What to Watch: Rio Olympics Day 7

Katie Ledecky

Track and field gets underway at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on Day 7 with the world’s fastest women on the track in round one races of the 100m. Carmelo Anthony and Co. are back on the court against Serbia, while the first round of win-or-go-home games get started in beach volleyball and soccer.

Later in swimming, Michael Phelps hopes to swim for his fourth-straight Olympic gold medal in the 100m butterfly, and expect 19-year-old Katie Ledecky to be in the pool for the 800m freestyle final, an event in which she currently holds the world record.

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.


3:27 pm ET
Men’s Archery: Individual medal matches

Appearing in his third Olympic Games, archer Brady Ellison attempts to win the first individual archery medal for the U.S. since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.


6:00 pm ET
Men’s Basketball: USA vs. Serbia

Serbia is out to prove they belong in the field after eking into the Olympics via July’s last-minute Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Led by Nikola Jokic, who finished third in the NBA’s Rookie of the Year voting last season, Serbia has a monumental task ahead of them if they’re to upset the United States in their first Olympic appearance since becoming an independent nation in 2006.

Beach Volleyball

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

See if the U.S.’ Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena can attempt to exorcise Dalhausser’s London demons in Rio, after he and then-partner Todd Rogers were eliminated in the Round of 16 in 2012. Eight games are played throughout the day on Day 7 beginning at 10:00 am ET.

Field Hockey

12:30 pm ET
Men’s Field Hockey: Germany vs. Netherlands

In a rematch of the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal Match, defending Olympic champs Germany take on the Netherlands in Pool B play.


6:30 am ET
Men’s Golf: Round 2


4:00 pm ET
Women’s Shooting: Skeet final

U.S. skeet shooter, Kimberly Rhode, appears in her sixth straight Olympics ready to defend her 2012 gold from London.


Women’s Soccer: Quarterfinals
12:00 pm ET – Game 1 – Teams TBD – STREAM LIVE
3:00 pm ET – Game 2 – Teams TBD – STREAM LIVE
6:00 pm ET – Game 3 – Teams TBD – STREAM LIVE
9:00 pm ET – Game 4 – Teams TBD – STREAM LIVE


9:00 pm ET
Day 7 Evening Session

Men’s 100m butterfly final
Women’s 800m freestyle final
Men’s 50m freestyle final
Women’s 50m freestyle semifinals

The stars come out for the U.S. on Day 7 of swimming with Michael Phelps looking to win the 100m butterfly for the fourth Olympics in a row (becoming the third four-time Olympic champion in a single event for the U.S.). Katie Ledecky swims the 800m freestyle, the event that started it all for the young Olympian in London, and a race in which she has repeatedly broken the world record (often her own) since 2013. We should also mention Ledecky has not lost an 800m freestyle race since 2012. And the event you’ll miss if you take time to respond to a text, the men’s 50m freestyle (dubbed the “Splash and Dash”), pits the U.S.’ Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin against the defending Olympic champion France’s Florent Manaudou.


Centre Court
11:00 am ET
Men’s Singles Semifinal 1 – TBD – STREAM LIVE
1:00 pm ET
Men’s Singles Semifinal 2 – TBD – STREAM LIVE
3:00 pm ET
Men’s Doubles Gold Medal Match – TBD – STREAM LIVE

Court 1
11:00 am ET
Men’s Doubles Bronze Medal Match – TBD – STREAM LIVE
1:00 pm ET
Mixed Doubles Semifinal 1 – TBD – STREAM LIVE
3:00 pm ET
Mixed Doubles Semifinal 2 – TBD – STREAM LIVE

Track and Field

7:20 pm ET
Day 7 Evening Session

Men’s 400m Round 1 heats
Women’s shot put final
Women’s 100m heats Round 1

The daughter of Michael Carter (three-time Super Bowl champ and 1984 Olympic silver medalist in shot put), Michelle Carter leads the women’s U.S. shot put team in Rio. Also, a strong field in the men’s 400m takes to the track, including Beijing Olympic champion, LaShawn Merritt (USA), reigning Olympic champion, Kirani James (Grenada), and 2015 world champion Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa). Later, the fastest women in the world get to work to determine who will leave Rio with gold. U.S. standouts include Tori Bowie, English Gardner and Tianna Bartoletta.

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