What’s on the Olympics Schedule Today: Friday, August 12

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Navigating all the Olympics coverage can get confusing. There's a full schedule of events to keep track of, not to mention knowing which channels will be covering what. To help guide you through, we'll be posting each day's major competitions, including medal events, qualifying and semifinal rounds, and any matches that feature U.S. teams, so all you have to do is sit back and be dazzled by the world's greatest athletes.

Major Events

1. Tennis: The last two men’s doubles teams fight for the gold, 3 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on Bravo.

2. Swimming: Root for Team USA’s phenomenal swimmers during the women’s 200m backstroke final, men’s 100m butterfly final, women’s 800m freestyle final, men’s 50m freestyle final, and women’s 50m freestyle semis at 9 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBC.

3. Volleyball: The U.S. women’s team came to Rio ranked No. 1 in the world. See them defend their title against Italy at 2 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBC.

Friday, August 12 Full Schedule

7:30 a.m.*

Rowing: Finals of men’s and women’s single sculls. Finals and victory ceremonies of men’s and women’s lightweight double sculls, women’s pair, and men’s four, 7:30 a.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBC at 12 p.m.

8:30 a.m.

Track and Field: Women’s 10k gold-medal final, 8:30 a.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBC at 10 a.m.

10:40 a.m.

Water Polo: USA vs. Montenegro, 10:40 a.m. Watch: Livestream or on USA.

11 a.m.

Tennis: Men’s singles semifinals, men’s doubles bronze-medal match, 11:00 a.m. Watch: Livestream or on Bravo.

12 p.m.

Swimming: Women’s 50m freestyle, men’s 1500m freestyle, women’s and men’s 4x100m medley relays. Watch: Livestream or on NBC.

Soccer: Women’s quarterfinal 1, 12 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBCSN.

12:30 p.m.

Field Hockey: Men’s Germany vs. Netherlands in a rematch of the 2012 gold-medal match at 12:30 p.m. Watch: Livestream

12:35 p.m.

Equestrian: Dressage Grand Prix Special at 12:35 p.m. Watch: Livestream.

1 p.m.

Tennis: Men’s singles semifinals, mixed doubles semifinals at 1 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on Bravo.

Trampoline: Women’s individual qualifications and final at 1 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on CNBC at 5 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Track and Field: Men’s 20km race-walking final at 1:30 p.m. Watch: Livestream.

2 p.m.

Volleyball: Women’s USA vs. Italy at 2 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBC.

Table Tennis: Men’s individual quarterfinals, semifinals, medal matches at 2 p.m. Watch: Livestream.

Shooting: Women’s skeet final at 2 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on MSNBC.

2:30 p.m.

Basketball: Women’s USA vs. Canada at 2:30 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBCSN.

Judo: Repechage semifinals and medal matches at 2:30 p.m. Watch: Livestream.

Weightlifting: Women’s 75k group A medal ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBCSN at 11 p.m.

3 p.m.

Tennis: Men’s doubles gold-medal match and mixed doubles semifinals at 3 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on Bravo.

Cycling: Men’s and Women’s qualifying, first, and final rounds, and medal ceremonies at 3 p.m. Watch: Livestream or medal ceremony on CNBC at 5 p.m.

4 p.m.

Fencing: Men’s team foil medal matches at 4 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBCSN at 8 p.m.

6 p.m.

Soccer: Women’s quarterfinal 3 at 6 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on CNBC.

Basketball: Men’s USA vs. Serbia at 6 p.m. Watch: Livestream, on NBCSN, or NBC Universo.

Weightlifting: Men’s 85kg Group A medal ceremony at 6 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBCSN at 11 p.m.

7:20 p.m.

Track and Field: Women’s shot put final and medal ceremony at 7:20 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBC at 8 p.m.

9 p.m.

Swimming: Women’s 200m backstroke final, men’s 100m butterfly final, women’s 800m freestyle final, men’s 50m freestyle final, women’s 50m freestyle semis at 9 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBC.

*Note: All times are Eastern Standard

Our list features all major events, but for a detailed schedule of all events and TV listings, check the NBC Olympics website.