This week in Rio: A day-to-day look at what's ahead at the Rio games
By Ryan A. Berenz
The opening ceremony is over, and it’s time for the athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to get down to business. Here’s a look at the marquee events to watch this week:
Sunday Primetime on NBC features swimming finals, including Katie Ledecky in the women’s 400m free. Also, Simone Biles leads Team USA in the women’s gymnastics team competition.
Monday NBC’s primetime includes the men’s synchronized diving finals, the men’s team gymnastics finals, and men’s and women’s swimming finals. Ledecky, Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin also swim in qualifying events. The USA’s Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross take on China in women’s beach volleyball.
Tuesday Ledecky and Franklin swim in the women’s 200m free final, Phelps swims in the men’s 200m fly final, and the U.S. tries for a fourth straight gold in the 4x200m free relay Tuesday night on NBC. In gymnastics, Biles leads Team USA in the team final.
Wednesday Walsh Jennings and Ross are in action against Switzerland in beach volleyball Wednesday night on NBC. In the pool, the USA’s Nathan Adrian competes in the men’s 100m free, Franklin and Ledecky lead the U.S. in the 4x200m free relay, and Phelps and Ryan Lochte swim in the 200m individual medley semifinals.
Thursday The men’s golf tournament begins Thursday morning on Golf Channel. Biles looks for a gold medal in the women’s gymnastics individual all-around final on NBC in primetime, and Phelps looks to become the first swimmer to win the same individual event four times when he swims in the 200m individual medley final.
Friday On NBC in primetime, watch Ledecky try for a repeat gold in the 800m free, Franklin swim for a second straight 200m backstroke title and Phelps chase a fourth straight gold in the 100m fly.Track and field events include the women’s shot put final.
Saturday Daytime on NBC features U.S. track star Allyson Felix in Round 1 of the women’s 400m. Then in primetime on NBC, see Phelps’ final Olympic race as he swims in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.
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