Opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics do not happen until Friday, but the games get started on Wednesday with a notable matchup between the U.S. women's soccer team and their French counterparts. Coming off a disappointing loss in the World Cup, Team USA will be looking to bounce back with a defense of their gold medal from the 2008 Olympics.
The team is captained by Florida's Christine Rampone. She talked with SB Nation's Amy K. Nelson prior to leaving for London. You can see that video below.
As for Wednesday soccer game, it is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. Fans can see it live on the NBC Sports Network. Fans can also watch a live online stream of the action with a subscription at NBCOlympics.com.
There are five other women's soccer matches scheduled for Wednesday. The complete scheduled looks like this:
Great Britain vs. New Zealand, 11 a.m., MSNBC
USA vs. France, 12:00 p.m., NBC Sports Network
Cameroon vs. Brazil, 2:15, NBC Sports Network
Columbia vs. North Korea, 2:30, MSNBC
Japan vs.Canada, 4:00 pm., NBC Sports Network (tape)
Sweden vs. South Africa, 4:30 MSNBC (tape)
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