Olympics: What to Watch Tonight -- Tune In to NBC!

Here's our quickie guide to the day's can't-miss Summer Olympic events

Drama! On Wednesday, eight women badminton players from South Korea, China and Indonesia were disqualified from the Games for attempting to lose on purpose with the intended result of creating a favorable place in the tournament. In better news, the U.S.A. men's synchro diving duo of Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen managed to sneak on the podium with the bronze, marking the first medal for 32-year-old Dumais (who has participated in four Olympics) and the first for the team since 2000. And, although Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings lost their first Olympic set to the Austrians, Team U.S.A. advanced to the next stage in their quest for gold. And that brings us to day six.

So let’s get to it: Here’s what to catch tonight!

Swimming, 8 p.m. ET, NBC
Already the most decorated Olympian with 19, Michael Phelps is going for his 20th medal! He’ll battle Ryan Lochte in the pool for the 200m IM final.

Women’s Gymnastics, 8 p.m. ET, NBC
The U.S.A.’s Jordyn Wieber is infamously out of the all-around, leaving Russia’s Viktoria Komova and the American Gabby Douglas now the favorites. The U.S.A.’s surprise entrant, Aly Raisman, has a likely shot at bronze.

Men’s Volleyball, 8 p.m. ET, NBC
Americans Reid Priddy and star Clay Stanley will face the Brazilians, who they beat for the gold medal in the Beijing games. (The Brazilian team is favored.)

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer. Follow her on Twitter: @alicedubin.

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