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NBC Olympics TV and streaming schedule for Aug. 5

The gold medal match for women's beach volleyball will headline NBC's live Olympics coverage from Tokyo Thursday night.

April Ross, left, of the United States, hugs teammate Alix Klineman after winning a women's beach volleyball match against Germany at the Tokyo Olympics.
April Ross, left, of the United States, hugs teammate Alix Klineman after winning a women's beach volleyball match against Germany at the Tokyo Olympics.Read morePetros Giannakouris / AP

Tokyo Olympics coverage on NBC Thursday night will be headlined by the gold medal final of women’s beach volleyball, which will air live in primetime.

U.S. women’s beach volleyball teammates Alix Klineman and April Ross will take on Australia in the gold medal match, scheduled to begin at 10:30 p.m. Eastern. This is Klineman’s first Olympics appearance, while Ross won a Bronze in Rio in 2016 and a silver in London in 2012.

In one important change to the schedule, the women’s soccer gold medal game between Sweden and Canada that was scheduled to air live Thursday night at 10 p.m. has been moved back to 8 a.m. Friday due to concerns over Tokyo’s intense morning heat.

Other notable events Thursday include:

  1. The U.S. women’s basketball team, in pursuit of its seventh consecutive gold medal, will face Serbia in the semifinals live at 12:40 a.m. Friday on NBC.

  2. U.S. runners Michael Norman and Michael Cherry are aiming to compete for a gold medal in the men’s 400-meter final, which is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and air live on Peacock.

  3. If you want to watch the U.S. women’s soccer team compete for a bronze medal against Australia live, you’ll have to set an alarm — the match is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. Thursday and air on USA Network.

In addition to TV coverage on NBC’s broadcast and cable channels in English and Spanish, every event of every Olympic competition will be available to stream live on You’ll have to log in with your pay-TV provider, whether cable, satellite, or streaming platforms including YouTube TV, FuboTV and Sling TV.

Some track and field, gymnastics, and U.S. men’s basketball events will also be available outside that paywall on Peacock, NBC’s online streaming service. All events except U.S. men’s basketball games will be on Peacock’s free tier; men’s basketball will be on the paid subscription tier.

If you have a Comcast Xfinity cable subscription with an X1 box, live online streams of events are integrated into the sports tab right next to TV broadcasts.

NBC also has apps for mobile devices, tablets, and connected-TV devices including Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Samsung TV, and more. There’s an FAQ page on NBC’s website here if you have more questions.

The full event schedule for the entire Olympics is available here. Live scores and results are available here.

Thursday’s Tokyo Olympics TV schedule

As a general rule, these schedules will include all live broadcasts on TV channels and Peacock, but not most tape-delayed broadcasts. We’ll let you know what’s on the NBC broadcast network’s primetime and daytime shows whether or not those events are live, but not all the delayed coverage on cable channels.

The full tape-delayed broadcasts across all of NBC’s TV channels can be found here.


8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

  1. Track and field — men’s 400-meter final, decathlon final, heptathlon final, men’s 1,500-meter semifinal (taped)

  2. Women’s beach volleyball — final

  3. Skateboarding — men’s park final (taped)

  4. Diving — women’s platform final (taped)

12:05 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday

  1. Canoeing — sprint qualifying (taped)

12:40 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday

  1. Women’s basketball semifinal — United States vs. Serbia

USA Network

2 a.m. to 4 a.m.

  1. Diving — women’s platform final

4 a.m. to 6 a.m.

  1. Women’s soccer bronze medal — United States vs. Australia

6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  1. Baseball semifinal — United States vs. South Korea

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

  1. Men’s volleyball semifinal — France vs. Argentina

8 p.m. to 10 pm.

  1. Canoeing — sprint qualifying


2 a.m. to 3:40 a.m.

  1. Women’s water polo semifinal — United States vs. Russian Olympic Committee

8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday

  1. Women’s volleyball semifinal — United States vs. Serbia

  2. Beach volleyball — women’s bronze medal


2 a.m. to 7 a.m.

  1. Track and field — men’s 20-kilometer walk

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  1. Men’s basketball semifinal — France vs. Slovenia

3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  1. Track and field — men’s 50-kilometer walk

Olympic channel

5:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  1. Wrestling — women’s freestyle 57kg final, men’s freestyle 57kg final, men’s freestyle 86k final, women’s freestyle 53kg final, men’s freestyle 74kg semifinal, men’s freestyle 125kg semifinal

10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

  1. Wrestling qualifying rounds — women’s freestyle 50kg, men’s freestyle 65kg, men’s freestyle 74kg, women’s freestyle 53kg, men’s freestyle 97kg, men’s freestyle 125kg

Golf Channel

6:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday

  1. Women’s third round


6:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

  1. Track and field — men’s decathlon javelin throw, women’s pole vault final, women’s 4x400-meter relay round one, men’s 1,500-meter semifinals, men’s 400-meter final, women’s heptathlon 800-meter, men’s decathlon 1,500-meter


4 a.m. to 6 a.m.

  1. Women’s soccer bronze medal — United States vs. Australia


8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  1. Baseball