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’s comprehensive coverage of Rio 2016

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

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

Serena and Venus Williams lose in first round of Olympic doubles


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)

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

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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