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Olympic trials 2016: How to watch on TV

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The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio don’t kick off until Aug. 5, but the excitement is already well underway. With the athletes in peak condition and competing in Olympic trials all over your TV to secure a spot on Team USA, it’s time for you to get into peak viewing condition and secure your spot on the couch to cheer for them all.

Below, you’ll find a sport-by-sport guide to how, when, and where to watch, as well as a few key competitors to put on your radar. (All times are ET.)

Gymnastics

Who to watch: Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, and Danell Leyva

Men’s Olympic Trials

Day 1: Thursday, June 23 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN or livestream

Day 2: Saturday, June 25 at 9 p.m. on NBC or 8 p.m. livestream

Women’s P&G Championships

(Note: This is a precursor to the Olympic trials.)

Day 1: Friday, June 24 at 9 p.m. on NBC or 8:30 p.m. livestream

Day 2: Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. on NBC or 8:30 p.m. livestream

Women’s Olympic Trials

Day 1: Friday, July 8 at 9 p.m. on NBC or 8:30 p.m. livestream

Day 2: Sunday, July 10 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC or 8 p.m. livestream

Swimming

Who to watch: Natalie Coughlin, Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, Dana Vollmer, Nathan Adrian, Matt Grevers, Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps, and Jordan Wilimovsky

Sunday, June 26

11 a.m.-2 p.m. livestream: Preliminaries in men’s 400m individual medley, women’s 100m butterfly, men’s 400m freestyle, women’s 400m IM, and men’s 100m breaststroke

6-7 p.m. on NBCSN or online: Preliminaries in men’s 400m individual medley, women’s 100m butterfly, men’s 400m freestyle, women’s 400m IM, and men’s 100m breaststroke

8-9:20 p.m. on NBC or online: Men’s 400m individual medley final, women’s 100m butterfly semifinal, men’s 400m freestyle final, women’s 400m individual medley final, and the men’s 100m breaststroke semifinal

Monday, June 27

11:00 a.m.-2 p.m. livestream: Preliminaries in women’s 100m backstroke, men’s 200m freestyle, women’s 100m breaststroke, men’s 100m backstroke, and women’s 400m freestyle

6:30-8:30 p.m. on NBCSN or online: Preliminaries in women’s 100m backstroke, men’s 200m freestyle, women’s 100m breaststroke, men’s 100m backstroke, and women’s 400m freestyle

8-9:20 p.m. on NBC or online: Women’s 100m butterfly final, men’s 200m freestyle semifinal, women’s 100m breaststroke semifinal, men’s 100m breaststroke final, women’s 400m freestyle final, and men’s and women’s 100m backstroke semifinals

Tuesday, June 28

11:00 a.m.-2 p.m. livestream: Preliminaries in women’s 200m freestyle, men’s 200m butterfly and the women’s 200m individual medley

7-8 p.m. on NBCSN or online: Preliminaries in women’s 200m freestyle, men’s 200m butterfly, and the women’s 200m individual medley

8-9:20 p.m. on NBC or online: Women’s 100m butterfly final, men’s 200m freestyle semifinal, men’s 100m breaststroke final, women’s 400m freestyle final and men’s and women’s 100m backstroke semifinals

Wednesday, June 29

11 a.m.-2 p.m. livestream: Preliminaries in men’s 100m freestyle, women’s 200m butterfly and men’s 200m breaststroke

7-8 p.m. on NBCSN or online: Preliminaries in men’s 100m freestyle, women’s 200m butterfly, and men’s 200m breaststroke

8-9:20 p.m. on NBC or online: Men’s 100m freestyle semifinal, women’s 200m freestyle final, men’s 200m butterfly final, women’s 200m butterfly semifinal, men’s 200m breaststroke semifinal, and women’s 200m individual medley final

Thursday, June 30

11 a.m.-2 p.m. livestream: Preliminaries for women’s 100m freestyle, men’s 200m backstroke, and men’s 200m individual medley

6:30-8 p.m. on NBCSN or online: Preliminaries for women’s 100m freestyle, men’s 200m backstroke, and men’s 200m individual medley

8-9:20 p.m. on NBC or online: Men’s 200m breaststroke final, women’s 100m freestyle semifinal, women’s 200m butterfly final, men’s 100m freestyle final, women’s 200m breaststroke semifinal, and men’s 200m IM final

Friday, July 1

11 a.m.-2 p.m. livestream: Preliminaries for men’s 50m freestyle, women’s 800m freestyle, men’s 100m butterfly, and women’s 200m backstroke

6-8 p.m. on NBCSN or online: Preliminaries for men’s 50m freestyle, women’s 800m freestyle, men’s 100m butterfly, and women’s 200m backstroke

8-9:20 p.m. on NBC or online: Men’s 50m freestyle semifinal, women’s 200m breaststroke final, men’s 200m backstroke final, women’s 200m backstroke semifinal, men’s 200m IM final, women’s 100m freestyle final, and men’s 100m butterfly semifinal

Saturday, July 2

11 a.m.-2 p.m. livestream: Preliminaries for women’s 50m freestyle and men’s 1500m freestyle

5-6:30 p.m. on NBCSN or online: Preliminaries for women’s 50m freestyle and men’s 1500m freestyle and coverage of track and field trials

8-9:30 p.m. on NBCSN or online: Women’s 200m backstroke final, men’s 100m butterfly final, women’s 800m freestyle final, men’s 50m freestyle, and the women’s 50m freestyle semifinal

Sunday, July 3

7-9:20 p.m. on NBC or online: Women’s 50m freestyle and men’s 1500m freestyle

Diving

Who to watch: Abby Johnston, David Boudia, and Troy Dumais

Thursday, June 23

7-8:30 p.m. on NBCSN or online: Men’s synchronized 10m platform final

Saturday, June 25

4:30-6 p.m. on NBCSN or online: Men’s synchronized 10m platform final

Saturday, June 25

8-9 p.m. on NBC or online: Women’s 10m platform final

Sunday, June 26

4:30-6 p.m. on NBC or online: Women’s 3m springboard final

Sunday, June 26

7-8 p.m. on NBC or online: Men’s 10m platform final

Track and Field

Who to watch: Tori Bowie, Allyson Felix, Brittney Reese, Ashton Easton, Justin Gatlin, Joe Kovacs, Aries Merritt, and Christian Taylor

Friday, July 1

9 p.m. on NBC: Men’s Shot Put and 10,000m finals

Saturday, July 2

2 p.m. on NBC: Women’s 10,000m and long jump finals

Broadcast TBD: Decathlon

Sunday, July 3

Broadcast TBD: Men’s and women’s 100m and 400m finals

Monday, July 4

7 p.m. on NBCSN: 800m and men’s pole vault

Thursday July 7

8 p.m. on NBCSN: Women’s steeplechase and shot put

Friday, July 8

6 p.m. on NBCSN: Men’s 1500m and 100m hurdle semifinals

8 p.m. on NBC: 100m hurdles, steeplechase finals

Saturday, July 9

8 p.m. on NBC: Men’s 110m hurdles, 200m, and 5000m

Sunday, July 10

7 p.m. on NBC: 1500m and women’s 200m

For the full list of athletes who’ve already qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, click here.