What’s on the Olympics Schedule Today: Tuesday, August 16

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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. Track and Field: Watch U.S. triple jumper Christian Taylor compete for his second gold medal in the men’s triple jump final, 8:30 a.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBCSN at 8:30 a.m., or on NBC at 10 a.m.

2. Gymnastics: In the last day of the gymnastics competitions, gymnasts compete for individual event medals on men’s parallel bars, women’s floor, and men’s high bar, 1 p.m. Watch: Livestream at 1 p.m., or on NBC at 8 p.m.

3. Weightlifting: The men’s super-heavyweight Olympians compete for the gold, 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Watch: Livestream at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., or on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. 

August 16 Full Schedule

8 a.m.*

Swimming: Men’s open water 10k gold-medal final, 8 a.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBCSN.

Canoe/Kayak: Men’s and women’s sprint gold-medal finals, 8 a.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBCSN.

Track and Field: Day 11 session featuring the men's triple jump gold-medal final and the women's discus final, 8:30 a.m. Watch: Livestream, on NBCSN starting at 8:30 a.m., or on NBC at 10 a.m.

9 a.m.

Cycling: Women’s sprint quarterfinals, 9 a.m. Watch: Livestream at 9 a.m. or on NBCSN at noon.

Equestrian: Jumping team qualification, 9 a.m. Watch: Livestream at 9 a.m. or on NBC at 11:30 a.m.

Volleyball: Women’s volleyball quarterfinal, 9 a.m. Watch: Livestream or on USA.

10 a.m.

Boxing: Men’s light-heavyweight semifinals, and various quarterfinal matches, 10 a.m.. Watch: Livestream.

Table Tennis: Women’s bronze-medal match, 10 a.m.. Watch: Livestream at 10 a.m., on USA at 1 p.m.,  or on NBCSN at 9:15 p.m.

Water Polo: Men’s quarterfinal 1, 10 a.m.. Watch: Livestream.

11 a.m.

Field Hockey: Men’s semifinal 1, 11 a.m.. Watch: Livestream or on USA.

Water Polo: Men’s quarterfinal 2, 11:20 a.m. Watch: Livestream at 11:20 a.m., or on NBC at 11:30 a.m.

12 p.m.

Soccer: Women’s semifinal: Brazil vs. Sweden, 12 p.m. Watch: Livestream, on NBCSN, on the Soccer Specialty Channel, or on Telemundo.

Sailing: Men’s Finn and mixed Nacra 17 gold-medal races and victory ceremonies, 12 p.m. Watch: Livestream at noon, or on MSNBC at 2 p.m.

1 p.m.

Synchronized Swimming: Duets free routine final, 1 p.m. Watch: Livestream, on NBC, or on Telemundo.

Gymnastics: Individual event finals: men’s parallel bars, women’s floor, men’s high bar, 1 p.m. Watch: Livestream at 1 p.m., or on NBC at 8 p.m.

Volleyball: Women’s volleyball quarterfinal 2, 1 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on NBC.

2 p.m.

Water Polo: Men’s quarterfinal 3, 2:10 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on MSNBC.

Weightlifting: Men’s super-heavyweight gold-medal event, 2:30 p.m. Watch: Livestream at 2:30 p.m. or on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m.

3 p.m.

Soccer: Women’s semifinal: Canada vs. Germany, 3 p.m. Watch: Livestream, on NBCSN, or on the Soccer Specialty Channel.

Wrestling: Greco-Roman 66kg & 98kg gold- and bronze-medal matches, 3 p.m. Watch: Livestream at 3 p.m. or on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m.

Cycling: Track cycling, including women’s sprint gold-medal finals and men’s keirin gold-medal finals, 3 p.m. Watch: Livestream at 3 p.m. or on CNBC at 5 p.m.

Beach Volleyball: Semifinal match 1, 3 p.m. Watch: Livestream, on NBC, or on USA.

Water Polo: Men’s quarterfinal 4, 3:30 p.m.  Watch: Livestream or on MSNBC.

4 p.m.

Boxing: Men’s light-heavyweight semifinals and men’s lightweight gold-medal match, 4 p.m.  Watch: Livestream at 4 p.m. or on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m.

Field Hockey: Men’s field hockey semifinal 2, 4 p.m.  Watch: Livestream or CNBC at 7 p.m.

Beach Volleyball: Semifinal match 2, 4 p.m. Watch: Livestream, on NBC, or on USA.

5 p.m.

Diving: Men’s 3m springboard final, 5 p.m. Watch: Livestream at 5 p.m. or on NBC at 12:35 a.m.

Volleyball: Women’s quarterfinal 3, 5 p.m. Watch: Livestream or on CNBC.

Basketball: Women’s quarterfinals: USA vs. Japan, 5:45 p.m. Watch: Livestream, on NBCSN, or on the Basketball Channel.

6 p.m.

Weightlifting: Men’s super-heavyweight gold-medal event, 6 p.m.  Watch: Livestream at 6 p.m. or on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m.

Table Tennis: Women’s team gold-medal finals, 6:30 p.m. Watch: Livestream at 6:30 p.m. or on NBCSN at 9:15 p.m.

7 p.m.

Track and Field: Men’s high jump, women’s 1500m and men’s 110m hurdle finals, 7:15 p.m. Watch: Livestream at 7:15 p.m. or on NBC at 8 p.m.

10 p.m.

Beach Volleyball: Semifinal matches 3 and 4, 10 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.