NBC's primetime coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continues at 8 p.m. ET/PT tonight, as U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, looks to avenge a 2012 second-place finish in the men's 200m butterfly, while U.S. swimmers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin square off in the women's 200m freestyle.
In addition, gymnastics coverage heats up as four-time U.S. all-around champion Sam Mikulak leads the U.S. men in their quest for redemption in Rio after finishing fifth in London. American diver David Boudia seeks to improve upon his London bronze in the men's synchronized platform final with new partner Steele Johnson. After winning their opening match in straight sets, Kerri Walsh Jennings and new partner April Ross return to the sand in pool play of the women's beach volleyball tournament.
Team USA basketball highlights NBCSN's coverage with the men facing Venezuela at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 9
Women's team gymnastics headlines Tuesday's primetime coverage on NBC, as three-time reigning world all-around champion Simone Biles looks to lead the U.S. team to consecutive titles in the women's team competition at 8 p.m.
Over at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Ledecky and Franklin go for the gold in the 200m freestyle and Phelps gets a rematch against London winner Chad le Clos of South Africa in the men's 200m fly final. In addition, Ryan Lochte makes his Rio debut as the U.S. will vie for a fourth consecutive gold in the men's 4x200m free relay. Maya DiRado, who won silver in the 400m individual medley on Day 1, goes for her second medal in Rio in the 200m IM.
Co-captain Carli Lloyd and the U.S. women's soccer team takes the field against Colombia at 6 p.m. on NBCSN, followed by gold medal finals in judo and weightlifting at 8 p.m. on NBCSN.
USA Network hosts live coverage of equestrian team jumping at 9 a.m., while CNBC airs live coverage of men's rugby as the U.S. faces Brazil at 5 p.m.
Telemundo brings five hours of Olympic action starting at 10:30 a.m. with swimming, diving, boxing and gymnastics. Coverage includes men's beach volleyball at noon, as Americans Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena taken on Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros from Mexico. NBC UNIVERSO airs U.S. women's soccer vs. Colombia at 6 p.m.
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