Women's Soccer Kicks Off NBCUniversal's Rio Olympics Coverage

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Top-ranked U.S. Women’s Soccer Team faces New Zealand at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Bob Costas hosts a one-hour Olympic preview special live from Rio this Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The Opening Ceremony of the XXXI Olympiad begins Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET. All events live streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. (Photo: AP Images)

NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil begins tomorrow, Wednesday, August 3, with the kickoff of the women’s soccer tournament, featuring six live games across NBCSN and USA Network.

Wednesday’s live coverage of women’s soccer features co-captain Carli Lloyd and the U.S. women’s soccer team, who are pursuing a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal, against New Zealand at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Sweden vs. South Africa from Olympic Stadium. Coverage also includes Canada–Australia from Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and Brazil against China from Olympic Stadium at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network.


Thursday, August 4

NBC presents a one-hour Rio Olympics preview special live from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this Thursday, August 4, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Bob Costas will host the one-hour special, which features star athletes Michael Phelps, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Usain Bolt, and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. The special also introduces the U.S. audience to the host city and country, and will address all topics related to the Rio Olympics.

In addition, live coverage of men’s soccer group play kicks off on NBCSN on Thursday at Noon ET with Iraq vs. Denmark from Mane Garrincha Stadium. Coverage continues on NBCSN when Neymar leads the team from the Olympics host country of Brazil againstSouth Africa at 3 p.m. ET, immediately followed by a meeting between medal contendersPortugal vs. Argentina at 5 p.m. ET from Olympic Stadium.

Coverage continues when Mexico, led by striker Oribe Peralta and keeper Alfredo Talavera, begins its gold medal defense against Germany at Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador at 4 p.m. ET on USA Network.

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For more information on live streaming, please go to: NBCOlympics.com/Live-Stream-Schedule

For the full schedule of NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage, please go to: NBCOlympics.com