Olympics

Friday’s prime-time coverage of Rio Games features final race of Bolt’s legendary Olympic career

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt competes in a men’s 200-meter heat during Tuesday’s competition in Rio de Janeiro. The final race of his legendary career is Friday night in the 400-meter relay.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt competes in a men’s 200-meter heat during Tuesday’s competition in Rio de Janeiro. The final race of his legendary career is Friday night in the 400-meter relay. AP

FRIDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS

NBC’s prime-time coverage features the last race of Usain Bolt’s legendary Olympic career, as the world’s fastest man anchors Jamaica against Justin Gatlin and Team USA in the men’s 400-meter relay final. Other live track and field finals include reigning Olympic champ Jenn Suhr of the U.S. headlining a deep field in the women’s pole vault, and Tori Bowie leading the U.S. in defense of its women’s 400-meter relay gold. The women’s gold medal soccer game airs at 4:30 p.m. on NBCSN.

FRIDAY’S TV

NBC

10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.: Equestrian – Individual Jumping Gold Medal Final (LIVE). Canoe/Kayak – Sprint Semifinals. Synchronized Swimming – Team Gold Medal Final (LIVE). 12:10-2 p.m.: Men’s Volleyball – Semifinal (LIVE). 2-3:45 p.m.: Cycling – BMX Gold Medal Finals (LIVE). Women’s Water Polo – Gold Medal Final (LIVE). 3:45-5 p.m.: Equestrian – Individual Jumping Gold Medal Final. Rhythmic Gymnastics – Individual Qualifying. 8-10:30 p.m.: Track & Field – Gold Medal Finals (LIVE). Women’s Pole Vault. Men’s Hammer. Women’s 5000m. Women’s 4x100m Relay. Men’s 4x100m Relay. Men’s Diving – Platform Qualifying. 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.: Canoe/Kayak – Sprint Semifinals. 12:35-3 a.m.: Primetime Encore.

NBCSN

2-6 a.m.: Primetime Encore. 6-7 a.m.: NBC Late Night Encore. 7-11 a.m.: Men’s Track & Field – 50k Walk Gold Medal Final (LIVE). 11-2:15 p.m.: Men’s Wrestling – Freestyle Qualifying (LIVE). Taekwondo – Qualifying. Rhythmic Gymnastics – Individual Qualifying. 2:15-4:30 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – Semifinal (LIVE). 4:30-7:30 p.m.: Women’s Soccer – Gold Medal Final (LIVE). 7:30-9 p.m.: Men’s Handball – Semifinal (LIVE). 9 p.m.-Midnight: Men’s Volleyball – Semifinal (LIVE). Women’s Modern Pentathlon. Boxing – Semifinal. Taekwondo – Gold Medal Finals.

MSNBC

11 a.m.-Noon: Women’s Badminton – Singles Gold Medal Final. Noon-2 p.m.: Women’s Soccer – Bronze Medal (LIVE). 2-4 p.m.: Women’s Modern Pentathlon. Men’s Handball – Semifinal (LIVE). 4-6 p.m.: Women’s Field Hockey – Gold Medal Final (LIVE).

USA

9-11:30 a.m.: Men’s Badminton – Singles Semifinal. Women’s Water Polo – Bronze Medal (LIVE). 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Women’s Field Hockey – Bronze Medal (LIVE). Men’s Badminton – Singles Semifinal.

CNBC

5-6 p.m.: Men’s Wrestling – Freestyle Gold Medal Finals (LIVE). 6-8 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – Semifinal (LIVE).

GOLF CHANNEL

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

BASKETBALL CH.

2:30-4:30 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – Semifinal #1 (LIVE). 4:30-6 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – Semifinal #1 Encore. 6-8 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – Semifinal #2 (LIVE). 8-10 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – Semifinal #2 Encore. 10 p.m.-Midnight: Men’s Basketball – Semifinal #1 Encore. Midnight-2 a.m.: Men’s Basketball – Semifinal #2 Encore.

SOCCER CH.

Noon-2 p.m.: Women’s Soccer – Bronze Medal (LIVE). 2-4 p.m.: Women’s Soccer – Bronze Medal Encore. 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.: Women’s Soccer – Gold Medal Final (LIVE). Women’s Soccer Medal Ceremony (LIVE). 7-9:30 p.m.: Women’s Soccer – Gold Medal Final Encore. Women’s Soccer Medal Ceremony Encore. 9:30 p.m.-Midnight: Women’s Soccer – Gold Medal Final Encore. Women’s Soccer Medal Ceremony Encore.

TELEMUNDO

3-5 a.m.: Late Night Encore. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: News Recap. Synchronized Swimming. Athletics. 2-4 p.m.: Beach Volleyball. Boxing. 4-7 p.m.: Women’ Soccer – Gold Medal Final (LIVE). Women’s Soccer Medal Ceremony. Midnight-2 a.m.: TBA.

NBC UNIVERSO

6-8 a.m.: Late Night Encore. 4-7 p.m.: Women’s Soccer – Gold Medal Final (LIVE). Basketball. 7-8 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – Semifinal (LIVE).

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