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June 10, 2016

Watch the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

Get ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

Get ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

August 5-21, 2016

42 SPORTS  |  306 EVENTS  |  37 VENUES  |  206 COUNTRIES  |  10,000+ ATHLETES

Record numbers of countries are participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will take part. With 306 sets of medals, the games will feature 28 Olympic sports — including rugby sevens and golf, which were added by the International Olympic Committee in 2009. These sporting events will take place at 33 venues in the host city and at 5 venues in the cities of São Paulo (Brazil’s largest city), Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília (Brazil’s capital), and Manaus.

NBC television coverage will begin with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 5, with primetime coverage on NBC running from Aug. 5-21. Bob Costas returns to host primetime coverage on NBC, with Ryan Seacrest hosting NBC’s late-night coverage.

A wide array of NBC Universal networks will host extensive Olympic coverage throughout the games. Full details and channel listings will be released and available closer to the start of the Olympics.

RIO2016_RGB_Container_GradientHow to Watch:

Here is a list of ways you can watch the Olympics. Download the Olympics Guide for a list of events on each channel and tips for watching Cable TV and streaming Olympic coverage online or check out the Olympics Cable TV schedule

Cable TV:

  • KTIV - NBC (ch. 4 or 404 HD)
  • CNBC (ch. 166 or 566 HD)
  • NBCSN (ch. 131 or 531 HD)
  • Golf Channel (ch. 130 or 530 HD)
  • USA (ch. 230 or 630 HD)
  • MSNBC (ch. 165 or 565 HD)
  • Bravo (ch. 271 or 673 HD)

Cable TV “Bonus” Channels:

  • Ch. 402 - features coverage of basketball events
  • Ch. 403 - features special coverage of soccer events

On the web:


The “NBC Sports App” is  available for Apple and Android devices as well as streaming services (Google Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku Box etc.). This app features behind the scenes footage, and additional “extras” including olympian profiles and more.