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Sunday’s prime-time TV coverage of Rio Olympics features Usain Bolt’s attempt to make history in 100 meters

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt arrives in the stadium to compete in a men’s 100-meter heat Saturday at the Rio Olympics. The final will be held Sunday night.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt arrives in the stadium to compete in a men’s 100-meter heat Saturday at the Rio Olympics. The final will be held Sunday night. AP

SUNDAY’S HIGHLIGHT

In live coverage of track and field on NBC’s prime-time show, Jamaican star Usain Bolt attempts to become the first man to win three Olympic titles in the 100 meters; among his rivals is the Athens 2004 gold medalist, Justin Gatlin of the U.S. In apparatus finals of gymnastics in prime time, U.S. contenders include Simone Biles on women’s vault. Also, the women’s 3-meter springboard final takes place in diving, where Kassidy Cook and Abby Johnston represent Team USA.

SUNDAY’S TV

NBC

8-11:15 a.m.: Women’s Track & Field – Marathon (LIVE). 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.: Women’s Basketball – U.S. vs. China (LIVE). 1-2:30 p.m.: Equestrian – Individual Jumping Qualifying. Men’s Golf – Final Round (LIVE). 2:30-4 p.m.: Men’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Italy (LIVE). Synchronized Swimming – Duet Qualifying. 4-6 p.m.: Women’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. China (LIVE). 7 p.m.-midnight: Women’s Diving – Springboard Gold Medal Final. Track & Field (LIVE): Women’s Triple Jump – Gold Medal Final, Men’s 400m – Gold Medal Final, Men’s 100m – Gold Medal Final, Gymnastics – Individual Event Gold Medal Finals, Men’s Floor, Women’s Vault, Men’s Pommel Horse, Women’s Bars. Women’s Beach Volleyball – Quarterfinals (LIVE). 12:35-1:35 a.m.: Gymnastics – Individual Event Gold Medal Finals. Women’s Beach Volleyball – Quarterfinals. 1:35-4:30 a.m.: Primetime Encore.

NBCSN

2-6 a.m.: Primetime Encore. 6-7 a.m.: NBC Late Night Encore. 1-3 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – U.S. vs. France (LIVE). 3-5 p.m.: Women’s Beach Volleyball – Quarterfinals (LIVE). 5-7:45 p.m.: Wrestling – Greco-Roman Gold Medal Finals (LIVE). Cycling – Track Gold Medal Finals (LIVE). Women’s Weightlifting – +75kg Gold Medal Finals (LIVE). 7:45-9:30 p.m.: Men’s Water Polo – Brazil vs. Hungary (LIVE). Boxing – Elimination Matches. 9:30 p.m.-midnight: Women’s Volleyball – Brazil vs. Russia (LIVE). Badminton – Preliminary Round.

USA

9-11 a.m.: Women’s Volleyball – Serbia vs. Netherlands (LIVE). Badminton – Preliminary Round. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Wrestling – Greco-Roman Qualifying (LIVE). Men’s Shooting – Men’s Rifle, Three Positions Final (LIVE).

MSNBC

1-3:45 p.m.: Men’s Water Polo – Australia vs. Greece (LIVE). Women’s Handball – Montenegro vs. Brazil. 3:45-5 p.m.: Men’s Table Tennis – Team Quarterfinals. Sailing – Gold Medal Finals.

CNBC

4-7 p.m.: Women’s Handball – Norway vs. Romania. Men’s Field Hockey – Quarterfinal (LIVE). Badminton – Preliminary Round.

GOLF CH.

5-6:30 a.m.: Golf Central Live From the Olympics. 6:30-9 a.m.: Men’s – Final Round (LIVE). 9 a.m.-noon: Men’s – Final Round (LIVE). Noon-3 p.m.: Men’s – Final Round (LIVE). 3-5 p.m.: Golf Central Live From the Olympics. 11 p.m.-6 a.m.: Men’s Golf – Final 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 – China vs. U.S. (LIVE). 1:15-3 p.m.: Men’s – U.S. vs. France (LIVE). 3-4:30 p.m.: Men’s – U.S. vs. France Encore. 4:30-6 p.m.: Women’s – Senegal vs. Serbia. 6-7:45 p.m.: Men’s – Australia vs. Venezuela (LIVE). 7:45-9:30 p.m.: Women’s – Spain vs. Canada. 9:30-11:15 p.m.: Men’s – Serbia vs. China (LIVE). 11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.: Men’s – U.S. vs. France Encore.

TELEMUNDO

3-5 a.m.: Late Night Encore. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: News Recap. Boxing – Elimination Matches. Basketball. 2-5 p.m.: Women’s Beach Volleyball – Quarterfinal. Boxing – Elimination Matches. Midnight-2 a.m.: TBA.

NBC UNIVERSO

6-8 a.m.: Late Night Encore. 5-7 p.m.: Volleyball.

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