Rio Olympics 2016: Kazakh rower capsizes just ten strokes into singles sculls race

Kazakhstan’s Vladislav Yakovlev ended up in the water during his Men’s single sculls repechage race on Monday, in the second incident of a boat capsizing, just days into the 2016 Olympics.

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Weather problems in Rio have disrupted the rowing schedule, with a full day’s competition cancelled on Sunday due to unsafe conditions. The forecast predicts worse to come.

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However, it is not thought that Yakovlev’s accident was weather-related, with skies overcast but much calmer conditions than on previous days at the Lagoa venue.Yakovlev lost balance and went overboard just seconds into his race, managing just 10 strokes before falling into the water. It is believed to be the fastest capsize in Olympic history, but the cause of his mishap isn’t immediately clear.

The accident comes on the first day of rowing action since Serbian pair Milos Vasic and Nenad Bedik capsized on Saturday, with the choice of venue coming in for criticism as a result.Five-time gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave has been among those to voice concerns, while one of Team GB’s big medal hopes in the rowing, Katherine Grainger, called these the worst Olympic conditions she has faced.

Redgrave told the BBC: “The Olympic Games isn’t chosen on its rowing course. It would very unlikely that FISA – rowing’s governing body – would have chosen this.We have to make do in some ways. That’s the situation for our showpiece event every four years.

“But outdoor sports are affected by the weather – we have to deal with it. And safety comes first. Fairness comes after that. It’s unrowable.

“In Athens in 1896, the whole rowing programme was cancelled. But that would be a disaster.”


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.


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.


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
Stream: NBC Sports


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Olympic judo 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch Saturday’s matches online

Judo is a cool sport with an interesting history. The sport opens on Saturday at the Rio Olympics, televised by NBC with online coverage streaming via NBC Sports.

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You probably think relatively little of it when it’s not being featured in the Summer Olympics, which means its spotlight shines for only a few weeks every four years. It’s not a sport that really touches our national consciousness at other times, but that’s part of what makes it such an enjoyable Olympic event. It’s fun to learn as you watch, to really feel out a sport.

Saturday will give all of us a chance to do that, together. It’s the first day of Rio 2016 competition in this martial art, born in Japan in the 1800s and added as an Olympic sport permanently in 1972. (It had previously appeared in 1964).

Since its inception as an Olympic sport, judoka from more than 50 countries have medaled, but the best judoka are still the ones from where the sport game into existence. Japan has 34 all-time gold medals, and nobody else has more than 12. Its total medal count is 70, and the next country’s is 44. France has been second-best, at least historically.

Judo at Rio starts on Saturday and runs through Aug. 12. There are 14 total events – seven for men and seven for women. Some of this is going on during the day on Saturday. The morning will feature the women’s 48kg preliminary round and quarterfinals, and the same for the men’s 60kg. Then the repechage and medal round for each happens at 2:30 p.m. ET, as the first two gold medals out of the sport’s 14 in total get handed out.

It should be fun! Judo is a neat mental and physical test, and it features medals being won every day for a week, so it doesn’t take long to get into the high-stakes action.

Here’s full viewing information for Saturday’s judo.

2016 Rio Olympics judo coverage for Saturday

All times Eastern

Events: Women’s 48 kg prelims and quarterfinals, Men’s 60 kg prelims and quarterfinals (9 a.m.) … Women’s 48 kg repechage, semifinals and medal matches; Men’s 60 kg repechage, semifinals and medal matches (2 p.m.)

TV: NBCSN (Tape delay, 8 p.m.)

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2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony live stream: How to WATCH ONLINE (8/5/16)

The Opening Ceremony is not just the ceremonial start to the Olympic Games. They are a made-for-TV extravaganza with singing, dancing, fireworks and, of course, the must-see parade of nations.

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Event organizers say they hope to capture the spirit of Brazil in a show that includes dancers from 12 samba schools; two of Brazil’s most famous singers, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso; and an appearance from supermodel Gisele Bündchen as the famous “Girl from Ipanema.”

They hope to pull this off on a budget that is tiny compared to previous host nations. Brazil slashed its budget to $55.9 million for four ceremonies — the opening and closing events for the Olympics and next month’s Paralympics. Beijing, in contrast, spent 20 times that in 2008.

“I hope that the opening ceremony will be a drug for depression in Brazil,” said Fernando Meirelles, one of the three creative directors for the ceremony. “Brazilians can look at it and say, ‘We are a cool people, we are different ethnic groups, we live together, we never went to war, we are peaceful, we know how to enjoy life and we tend to be happy.'”

Here is what you need to know about the Opening Ceremony:

When: 8 p.m. Eastern

Where: Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, an iconic soccer venue that holds 75,000 and has hosted several World Cup matches.

TV: NBC (the network will air the ceremony on a tape delay).

Livestream: NBC Olympics


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Team USA: The Americans have more than 500 athletes in Rio, although with competitions already underway or set to start early on Saturday, not all of them will participate in the event. Michael Phelps, who has 22 Olympic medals in his long career, will be the U.S. flag bearer.

Cauldron lighting: Usually a closely guarded secret, Rio has invited soccer legend Pele to light the Olympic cauldron. But, as with most of the Brazil Olympics so far, there is a complication. Pele told a TV station that he needs permission from his sponsors to participate in the event.