Rio Olympics Daily Preview: August 13

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The first round of elimination matches continues on Day 8 in beach volleyball and it’s moving day in golf as the men play their third Olympic round.

In rowing, what has become a U.S. dynasty in the women’s eight could continue with an 11th-straight world title if coxswain Katelin Snyder has the women in her boat working in unison.

The women’s singles tennis gold and bronze medal matches will be played, but it’s not the No. 1 seeded American competing on the final day. Look for Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, who will run his first race in Rio in the first round of the men’s 100m in track and field.

MORE: FULL Day 8 streaming schedule

In the must-see moment of the day, Michael Phelps will have one last chance to grab another medal in Rio on Day 8 in the 4×100 medley relay. Gold or not, expect an emotional night by the pool for the most-decorated Olympian of all time after he swims his final Olympic race.

What to Watch: Day 8, Aug 13

6:30 a.m. ET – WATCH LIVE – Men’s Golf: Round 3

9:20 a.m. ET – WATCH LIVE –

Women’s Rowing: Single sculls final A

U.S. rower Gevvie Stone hopes to row for her first Olympic medal in the single sculls final in Rio.

Women’s Rowing: Eight final A

Team USA led by coxswain Katelin Snyder looks to extend the U.S. Olympic domination in the women’s eight.  The U.S. has won every world championship and Olympic gold medal since 2006. Boats from New Zealand and Great Britain pose the biggest threat to a U.S. Rowing three-peat in Rio.

10 a.m. ET – WATCH LIVE – Beach Volleyball: Men’s and Women’s Round of 16

Men’s soccer — The knockout rounds start with the powerful Germans facing Portugal, and finishes with Neymar riding point for Brazil’s match against Colombia.

Portugal vs. Germany — Noon EDT

Nigeria vs. Denmark — 3 p.m. EDT

South Korea vs. Honduras — 6 p.m. EDT

Brazil vs. Colombia — 9 p.m. EDT

2 p.m. ET – WATCH LIVE – Men’s Shooting: Skeet final

U.S. shooter Vincent Hancock could win his third-straight Olympic gold in skeet.

9 p.m. ET – WATCH LIVE – Swimming: Day 8 Evening Session

Must see:

Women’s 50m freestyle final

Women’s 4×100 medley relay final

Men’s 4×100 medley relay final

Michael Phelps hopes to swim one last 100 meters of butterfly in an Olympic Games, bringing his unparalleled swimming career to a close in Rio.

11 a.m. ET – WATCH LIVE – Tennis

Women’s singles gold medal match

Men’s singles bronze medal match

Women’s singles bronze medal match

Women’s doubles bronze medal match

Mixed doubles bronze medal match

10 a.m. ET – WATCH LIVE – Track and Field: Day 8 Morning Session

7:30 p.m. ET – WATCH LIVE – Track and Field: Day 8 Evening Session

Must see:


Women’s 400m Round 1

Men’s 100m Round 1

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and the USA’s Justin Gatlin begin their 2016 campaign to determine who walks out of Rio with the title “Fastest Man Alive.”


Men’s 400m semifinals

Women’s 100m final

Men’s 10,000m final

One of the shortest and one the longest races run on the 400m track will be decided on Day 8. The women’s 100m final could be Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s third trip in a row to the top of the Olympic podium, and in the men’s 10,000m final there is an expected battle between two friends: USA’s Galen Rupp and Great Britain’s defending Olympic champion Mo Farah.