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5 To Watch: Phelps' Final Rio Swim, Women's 100m Dash

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Is this really goodbye forever? Michael Phelps’ last Olympic swim in Rio, and perhaps last Olympic swim ever, is expected to be the 4x100 medley relay, as he looks to add a golden finishing note to a legendary career.

But is this really goodbye? His mom is already talking about the 31-year-old returning for the Tokyo Games in 2020.

HOW TO WATCH: See Phelps' final swim live online at 6 p.m. PT, or on NBC’s primetime coverage.

Jamaica's flag-bearer Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce leads her delegation during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5, 2016.


While Usain Bolt will draw many eyeballs to the track on Saturday, Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the woman lauded as the world’s fastest, is also expected to put on a show.

Fraser-Pryce has been unstoppable in her signature event, the 100-meter dash. She won 100 meter titles at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, as well as at the 2009, 2013 and 2015 World Championships. She helped Jamaica win 4x100-meter gold medals at the 2009, 2013 and 2015 World Championships. She was also the 200 meter silver medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, behind Allyson Felix.

In Rio, she only has eyes for gold.

HOW TO WATCH: Catch Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on her quest for gold during Track and Field coverage live online at 4:00 p.m. PT, or on NBC’s primetime coverage.

Usain Bolt (C) dances during a Jamaican Olympic Association and Puma press conference at the Cidade Das Artes in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 8, 2016.


Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive and defending gold medalist in the 100m, 200m and 4x100, looks to add to his immense gold stockpile as he competes in the Men’s 100m preliminary rounds.

Bolt is seeking to accomplish an unprecedented “Triple-Triple” by becoming the first athlete to win all three titles at three consecutive games. He’s certainly not lacking for confidence.

“I’ll win all three gold (medals),” he told CNN. “There’s never anything else for me when it comes to a championship."

HOW TO WATCH:  Catch Bolt begin his chase for history during track and field coverage live online at 5:30 a.m. PT, and beginning on NBC’s daytime coverage at 10 a.m.

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Maggie Steffens of United States passes over Guannan Niu of China during a Women's Preliminary match on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on Aug. 11, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Coming off of a dominant 12-4 victory of China, the U.S. women’s water polo team looks to keep its streak alive against Hungary on Saturday.

The win over China was the second consecutive dominant win for the U.S. team, which is looking to defend its 2012 gold medal. On Tuesday, they defeated Spain 11-4 in their Rio Games opener.

HOW TO WATCH: Watch the Women’s water polo team live online at 9 a.m. PT or on NBC’s daytime coverage.

Micah Christenson of the United States in action during the men's qualifying volleyball match between the United States and Italy on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Aug. 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


It’s the USA versus France Saturday as the U.S. volleyball team comes off a much-needed win.

After early losses against Canada and Italy, the team rebounded Thursday with a win over host Brazil. Now they’ll need to keep the momentum going against France.

HOW TO WATCH:  See the U.S. men’s volleyball team face France live online at 1 p.m. PT, or on NBC’s daytime coverage.

It’s Simone time. After leading her team to gold in the all-around team event Tuesday, Biles is looking for an individual gold medal to call her own as she and 23 other women, including U.S. teammate Aly Raisman, compete in the all-around final. 
Coming to Rio as a heavy favorite, Biles has excelled under the pressure and the spotlight. On Thursday, she’ll have another opportunity to shine.
How to Watch: Catch the American women 3:00 p.m. ET live online. 
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