Beach volleyball has been a fixture of the NBC primetime television coverage of the 2012 Olympics, but the all-American final match between the team of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings and the pairing of April Ross and Jennifer Kessy on Wednesday afternoon is the sort of event the Internet will probably spoil for those who have to wait to watch at night.
Fortunately, as with every 2012 Olympics event, there's a live online stream for fans stuck at work or away from a computer. That stream is available through NBC Live Extra, and will go live at 3:55 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, five minutes before the match begins at 4 p.m. Eastern.
Veterans May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings are looking for their third straight Olympic gold medal in the event, in what will likely be their last trip to the Games. But Ross and Kessy have been around for a while themselves, and will be looking for a breakthrough win against the lions of the sport.
The bronze medal match between Brazil and China is live now on NBC Live Extra.