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Your Olympics TV guide

Posted by David Lefort, Boston.com Staff  August 8, 2008 06:02 PM

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Having trouble keeping tabs on when your favorite Olympic events will be shown on TV? You’re not alone. With NBC spreading its coverage over a number of different channels, it can be difficult to find what you’re looking for. You can check out our complete Olympics TV schedule as a starting point, but here’s a general overview of which channels will be showing which events, and at what times (information provided by the Globe’s Joanna Weiss).

While times may vary from day to day, a standard weekday schedule is below (For more information, check NBCOlympics.com or local listings)

By Network (all times Eastern):

Live coverage of all 32 swimming gold medal finals; four key nights of men’s and women’s gymnastics led by the women’s and men’s team gold medal finals, as well as the women’s and men’s individual gold.

Broadcast times:
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Midnight – 1:30 a.m.

Weekday, long-form coverage of a full range of Olympic sports, including softball, soccer, beach volleyball, wrestling, basketball, volleyball and weightlifting.

Broadcast times:
5 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Long-form coverage of Olympic boxing from 5-8 p.m. ET. From midnight-4:30 a.m. on most nights, CNBC will have expanded, long-form coverage of a wide variety of Olympic sports such as softball, tennis, weightlifting, wrestling and badminton.

Broadcast times:
Midnight – 4:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

USA Network
Coverage of the USA men’s and women’s basketball and soccer teams.

Broadcast times:
2 a.m. – 12 p.m.

A daily recap at gymnastics, in addition to equestrian and tennis.

Broadcast times:
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Live men's and women's soccer, basketball, gymnastics, diving, volleyball, as well as track and field, swimming and baseball.

Broadcast times:
2:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Midnight – 1:00 a.m.

Chronological overview of coverage:
CNBC: Midnight – 4:30 a.m.
TELEMUNDO: 2:00 a.m.-6:00a.m.
USA: 2 a.m. – 12 p.m.
MSNBC: 5 a.m. – 5 p.m.
TELEMUNDO: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
NBC: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CNBC: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
OXYGEN: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
NBC: 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
TELEMUNDO: Midnight – 1:00 a.m.
NBC: Midnight – 1:30 a.m. (late night show)

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3 comments so far...
  1. Thanks!

    Posted by CL August 11, 08 01:04 PM
  1. Gentlemen,

    The worst scheduling I know of, or maybe I am just bright enough. Today, I wanted to watch the men's basketball game against Angola. I never did get to watch it. I simply cannot decipher your advertised scheduling.

    Edwin Normandy

    Posted by Edwin Normandy August 12, 08 10:55 PM
  1. How can one find out when Medal award ceremonies can be watched or are they not being broadcast at all ?

    Posted by Maris T. Fravel August 13, 08 06:29 PM

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