GOODBYE MR. PHELPS
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.
IS SHELLY-ANN FRASER-PRYCE STILL THE WORLD’S FASTEST WOMAN?
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 READY TO STRIKE A GOLDEN POSE
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.
WOMEN’S WATER POLO FACES HUNGARY
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.
DESPERATE MEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM TAKES ON FRANCE
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.