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Thursday’s prime-time Rio Olympics coverage features Ashton Eaton attempting to win back-to-back decathlon titles

Ashton Eaton competes during the decathlon 110-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on July 3, 2016, in Eugene, Oregon.
Ashton Eaton competes during the decathlon 110-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on July 3, 2016, in Eugene, Oregon. AP

THURSDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS

In track and field finals on NBC in prime time, Oregon native and Rio favorite Ashton Eaton attempts to become only the third man to win back-to-back Olympic decathlon titles. Also, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt sprints for a third consecutive gold in the men’s 200-meter final against Americans Justin Gatlin and LaShawn Merritt; and reigning world champion Joe Kovacs of the U.S. headlines the field in the men’s shot put final.

THURSDAY’S TV

NBC

10 a.m.-Noon: Track & Field (LIVE). Men’s 400m Hurdles – Gold Medal Final. Canoe/Kayak – Sprint Gold Medal Finals. Noon-2 p.m.: Women’s Volleyball – Semifinal (LIVE). 2-3:30 p.m.: Women’s Diving – Platform Semifinal. Men’s Cycling – BMX Quarterfinals. 3:30-5 p.m.: Men’s Water Polo – Semifinal (LIVE). Synchronized Swimming – Team Qualifying. 8 p.m.-Midnight: Track & Field – Gold Medal Finals (LIVE). Men’s Shot Put. Women’s Javelin. Men’s 1500m Decathlon. Women’s 400m Hurdles. Men’s 200m. Women’s Diving – Platform Gold Medal Final. Men’s Beach Volleyball – Gold Medal Final (LIVE). 12:35-1:35 a.m.: Men’s Beach Volleyball – Medal Round. 1:35-4:30 a.m.: Primetime Encore.

NBCSN

2-6 a.m.: Primetime Encore. 6-7 a.m.: NBC Late Night Encore. 8-11:20 a.m.: Canoe/Kayak – Sprint Gold Medal Finals (LIVE). Track & Field (LIVE). Men’s 400m Hurdles – Gold Medal Final. 11:20 a.m.-2 p.m.: Men’s Water Polo – Semifinal (LIVE). Women’s Wrestling – Freestyle Qualifying. Men’s Field Hockey – Bronze Medal. 2-4 p.m.: Women’s Basketball – Semifinal (LIVE). 4-6 p.m.: Women’s Wrestling – Freestyle Gold Medal Finals (LIVE). 6-8 p.m.: Women’s Basketball – Semifinal (LIVE). 8-9:45 p.m.: Men’s Boxing – Light Heavy Gold Medal Final. Men’s Beach Volleyball – Bronze Medal (LIVE). 9:45 p.m.-Midnight: Women’s Volleyball – Semifinal (LIVE). Taekwondo – Gold Medal Finals.

MSNBC

2-4 p.m.: Sailing – Gold Medal Finals. Women’s Handball – Semifinal (LIVE).

USA

10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Men’s Triathlon (LIVE). Women’s Badminton – Doubles Gold Medal Final.

CNBC

5-6 p.m.: Taekwondo – Quarterfinals and Semifinals. Modern Pentathlon – Fencing. 6-8 p.m.: Men’s Field Hockey – Gold Medal Final.

GOLF CHANNEL

5-6:30 a.m.: Golf Central Live From the Olympics. 6:30-9 a.m.: Women’s Golf – 2nd Round (LIVE). 9 a.m.-Noon: Women’s Golf – 2nd Round (LIVE). Noon-3 p.m.: Women’s Golf – 2nd Round (LIVE). 3-5 p.m.: Golf Central Live From the Olympics. 11 p.m.-4 a.m.: Women’s Golf – 2nd Round Encore.

BASKETBALL CH.

2-4 p.m.: Women’s Basketball – Semifinal #1 (LIVE). 4-6 p.m.: Women’s Basketball – Semifinal #1 Encore. 6-8 p.m.: Women’s Basketball – Semifinal #2 (LIVE). 8-10 p.m.: Women’s Basketball – Semifinal #2 Encore. 10 p.m.-Midnight: Women’s Basketball – Semifinal #1 Encore. Midnight-2 a.m.: Women’s Basketball – Semifinal #2 Encore.

TELEMUNDO

3-5 a.m.: Late Night Encore. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: News Recap. Synchronized Swimming. 1-4 p.m.: Athletics. Beach Volleyball. Midnight-2 a.m.: TBA.

NBC UNIVERSO

6-8 a.m.: Late Night Encore. 4-8 p.m.: Volleyball. Boxing.

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