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Local Athlete Viewing Guide: Tuesday



    Local Athlete Viewing Guide: Tuesday
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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 19: USA player Anthony Davis looks on during the Men's Exhibition Game between USA and Team GB at Manchester Arena on July 19, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

    Event: Lightweight Double Skulls Rowing
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 3:30 a.m.
    Local to Watch: Kristin Hedstrom
    Buzz: Hedstrom is a Boston native who attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her ticket to London June 3 with partner Julie Nichols after finishing fourth at the World Rowing Cup. The Hedstrom-Nichols duo would have had to return to a trial in June to fight for a place in the Olympics if they did not beat at least two other crews in the competition. Their fourth-place finish out of 11 teams, however, ensured them a spot on the Olympic roster.

    Event: 800 Free Relay Swimming
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 3:56 a.m. (prelims) | Coverage begins at 1:26 p.m. (finals)
    Local to Watch: Conor Dwyer
    Buzz: Conor Dwyer, Winnetka native, attempted to swim to the Olympics in 2008 but fell short. In 2010 he won two NCAA titles, one in the 200-meter and one in the 500-meter. He earned his Olympic berth, however, in the 400-meter, an event had hadn't swam in nearly two years. His fourth-place finish in the 200-meter, behind Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, also secured him a spot in the relays.

    Event: RS:X Sailing
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 6 a.m.
    Local to Watch:Robert Willis
    Buzz: Bob Willis, of Chicago, began sailing at the age of eight. He is now reaching for one goal he has not yet achieved: an Olympic Gold at the 2012 Olympics. Bob secured his spot in the London Games at the 2011 World Championships and will be the only Olympic windsurfer in history not from California or Florida.

    Event: Women's Soccer vs. Korea
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 11:15 a.m.
    Local to Watch:Shannon Boxx, Lauren Cheney and Amy LePeilbet

    Event: Women's Gymnastics
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 10:26 a.m.
    Local to Watch: Jordyn Wieber
    Buzz: Jordyn Weiber of DeWitt, Mich. is competing for her first shot at the Olympics. The young star has shown promising success after taking first at the 2011 Visa Championships and earning her slot on the Olympic team during the gymnastic trials.

    Event: 200m Free Swimming
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 1:26 p.m. (medals)
    Local to Watch: Allison Schmitt
    Buzz: Allison Schmitt of Canton, Mich. won the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her first place finish in the women's 200-meter freestyle at the swimming Olympic trials marked her return to the London Games.

    Event: Field Hockey
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 1 p.m.
    Local to Watch: Kayla Bashore-Smedley
    Buzz: Kayla Bashore-Smedley is a veteran of Team USA's field hockey roster. The Indiana University alum became the first field hockey player from Indiana to be named on the U.S. National team when she qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

    Event: Singles Tennis
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 6 a.m.
    Local to Watch: Donald Young
    Buzz: Young, of Chicago, comes from a line of tennis athletes. His parents are both tennis teaching professionals and run South Fulton Tennis Center in College Park, Georgia. Starting tennis at age three, Young has consistently been a young legend in competitive tennis. He earned his slot on the six-person Olympic tennis team in the singles division.

    Event: Men Basketball Preliminary Round
    Live Stream: Coverage begins at 4:15 p.m.
    Local to Watch: Anthony Davis, Andre Iguodala, Deron Williams, Kevin Love
    Buzz: Davis, of Chicago was added to Team USA's basketball team after Blake Griffin injured his knee during a scrimmage game. His addition to the roster makes him the only Chicagoan on the team. The 19-year-old basketball player, known for his trademark unibrow, was a no. 1 draft pick to the New Orleans Hornets but was originally left off the Olympic roster most likely due to an ankle sprain during workouts with the team. Iguodala is competing in his first ever Olympic Games. The 6-foot-6 Olympian from Springfield attended Lanphier High School before heading to University of Arizona and being drafted onto the Philadelphia 76ers in 2004. Williams, also known as "D-Will," plays #8 of the New Jersey Nets and holds the Illinois record for single season assists. He attended the University of Illinois. Love, of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is noted as one of the NBA's top rebounders and was a member of the 2010 team that took the gold at the FIBA World Championship.