Track and field gets underway at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on Day 7 with the world’s fastest women on the track in round one races of the 100m. Carmelo Anthony and Co. are back on the court against Serbia, while the first round of win-or-go-home games get started in beach volleyball and soccer.
Later in swimming, Michael Phelps hopes to swim for his fourth-straight Olympic gold medal in the 100m butterfly, and expect 19-year-old Katie Ledecky to be in the pool for the 800m freestyle final, an event in which she currently holds the world record.
What to Watch: Day 7, Aug 12
3:27 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Men’s Archery: Individual medal matches
Appearing in his third Olympic Games, archer Brady Ellison attempts to win the first individual archery medal for the U.S. since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
6 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Men’s Basketball: USA vs. Serbia
Serbia is out to prove they belong in the field after eking into the Olympics via July’s last-minute Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Led by Nikola Jokic, who finished third in the NBA’s Rookie of the Year voting last season, Serbia has a monumental task ahead of them if they’re to upset the United States in their first Olympic appearance since becoming an independent nation in 2006.
10 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Beach Volleyball: Men’s and Women’s Round of 16
Watch Team USA’s Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena attempt to exorcise Dalhausser’s London demons in Rio, after he and then partner Todd Rogers were eliminated in the Round of 16 in 2012.
12:30 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Men’s Field Hockey: Germany vs. Netherlands
In a rematch of the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal Match, defending Olympic champs Germany take on the Netherlands in Pool B play.
6:30 a.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Men’s Golf: Round 2
2 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Women’s Shooting: Skeet final
U.S. skeet shooter, Kimberly Rhode, appears in her sixth straight Olympics ready to defend her 2012 gold from London.
– WATCH LIVE — Women’s Soccer: Quarterfinals
Noon EDT – Game 1 – USA vs. Sweden
3 p.m. EDT – Game 2 – China vs. Germany
6 p.m. EDT – Game 3 – Canada vs. France
9 p.m. EDT – Game 4 – Brazil vs. Australia
Tennis — WATCH LIVE —
11 a.m. EDT – Centre Court
Men’s singles semifinal – TBD
Men’s doubles Gold Medal Match – TBD
11 a.m. EDT – Court 1
Men’s doubles Bronze Medal Match – TBD
Men’s singles semifinal – TBD
7:20 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Track and Field: Day 7 Evening Session
Men’s 400m Round 1 heats
Women’s shot put final
Women’s 100m heats Round 1
Michelle Carter, daughter of three-time Super Bowl champ and 1984 Olympic silver medalist in shot put Michael Carter, leads the women’s U.S. shot put team in Rio.
Also, a strong field in the men’s 400m takes to the track, including Beijing Olympic champion, LaShawn Merritt (USA), reigning Olympic champion, Kirani James (Grenada), and 2015 world champion Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa).
Later, the fastest women in the world get to work to determine who will leave Rio with gold. U.S. standouts include Tori Bowie, English Gardner and Tianna Bartoletta.
9 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE — Swimming: Day 7 Evening Session
Men’s 100m butterfly final
Women’s 800m freestyle final
Men’s 50m freestyle final
Women’s 50m freestyle semifinals
The stars come out for the U.S. on Day 7 of swimming with Michael Phelps looking to win the 100m butterfly for the fourth Olympics in a row (becoming the third four-time Olympic champion in a single event for the U.S.).
Katie Ledecky swims the 800m freestyle, the event that started it all for the young Olympian in London, and a race in which she has repeatedly broken the world record (often her own) since 2013. We should also mention Ledecky has not lost an 800m freestyle race since 2012.
And the men’s 50m freestyle — the breakneck event dubbed the “Splash and Dash” — pits Americans Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin against the defending Olympic champion France’s Florent Manaudou.