Olympics

Live coverage of Rio Olympics in prime time Saturday features Michael Phelps’ final Olympic race

Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates winning the gold medal in the men’s 200-meter individual medley on Thursday at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Michael Phelps of the United States celebrates winning the gold medal in the men’s 200-meter individual medley on Thursday at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. AP

SATURDAY’S HIGHLIGHT

Live NBC coverage in prime time includes Michael Phelps’ final Olympic race, as he swims the butterfly leg for Team USA in the men’s 400-meter medley relay. Other swimming finals include the women’s 400-meter medley, Connor Jaeger of the U.S. in the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle and Australia’s Campell sisters, Bronte and Cate, in the women’s 50-meter freestyle. Track and field finals feature American Tori Bowie in the women’s 100 meters, plus training partners Mo Farah of Great Britain (2012 gold) and Galen Rupp of the United States (2012 silver) in a men’s 10,000 meters rematch. In the heptathlon, Canada’s Brianne Thiesen-Eaton, who is married to U.S. decathlon star Ashton Eaton, is among the challengers to reigning gold medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain.

SATURDAY’S TV

NBC

10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Track & Field – Qualifying Rounds (LIVE). Men’s Discus – Gold Medal Final. Women’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Hungary (LIVE). 2-4 p.m.: Beach Volleyball – Round of 16 (LIVE). Rowing – Gold Medal Finals. Men’s Trampoline – Gold Medal Finals (LIVE). 4-6 p.m.: Men’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. France (LIVE). 8 p.m.-midnight: Track & Field (LIVE): Men’s Long Jump – Gold Medal Final, Men’s 10k – Gold Medal Final, Women’s 100m – Semifinals and Final, Women’s Heptathlon. Swimming (LIVE): Women’s 50m Freestyle – Gold Medal Final, Men’s 1500m Freestyle – Gold Medal Final, Women’s 4x100m Medley Relays – Gold Medal Final, Men’s 4x100m Medley Relays – Gold Medal Final. Women’s Diving – Springboard Semifinals. Beach Volleyball – Round of 16 (LIVE). 12:30-1:30 a.m.: Track & Field – Semifinals. 1:35-5 a.m.: Primetime Encore.

NBCSN

2-6 a.m.: Primetime Encore. 6-7 a.m.: NBC Late Night Encore. 8 a.m.-noon: Women’s Fencing – Team Sabre Round of 16 (LIVE). Track & Field (LIVE): Men’s Discus – Gold Medal Final. Noon-3 p.m.: Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinal (LIVE). Men’s Shooting – Skeet Gold Medal Final. 3-6 p.m.: Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinal (LIVE). Beach Volleyball – Round of 16. 6-9 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – Spain vs. Lithuania (LIVE). Men’s Weightlifting – 94kg Gold Medal Final. Men’s Shooting – Pistol Gold Medal Final. 9 p.m.-midnight: Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinal (LIVE). Boxing – Elimination Matches. Men’s Shooting – Pistol Gold Medal Final.

MSNBC

9 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Women’s Fencing – Team Sabre Quarterfinals (LIVE). Women’s Water Polo – China vs. Spain. Women’s Water Polo – Russia vs. Italy. Women’s Table Tennis – Team Quarterfinal. 1:15-3 p.m.: Badminton – Preliminary Round. Men’s Shooting – Skeet Gold Medal Final (LIVE). 4-6:15 p.m.: Women’s Fencing – Team Sabre Bronze and Gold Medal (LIVE). Sailing.

USA

10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Beach Volleyball – Round of 16 (LIVE). Men’s Handball – Slovenia vs. Germany. 1-3 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – Argentina vs. Brazil (LIVE).

CNBC

5-6:30 p.m.: Women’s Field Hockey – U.S. vs. Great Britain (LIVE). 6:30-8 p.m.: Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinal (LIVE).

GOLF CH.

5-6:30 a.m.: Golf Central Live From the Olympics. 6:30-9 a.m.: Men’s – 3rd Round (LIVE). 9 a.m.-noon: Men’s – 3rd Round (LIVE). Noon-3 p.m.: Men’s – 3rd Round (LIVE). 3-5 p.m.: Golf Central Live From the Olympics. 11 p.m.-5 a.m.: Men’s – 3rd Round Encore.

BRAVO

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Tennis (LIVE). 1-3 p.m.: Tennis (LIVE). 3-5 p.m.: Tennis (LIVE). 5-7 p.m.: Tennis (LIVE).

BASKETBALL CH.

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.: Women’s – Australia vs. Belarus (LIVE). 1:15-3 p.m.: Men’s – Argentina vs. Brazil (LIVE). 3-4:30 p.m.: Men’s – Argentina vs. Brazil Encore. 4:30-6 p.m.: Women’s – Turkey vs. Brazil. 6-7:45 p.m.: Men’s – Spain vs. Lithuania (LIVE). 7:45-9:30 p.m.: Women’s – Japan vs. France. 9:30-11:15 p.m.: Men’s – Croatia vs. Nigeria (LIVE).

SOCCER CH.

Noon-2 p.m.: Men’s – Quarterfinal 1 (LIVE). 2-3 p.m.: Men’s – Quarterfinal 1 Encore. 3-5 p.m.: Men’s – Quarterfinal 2 (LIVE). 5-6 p.m.: Men’s – Quarterfinal 2 Encore. 6-8 p.m.: Men’s – Quarterfinal 3 (LIVE). 8-9 p.m.: Men’s – Quarterfinal 3 Encore. 9-11 p.m.: Men’s – Quarterfinal 4 (LIVE). 11 p.m.-midnight: Men’s – Game of the Day.

TELEMUNDO

3-5 a.m.: Late Night Encore. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: News Recap. Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinal. 2-5 p.m.: Beach Volleyball – Round of 16. Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinal. Midnight-2 a.m.: TBA.

NBC UNIVERSO

6-8 a.m.: Late Night Encore. 5-8 p.m.: Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinal. Boxing - Elimination Matches. 8-11 p.m.: Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinal.

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