Rio Olympics 2016-Great Britain’s men’s hockey team still searching for first win

Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain’s men are still searching for their opening Rio 2016 win after drawing 2-2 against New Zealand.

Britain, who lost 4-1 to Belgium in their opener, led inside two minutes when David Condon slotted in from close range after a goalmouth scramble.

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Kane Russell’s stunning strike and another goal from Hayden Phillips turned the game in the Kiwis’ favour.

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GB skipper Barry Middleton tapped in to level before half-time, with neither side able to find a second-half winner.

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Britain, who are ranked fourth in the world, are fifth in Group A after their opening two matches.

With the introduction of a quarter-final stage at Rio, they only need to finish in the top four of their six-team group to qualify.

They play host nation Brazil on Tuesday, face world champions Australia on Wednesday, then wrap up the group stage against Spain on Friday.

GB head coach Bobby Crutchley:

“It was disappointing not to win. We had some good opportunities we were better than against Belgium in our intensity and the way we played.

“Our execution was a bit off and we didn’t deliver our corners but we showed better intent.

“There were glimpses of quality but it’ll come in the coming games. The players are good at self evaluation so we know what we need to do.

“We need to win our next game. We’re playing a team we haven’t played before which doesn’t happen often. We have to make sure we’re diligent and prepare properly and put in the performance we need to get the win.”

Source: http://www.bbc.com/

Rio Olympics 2016: Team USA makes a gold medal statement with big wins

The Rio Olympics may have started on Saturday, but Sunday they announced their presence with authority. Day 2 provided the most exciting moments of the games thus far, highlighted by U.S. swimmers and gymnasts dominating their events. Team USA put the rest of the world on notice with outstanding performances in the pool and at the gym.

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Here are some takeaways from Day 2’s swimming finals and women’s gymnastics qualifying.

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Phelps comes through
There was some debate as to whether Michael Phelps should have even been included in the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and boy did he prove his doubters wrong. Phelps swam an incredible 100-meter in the second leg to give the U.S. a lead it would never relinquish. Nathan Adrian closed out the race to edge France and Australia for the gold.

Ledecky bests herself

Katie Ledecky’s biggest competition during the 400m freestyle final was, well, Katie Ledecky. But even she wasn’t that much competition, as she smashed her previous world record, beating the closest competitor by nearly five seconds. Ledecky won silver in the 4x100m freestyle relay on Saturday, and hopes to win gold in three more events.

USA gymnasts are really, really good

The American women’s gymnastics team put up the highest score in every discipline en route to the top qualifying score. Individually, Simone Biles qualified with the top score — as expected — and Aly Raisman took the second American spot, meaning Gabby Douglas will not defend her 2012 gold. The U.S. is going to take home a lot of gold over the next few days.

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Rio Olympics 2016 Live Day Three: Hockeyroos take on the United States

View from the street

Our reporter Dan Cherny on the bus in Rio. Makes a bit of a change from weekends at the MCG!

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One of the things I really enjoy about the Olympics is the opportunity to get really into sports you would otherwise just never see.

In that spirit, Christopher Burton, a 34-year-old from Toowoomba is in second place heading into today’s equestrian events, which kick off at 11pm our time.

I admit I’m no expert on this particular sport, but basically the athletes (and horses) compete in dressage, cross country and show jumping over four days. It’s cross country day today.

Fun fact: men and women compete against each others as equals in this event.

That escalated quickly

Australian gold medallist swimmer Mack Horton calls silver medallist Sun Yang a drug cheat.

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Horton comes under attack on social media.

A Chinese state-linked newspaper runs an op-ed saying Australia languishes on “the edge of civilisation.”

This is not what I remember learning about the Olympics at primary school.Australians fourth and they’ll go through to the next stage. Fantastic effort!

The Americans easily first in this heat and they’ll be the team to beat come finals time.

Women’s Eight

They are one of the most interesting Olympic stories so far – these rowers thought they had missed out on the Rio Olympics only to get a last minutes call up after the Russian athletes were banned.

So these women were no longer training together, they were moving on with their lives, then they got the call up so packed their bags and flew to Rio just a couple of days ago!

The conditions have been difficult in Rio, with strong winds and the US team are proving very hard to beat.
Have a go at our Olympics quiz as the day gets underway. It’s a good one!

I’m really looking forward to watching the Australian women take on the US in hockey at about 11pm our time.

The Australians lost 2-1 to New Zealand in their opening match, but they’re a good team. It’s a bit of a grudge match because the Americans just edged out the Hockeyroos to grad the bronze medal in the Champions Trophy in June. Will bring you all the action as it happens

If you’re planning when you’ll sleep tonight, if at all, there’s also this very useful guide to when the Australian medal hopefuls are on.

Brew some coffee, there are some good ones tonight!

Welcome to our live coverage of the Rio Olympics 2016

We’ve got a whole bunch of reporters in Rio who will be our eyes and ears as day three gets underway.

Wish you could be there? Me too! But we’ll have fun anyway.

Here is a handy rundown of the events that are on tonight.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Team USA’s biggest threat just went down in the opening game

Rio Olympics 2016: In a stunning opening game at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Croatia pulled off the Group B upset by taking down Spain 72-70 on Sunday.
We’ve gone into the past three Olympics (2008 in Beijing, 2012 in London, 2016 in Rio) thinking the same thing about men’s basketball. USA Basketball is the class of the world on the hardwood and they should be a lock to win the gold medal, but keep an eye on the Spanish. Spain is the only other country deep in NBA talent. Their roster has seven current NBA players, three former NBA players, and a draft pick (Sergio Llull) who could have come over and had an NBA career if he had wanted to.

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That depth of top talent didn’t matter to Croatia, who kept clawing back and never backing down to Spain throughout the first game of group play. Behind 23 points from Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic and a game-saving block by Philadelphia 76ers rookie Dario Saric on future Hall of Famer Pau Gasol, Croatia got a big victory that could help it outlast one of the four presumed powerhouses (Lithuania, Spain, Brazil, Argentina) and find itself in the bracket portion of competition.

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So what does this stunning defeat mean for Spain? Here are three things to know:Spain didn’t do so hot in the group play in 2012
Granted, this is an entirely different Olympics and a lot of these key Spanish players are past their prime, but Spain can take some solace in its mediocre 2012 group play in London and not worry too much about the first loss to Croatia. Back in 2012, Spain opened their group play with a solid victory against China and a nice win over a scrappy Australian team. That’s when things started to get dicey for a Spanish team that was supposed to be a lock for the gold-medal showdown with Team USA.
In its third game, Spain beat Great Britain by one point. Great Britain was in the Olympic field only because it was the host country. The British had a truly bad team that was able to take down only an even worse China team. And yet, Spain didn’t really have great focus in the game and allowed the hosts to be in it the entire time. The next game, Russia upset Spain 77-74, which meant the Spaniards were destined for a collision course with Team USA before the gold-medal game. That is … until Spain dropped its fifth game rather intentionally.
Spain barely lost to Brazil in the fifth and final game of group play, which put it on the other side of the bracket from Team USA. The Spanish would go on to beat France and get their revenge against Russia to earn a return to the gold-medal game. They ended up losing 107-100 to USA. Maybe they’ll end up having a similar route to the title game this year, but this is not the start they were hoping for.
It’s safe to be concerned that Juan Carlos Navarro and Rudy Fernandez are no longer weapons
Juan Carlos Navarro used to be the most feared weapon for the Spanish team — even more so than the Gasol brothers. His ability to be a constant 3-point threat from deep that allowed him to set up the rest of his game in the middle of the floor was truly special. Rudy Fernandez used to be the J.R. Smith of Spain. He had incredible talent, made incomprehensible gambles with his play at times, and could either shoot you out of a game or make you dominate with his spectacular presence on the court.
In the first game in Rio, neither player was a real factor. The 31-year-old Fernandez played 29 minutes and took only three shots in his time on the court. All three of his attempts were 3-pointers and all three of them missed. He was a scoring threat who didn’t score a single point in nearly 75 percent of the game. Navarro is 36 years old and looked like he was a hologram out on the floor. The man they used to lovingly refer to as “La Bomba” played only 11 minutes and missed both of his 3-point shots.
Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic was the weapon complementing Pau Gasol — not Navarro nor Fernandez. Maybe this was only one game, but their inability to hurt Croatia was certainly concerning.
Spain definitely misses Marc Gasol, which will likely keep it from challenging Team USA
Marc Gasol’s absence this summer was something to worry about heading into Rio, and it was felt greatly against Croatia. Spain was outrebounded 41-30 and gave up 10 offensive rebounds. Dario Saric was all over the offensive boards, and Darko Planinic added three offensive rebounds. These possessions that gave Croatia extra life contributed to the upset victory and left Spain scratching their heads a little bit.
Croatia was a plus-14 with Planinic on the floor, and he really shouldn’t be able to do much against Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic, and even Felipe Reyes and Willy Hernangomez. And yet, he was a big impact player. That doesn’t happen if Marc Gasol is in Rio playing for Spain. Defensively, he was obviously missed and he’s not a big time rebounder. But he’s a giant body on the floor and one who takes up space and can be effective on the glass against the opposition — especially against a frontcourt like Croatia’s, which shouldn’t be able to outperform Spain on the boards.
His absence probably keeps any potential gold-medal game against the U.S. from being as close as we saw in 2012. Remember that USA Basketball is missing LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and others. This isn’t a B-Team by any means, but there’s enough of a dip in talent for Team USA that a full-strength Spain team could’ve shocked the world and accomplished what Argentina did in 2004.

Instead, Marc Gasol isn’t there and Team USA will be playing its best when it gets to the gold medal game. Will Spain be playing its best? Will Spain even be playing in that game?

Source: http://www.cbssports.com/

Rio Olympics 2016: Team USA makes a gold medal statement with big wins

Rio Olympics 2016: The Rio Olympics may have started on Saturday, but Sunday they announced their presence with authority.
Day 2 provided the most exciting moments of the games thus far, highlighted by U.S. swimmers and gymnasts dominating their events. Team USA put the rest of the world on notice with outstanding performances in the pool and at the gym.
Here are some takeaways from Day 2’s swimming finals and women’s gymnastics qualifying.

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Phelps comes through
There was some debate as to whether Michael Phelps should have even been included in the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and boy did he prove his doubters wrong. Phelps swam an incredible 100-meter in the second leg to give the U.S. a lead it would never relinquish. Nathan Adrian closed out the race to edge France and Australia for the gold.

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Ledecky bests herself
Katie Ledecky’s biggest competition during the 400m freestyle final was, well, Katie Ledecky. But even she wasn’t that much competition, as she smashed her previous world record, beating the closest competitor by nearly five seconds. Ledecky won silver in the 4x100m freestyle relay on Saturday, and hopes to win gold in three more events.

USA gymnasts are really, really good
The American women’s gymnastics team put up the highest score in every discipline en route to the top qualifying score. Individually, Simone Biles qualified with the top score — as expected — and Aly Raisman took the second American spot, meaning Gabby Douglas will not defend her 2012 gold. The U.S. is going to take home a lot of gold over the next few days.

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Watch Rio 2016 Olympics live stream: Saturday’s TV schedule

Watch Rio 2016 Olympics live stream: The world watched as Rio de Janeiro was put on center stage Friday as the Olympic Summer Games showed off an opening ceremony which included Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen, the wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

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Athletes from 205 nations and territories marched behind their flags.

On behalf of all 11,288 competitors (6,182 men; 5,106 women), a Brazilian athlete pledged an oath that they won’t take banned drugs — a promise likely to ring false to many fans after the scandal of government-orchestrated cheating in Russia.

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Now, the all eyes will watch as elite athletes over a number of disciplines take to their competitive arenas.

You can watch it all.

Saturday’s coverage is part of more than 4,500 hours of live competition on NBC’s family of networks, which includes Telemundo, NBC Universo, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, USA and various Olympic specialty channels. Live streaming is available at nbcolympics.com.

If you’ve cut the cable cord but still want to watch the summer games, you have several options. Sling TV is offering every major channel that covers the 2016 Rio Olympics in English. Sling will allow viewers to watch the Olympics online on Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, smart TVs, mobile devices, computers, and more.

You can get all the info for signing up to Sling’s Olympic coverage here.

PlayStation Vue offers several of the channels that will be covering the Olympics as well. To watch the Olympics online via PlayStation Vue, you’ll need to have a PS3/PS4, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or iOS/Android device.

Here is Saturday’s TV schedule from Rio.

On NBC from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern (7 a.m. to 5 p.m. central)

Rowing – Qualifying Heats (LIVE)
Men’s Cycling – Road Race (LIVE)
Men’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Croatia (LIVE)
Men’s Cycling – Road Race (LIVE)
Swimming – Qualifying Heats (LIVE)
Rowing – Qualifying Heats
Men’s Beach Volleyball – Gibb/Patterson (U.S.) vs. Jefferson/Cherif (Qatar) (LIVE)
Women’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. Puerto Rico (LIVE)

On NBC from 8 p.m. to midnight Eastern (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.)

Men’s Gymnastics -Team Competition
Swimming (LIVE): Men’s 400m Individual Medley – Gold Medal Final, Men’s 400m Freestyle – Gold Medal Final, Women’s 400m Individual Medley – Gold Medal Final, Women’s 100m Butterfly – Semifinals, Men’s 100m Breaststroke – Semifinals, Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay – Gold Medal Final
Women’s Beach Volleyball – Walsh Jennings/Ross (U.S.) vs. Artacho Del Solar/Laird (Australia) (LIVE)
On NBC from 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Eastern (11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.)

Men’s Gymnastics -Team Competition
On NBCSN from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern (8 a.m. to midnight Central)

Men’s Archery – Team Round of 16 (LIVE)
Women’s Shooting – 10m Air Rifle Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Beach Volleyball – Preliminary Round (LIVE)
Women’s Rugby – U.S. vs. Fiji (LIVE)
Men’s Basketball – Australia vs. France (LIVE)
Beach Volleyball – Preliminary Round
Men’s Water Polo – Spain vs. Italy
Women’s Soccer – U.S. vs. France (LIVE)
Men’s Basketball – U.S. vs. China (LIVE)
Judo – Gold Medal Finals
Women’s Weightlifting – 48kg Gold Medal Final; Women’s Soccer – Brazil vs. Sweden (LIVE)
Table Tennis – Singles First and Second Rounds; Boxing – Elimination Matches, 8 a.m.-Midnight.
On MSNBC from Noon to 5 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. central)

Beach Volleyball – Preliminary Round
Women’s Handball – Norway vs. Brazil
Table Tennis – Singles First Round
Men’s Archery – Team Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
On USA 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern (2 p.m. to 7 p.m. central)

Equestrian – Eventing, Dressage
Women’s Field Hockey – U.S. vs. Argentina (LIVE)
Beach Volleyball – Preliminary Round (LIVE)
Women’s Fencing – Individual Epee Gold Medal Final
On CNBC from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. central)

Women’s Rugby – U.S. vs. Colombia (LIVE), Preliminary Round match TBA
Women’s Soccer – Germany vs. Australia (LIVE)
On BRAVO from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern (8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. central)
Tennis (LIVE)
On TELEMUNDO from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. central)

Boxing – Elimination Matches
Volleyball; Swimming – Qualifying Heats
Beach Volleyball – Preliminary Round
On NBC UNIVERSO from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern (3 p.m. to 7 p.m. central)
Women’s Soccer – U.S. vs. France (LIVE)
Basketball
Boxing – Elimination Matches
On NBC Basketball Channel 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern (10 a.m. to 11 p.m. central)

Men’s Basketball – Australia vs. France (LIVE), Australia vs. France Encore, China vs. U.S. (LIVE), Venezuela vs. Serbia (LIVE); Women’s Basketball – Turkey vs. France (LIVE), China vs. Canada, Brazil vs. Australia, Belarus vs. Japan.
On NBC soccer channel from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern (1 p.m. to midnight central)

Women’s Soccer – Canada vs. Zimbabwe (LIVE), U.S. vs. France (LIVE), Russia vs. China (LIVE), Germany vs. Australia, Brazil vs. Sweden (LIVE), Colombia vs. New ZealandRio Olympics

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Rio Olympics 2016: Women’s Tennis Schedule & Live Stream

Rio Olympics 2016: As the 2016 Tennis season approaches the final stretch of the season, there is no better way to cap off another incredible year in the sport than with the 2016 Rio Olympics! Six of the United States’ most talented female tennis players have made their way to Rio de Janeiro to compete for one of the most prestigious honors in the sport: an Olympic Gold Medal! While the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, are most definitely the favorites to take home a medal at this summer’s Games, the Olympics can be unpredictable events – so be sure to keep your eye on fellow Team USA members Madison Keys, Sloan Stephens, Coco Vandeweghe and Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

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With more than 6,755 total hours of coverage scheduled across a handful of networks, keeping up with your favorite Olympic sports can sometimes be a daunting task! Luckily, we at Hidden Remote are all about making life a bit easier for our readers!

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Which brings us to the tune-in details and schedule! Where, when and how can you catch the various Women’s Tennis events taking place at this year’s Olympics? Here are all the details you need to guarantee you don’t miss a minute of the Rio Women’s Tennis events!

Note: All times are Eastern Standard Time so please adjust accordingly. To view the live stream for each event, please use the corresponding live stream links located directly after the listing.

Women’s Tennis Schedule

Women’s Singles First Round

August 6

Madison Keys (USA) vs. Danka Kovinic (MNE), 10 a.m., Live Stream
Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL), 10 a.m., Live Stream
Sara Errani (ITA) vs. Kiki Bertens (NED), 10 a.m., Live Stream
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) vs. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP), 12 p.m., Live Stream
Heather Watson (GBR) vs. Peng Shuai (CHN), 12 p.m., Live Stream
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) vs. Zhang Shuai (CHN), 12 p.m., Live Stream
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Zheng Saisai (CHN), 2p.m., Live Stream
Sloane Stephens (USA) vs. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN), 4 p.m., Live Stream
Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) vs. Roberta Vinci (ITA), 5:30 p.m., Live Stream
Venus Williams (USA) vs. Kristen Flipkens (BEL), 5:45 p.m., Live Stream
Women’s Doubles First Round

August 6

Muguruza/Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs. Goncalves/Pereira (BRA), 5:30 p.m., Live Stream
Bacsinskzy/Hingis (SUI) vs. Gavrilova/Stosur (AUS), 5:30 p.m., Live Stream

Additional Women’s Tennis Events – Schedules, Live Stream to Be Revealed at a Later Date

Women’s Singles Second Round

August 8, 10:00 a.m.

Women’s Doubles Second Round
August 8, 4:00 p.m.

Women’s Singles Third Round
August 9, 10:00 a.m.

Women’s Doubles Quarterfinals
August 9, 7:45 p.m.

Mixed Doubles First Round
August 10, 10:00 a.m.

Women’s Singles Quarterfinals
August 10, 11:45 a.m.

Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals
August 11, 1:00 p.m.

Women’s Singles Semifinals
August 11, 3:00 p.m.

Women’s Doubles Semifinals
August 11, 5:00 p.m.,

Mixed Doubles Semifinals
August 12, 11:00 a.m.

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2016 Olympic gymnastics live stream: How to watch men’s qualification online

The U.S. men’s gymnastics team will compete in a qualifying round at the Summer Olympics on Saturday, as the Americans vie for spots in the Olympic finals for team, all-around and event competition, which can be followed online via NBC Sports.

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Olympic gymnastics are structured in such a way that gymnasts need to do more than just qualify for their national teams to ultimately have a chance to win medals. Saturday’s qualifying round is the last barrier to entry into the medal around, at which point the Americans can start taking home the hardware they sorely want.

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In total, the men’s gymnastics qualification round features 12 teams of five gymnasts apiece, plus 38 individual performers. (The parameters are the same for the women’s competition.) Some of the teams are comprised of all athletes from one nation, while others are “mixed groups” that feature athletes from various countries.

The United States announced its team for Rio in June. It includes three returners from London 2012 and two gymnasts who served as alternates that year. The returners are John Orozco, Sam Mikulak and Jake Dalton. The former alternates are Alex Naddour and Chris Brooks. They’ll be participating in the afternoon session starting at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Here’s full viewing information for the men’s qualifying competition on Saturday.

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Here Are All the Ways You Can Watch the Rio Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off Friday night in Rio de Janeiro with an opening ceremony that is likely to be one of the most-watched TV events of the year, if previous Olympic openings are any guide.

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The opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London drew a reported global audience of 900 million people, with 41 million of those people watching from within the U.S. For some context, those U.S. viewership totals would outpace this year’s Academy Awards (34.3 million viewers) while falling well short of the most recent Super Bowl (111 million).

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In other words, a lot of people will be tuning in to host network NBC for tonight’s festivities—featuring the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic cauldron and the parade of thousands of athletes from 206 countries (even Russia!)—as well as for the sporting events planned for the next two weeks in Rio, as NBC is likely to easily average more than 30 million viewers each night.

Of course, not everyone will be able to watch NBC’s Olympics coverage live between now and the closing ceremonies on August 21, as the network has once again opted to air various Olympic events on a tape-delay. The opening ceremony is no different, as the event will air on a one-hour delay for viewers on the east coast of the U.S., with even longer delays in the western U.S.While many viewers complain about NBC’s tape-delay tradition, the network maintains that the practice is better for ratings as NBC claims female viewers (who actually make up the bulk of the Olympics’ audience) watch sports differently than men do, with women investing more in coverage showing athletes’ journeys to the games than in the actual results. (Still, some people are looking for ways to circumvent NBC’s tape delay to watch the Olympics live.)Considering that NBC spent more than $1.2 billion to secure the U.S. rights to air the Rio Olympics (and has paid even more to air the Olympics through 2032), it’s understandable that the Comcast-owned network would be particular when it comes to its broadcast strategy. And, that Olympics coverage has already proven to be a windfall for the network, which said this week that it has already set a record with $1.2 billion in national advertising sales for this year’s summer games, which puts NBC on pace for a 20% bump over the network’s ad sales for the 2012 London Olympics when this year’s event is finished.

NBCUniversal has a lot of ad space to fill, too, as the company says it will produce 6,755 hours of Olympics coverage over the next two weeks across its family of broadcast and cable networks, plus streaming. With that in mind, here are all of the ways you can watch the 2016 Summer Olympics.

TV (broadcast and cable): You can catch thousands of hours of Summer Olympics coverage on NBCUniversal’s two broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo (for Spanish language coverage, and on eight different cable networks: Bravo, CNBC, the Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, NBC Universo (Spanish language), the USA Network, and two “Specialty Channels” that will carry basketball and soccer games. NBC even said it’s offering some 4K Ultra HD coverage to various cable and satellite providers for certain Olympic events.

Streaming: NBC will be live-streaming every single athletic event at this year’s Olympics, which means 4,500 total hours of content on NBCOlympics.com or through the NBC Sports app. Roughly 85% of viewers are expected to watch some of NBC’s coverage via a “second-screen” (aka mobile) device, according to WalletHub, and NBC said this will be the first year that viewers will be able to watch the network’s coverage through a connected TVs, including Apple TV, Google’s Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Fire devices. NBC is expected to draw a pretty sizable digital audience this year, as more and more people stream live content, and those high expectations are evident in the fact that the network’s digital ad sales are up 33% over the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Viewers watching online or through the NBC app will need to enter login credentials for their cable provider.)

Streaming for Cord-cutters: There are several ways to watch the Olympics without cable, including a subscription to the Dish Network’s Sling TV service, which streams most major NBCUniversal channels carrying Olympics coverage as part of its $25-per-month package. Another option is Sony’s Playstation Vue, which also streams various NBC channels and has subscription packages starting at $30 per month. Additionally, Playstation Vue subscribers can use their login credentials for that service to access the NBC Sports app and stream the Olympics on mobile devices, as well. Both Sling TV and Playstation Vue also have seven-day free trials, but that would only cover you for half of the Olympics. (Note: NBC’s network feed is only available to Sling TV and Playstation Vue customers in “select markets.”)

Of course, if you’re a cord-cutter who doesn’t want to pay for a fancy subscription streaming package, there’s always an even cheaper, though not quite as fruitful, option: get a digital antenna. You can watch more than 260 hours of Olympics coverage on the flagship NBC broadcast channel for free with an antenna in most U.S. locations and the antenna itself can cost as little as roughly $10. (Meanwhile, if you really want to skimp, some sites are also offering tutorials on how to use a VPN, or virtual private network, to cut out NBC and access free livestreams from other countries.)

Virtual Reality: Want to feel like you’re actually at the Rio Olympics without the cost of a plane ticket to Brazil (or the risk of contracting the Zika virus)? NBC has you covered in the form of a partnership with Samsung that will allow users of the NBC Sports app, who also have a Samsung Gear VR as well as a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, to access more than 100 hours of virtual reality programming. That VR content will include coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as certain men’s basketball, gymnastics, track and field, beach volleyball, diving, boxing, and fencing events.

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Olympics 2016, volleyball schedule: Time, TV coverage and live stream for USA vs. Puerto Rico and more

On Saturday, the U.S. Olympic women’s indoor volleyball team starts its quest to defend – and ideally improve upon – the silver medal it earned in 2012. The Americans face Puerto Rico in a preliminary-round match in Rio de Janeiro to kick off the Summer Games for both teams. The match begins at 4 p.m. ET and can be streamed online via NBC.

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The women’s indoor volleyball tournament has 12 teams, split into two groups of six. The United States and Puerto Rico are playing in Group B, and this is the first game of a full-group round robin. The top four teams after five round-robin games apiece will advance to a knockout quarterfinal, and then so on.

The United States is the tournament’s top seed, and for the Americans to fall anywhere short of advancement from the preliminary stage would be a legitimate shock. Brazil won gold over America at London 2012, and it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise if the two countries meet in another final this year. (The United States also won silver in China in 2008, so the Americans are really looking to get over the hump.)

The American roster includes four holdovers from 2012’s team and eight newcomers. Ten of the 12 players on the roster were involved in the American gold medal win at the 2014 FIVB world championship, Team USA’s first in 62 years. Now they’re looking for the biggest prize of them all, and that journey starts on Saturday.

2016 Rio Olympics volleyball coverage for Saturday

Event: Group B volleyball, USA vs. Puerto Rico
Time: 4 p.m. ET
TV: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports

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