NBC Airs Rio Olympics Special With Michael Phelps & More

Rio Olympics NBC specialNBC will air 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, Katie Ledecky, Kerri WalshJennings, 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 against South Africa at 3 p.m. ET, immediately followed by a meeting between medal contenders Portugal 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.

Powered by Playmaker Media, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream 4,500 total hours -- including all Olympic competition for the third consecutive Olympics -- for authenticated pay TV subscribers via TV Everywhere to desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, plus connected TVs for the first time.

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 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 (DAY -1)

NBC 

8 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Olympic Preview Special

NBCSN

Noon – 3 p.m.

Men’s Soccer – Iraq vs. Denmark (LIVE)

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Brazil vs. South Africa (LIVE)

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Portugal vs. Argentina (LIVE)

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Fiji vs. South Korea (LIVE)

9 p.m. – 11 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Nigeria vs. Japan (LIVE)

USA NETWORK 

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Honduras vs. Algeria (LIVE)

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Mexico vs. Germany (LIVE)

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Sweden vs. Colombia (LIVE)

SOCCER SPECIALTY CHANNEL 

Noon – 2 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Iraq vs. Denmark (LIVE)

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Iraq vs. Denmark Encore

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Brazil vs. South Africa (LIVE)

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Portugal vs. Argentina (LIVE)

7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Fiji vs. South Korea (LIVE)

9 p.m. – 11 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Nigeria vs. Japan (LIVE)

11 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Honduras vs. Algeria

12:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Mexico vs. Germany

2 a.m. – 3:30 a.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Sweden vs. Colombia

TELEMUNDO 

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. 

Olympic News (LIVE)

Olympic Football Preview Show (LIVE)

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Honduras vs. Algeria (LIVE)

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Mexico vs. Germany (LIVE)

NBC UNIVERSO 

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

Olympic News (LIVE)

Olympic Football Preview Show (LIVE)

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Brazil vs. South Africa (LIVE)

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

Men’s Soccer – Portugal vs. Argentina (LIVE)

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