Rio Olympic schedules for every sport

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NBC Universal will air or live stream every event of the Rio Olympics, with competition starting Aug. 3, the Opening Ceremony on Aug. 5 and medal events beginning Aug. 6.

The 6,755 total hours of coverage beats the 5,535 hours from the 2012 London Games.

Of those hours, 260.5 will be on NBC. On most days, primetime broadcasts will be 8 p.m.-midnight ET/PT, daytime from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ET/PT, late night from 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET/PT and replays from 1:35-4:30 a.m. ET/PT.

OlympicTalk will provide timely updates on the biggest news during the Games. NBCOlympics.com will provide additional coverage, including all live streams.

The NBCOlympics.com TV listings are here.

An Olympic daily roadmap with a few key events per day is here.

Here is the complete, daily schedule for every sport at the Rio Olympics:

Archery — SCHEDULE
Badminton — SCHEDULE
Basketball — SCHEDULE
Beach Volleyball — SCHEDULE
Boxing — SCHEDULE
Canoe/Kayak — SCHEDULE
Cycling — SCHEDULE
Diving — SCHEDULE
Equestrian — SCHEDULE
Fencing — SCHEDULE
Field Hockey — SCHEDULE
Golf — SCHEDULE
Gymnastics — SCHEDULE
Handball — SCHEDULE
Judo — SCHEDULE
Modern Pentathlon — SCHEDULE
Rowing — SCHEDULE
Rugby — SCHEDULE
Sailing — SCHEDULE
Shooting — SCHEDULE
Soccer — SCHEDULE
Swimming — SCHEDULE
Synchronized Swimming — SCHEDULE
Table Tennis — SCHEDULE
Taekwondo — SCHEDULE
Tennis — SCHEDULE
Track and Field — SCHEDULE
Triathlon — SCHEDULE
Volleyball — SCHEDULE
Water Polo — SCHEDULE
Weightlifting — SCHEDULE
Wrestling — SCHEDULE

MORE: Daily highlights of Rio Olympic schedule

Kendall Gretsch wins six gold medals at Para Nordic Ski Worlds

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Kendall Gretsch, who won Paralympic titles at the last Summer and Winter Games, added another six gold medals at the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Sweden last week.

Gretsch, 30, earned seven total medals in seven days between biathlon and cross-country skiing.

Gretsch won gold medals in three different sports across the last three Paralympics: biathlon and cross-country skiing in 2018 (two years after taking up the sports), triathlon in 2021 and biathlon in 2022.

She plans to shift her focus back to triathlon after this winter for 2024 Paris Games qualification.

Gretsch, born with spina bifida, was the 2014 USA Triathlon Female Para Triathlete of the Year. Though triathlon was added to the Paralympics for the 2016 Rio Games, her classification was not added until Tokyo.

Also at last week’s worlds, six-time Paralympian Aaron Pike earned his first Paralympic or world championships gold medal in his decade-plus career, winning a 12.5km biathlon event.

Oksana Masters, who won seven medals in seven events at last year’s Paralympics to break the career U.S. Winter Paralympics medals record, missed worlds due to hand surgery.

The U.S. also picked up five medals at last week’s World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Spain — three silvers for five-time Paralympian Laurie Stephens and two bronzes for 17-year-old Saylor O’Brien.

Stephens now has 18 career medals from world championships, plus seven at the Paralympics.

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World champion skier Kyle Smaine dies in avalanche at age 31

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Kyle Smaine, a retired world champion halfpipe skier, died in an avalanche in Japan on Sunday, according to NBC News, citing Smaine’s father. He was 31.

Smaine, a 2015 World champion in ski halfpipe, had been doing ski filming in Japan, sharing videos on his Instagram account over the past week.

The native of South Lake Tahoe, California, finished ninth in ski halfpipe at the 2016 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.

In 2018, Smaine won the fifth and final U.S. Olympic qualifying series event in ski halfpipe but did not make the four-man team for PyeongChang. His last sanctioned international competition was in February 2018.

Late Sunday, two-time Olympic champion David Wise won the X Games men’s ski halfpipe and dedicated it to Smaine.

“We all did this for Kyle tonight,” Wise said on the broadcast. “It’s a little bit of an emotional day for us. We lost a friend.”