Olympic Viewing Picks for August 18, 2016

All Times Eastern

NBC

10 a.m. – Noon
Track & Field – Qualifying Rounds (LIVE)

Men’s 400m Hurdles – Gold Medal Final

Canoe/Kayak – Sprint Gold Medal Finals

Noon – 2 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball –United States vs. Serbia (LIVE)

2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Women’s Diving – Platform Semifinal
Men’s Cycling – BMX Quarterfinals

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Lolita Ananasova and Anna Voloshyna of Ukraine compete in the Synchronised Swimming Duets Free Routine final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 16: Lolita Ananasova and Anna Voloshyna of Ukraine compete in the Synchronised Swimming Duets Free Routine final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

3:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Synchronized Swimming – Team Qualifying
Karolyi

8 p.m. – Midnight
Track & Field – Gold Medal Finals (LIVE)

Men’s Shot Put
Women’s Javelin
Men’s 1500m Decathlon
Women’s 400m Hurdles
Men’s 200m

Women’s Diving – Platform Gold Medal Final
Women’s Volleyball –United States vs. Serbia (Encore)

12:35 a.m. – 1:35 a.m.
Men’s Beach Volleyball Gold Medal Final – Nicolai/Lupo (Italy) vs. Alison/Bruno (Brazil)

NBCSN

8 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Canoe/Kayak – Sprint Gold Medal Finals (LIVE)
Track & Field – Qualifying Rounds (LIVE)

Men’s 400m Hurdles – Gold Medal Final

11:20 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Men’s Water Polo – Montenegro vs. Croatia (LIVE)
Women’s Wrestling – Freestyle Qualifying
Men’s Field Hockey Bronze Medal – Netherlands vs. Germany

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Women’s Basketball – Spain vs. Serbia (LIVE)

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Women’s Wrestling – Freestyle Gold Medal Finals (LIVE)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Elena Delle Donne #11 and Brittney Griner #15 of United States celebrate after defeating Japan during the Women's Quarterfinal match on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 16: Elena Delle Donne #11 and Brittney Griner #15 of United States celebrate after defeating Japan during the Women’s Quarterfinal match on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Women’s Basketball – United States vs. France (LIVE)

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Men’s Boxing – Light Heavy Gold Medal Final
Men’s Beach Volleyball Bronze Medal – Brouwer/Meeuwsen (Netherlands) vs. Krasilnikov/Semenov (Russia) (LIVE)

10 p.m. – Midnight
Women’s Volleyball – Communist China vs. Netherlands (LIVE)
Taekwondo – Gold Medal Finals

MSNBC

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Women’s Badminton – Doubles Gold Medal Final
Women’s Handball – Netherlands vs. France (LIVE)

USA

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Men’s Triathlon (LIVE)
Women’s Badminton – Singles Semifinals

CNBC

5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Men’s Water Polo – Italy vs. Serbia
Taekwondo – Quarterfinals and Semifinals

6:15 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Men’s Field Hockey Gold Medal Final – Belgium vs. Argentina
Sailing – Gold Medal Finals

GOLF CHANNEL

5 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.
Golf Central Live From the Olympics

6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Women’s Golf – 2nd Round (LIVE)

9 a.m. – Noon
Women’s Golf – 2nd Round (LIVE)

Noon – 3 p.m.
Women’s Golf – 2nd Round (LIVE)

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Golf Central Live From the Olympics

11 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Women’s Golf – 2nd Round (Encore)

BASKETBALL SPECIALTY CHANNEL

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Women’s Basketball – Spain vs. Serbia (LIVE)

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Women’s Basketball – Spain vs. Serbia (Encore)

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Women’s Basketball – U.S. vs. France (LIVE)

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Women’s Basketball – U.S. vs. France (Encore)

10 p.m. – Midnight
Women’s Basketball – Spain vs. Serbia (Encore)

Midnight – 2 a.m.
Women’s Basketball – U.S. vs. France Encore

TELEMUNDO

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10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
News Recap
Synchronized Swimming
Athletics

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Women’s Beach Volleyball – Gold Medal Final (Encore)
Athletics

Midnight – 2 a.m.
Late Night Recap Show

NBC UNIVERSO

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball – Semifinal
Boxing

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