What to Watch Olympics Day 31 min read
Sunday August 7th
Archery/Basketball 5pm/4c NBCSN
Medals will be awarded for the Women’s team archery event, if you haven’t seen it yet Archery is a really cool sport and has an amazing venue set up overlooking parts of Rio. China, Russia, South Korea and Chinese Taipei are currently in the quarter-finals, with 8 other countries battling it out for the final four spots. The United States is not in, but host nation Brazil and our neighbors to the south, Mexico are still alive.
Prime-time 7pm/6c NBC
Another big night in primetime with a couple of swimming finals taking place with races including Americans Katie Ledecky and Dana Vollmer. The men will also swim the 4×100 free event which they lost in 2012 to France. The “Fab Five” start their Olympics as the women’s team gymnastics competition begins, the United States are the heavy favorites and look to distance themselves early. Lastly, the synchronized springboard diving competition finals take place. If you have never watched synchronized diving, it is absolutely mesmerizing, the precision and timing is unreal, especially on the springboard.
Weightlifting/Table Tennis 8p/7c NBCSN
Weightlifting is just insane to watch, these athletes are so incredibly strong and make it look so easy. Always one of my favorite events to watch. Table Tennis is top 5 best Olympic sports around. I was fortunate enough to go see it live in London in 2012 and the atmosphere was absolutely electric. The skill level of these players is ridiculous and the speed and rhythm of play is a spectacle to see.