Two U.S. beach volleyball teams are in action on Day 2. On the women’s side, there will be Olympic rookies Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat digging and spiking for the first time in Rio. For the men, Phil Dalhausser returns to Olympic sand with his partner Nick Lucena.
In rugby, the U.S. women get matched up against top-ranked Australia, while defending gold medalist USA Basketball women play a Senegal team appearing in just its second Olympics.
The premiere event for Day 2 will be the U.S. women’s gymnastics team competing on all apparatuses in Rio. They look to qualify for team, all-around and event finals. With the world watching, it will be time for Simone Biles to deliver on her first Olympic stage.
What to Watch: Day 2, Aug 7
8:45 a.m. ET – WATCH LIVE — Women’s Gymnastics: Team final qualifying
Watch as Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian begin their quest for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team second consecutive team gold. Today they will compete to qualify for the team, all-around and event finals, with the top eight nations advancing to the team final on Day 4, August 9.
9:45 a.m. ET – WATCH LIVE — Tennis: Men’s and women’s singles, Men’s and women’s doubles
Andy Murray’s inspired Olympic win over Switzerland’s Roger Federer in front of his home country crowd was one of the enduring images of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Murray is coming off a 2016 Wimbledon win back in June, but don’t count out world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
The Serbian had quite the shock, losing in the third round this year in London, but don’t forget he took down Murray in the finals of the both the Australian and French Opens.
10 a.m. ET – WATCH LIVE — Women’s Beach Volleyball: Poland vs. United States
Must see: Team USA’s Olympic rookies, Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat, start their Olympic careers looking for a win against Poland’s Kinga Kolosinska and Monika Brzosteak on Copacabana.
11 a.m. ET – WATCH LIVE — Women’s Basketball: United States vs. Senegal
Appearing in only their second Olympic Games, Senegal’s women’s basketball team opens their Rio tournament against the five-time defending Olympic champion U.S. women led by Diana Taurasi.
12:30 p.m. ET –WATCH LIVE — Women’s Rugby: Australia vs. United States
The U.S. women’s rugby team takes on the No. 1 seed, Australia, and Ellia Green, who is considered the fastest woman in rugby.
3:30 p.m. ET –WATCH LIVE — Men’s Beach Volleyball: United States vs. Tunisia
Team USA’s Phil Dalhausser comes into Rio after reuniting with his old playing partner Nick Lucena as they look to get over the hump which kept Dalhausser out of the quarterfinals in London.
4:00 pm ET –WATCH LIVE — Women’s Diving: Synchronized 3m springboard final
China’s Wu Minxia could become the first diver to win five Olympic gold medals when she competes in Rio in synchronized 3m springboard.
1:34 pm ET – WATCH LIVE — Swimming: Day 2 Heats
Don’t miss: Women’s 400m freestyle heats, men’s 4x100m freestyle relay heats
Some of USA Swimming’s aces are in the water on Day 2. In the women’s 400m freestyle look for Katie Ledecky, the 19-year-old with the tenacious stroke, to make a statement in Rio as she tries to become the second swimmer ever to win three individual freestyle titles at a single Games. Keep in mind, Ledecky is also the current world record holder in the 400m freestyle.
9:00 pm ET – WATCH LIVE — Swimming: Day 2 Evening Session
Don’t miss: Women’s 400m freestyle final, men’s 4x100m freestyle relay final
The U.S. men have owned the 4x100m freestyle relay finishing in the top spot in every Olympics they’ve entered, except one… London 2012. It comes down to U.S. swim team head coaches Bob Bowman and David March to decide who swims in the final, but expect to see recent ESPN the Magazine Body Issue subject Nathan Adrian along with Olympic rookie, Caeleb Dressel to be on the blocks. The last two spots could feature the 35-year-old Anthony Ervin, who first swam the event in Sydney and won silver, and possibly Michael Phelps, a constant in the event the past three Games.