Olympics

Prime-time coverage from Rio on Wednesday includes U.S. swimmers Adrian, Franklin, Ledecky, Phelps and Lochte

AP

WEDNESDAY’S HIGHLIGHT

The swimming finals on NBC in prime time include a showdown in the men’s 100-meter freestyle between 2012 gold medalist Nathan Adrian of the United States and Australian sprint star Cameron McEvoy, plus a favored American quartet in the women’s 800-meter freestyle relay, led by Missy Franklin and freestyle phenom Katie Ledecky. In addition, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte seek to advance in the men’s 200-meter individual medley semifinals. Also, in gymnastics, Japan’s Kohei Uchimura — winner of every world and Olympic men’s all-around title since 2009 — seeks to become the event’s first back-to-back Olympic champion since compatriot Sawao Kato in 1972; among those chasing Uchimura is American Sam Mikulak, pursuing his first podium finish at a major international event.

WEDNESDAY’S TV

NBC

10 a.m.-noon: Men’s Beach Volleyball – Gibb/Patterson (U.S.) vs. Herrera/Gavira (Spain) (LIVE). Men’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. France (LIVE). Noon-2 p.m.: Swimming – Qualifying Heats (LIVE). 2-3:45 p.m.: Women’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. Serbia (LIVE). 3:45-5 p.m.: Women’s Cycling – Road Race Time Trial. Canoe/Kayak – Whitewater Gold Medal Final. Rowing – Gold Medal Finals. 8 p.m.-midnight: Women’s Beach Volleyball – Walsh Jennings/Ross (U.S.) vs. Forrer/Verge-Depre (Switzerland) (LIVE). Swimming (LIVE): Men’s 200m Breaststroke – Gold Medal Final, Women’s 100m Freestyle – Semifinals, Men’s 200m Backstroke – Semifinals, Women’s 200m Butterfly – Gold Medal Final, Men’s 100m Freestyle – Gold Medal Final, Women’s 200m Breaststroke – Semifinals, Men’s 200m Individual Medley – Semifinals, Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay – Gold Medal Final. Men’s Gymnastics – Individual All-Around Gold Medal Final. 12:35-1:35 a.m.: Men’s Diving – Springboard Synchronized Gold Medal Final. 1:35-4:30 a.m.: Primetime Encore.

NBCSN

2-6 a.m.: Primetime Encore. 6-7 a.m.: NBC Late Night Encore. 7:30-9 a.m.: Women’s Cycling – Road Race Time Trial (LIVE). 9 a.m.-noon: Men’s Cycling – Road Race Time Trial (LIVE). Noon-2:30 p.m.: Men’s Soccer – Argentina vs. Honduras (LIVE). Men’s Fencing – Individual Sabre Qualifying. 2:30-4:15 p.m.: Women’s Basketball – U.S. vs. Serbia (LIVE). 4:15-6 p.m.: Women’s Field Hockey – U.S. vs. Japan (LIVE). Women’s Table Tennis – Singles Semifinals. 6-8 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – U.S. vs. Australia (LIVE). 8-9 p.m.: Boxing – Elimination Matches. Men’s Fencing – Individual Sabre Gold Medal Final. 9-11 p.m.: Men’s Soccer – Denmark vs. Brazil (LIVE). 11 p.m.-midnight: Women’s Table Tennis – Singles Final.

USA

9 a.m.-noon: Beach Volleyball – Preliminary Round. Women’s Handball – Brazil vs. Spain. Archery – Individual Eliminations (LIVE). Noon-1 p.m.: Men’s Rugby – Preliminary Round (LIVE). 1-3 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – Serbia vs. France (LIVE). 3-5 p.m.: Beach Volleyball – Preliminary Round (LIVE). Men’s Shooting – Double Trap Gold Medal Finals. Men’s Rugby – Quarterfinals (LIVE).

MSNBC

Noon-3 p.m.: Beach Volleyball – Preliminary Round (LIVE). Men’s Water Polo – Montenegro vs. Italy. Women’s Table Tennis – Singles Semifinal. 3-5 p.m.: Men’s Soccer – South Korea vs. Mexico (LIVE).

CNBC

5-8 p.m.: Men’s Rugby – Quarterfinals (LIVE). Archery – Individual Eliminations. Women’s Fencing – Individual Foil Gold Medal Final (LIVE). Sailing.

GOLF CH.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Golf Central Live From the Olympics. 6-8 p.m.: Golf Central Live From the Olympics.

BRAVO

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Tennis (LIVE). 12:30-3:30 p.m.: Tennis (LIVE). 3:30-5:45 p.m.: Tennis (LIVE). 5:45-10 p.m.: Tennis (LIVE).

BASKETBALL CH.

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.: Women’s – China vs. Spain (LIVE). 1-2:30 p.m.: Women’s – China vs. Spain Encore. 2:30-4:15 p.m.: Women’s – U.S. vs. Serbia (LIVE). 4:15-6 p.m.: Men’s – Serbia vs. France. 6-7:45 p.m.: Men’s – Australia vs. U.S. (LIVE). 7:45-9:30 p.m.: Women’s – Senegal vs. Canada. 9:30-11:15 p.m.: Men’s – Venezuela vs. China (LIVE).

SOCCER CH.

Noon-2 p.m.: Men’s – Argentina vs. Honduras (LIVE). 2-3 p.m.: Men’s – Algeria vs. Portugal. 3-5 p.m.: Men’s – South Korea vs. Mexico (LIVE). 5-6 p.m.: Men’s – Germany vs. Fiji. 6-8 p.m.: Men’s – Japan vs. Sweden (LIVE). 8-9 p.m.: Men’s – Colombia vs. Nigeria. 9-11 p.m.: Men’s – Denmark vs. Brazil (LIVE). 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m.: Men’s – Algeria vs. Portugal Encore. 12:30-2 a.m.: Men’s – Germany vs. Fiji Encore. 2-3:30 a.m.: Men’s – Colombia vs. Nigeria Encore. 3:30-5 a.m.: Men’s – Russia vs. Iraq.

TELEMUNDO

3-5 a.m.: Late Night Encore. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: News Recap. Men’s Soccer – Argentina vs. Honduras. 2-5 p.m.: Boxing – Elimination Matches. Men’s Soccer – South Korea vs. Mexico (LIVE).

Midnight-2 a.m.: TBA.

NBC UNIVERSO

6-8 a.m.: Late Night Encore. 2:30-5 p.m.: Men’s Soccer – South Korea vs. Mexico (LIVE). Boxing – Elimination Matches. 5-8 p.m.: Boxing – Elimination Matches. Men’s Soccer – Colombia vs. Nigeria. 8-11 p.m.: Men’s Soccer – Denmark vs. Brazil.

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