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Rio Olympics 2016 Full Schedule.

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Rio 2016 officially opens on Friday with the traditional Olympic Games opening ceremony which begins at 8 pm (local time) and will be seen by three billion people around the world. More than 35,000 professionals will be involved on the night with the show featuring 12 samba schools and over 5,500 costumes.

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At each opening ceremony, one gets to see a glimpse of the host city or nation while maintaining tradition of the Olympics. But the artistic independence allows the hosts to add a flavor of the home nation. This results in added expenses and complexity.
The broadcast rights for Rio Olympics is held by Star Sports in the Indian sub-continent. The network has dedicated its eight channels (SD and HD) to coverage of the mega event. You can watch the live stream of the Rio Olympics on Star Sport’s website or on its digital content division Hotstar’s website.
Shooter Abhinav Bindra who is participating in his fourth Olympics will be carrying the Indian flag and lead a strong contingent forward in the parade of nations. India are sending their largest contingent at the Rio Olympics with highest numbers in the likes of badminton and shooting. The total number for the contingent stands at 119.

Check out our list of the major events throughout the competition:
Friday, August 5
There will be coverage of the archery ranking round throughout the day for both men and women, but the main event on Friday is the Opening Ceremonies, which start at 7 p.m. with the parade of nations and concludes with the cauldron lighting.
Day 1: Saturday, August 6
Saturday’s medal events include archery, cycling, fencing, judo, shooting, swimming, and weightlifting. There will also be coverage throughout the day of water polo, gymnastics, beach volleyball, soccer, field hockey, and volleyball.
Major Events:
Gymnastics, 1:30–4 p.m. — U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Qualifications
Swimming, 9–11 p.m. — Women’s 4×100 m Freestyle Relay
Day 2: Sunday, August 7
Sunday’s medal events include archery, cycling, diving, fencing, judo, shooting, swimming, and weightlifting. There will also be coverage throughout the day of beach volleyball, volleyball, gymnastics, and soccer.
Major Events:
Gymnastics, 4:30–6 p.m. — U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Qualifications
Swimming, 9–11 p.m. — Women’s 400m Freestyle and Men’s 4x100m Relay
Day 3: Monday, August 8
Monday’s medal events include diving, fencing, gymnastics, judo, rugby, shooting, swimming, and weightlifting. There will also be coverage throughout the day of field hockey, water polo, volleyball, and beach volleyball.
Major Events:
Fencing, 8 a.m.–5:15 p.m. — Women’s Individual Sabre Fencing
Gymnastics, 3–6 p.m. — Men’s Team Final
Rugby, 6–6:30 p.m. — Women’s Final (This is the first time rugby sevens is a part of the Olympics)
Swimming, 9–11 p.m. — Men’s 100m Backstroke and Women’s 100m Backstroke
Day 4: Tuesday, August 9
Tuesday’s medal events include canoe/kayaking, diving, equestrian, fencing, gymnastics, judo, shooting, swimming, and weightlifting. There will also be coverage throughout the day of volleyball, beach volleyball, and soccer.
Major Events:
Gymnastics, 3–5:10 p.m. — Women’s Team Final
Swimming, 9-11 p.m. — Women’s 200m Freestyle and Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Day 5: Wednesday, August 10
Wednesday’s medal events include canoe/kayaking, cycling, diving, fencing, gymnastics, judo, rowing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, and weightlifting. There will also be coverage throughout the day of volleyball, field hockey, water polo, beach volleyball, and soccer.
Major Events:
Gymnastics, 3-5:45 p.m. — Men’s All-Around Final
Swimming, 9–11 p.m. — Men’s 100m Freestyle
Day 6: Thursday, August 11
Thursday’s medal events include archery, canoe/kayaking, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, judo, rowing, rugby, shooting, swimming, and table tennis. There will also be coverage throughout the day of water polo, field hockey, and volleyball.
Major Events:
Judo, 2:30–4:40 p.m. — Women’s 78kg medal rounds
Gymnastics, 3–5:10 p.m. — Women’s All-Around Final
Rugby, 6–6:30 p.m. — Men’s Final
Swimming, 9–11 p.m. — 200m Individual Medley Final
Day 7: Friday, August 12
Friday’s medal events include archery, cycling, equestrian, fencing, judo, rowing, shooting, swimming, tennis, track and field, trampoline, weightlifting. There will also be coverage throughout the day of water polo, field hockey, and volleyball.
Major Events:
Track and Field, 10:10 a.m. — Women’s 10,000 meters final
Shooting, 2–3 p.m. — Women’s Skeet Shooting
Swimming, 9–11 p.m. — Women’s 200m Backstroke Final, Men’s 100m Butterfly Final, and Women’s 800m Freestyle Final
Day 8: Saturday, August 13
Saturday’s medal events include cycling, fencing, rowing, shooting, swimming, tennis, track and field, trampoline, and weightlifting. There will also be coverage throughout the day of water polo, field hockey, and volleyball.
Major Events:
Rowing, 9:40–9:50 a.m. — Women’s Eight Final
Tennis, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. — Women’s Singles Medal Matches
Cycling, 3:53–4:21 p.m. — Women’s Team Pursuit Final
Track and Field, 7–10:15 p.m. — Men’s 10,000m Final and Women’s 100m Final
Day 9: Sunday, August 14
Sunday’s medal events include boxing, cycling, diving, fencing, golf, gymnastics, sailing, shooting, tennis, track and field, weightlifting, and wrestling. There will also be coverage of volleyball and water polo.
Major Events:
Golf, 6 a.m.–3 p.m. — Men’s Final Round
Tennis, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. — Men’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles Finals
Gymnastics, 1–4 p.m. — Apparatus Finals
Track and Field, 7:20–9:30 p.m. — Men’s 400m Final and Men 100m Final
Day 10: Monday, August 15
Monday’s medal events include boxing, cycling, equestrian, gymnastics, sailing, swimming, track and field, wrestling, weightlifting. There will also be coverage of volleyball.
Major Events:
Gymnastics, 1–3:25 p.m. — Women’s Balance Beam, Men’s Vault, Men’s Rings
Track and Field, 7:30–9:50 p.m. — Men’s 800m Final and Women’s 400m Final
Day 11: Tuesday, August 16
Tuesday’s medal events include boxing, canoe/kayaking, cycling, diving, gymnastics, sailing, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, track and field, weightlifting, and wrestling. There will also be coverage of soccer throughout the day.
Major Events:
Track and Field, 8:50–10:15 a.m. — Men’s Triple Jump Final and Women’s Discus Final
Gymnastics, 1–3:15 p.m. — Men’s Parallel Bars, Women’s Floor, and Men’s High Bar (this is the final day of gymnastics competition)
Weightlifting, 6–7:40 p.m. — Men’s Super Heavyweight Final
Track and Field, 7:30–9:50 p.m. — Women’s 1500m and 110m Hurdles
Day 12: Wednesday, August 17
Wednesday’s medal events include badminton, beach volleyball, boxing, equestrian, sailing, table tennis, taekwondo, track and field, and wrestling. There will also be coverage of soccer throughout the day.
Major Events:
Track and Field, 7:30–10 p.m. — Women’s Long Jump Final, Women’s 200m Final, and Women’s 100m Hurdles Final
Beach Volleyball, 11–11:50pm — Women’s Gold-Medal Match
Day 13: Thursday, August 18
Thursday’s medal events include badminton, beach volleyball, boxing, canoe/kayaking, diving, field hockey, sailing, taekwondo, track and field, triathlon, and wrestling.
Major Events:
Wrestling, 4:05–5:45 p.m. — Women’s Wrestling Finals
Track and Field, 7:30–9:30 p.m. — Women’s 400m Hurdles Final and Men’s 200m Final
Beach Volleyball, 11–1:50 p.m. – Men’s Gold-Medal Match
Day 14: Friday, August 19
Fridays’ medal events include badminton, boxing, cycling, equestrian, field hockey, modern pentathlon, soccer, synchronized swimming, taekwondo, track and field, water polo, and wrestling.
Major Events:
Water Polo, 2:30–3:50 p.m. — Women’s Final
Soccer, 4:30–7 p.m. — Women’s Final
Wrestling, 5:30–5:45 p.m. — Men’s 74kg Freestyle Final
Track and Field, 7:30–9:45 p.m. — Women’s Pole Vault Final, Women’s 4x100m Relay Finals, and Men’s 4x100m Relay Finals
Day 15: Saturday, August 20
Saturday’s medal events include badminton, basketball, boxing, canoe/kayaking, cycling, diving, golf, handball, modern pentathlon, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, taekwondo, track and field, triathlon, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling.
Major Events:
Golf, 6 a.m.–3 p.m. — Women’s Final Round
Triathlon, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. — Women’s Race
Basketball, 2:30-4:50 p.m. — Women’s Final
Diving, 3:30-4:55 p.m. — Men’s Platform Final
Soccer, 4:30-7 p.m. — Men’s Final
Track and Field, 7:30–9:40 p.m. — Women’s High Jump Final, Men’s 1500m Final, Women’s 800m Final, Men’s and Women’s 4x400m Final
Volleyball, 9:15-11:15 p.m. — Women’s Final
Day 16: Sunday, August 21
Saturday’s medal events include basketball, boxing, cycling, handball, rhythmic gymnastics, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. The closing ceremony will take place after the men’s basketball final.
Major Events:
Track and Field, 8:30-11:15 a.m. — Men’s Marathon
Volleyball, 12:15-2:15 p.m. — Men’s Final
Boxing, 1–1:15 p.m. — Women’s Middleweight Final
Basketball, 2:455:05 p.m. — Men’s Final
Closing Ceremony

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