London Olympics: 5 things to know for Wednesday

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | 12:31 p.m. CDT; updated 1:27 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 8, 2012

LONDON — Here are five things to look out for at the London Olympics on Wednesday.

  1. U.S. GOLD FOR CERTAIN: The Americans are guaranteed first place in women's beach volleyball, with Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor playing compatriots April Ross and Jennifer Kessy.
  2. LONG JUMP: American Brittney Reese has a strong chance at a gold medal.
  3. TABLE TENNIS: China is on the brink of another gold in the men's team table tennis, where the team has won every gold possible so far.
  4. 200-METER FINAL: In an evening race, Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown will attempt to become the first woman to win the same track and field event at three consecutive Olympics.
  5. USAIN BOLT: The fastest man in the world runs in the semifinal of the men's 200 meters, an event he won in Beijing.

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