Tokyo Olympics: Wednesday’s Viewing Schedule

Tokyo 2020 (NBC Sports)

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

The U.S. men’s basketball team, aiming for its fourth consecutive gold medal, face Australia in the semifinals live Wednesday evening at 12:15 a.m. ET/9:15 p.m. PT on Peacock, with a berth in the gold medal game on the line.

Live track & field action in primetime Wednesday night on NBC and USA Network will feature the men’s 110m hurdles final as well as qualifiers in the men’s 4x100m relay. American Grant Holloway, the reigning world champion, aims to contend for the gold medal in the 110m hurdles final.

Nine-time Olympic medalist and six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix (women’s 400m semifinals) and Noah Lyles (men’s 200m final) are expected to headline American contenders in track & field action live Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. ET on Peacock. Rio bronze medalist Emma Coburn will also aim for a second consecutive Olympic medal in the women’s steeplechase final live Wednesday on Peacock. Peacock will also present live coverage of track & field finals and qualifying rounds Thursday morning beginning at 6:15 a.m. ET.

Live coverage of women’s beach volleyball semifinal action at the Tokyo Olympics will feature Americans April Ross/Alix Klineman (vs. Switzerland) Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Four Americans — Nelly Korda, Jessica Korda, Danielle Kang and Lexi Thompson — headline the 60-woman field in the women’s golf competition, as the second round from Kasumigaseki Country Club is presented live Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET on GOLF Channel.

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 and the NBC Sports app. All times listed are ET unless otherwise noted.



12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Dominican Republic

Equestrian – Individual Jumping Final

Artistic Swimming – Duet Final

Canoeing – Sprint Qualifying

Sport Climbing – Women’s Qualifying

Skateboarding – Women’s Park Final

Diving – Women’s Platform Qualifying

8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Women’s Beach Volleyball Semifinal – Ross/Klineman (U.S.) vs. Verge-Depre/Heidrich (Switzerland) (LIVE)

Track & Field – Finals, Semifinals and Qualifying

  • Women’s 4x100m Relay Qualifying (LIVE)
  • Women’s Steeplechase Final
  • Men’s 800m Final
  • Men’s 200m Final
  • Women’s 400m Semifinals
  • Women’s 1500m Semifinals
  • Men’s 4x100m Relay Qualifying (LIVE)
  • Men’s Triple Jump Final (LIVE)
  • Men’s Shot Put Final (LIVE)
  • Men’s 110m Hurdles Final (LIVE)

Diving – Women’s Platform Semifinal (LIVE)

8:30 p.m. – 9:05 p.m. (PT)

Beach Volleyball – Women’s Semifinal

12:05 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Track & Field – Finals and Semifinals

  • Women’s 1500m Semifinals
  • Women’s Steeplechase Final
  • Men’s Hammer Throw Final

Skateboarding – Men’s Park Final

Canoeing – Sprint Final


2 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Women’s Basketball Quarterfinal – Japan vs. Belgium (LIVE)

Women’s Basketball Quarterfinal – Spain vs. France (LIVE)

Diving – Women’s Platform Qualifying (LIVE)

Artistic Swimming – Duet Final (LIVE)

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Dominican Republic

Men’s Water Polo Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Spain

Women’s Basketball Quarterfinal – China vs. Serbia

Sport Climbing – Women’s Qualifying

Cycling – Track Finals

Women’s Handball Quarterfinal – France vs. Netherlands

Weightlifting – Men’s Final

Wrestling – Finals

Boxing – Finals and Semifinals

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Track & Field – Finals (LIVE)

  • Men’s 110m Hurdles Final
  • Men’s Shot Put Final
  • Men’s Triple Jump Final
  • Heptathlon
  • Decathlon


2 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Men’s Water Polo Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Spain

Canoeing – Sprint Qualifying

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Diving – Women’s Platform Semifinal (LIVE)

Canoeing – Sprint Finals (LIVE)

Skateboarding – Men’s Park Final (LIVE)

Skateboarding – Men’s Park Qualifying (LIVE)

Women’s Beach Volleyball – Semifinal

Canoeing – Sprint Finals


2:30 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Men’s Basketball Quarterfinal – Italy vs. France

4 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Quarterfinal – Serbia vs. Italy (LIVE)

Baseball Semifinal – Japan vs. South Korea

Women’s Volleyball Quarterfinal – Brazil vs. Russian Olympic Committee (LIVE)

Equestrian – Individual Jumping Final (LIVE)

Men’s Beach Volleyball Quarterfinal – Germany vs. Russian Olympic Committee

Men’s Beach Volleyball Quarterfinal – Qatar vs. Italy

Swimming – Men’s Marathon (LIVE)

Field Hockey – Women’s Semifinal

Men’s Water Polo Quarterfinal – Italy vs. Serbia

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Women’s Basketball Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Australia

Men’s Water Polo Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Spain

Men’s Beach Volleyball Quarterfinal – Norway vs. Russian Olympic Committee

Equestrian – Individual Jumping Final


5:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Wrestling Finals (LIVE)

  • Greco-Roman 67kg Final
  • Greco-Roman 87kg Final
  • Women’s Freestyle 62g Final
  • Men’s Freestyle 57kg Semifinals
  • Men’s Freestyle 86kg Semifinals
  • Women’s Freestyle 57kg Semifinals

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wrestling Competition

10 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Wrestling Qualifying Rounds (LIVE)

  • Women’s Freestyle 53kg
  • Women’s Freestyle 57kg
  • Men’s Freestyle 57kg
  • Men’s Freestyle 74kg
  • Men’s Freestyle 86kg
  • Men’s Freestyle 125kg

12:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Wrestling Competition


9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Women’s First Round

6:30 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Women’s Second Round (LIVE)


6 a.m. – 9 a.m. 

Track & Field (LIVE)

  • Men’s Decathlon High Jump
  • Women’s 1500m Semifinals
  • Women’s Heptathlon Shot Put
  • Women’s 400m Semifinals
  • Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Final and Victory Ceremony
  • Men’s Hammer Throw Final
  • Women’s Heptathlon 200m
  • Men’s 800m Final
  • Men’s Decathlon 400m
  • Men’s 200m Final

12:15 a.m. – 2:15 a.m. 

Men’s Basketball Semifinal – U.S. vs. Australia (LIVE)


5 a.m. – 6 a.m.

Diving – Women’s Platform Semifinal

6:15 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball Quarterfinal – Plavins/Tocs (Latvia) vs. Alison/Alvaro Filho (Brazil)

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Olympics Recap Show


7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Women’s Field Hockey Semifinals – Argentina vs. India (LIVE)

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Artistic Swimming – Duet Final

8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Women’s Basketball Quarterfinal – U.S. vs. Australia

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Baseball Playoff Round – U.S. vs. Dominican Republic

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.


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.