Tokyo Olympics: Friday’s Viewing Schedule

Friday marks the seventh day of competition during the Tokyo Olympics with NBC airing the Summer Olympics across a variety of networks.

In a rematch of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final (a 2-0 U.S. shutout victory), the U.S. face Netherlands in the Tokyo Olympics women’s soccer quarterfinal live Friday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

On Friday evening, four-time Olympic gold medalist and men’s 100m butterfly world record holder Caeleb Dressel is a gold medal favorite in the men’s 100m butterfly. The women’s 800m freestyle will mark the final time that six-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky will face Ariarne Titmus of Australia in individual competition in Tokyo, with both vying for gold. Dressel is also expected to be a key part of the American contingent to contend for a medal in the mixed 4x100m medley relay, an event making its Olympic debut in Tokyo. First-time Olympians Phoebe Bacon and Rhyan White will represent Team USA in the women’s 200m backstroke.

Track & field qualifying rounds of the Tokyo Olympics continue live Friday in primetime on USA Network, including Americans Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad in the women’s 400m hurdles, as well as six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix, who is expected to be part of the U.S. mixed 4x400m relay team. Select events will air in primetime Friday on NBC. Peacock will also present live coverage of track & field qualifying rounds Friday beginning at 6 a.m. ET.

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.

FRIDAY, JULY 30 (DAY 7)

NBC

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Women’s Beach Volleyball – Ross/Klineman (U.S.) vs. Keizer/Meppelink (Netherlands)

Swimming – Qualifying Heats

Women’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Russian Olympic Committee

Rowing – Women’s and Men’s Finals

Cycling – BMX Racing Finals

Diving – Women’s Springboard Qualifying

8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Swimming – Finals (LIVE)

  • Men’s 100m Butterfly
  • Women’s 200m Backstroke
  • Women’s 800m Freestyle
  • Mixed 4×100 Medley Relay

Track & Field – Women’s 400m Hurdles Round One (LIVE)

Women’s Beach Volleyball – Claes/Sponcil (U.S.) vs. Ana Patricia/Rebecca (Brazil) (LIVE)

Track & Field – Mixed 4x400m Relay Semifinals

Track & Field – Qualifying Rounds

  • Men’s 800m Round One
  • Women’s 100m Hurdles Round One
  • Men’s 100m Prelims

8:30 p.m. – 9:05 p.m. (PT)

Archery – Men’s Individual Round of 16

12:05 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Track & Field – Men’s 10000m

Triathlon – Mixed Relay

Cycling – BMX Freestyle Qualifying

USA NETWORK

2:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Swimming – Qualifying Heats (LIVE)

Diving – Women’s Springboard Qualifying (LIVE)

Rugby – Women’s Quarterfinals

Women’s Soccer Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Netherlands

Table Tennis – Men’s Singles Final & Bronze

Men’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. Brazil

2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Canoeing – Men’s Slalom Final

Archery – Women’s Individual Final

Judo – Finals

Boxing – Quarterfinals

Table Tennis – Men’s Singles Final

Men’s Beach Volleyball – Poland vs. Brazil

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Triathlon – Mixed Relay (LIVE)

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Track & Field – Qualifying Rounds (LIVE)

  • Women’s 400m Hurdles
  • Men’s 800m
  • Women’s 100m Hurdles

11 p.m. – 2 a.m.

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

Archery – Men’s Individual Round of 16

Cycling – Men’s BMX Freestyle Qualifying

CNBC

2 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Gymnastics – Women’s Trampoline Final (LIVE)

Women’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Russian Olympic Committee (LIVE)

Archery – Women’s Individual Final (LIVE)

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Women’s Beach Volleyball – Claes/Sponcil (U.S.) vs. Ana Patricia/Rebecca (Brazil) (LIVE)

Cycling – Women’s BMX Freestyle Qualifying (LIVE)

Women’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. Russian Olympic Committee (LIVE)

Fencing – Women’s Team Sabre, Semifinals (LIVE)

Gymnastics – Men’s Trampoline Final (LIVE)

Rugby – Women’s Semifinals

NBCSN

2 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball – China vs. Russian Olympic Committee

4 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Women’s Soccer Quarterfinal – Canada vs. Brazil (LIVE)

Canoeing – Men’s Slalom Final

7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Women’s Soccer Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Netherlands (LIVE)

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball – Gibb/Bourne (U.S.) vs. Younousse Samba/Tijan (Qatar) (LIVE)

Men’s Volleyball – France vs. Russian Olympic Committee (LIVE)

10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Women’s Basketball – U.S. vs. Japan

Women’s Soccer Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Netherlands

Baseball – U.S. vs. Israel

Men’s Handball – France vs. Spain

Badminton – Mixed Doubles Final

Equestrian – Eventing, Dressage

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Women’s Basketball – U.S. vs. Japan

Women’s Soccer Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Netherlands

Women’s Beach Volleyball – Ross/Klineman (U.S.) vs. Keizer/Meppelink (Netherlands)

Women’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Russian Olympic Committee

Women’s Rugby – Semifinals

OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

2 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Tennis (LIVE)

  • Men’s Doubles Final
  • Men’s Doubles Bronze Medal
  • Men’s Singles Semifinals
  • Mixed Doubles Semifinals

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tennis

  • Men’s Doubles Final
  • Men’s Doubles Bronze Medal
  • Men’s Singles Semifinals
  • Mixed Doubles Semifinals

GOLF CHANNEL

7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Men’s Second Round

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Men’s Second Round

6:30 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Men’s Third Round (LIVE)

PEACOCK

6 a.m. – 8 a.m. 

Track & Field (LIVE)

  • Women’s 5000m Round 1
  • Women’s Triple Jump Qualifying Round
  • Women’s Shot Put Qualifying Round
  • Mixed 4x400m Relay Round 1
  • Men’s 10000m Final

TELEMUNDO

3 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Cycling – Men’s and Women’s BMX Finals

4 a.m. – 6 a.m.

Women’s Soccer Quarterfinal – Canada vs. Brazil (LIVE)

6 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Boxing

7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Women’s Soccer Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Netherlands (LIVE)

9:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Baseball – Mexico vs. Dominican Republic

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Olympics Special Recap Show

UNIVERSO

4:15 a.m. – 6 a.m.

Men’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. Brazil

6 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Women’s Soccer Quarterfinal – Sweden vs. Japan (LIVE)

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball – Grimalt/Grimalt (Chile) vs. Abicha/Elgraoui (Morocco)

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Quarterfinal – Great Britain vs. Australia (LIVE)

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Diving – Women’s Springboard Qualifying

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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