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Gymnastics and swimming highlight Thursday’s Olympic action, with Americans Michael Phelps and Simone Biles poised to take home more medals.

By SI Wire
August 11, 2016

Michael Phelps continues his pursuit of more gold medals, and Simone Biles and Aly Raisman look to extend a historic U.S. streak in women’s gymnastics on Thursday night as Olympic action continues.

Phelps and countryman Ryan Lochte will duel in the Men’s 200M individual medley final, and with a win can become the first Olympic swimmer ever to win the same event four times. Several other swimming finals will also go down Thursday.

Biles’s quest to become the fourth straight American women’s champ in the all-around competition makes for a full night of coverage, with NBC showing the main events beginning at 8 p.m. ET. She will compete against fellow American Aly Raisman (who can also extend the streak) for gold.

See Thursday’s Olympic television listings 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

All times Eastern.

6:30 a.m.

Men’s golf: First round (ongoing through 3 p.m.) - Golf Channel

8 a.m.

Archery: Women’s individual - NBCSN

Women’s beach volleyball: Brazil vs. Poland - NBCSN

9 a.m.

Women’s water polo: Italy vs. Australia - USA Network

9:30 a.m.

Women’s fencing: Epee - NBCSN

Women’s judo: 78kg class - NBCSN

Women’s archery: Individual - NBCSN

10 a.m.

Women’s water polo: USA vs. China - NBC

Rowing: Men’s and women’s semifinals and finals - NBC

10:30 a.m.

Men’s table tennis: Singles semifinals - NBCSN

Badminton: Preliminary rounds - NBCSN

Beach volleyball: Men’s, women’s round of 16 - Telemundo

11 a.m.

Tennis: Women’s singles and doubles semifinals, men’s singles quarterfinals, mixed doubles quarterfinals (through 4 p.m.) - Bravo

Women’s basketball: Belarus vs. Turkey (pool play) - Olympic basketball channel


Swimming: Men’s 100M fly, women’s 800M free, women’s 200M back (heats) - NBC

1 p.m.

Men’s basketball: Brazil vs. Croatia (pool play) - USA Network, Telemundo, Olympic basketball channel

Boxing: Preliminaries - Telemundo

1:30 p.m.

Rugby: Semifinals - NBCSN

2 p.m.

Men’s volleyball: Poland vs. Argentina (pool play) - MSNBC

2:30 p.m.

Beach volleyball: Men’s (USA vs. Italy), women’s (USA vs. Russia) prelims - NBC

Whitewater canoe/kayak: Finals, men’s C-2, women’s K-1 - NBC

Women’s judo: 78kg class - NBCSN

Women’s archery: Individual final - NBCSN

Beach volleyball: Pool play - NBCSN

3 p.m.

Badminton: Preliminary rounds - USA Network

Men’s handball: Brazil vs. Germany - USA Network

Boxing: Preliminary rounds - NBC Universo

Men‘s volleyball: Poland vs. Argentina (pool play) - NBC Universo

3:45 p.m.

Equestrian: Team dressage qualifying - MSNBC

Sailing MSNBC

4 p.m.

Tennis: Women’s singles, doubles (semifinals), men’s singles (quarterfinals), mixed doubles (quarterfinals)

4:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball: France vs. Brazil (pool play)

5 p.m.

Women’s beach volleyball: Prelims - CNBC

Women’s fencing: Epee finals - CNBC

Men’s track cycling: Team sprint final - CNBC

Women’s badminton: Singles, doubles qualifying rounds - CNBC

5:30 p.m.

Rugby: Gold, bronze-medal matches - NBCSN

6 p.m.

Men’s basketball: Spain vs. Nigeria (pool play) - NBC Universo, Olympic basketball channel

Boxing NBC Universo

6:30 p.m.

Women’s field hockey: United States vs. India (pool play) - NBCSN

7:45 p.m.

Women’s basketball: Japan vs. Australia (pool play) - Olympic basketball channel

8 p.m.

Women’s gymnastics: All-around final - NBC

Swimming: Men’s 200M IM final, women’s 200M breast final, men’s 200M back final, women’s 100M free final - NBC

Men’s table tennis: USA vs. Brazil (prelims), singles finals - NBCSN

Shooting: Women’s smallbore rifle, three positions (final) - NBCSN

9:30 p.m.

Men’s basketball: Lithuania vs. Argentina (pool play) - Olympic basketball channel

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