Monday August 8th, 2016

After a wild Sunday at the 2016 Olympic Games ended with another Michael Phelps gold medal, the most decorated Olympian of all-time returns to the pool on Monday. 

Phelps will compete in the semifinals of the 200m butterfly at 9 p.m. ET. 

Both USA Basketball teams are also in action on Monday, with the U.S. women meeting Spain at 11 a.m. ET and the U.S. men facing Venezuela at 6 p.m. 

Also competing Monday is American fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who will become the first Muslim-American to wear a hijab while competing at the Olympics. 

See Monday’s Olympic television listings below for the afternoon and evening below, and be sure to check out SI.com’s comprehensive coverage of Rio 2016

Note: Not all events listed below are live, but you can watch every Olympic event live on NBCOlympics.com

Olympics
Rio Day 3: Ibtihaj Muhammad opens Olympic campaign, U.S. men’s gymnasts eye medal

Noon ET

Equestrian: Individual, team competitions in cross country phase - USA Network

Fencing: Women’s individual sabre event - USA Network

Table tennis: Third round singles - USA Network

Men’s beach volleyball: Spain (Gavira Collado/Herrera Allepuz) vs. Qatar (Younousse/Santos Pereira)  - MSNBC

Women’s volleyball: China vs. Italy (Group B) - MSNBC

Tennis: Men’s/women’s second round, singles/doubles - Bravo

1 p.m. ET

Men’s swimming: 200m butterfly qualifying - NBC

Women’s swimming: 200m freestyle qualifying - NBC

Judo: Women’s 57kg quarterfinals - NBCSN

Men’s basketball: Australia vs. Serbia (Group A, 1:15 p.m.) - MSNBC

Women’s rugby: Australia vs. Canada (semifinal, 1:30 p.m.) - NBCSN

Rowing: Qualifying heats - NBCSN

Boxing: Early rounds - Telemundo

Tennis: Men’s/women’s second round, singles/doubles - Bravo, Telemundo

Whitewater canoe/kayak: Qualifying - NBC

Olympics
Serena and Venus Williams lose in first round of Olympic doubles

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2 p.m. ET

Women’s volleyball: USA vs. Netherlands (Group B) - NBC

Women’s rugby: Great Britain vs. New Zealand (semifinal) - NBCSN

Men’s beach volleyball: Brazil (Schmidt/Cerutti) vs. Austria (Doppler/Horst) - USA Network

Tennis: Men’s/women’s second round, singles/doubles - Bravo

3 p.m. ET

Women's handball: Brazil vs. Romania (Group A, 3:45 p.m.) - USA Network

Fencing: Women’s individual sabre - NBCSN

Archery: Men’s, women’s individual elimination rounds - NBCSN

Rowing: Qualifying heats - NBCSN

Shooting: Men’s trap final - MSNBC

Women’s judo: 57kg final (3:40 p.m.) - MSNBC

Men’s beach volleyball: USA (Patterson/Gibb) vs. Austria (Huber/Seidel) - NBC

Sailing: Early rounds - MSNBC

Tennis: Men’s/women’s second round, singles/doubles - Bravo

Swimming: Qualifying heats (NBC Universo)

Olympics
Primed for Rio, Katie Ledecky thriving in high-pressure Olympic atmosphere

4 p.m. ET

Men’s judo: 73kg final - MSNBC

Whitewater canoe/kayak: Qualifying-round heats - NBC

Tennis: Men’s/women’s second round, singles/doubles - Bravo

Women’s volleyball: Serbia vs. Puerto Rico (preliminary) - NBC Universo

5 p.m. ET

Men’s water polo: Hungary vs. Australia (Group A) - CNBC

Women’s rugby: Medal-round matches (5:30 p.m.) - CNBC

Men’s beach volleyball: Netherlands (Meeuwsen/Brouwer) vs. Germany (Bockermann/Fluggen) - CNBC

Tennis: Men’s/women’s second round, singles/doubles - Bravo

6 p.m. ET

Men’s basketball: USA vs. Venezuela (Group A) - NBCSN, NBC Universo

Table tennis: Fourth-round singles - CNBC

Tennis: Men’s/women’s second round, singles/doubles - Bravo

8 p.m. ET

Men’s diving: Synchronized platform final - NBC

Men’s gymnastics: Team all-around - NBC

Men’s water polo: Montenegro vs. Croatia (preliminary) - NBCSN

Weightlifting: Women’s 58kg, men’s 62kg finals - NBCSN

9 p.m. ET

Men’s swimming: 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke finals - NBC

Women’s swimming: 200m freestyle semifinals; 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke finals - NBC

Women’s volleyball: Brazil vs. Argentina (9:30 p.m.) - NBCSN

Boxing: Elimination rounds - NBCSN

Olympics
Reborn Michael Phelps plays pivotal role in U.S. 4x100 free relay gold

10 p.m. ET

Men’s swimming: 200m butterfly semifinals - NBC

11 p.m. ET

Women’s beach volleyball: USA (Walsh Jennings/Ross) vs. China (Wang/Yue) - NBC

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