Tokyo Olympics: Saturday’s Viewing Schedule

Saturday marks the first full day of competition during the Tokyo Olympics with NBC airing the Summer Olympics across a variety of networks.

The opening day of swimming competition will feature a number of U.S. medal contenders in preliminary action, including Rio Olympics silver medalist Chase Kalisz in the men’s 400m individual medley.

Beach volleyball competition gets underway with the U.S. team of April Ross and Alix Klineman playing Xue Chen and Wang Xinxin of China live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The United States has won the gold medal in women’s beach volleyball three consecutive Olympics (2004, 2008, 2012) before earning bronze in 2016.

In a sport making its Olympic debut, the men’s skateboarding street final will be presented live at Midnight ET/8:30 p.m. PT on NBC. American Nyjah Huston is expected to be a gold medal contender in the event.

Following their opening match 3-0 defeat against Sweden on Wednesday in the women’s soccer tournament, the U.S. Women’s National Team take on New Zealand in a Group G matchup live at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

There is some weather news that Olympic organizers need to keep their eye on. Tropical Storm Nepartak formed Friday morning in the Philippine Sea and after the pandemic delayed the Summer Games for a year, it means that some events are now at risk of being delayed once again.

“While it’s still too early to have high confidence in the exact track and intensity of this system, there are early indications that it could threaten Tokyo later Monday or Tuesday, local time,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Jake Sojda said.

What follows below is the schedule for the day for NBC, USA, CNBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and Peacock. All Tokyo Olympics coverage will be streamed live on https://www.nbcolympics.com and the NBC Sports app. All times listed are ET unless otherwise noted.

SATURDAY, JULY 24 (DAY 1)

NBC

9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Men’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. France (LIVE)

10:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

3×3 U.S. Women’s Basketball

Women’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Japan

Rowing – Qualifying Heats and Repechages

Archery – Mixed Team Final

Cycling – Men’s Road Race

2:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Swimming – Qualifying Heats

Men’s Beach Volleyball – Dalhausser/Lucena (U.S.) vs. Brouwer/Meeuwsen (Netherlands)

Gymnastics – Men’s Team Competition

8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Swimming Finals (LIVE)

  • Men’s 400m Individual Medley
  • Men’s 400m Freestyle
  • Women’s 400m Individual Medley
  • Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Women’s Beach Volleyball – Ross/Klineman (U.S.) vs. Xue/Wang (China) (LIVE)

Gymnastics – Men’s Team Competition

Skateboarding – Men’s Street Qualifying

8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (PT)

Skateboarding – Men’s Street Final (LIVE)

12 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Skateboarding – Men’s Street Final (LIVE)

Women’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. Argentina

USA

2 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Cycling – Men’s Road Race (LIVE)

Women’s Beach Volleyball – Switzerland vs. Germany

Rowing – Qualifying Heats and Repechages

Swimming – Qualifying Heats (LIVE)

Men’s Beach Volleyball – Dalhausser/Lucena (U.S.) vs. Brouwer/Meeuwsen (Netherlands) (LIVE)

3×3 Basketball (LIVE)

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball – Russian Olympic Committee vs. Spain

Women’s Beach Volleyball – Canada vs. China

Men’s Handball – Germany vs. Spain

Fencing – Men’s Sabre & Women’s Epee Finals

Shooting – Women’s Air Rifle

Weightlifting – Women’s 49kg Final

Boxing – Elimination Rounds

Judo – Finals

Taekwondo – Finals

Table Tennis – Elimination Round

Women’s Soccer – U.S. vs. New Zealand

7:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Skateboarding – Men’s Street Qualifying (LIVE)

3×3 Basketball (LIVE)

Archery – Women’s Team Elimination Round

Skateboarding – Men’s Street Final (LIVE)

Cycling – Women’s Road Race (LIVE)

CNBC

8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

3×3 U.S. Women’s Basketball Qualifying Round

Softball – U.S. vs. Australia (LIVE)

Rowing – Qualifying Heats

Table Tennis – Mixed Doubles Quarterfinal

1 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Men’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Japan (LIVE)

NBCSN

2 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Softball – U.S. vs. Mexico (LIVE)

Archery – Mixed Team Final (LIVE)

Women’s Soccer – Sweden vs. Australia (LIVE)

Fencing – Men’s Individual Sabre Semifinals (LIVE)

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Soccer – U.S. vs. New Zealand (LIVE)

9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Women’s Soccer – Netherlands vs. Brazil

Table Tennis – Elimination Round

Equestrian – Team Dressage

Men’s Badminton – Chew/Chew (U.S.) vs. China

Men’s Handball – Denmark vs. Japan

Beach Volleyball – Qualifying Round

Men’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. France

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Women’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Japan

Beach Volleyball – Men’s Qualifying Round

Men’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. France

Softball – U.S. vs. Australia

OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

2 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Tennis (LIVE)

  • Men’s Singles, First Round
  • Women’s Singles, First Round
  • Men’s and Women’s Doubles, First Round

7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tennis

  • Men’s Singles, First Round
  • Women’s Singles, First Round
  • Men’s and Women’s Doubles, First Round

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Tennis (LIVE)

  • Men’s Singles, First Round
  • Women’s Singles, First Round
  • Men’s and Women’s Doubles, First Round

PEACOCK

6 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Men’s Gymnastics Qualifying (LIVE)

The Tokyo Olympics run July 23-August 8, 2021 and will be broadcast across the NBC broadcast, cable, and digital family of networks.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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