swimming as that sport's competition concludes with four finals. But in helpful scheduling, NBC begins playing up track. Coverage will include the women's 100-meter sprint.