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5 To Watch: Bolt Goes for Gold in 200m and More Olympic History

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BOLT RACES AGAINST GATLIN FOR SECOND GOLD OF GAMES

Usain Bolt attempts to capture his second gold medal in Rio as he competes in the men’s 200m final. He's also after another historic accomplishment -- gold in both the 100m and 200m sprint at three consecutive Olympic games.

HOW TO WATCH:  Coverage of track and field begins live online at 2:35 p.m. PT. The Bolt/Justin Gatlin showdown is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. PT.

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Elena Delle Donne (left) and Brittney Griner (right) 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 Aug. 16, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TEAM USA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TAKES ON FRANCE IN SEMIS

Team USA women’s basketball will face France with a spot in the gold medal match on the line.

After a slow start in the quarterfinals against Japan, the U.S. went on an 8-0 run to close the second quarter and eventually won 110-64.

With their 47th straight Olympic win, the U.S. now faces France, which has never beaten the U.S. in Olympic play.

HOW TO WATCH:  Catch Team USA in its quest to best France live online at 3 p.m. PT

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USA's Ashton Eaton competes in the Men's Decathlon Long Jump during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 17, 2016.

ASHTON EATON CONTINUES QUEST TO DEFEND OLYMPIC GOLD IN DECATHLON

Oregon-native Aston Eaton became the first decathlete to win the IAAF Athlete of the Year award after breaking his own decathlon world record. Now he’s looking to become the repeat decathlete Olympic champion.

HOW TO WATCH:  Catch Eaton in his quest to defend his Olympic gold live online as decathlon coverage begins live online at 5:30 a.m. PT.

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U.S. Olympian Adeline Gray visits the USA House at Colegio Sao Paulo on Aug. 5, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

ADELINE GRAY AND HELEN MAROULIS ATTEMPT TO WIN TEAM USA’S FIRST GOLD IN WOMEN’S WRESTLING

Adeline Gray was a strong candidate for the 2012 London Games, but her 67kg (148 lbs) weight class was not an Olympic division at the time. Forced to drop down to a lower weight class, Gray shed 30 pounds in order to compete in the Olympic Trials, but only managed a runner-up finish and did not qualify.

After a tough defeat in the final round of the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2012, Helen Maroulis bounced back to attain a world #1 ranking in her weight class. In the ramp-up to the Rio Olympics, the six-time national champion finally broke through for her first career world title in 2015.

HOW TO WATCH: Gray and Maroulis hope to win for the U.S., which has never had a woman win an Olympic gold in wrestling. Catch the elimination rounds coverage live online beginning at 6 a.m. PT.

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USA's Shakur Stevenson fights Brazil's Robenilson De Jesus during the Men's Bantam (56kg) match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 14, 2016.

SHAKUR STEVENSON BACK IN THE RING

New Jersey native Shakur Stevenson climbs back into the ring in the boxing semis to face Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin. Stevenson is guaranteed a medal in the bantamweight division following his decisive win in the quarterfinals, but he’s planning on bringing gold back to the Garden State.

HOW TO WATCH:  Boxing coverage begins at 10 a.m. PT. Catch Stevenson live online in his quest for gold at 10:30 a.m. PT.

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SWEDISH WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM FACES BRAZIL IN SEMIFINAL 

After booting the U.S. team from the Olympics with a stunning win, Sweden now looks to play its way into a gold medal match, but it must first play host team Brazil.

In the teams’ first matchup at the 2016 Olympics, Brazil dismantled Sweden 5-1 in one of the most impressive performances of the tournament. Brazil is led by five-time FIFA Player of the Year Marta, who is recognized as one of the best women’s soccer players ever.

HOW TO SEE IT: Catch live coverage of live online and on NBC Sports Network at 12 p.m. ET.

STREAM: http://stream.nbcolympics.com/womens-soccer-semifinal-match-2 

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ES GOES FOR INDIVIDUAL GOLD
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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