What to Watch: Rio Olympics Day 8

What to Watch: Rio Olympics Day 8

Michael Phelps swims the 200m butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

The first round of elimination matches continues on Day 8 in beach volleyball and it’s moving day in golf as the men play their third Olympic round.

In rowing, what has become a U.S. dynasty in the women’s eight could continue with an 11th-straight world title if coxswain Katelin Snyder has the women in her boat working in unison.

Look for Jamaica’s Usain Bolt to run his first race in Rio in the first round of the men’s 100m in track and field.

In the must-see moment of the day, Michael Phelps will have one last chance to grab another medal in Rio on Day 8 in the 4×100 medley relay. If Phelps and his U.S. relay teammates can win him another gold, expect an emotional night by the pool for the most-decorated Olympian of all time after he swims his final Olympic race.

For a full rundown of the action in Rio check out the NBCOlympics.com streaming schedule.  Watch all of the events of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games live on NBCOlympics.com, the NBC Sports app, and on connected set-top boxes.

Beach Volleyball

10:00 am ET
Men’s and Women’s Beach Volleyball: Round of 16 – Teams TBD

Look for Team USA’s Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross, along with Brazil’s Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes to lead the way to the quarterfinals, while eight teams will have their Olympic dreams dashed in the Round of 16. Eight games are played throughout the day on Day 8 beginning at 10:00 am ET.


6:30 am ET
Men’s Golf: Round 3


9:20 am ET
Women’s Rowing: Single sculls and Eight finals

U.S. rower Gevvie Stone hopes to row for her first Olympic medal in the single sculls final in Rio. Also, Team USA led by coxswain Katelin Snyder looks to extend the U.S.’ international domination in the women’s eight.  The U.S. has won every world championship and Olympic gold medal since 2006. Boats from New Zealand and Great Britain pose the biggest threat to a U.S. Rowing three-peat in Rio.


2:00 pm ET
Men’s Shooting: Skeet final

U.S. shooter Vincent Hancock could win his third-straight Olympic gold in skeet.


9:00 pm ET
Day 8 Evening Session

Women’s 50m freestyle final
Women’s 4×100 medley relay final
Men’s 4×100 medley relay final

Michael Phelps hopes to swim one last 100 meters of butterfly in an Olympic Games, bringing his unparalleled swimming career to a close in Rio.


Centre Court
11:00 am ET
Men’s Singles Bronze Medal Match – TBD – STREAM LIVE
3:00 pm ET
Women’s Singles Bronze Medal Match – TBD – STREAM LIVE
5:00 pm ET
Women’s Singles Gold Medal Match – TBD – STREAM LIVE

Court 1
11:00 am ET
Women’s Doubles Bronze Medal Match – TBD – STREAM LIVE
1:00 pm ET
Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal Match – TBD – STREAM LIVE

Track and Field

10:00 am ET
Day 8 Morning Session

Women’s 400m Round 1
Men’s 100m Round 1

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and the U.S.’ Justin Gatlin begin their 2016 campaign to determine who walks out of Rio with the title “Fastest Man Alive.”

7:30 pm ET
Day 8 Evening Session

Men’s 400m semifinals
Women’s 100m final
Men’s 10,000m final

When it comes to races run on the track, one of the shortest, as well as the longest, will be contested on Day 8.  The women’s 100m final could be Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s third trip in a row to the top of the Olympic podium, and in the men’s 10,000m final there is an expected battle between two friends for gold, USA’s Galen Rupp and Great Britain’s defending Olympic champion Mo Farah.

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