At last, the world’s biggest sports battle is upon us: the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. We all love to watch the insane flips of gymnastics, the fastest runners out there and swimmers who might as well be mermaids. There is so much to watch from the beginning of the Olympics, August 5, 2016, to the end of the Olympics, August 21, 2016.
While we love to watch the well-known sports like tennis and basketball, there are numerous sports that aren’t televised on those mainstream channels, things like trampoline and handball. However, there are ways to watch literally every single sport that competes at the Olympic games. That’s right, there is a way to watch all 4,500 hours of the sports madness that’s about to go down. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the opening ceremony, closing ceremony and everything in between.
Olympics 2016: Date, Start Time and Viewing Details
Starting Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
Channel: NBC, NBCSN, the Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network, Telemundo and NBC Universal.
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Location: Rio de Janeiro at the Maracana stadium
Schedule: You can find the complete Olympic schedule here.
How to watch the Olympics on TV
The Olympics will actually be available on numerous channels. NBC and NBCSN will offer the most coverage with 260.5 and 330 hours of the sports. However, other channels that will stream the Olympics are the Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network, Telemundo and NBC Universo. Check your local listings for a specific channel in your area.
How to watch the Olympics online
While there will be a fair share of Olympic coverage on television, this is where non-stop sports fun is truly available. Go to NBCOlympics.com for access to 4,500 hours of live stream viewing. You will need to log in with a select cable provider such as Xfinity, Dish, Mediacom and more.
How to watch the Olympics on a phone, tablet and mobile app
Have no fear, sports coverage will also be available on the go. Download the NBC Sports app so you don’t miss out on a moment of the Olympic games.