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Olympic Viewing Guide: Wednesday

With just four days left in the Olympic Games, local track and field athletes continue to flood the events. Along with them is BMX racing, men's basketball and women's boxing



    Olympic Viewing Guide: Wednesday
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    U.S. boxer Claressa Shields is the youngest competitor the sport has seen in over 40 years and joins the U.S. Women's Boxing Team, as the team's the first time at the Olympic Games.

    Event: Women’s Hammer Throw
    Live Stream: Online coverage begins at 4:00 a.m.
    Local to Watch: Amber Campbell
    Buzz: Amber Campbell, former Big South Women’s Track Athlete of the Year and Indianapolis-born track athlete, will be competing on her second Olympic team. The six-time USA Indoor champion and two-time Outdoor champion is a favorite to medal. She will compete will fellow USA field athlete Jessica Cosby in the hammer throw qualification round Wednesday.

    Event: Women’s 800m Race
    Live Stream:Online coverage begins at 4:00 a.m.
    Local to Watch: Geena Gall
    Buzz: Michigan runner Geena Gall finished second in the women's 800-meter at the track and field Olympic trials, coming up from sixth place in the final 100-meters of the race. She failed to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will be making her first Olympic appearance at the 800-meter qualification round and though she has high hopes, she is not a favorite for the medal.

    Event: Women’s Middleweight Boxing
    Live Stream: Online coverage begins at 7:30 a.m.
    Local to Watch: Claressa Shields
    Buzz: Claressa Shields is a pioneer to the women's boxing Olympic event. The Michigan athlete was announced as the first female boxer at 165 pounds and the youngest fighter on the 2012 team. Shields had a bye during the first round and took Sweden's Anna Laurell Monday. She now faces Marina Volnova of Kazakhstan. The winner of the match is guaranteed at least a bronze medal.

    Event: Women’s BMX Cycling
    Live Stream:Online coverage begins at 9:00 a.m.
    Local to Watch: Alise Post
    Buzz: Alise Post of St. Cloud, Minn. was the coach's pick for the 2012 Olympic Team. The 15-year-old cyclist is the youngest female to hold the National No.1 Pro Women's title and will compete in her first Olympic experience in the BMX cycling event.

    Event: Women’s 1,500m Race
    Live Stream:Online coverage begins at 12:45 p.m.
    Local to Watch: Morgan Uceny
    Buzz: Indiana native Morgan Uceny qualified second in her heat during round one of the women’s 1,500-meter. The basketball star-turned- track athlete will compete in the semifinals for her chance to head into Friday’s medal run.

    Event: Men’s 200m Race
    Live Stream:Online coverage begins at 12:45 p.m.
    Local to Watch: Wallace Spearmon
    Buzz: Chicago’s Wallace Spearmon ran 20.47 seconds in the men's 200-meter sprint to qualify him for Wednesday's semi-finals. From there he has another shot at the Olympic medal he lost four years ago. Spearmon finished third in the 2008 Olympics but was later disqualified for stepping out of his lane. Ranked as one of the fastest runners ever, he earned his ticket to London in July with 19.83 seconds to win the men's 200-meter race.

    Event: Men’s Volleyball
    Live Stream: Online coverage begins at 3:30 p.m.
    Local to Watch: Sean Rooney
    Buzz: The men’s volleyball team is currently ranked at number one with 14 wins and four losses. They head into the quarterfinals where they face Italy’s team, which has 10 wins and nine losses.

    Event: Men’s Basketball
    Live Stream:Online coverage begins at 4:15 p.m.
    Locals to Watch: Anthony Davis, Andre Iguodala, Deron Williams, Kevin Love
    Buzz: The men’s basketball team is dominating the Summer Games. With five wins and no losses the team is a favorite for the gold. They qualified after breezing past Argentina 126-97. They head off against Australia Wednesday for the quarterfinals.