Ready, set, schedule your DVRs! Track and field at the 2016 Rio Olympics begins Friday.
Guys, all I can think about right now is the Olympics. And, yeah, I don’t mind watching swimming and gymnastics, but my favorite events, of course, are the running ones.
Google has this handy track and field schedule. You can check it out here. The schedule shows all the track and field events, including qualifiers. NBC also has a great TV listings site for the Olympics. Check that out here.
I just wanted to know when the finals are going to be. So, I did a little research and put together a schedule of all the most important running finals below.
All events I’ve listed below are finals. All the times are PST. The time next to the event is the actual time the event is scheduled to happen, but I’ve also included information on when NBC and NBCSN (and USA Network) plan to air the events.
Here you go:
Friday, August 12
Coverage begins at 5 a.m. on NBCSN.
Saturday, August 13
Qualifying heats will be shown on NBCSN beginning at 10 a.m., but it looks like NBC will save all the finals for primetime with coverage on NBC beginning at 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 14
NBC will air coverage of the marathon beginning at 8 a.m. The sprinting events will be during primetime on NBC with coverage beginning at 7 p.m.
Monday, August 15
Track and field coverage begins at 5 a.m. on NBCSN, but it will mostly be qualifying heats. It looks like the steeplechase final will air on NBC with coverage beginning at 10 a.m. NBC will air the sprinting finals in primetime with coverage beginning at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, August 16
Qualifying events begin at 5 a.m. on NBCSN. The women’s 1500 meter final will air during primetime on NBC beginning at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17
Qualifying heats begin at 5 a.m. on NBCSN, but the steeplechase final will air during the day on NBC with coverage beginning at 10 a.m. Sprinting finals will air in primetime beginning at 8 p.m. on NBC.
Thursday, August 18
Watch the men’s triathlon with coverage beginning at 7 a.m. on USA Network. You can watch hurdles on NBC beginning at 10 a.m., but the men’s 200 meter final will air during primetime on NBC beginning at 8 p.m.
Friday, August 19
Looks like all these running finals will air during primetime with coverage beginning at 8 p.m. on NBC.
Saturday, August 20
Triathlon coverage begins at 7 a.m. on NBC. Everything else begins at 8 p.m. on NBC.
Sunday, August 21
Coverage begins at 5 a.m. on NBC. Looks like it will be live coverage. (West Coast will get a replay at 3 p.m. on NBC if you don’t want to get up early.)
Kerrie Turcic is a runner from Maple Valley, Wash. Kerrie is currently a copywriter by day, and also a