Rio Olympics viewer’s guide: Sunday, Aug. 14
Saturday night we said goodbye to Michael Phelps. Sunday night we officially welcome Usain Bolt to Rio.
The men’s 100-meter final starts at 9:25 p.m. ET, and if the heats were any indication, it’s going to be a good one.
Other items of note Sunday: the final round of men’s golf, gold-medal matches in tennis and the U.S. men’s basketball team playing France in their final game of the group stage.
Here are a few detailed notes on things to watch Sunday, with a full TV guide below that:
Men’s 100 Meters (9:25 p.m. ET, NBC)
Bolt, the world’s fastest man, is going for a third straight 100-meter gold. In a heat Saturday he ran the 100 in 10.07 seconds without breaking a sweat. (His world-record time is 9.58.) His main competitor in the event, Justin Gatlin, finished first in heats with a time of 10.01. The next chapter of their storied rivalry is yet another reason to watch the marquee event of the Olympics.
Men’s Tennis Gold Medal Match (2:30 p.m. ET, Bravo)
Four years after losing a heartbreaker in the Olympic semifinals to Roger Federer, Juan Martin Del Potro finds himself in the finals facing reigning gold medalist Andy Murray. Once a rising star, Del Potro entered the Games ranked 141st in the world. But he—and his forehand—look rejuvenated. On the other side, Murray is looking to become the first tennis player to win consecutive golds in singles.
Men’s Golf: Final Round (6:30 a.m. ET, Golf Channel)
The stars stayed home, but Olympic golf has been really fun. Justin Rose is your leader at 12-under. Right behind him is British Open champion Henrik Stenson (11-under). And a few notable names (Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar) are in contention for bronze. A tight leaderboard? A course with plenty of scoring opportunities and an exciting closing stretch? Sign me up.
TV Viewer's guide
Note: Not all events listed below are live, but you can watch every Olympic event live on NBCOlympics.com.
All times Eastern.
Golf: Men’s final round — Golf Channel (coverage until 3 p.m.)
Track and Field: Women’s marathon (final) — NBC
Volleyball: Women’s, Serbia vs. Netherlands — USA
Handball: Women’s, Montenegro vs. Brazil — USA
Tennis: Men’s singles (third-place match); men’s singles (final); women’s doubles (final); mixed doubles (third-place match); mixed doubles (final) — Bravo (coverage until 7 p.m.)
Wrestling: Men’s, Greco-Roman (85kg, 130kg) — USA
Shooting: Men’s, rifle 3 positions (finals) — USA
(11:15 a.m.) Basketball: Women’s, U.S. vs. China — NBC
Golf: Men’s final round — NBC (coverage until 2:30 p.m.)
Basketball: Men’s, U.S. vs. France — NBCSN
Equestrian: Individual jumping — NBC
Water Polo: Men’s, Australia vs. Greece — MSNBC
Field Hockey: (Quarterfinals) — MSNBC
(2:30 p.m.) Water Polo: Men’s, U.S. vs. Italy — NBC
Synchronized Swimming: Duet (qualifying) — NBC
Beach Volleyball: Women’s (quarterfinals) — NBCSN
(3:30 p.m.) Table Tennis: Men’s (quarterfinals) — MSNBC
Sailing: Men’s and Women’s — MSNBC
Volleyball: Women’s, U.S. vs. China — NBC
Handball: Norway vs. Romania — CNBC
Field Hockey: (Quarterfinals) — CNBC
Badminton: Men’s and Women’s singles — CNBC
Wrestling: Men’s, Greco-Roman (75kg) — NBCSN
Cycling (Track): Men’s, sprint (final) — NBCSN
Weightlifting: Women’s, +75kg (final) — NBCSN
Gymnastics: Individual event finals: Men’s floor; women’s vault; men’s pommel horse; women’s bars — NBC
Beach Volleyball: Women’s (quarterfinals) — NBC
Boxing: Men’s, light fly (final) — NBCSN
Diving: Women’s, springboard (final) — NBC
(7:45 p.m.) Water Polo: Men’s, Brazil vs. Hungary — NBCSN
(7:55 p.m.) Track and Field: Women’s, triple jump (final) — NBC
Track and Field: Finals: (9:00 p.m.) men’s 400 meters; (9:25 p.m.) men’s 100 meters — NBC
(9:30 p.m.) Volleyball: Women’s, Brazil vs. Russia — NBCSN