2016 Rio Olympics daily viewer's guide - Day 8 (Aug. 13)

Fourth-Place Medal
<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/olympics/rio-2016/a/1056797/" data-ylk="slk:Usain Bolt">Usain Bolt</a> after 200m Men during IAAF Diamond League Muller London Anniversary Games. (Getty)
Usain Bolt after 200m Men during IAAF Diamond League Muller London Anniversary Games. (Getty)

On tap today:

The second day of track and field leads into the last day of swimming. Electric Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and American sprinter Allyson Felix are expected to make their 2016 Olympic debuts in qualifying heats.

Morning slots:

Women’s fencing starts the day with the team sabre quarterfinals at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Starting at 10 a.m., NBC begins with track and field action, including heats of the men’s 100-meter sprint featuring two-time defending gold medalist Usain Bolt, and the women’s 400-meter with American Allyson Felix looking to medal after winning the World Championship. Medals will also be handed out as the men’s discus will be in its final round in the morning.

Third-round action in men’s golf will also be taking place starting at 6:30 a.m. ET. Bubba Watson had a better round on the course yesterday to get to 2-under for the tournament, but is still eight strokes behind leader Marcus Fraser of Australia.

Afternoon slots:

Continuing from NBC’s morning coverage will be U.S. women’s water polo, and the team will be facing Hungary. The U.S. will be looking to improve on its 1-0 start to group play.

You can stick around NBC to watch round of 16 elimination matches in beach volleyball, but if you want to take a break from the sand, Argentina and Brazil engage in their fierce rivalry on the basketball court as the men’s teams fight for South American bragging rights at 1 p.m. ET on the USA Network.

Be sure to switch back to NBC to watch rowing finals, where the U.S. women are looking to win their third straight gold in the eights competition. In the same slot will be men’s trampoline, where Olympians will be jumping nearly 30 feet in the air performing twists and flips.

At the tail end of afternoon coverage is U.S. men’s volleyball, which will be looking to build on its upset of Brazil. The Americans will be playing against France at 4 p.m. ET

Primetime slots:

The U.S. women’s field hockey team has taken the Olympics by storm, far surpassing expectations and going 4-0 in group play heading into its game against fellow unbeaten Great Britain at 5 p.m. ET on CNBC.

Tonight is a veritable handing off of the baton from the pool to the track, with swimming coverage ending and track and field getting things rolling. NBC’s primetime coverage starts at 8 p.m. at Olympic Stadium with men’s long jump up first.

Dueling in the men’s 10,000-meter run will be defending Olympic champion Mo Farah, who will be running against training partner Galen Rupp of the United States, who will be looking to improve on his silver finish in London. Headlining Day 2 on the track will be the crowning of the fastest woman on earth, where American Tori Bowie will be battling two-time defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 100-meter sprint final.

In the final night of Olympic swimming, Michael Phelps is seeking a golden conclusion to his Rio Games with a win in the 4×100 medley relay where he will be offering his services in the butterfly stroke. The night’s swimming coverage will also include American Connor Jaeger in the men’s 1500-meter freestyle.

Ending the night at 12:30 a.m. will be more track and field.

Full TV Schedule:

NBC

10 a.m. PT/ET

Track & Field – Qualifying Rounds (LIVE)

Men’s Discus – Gold Medal Final

Women’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Hungary (LIVE)

2 p.m. PT/ET

Beach Volleyball – Round of 16 (LIVE)

Rowing – Gold Medal Finals

Men’s Trampoline – Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

4 p.m. PT/ET

Men’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. France (LIVE)

8 p.m. PT/ET

Track & Field (LIVE)

Men’s Long Jump – Gold Medal Final

Men’s 10k – Gold Medal Final

Women’s 100m – Semifinals and Final

Women’s Heptathlon

Swimming (LIVE)

Women’s 50m Freestyle – Gold Medal Final

Men’s 1500m Freestyle – Gold Medal Final

Women’s 4x100m Medley Relays – Gold Medal Final

Men’s 4x100m Medley Relays – Gold Medal Final

Women’s Diving – Springboard Semifinal

Beach Volleyball – Round of 16 (LIVE)

12:30 a.m. PT/ET

Track & Field – Semifinals

1:35 a.m. PT/ET

Primetime Encore

NBCSN

2 a.m. ET

Primetime Encore

6 a.m. ET

NBC Late Night Encore

8 a.m. ET

Women’s Fencing – Team Sabre Round of 16 (LIVE)

Track & Field (LIVE)

Men’s Discus – Gold Medal Final

Noon ET

Men’s Soccer – Portugal vs. Germany (LIVE)

Men’s Shooting – Skeet Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

3 p.m. ET

Men’s Soccer – Nigeria vs. Denmark (LIVE)

Beach Volleyball – Round of 16

6 p.m. ET

Men’s Basketball – Spain vs. Lithuania (LIVE)

Men’s Weightlifting – 94kg Gold Medal Final

9 p.m. ET

Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinal (LIVE)

Boxing – Elimination Matches

Men’s Shooting – Pistol Gold Medal Final

MSNBC

9 a.m. ET

Women’s Fencing – Team Sabre Quarterfinals and Semifinals (LIVE)

Women’s Water Polo – China vs. Spain

Women’s Water Polo – Russia vs. Italy

Women’s Table Tennis – Team Quarterfinal

1:15 p.m. ET

Badminton – Preliminary Round

Men’s Volleyball – Poland vs. Russia (LIVE)

4 p.m. ET

Women’s Fencing – Team Sabre Bronze and Gold Medal (LIVE)

Sailing

USA

10 a.m. ET

Beach Volleyball – Round of 16 (LIVE)

Men’s Handball – Slovenia vs. Germany

1 p.m. ET

Men’s Basketball – Argentina vs. Brazil (LIVE)

CNBC

5 p.m. ET

Women’s Field Hockey – U.S. vs. Great Britain (LIVE)

6:30 p.m. ET

Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinal (LIVE)

GOLF CHANNEL

5 a.m. ET

Golf Central Live From the Olympics

6:30 a.m. ET

Men’s Golf – 3rd Round (LIVE)

9 a.m. ET

Men’s Golf – 3rd Round (LIVE)

Noon ET

Men’s Golf – 3rd Round (LIVE)

3 p.m. ET

Golf Central Live From the Olympics

11 p.m. ET

Men’s Golf – 3rd Round Encore

BRAVO

11 a.m. ET

Tennis (LIVE)

1 p.m. ET

Tennis (LIVE)

3 p.m. ET

Tennis (LIVE)

5 p.m. ET

Tennis (LIVE)

BASKETBALL SPECIALTY CHANNEL

11:15 a.m. ET

Women’s Basketball – Australia vs. Belarus (LIVE)

1:15 p.m. ET

Men’s Basketball – Argentina vs. Brazil (LIVE)

3 p.m. ET

Men’s Basketball – Argentina vs. Brazil Encore

4:30 p.m. ET

Women’s Basketball – Turkey vs. Brazil

6 p.m. ET

Men’s Basketball – Spain vs. Lithuania (LIVE)

7:45 p.m. ET

Women’s Basketball – Japan vs. France

9:30 p.m. ET

Men’s Basketball – Croatia vs. Nigeria (LIVE)

SOCCER SPECIALTY CHANNEL

Noon ET

Men’s Soccer – Portugal vs. Germany (LIVE)

2 p.m. ET

Men’s Soccer – Portugal vs. Germany Encore

3 p.m. ET

Men’s Soccer – Nigeria vs. Demark (LIVE)

5 p.m. ET

Men’s Soccer – Nigeria vs. Demark Encore

6 p.m. ET

Men’s Soccer – Korea vs. Honduras (LIVE)

8 p.m. ET

Men’s Soccer – Korea vs. Honduras Encore

9 p.m. ET

Men’s Soccer – Brazil vs. Colombia (LIVE)

11 p.m. ET

Men’s Soccer – Game of the Day

TELEMUNDO

3 a.m. ET

Late Night Encore

11 a.m. ET

News Recap

Men’s Soccer – Portugal vs. Germany

2 p.m. ET

Beach Volleyball – Round of 16

Men’s Basketball – Argentina vs. Brazil

Midnight ET

TBA

NBC UNIVERSO

6 a.m. ET

Late Night Encore

5 p.m. ET

Men’s Soccer – Korea vs. Honduras

Boxing – Elimination Matches

8 p.m. ET

Men’s Soccer – Brazil vs. Colombia

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