2012 London Olympics Local Heroes: Basketball Eliminations And Track Medals Are On The Line

The 2012 Summer Olympics are starting to wind down, which means that we've reached the business end of the team competitions, the quarterfinal stage of which highlights much of Wednesday's schedule.

In basketball, two Wizards have the chance to win medals. Kevin Seraphin and France meet Spain in one quarterfinal (11:15 a.m.) with the winner taking on either Russia or Lithuania in one semifinal. Then, Brazil faces Argentina in a juicy-looking grudge match (3 p.m.). Wizards center Nene sat out Monday's preliminary round win by Brazil over Spain; it's unclear if that was deliberate or if Nene's plantar fasciitis has reared its ugly head again. In the final game of the day, Kevin Durant and the USA meet Australia (5:15 p.m.)

In other team action, Reid Priddy and the USA men's volleyball team face Italy in their quarterfinals (11 a.m.), while Peter Hudnut and the men's water polo team meet Croatia, also in a quarterfinal game (3 p.m.). Got all that? Good.

In individual events, Hampton's T'erea Brown goes for gold in the 400m hurdles final (3:45 p.m.). Immediately following that event, Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast races in the final of the women's 200m. (4 p.m.). Ahoure, as Craig Stouffer of the Washington Examiner recently pointed out, ran track at Hayfield High School in Alexandria and George Mason before she transferred to Miami (Fla.) in 2009. She previously finished seventh in Saturday's 100m race.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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