The following 2016 Olympic events will be shown on NBC networks Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Highlights include the medal matches for women’s beach volleyball, while the U.S. men’s basketball team enters quarterfinal play.
Men’s Basketball: Quarterfinals — United States vs. Argentina (5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT NBCSN, NBC Universo LIVE, Live Stream)
Team USA takes on Argentina in the third quarterfinal of the day. Other match-ups include Australia vs. Lithuania (10am ET Live Stream), Spain vs. France (1:30pm ET Live Stream), and Croatia vs. Serbia (9:15pm Live Stream).
Track & Field: Women’s Long Jump final, Women’s 200m Final, Women’s 100m Hurdles (8pm ET/PT NBC Taped, Live Stream)
Defending Olympic champion and Variety cover athlete Allyson Felix won’t defend, but her teammate Tori Bowie (who claimed silver in the 100m) is hungry for gold. Elaine Thompson, who claimed gold in the 100m, will also race.
Semifinal heats of the men’s 200m dash, featuring defending gold medalist Usain Bolt, will also be held.
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Bronze Medal Match — United States (Walsh Jennings/Ross) vs. Brazil (Larissa/Talita) (Primetime ET/PT NBC Taped, 9pm Live Stream)
Kerri Walsh Jennings’ gold medal dreams were dashed after her first-ever Olympic loss last night. She and partner April Ross will compete in the bronze medal match against Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes, who will undoubtedly have the crowd on their side. NBC will air the match late in their primetime coverage, but anxious audiences can watch the live stream at 9pm.
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Gold Medal Match — Germany (Ludwig/Walkenhorst) vs. Brazil (Agatha/Barbara) (12:35am NBC ET/PT Taped, 11pm ET Live Stream)
The Brazilians upset the Americans in the semis and have the home advantage against the dynamic German duo.
Primetime NBC TV schedule (all times Eastern)
Women’s Diving — Platform Qualifying
Track & Field — Women’s Long Jump final (8:15 PM), Women’s 200m Final (9:30 PM), Women’s 100m Hurdles (9:55 PM)
Women’s Beach Volleyball — Third-Place Match: USA (Walsh-Jennings/Ross) v. Brazil (Larissa/Talita)
Women’s Beach Volleyball — Final: Brazil (Agatha/Barbara) v. Germany (Ludwig/Walkenhorst) (12:35am)