RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – As fans across the globe prepare for the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, there are several events you won’t want to miss.
U.S. men’s and women’s basketball teams
On Aug. 6, the U.S. men’s basketball team will take on China at 5 p.m.
On Aug.7, the U.S. women’s basketball team will take on Senegal at 10 a.m. The women will then take on Spain on Aug. 8, while the men take on Venezuela.
On Aug. 10, the U.S. women will play Serbia at 1:30 p.m., while the U.S. men will play Australia at 5 p.m.
The U.S. women will battle Canada on the court at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 12, followed by the U.S. men who will play Serbia at 5 p.m.
The women will take on China on Aug. 14 at 10:15 a.m., immediately followed by the U.S. men playing France at 12:15 p.m.
U.S. men’s and women’s gymnastics
On Aug. 8, the U.S. men’s gymnastics team will compete in the team final, while the women’s team will have their shot at gold the next night on Aug. 9.
You can also watch the men’s individual all-around final on Aug. 10 and the women’s individual all-around final on Aug. 11.
The men’s floor exercise and pommel horse, along with the women’s vault and uneven bars will also be held Aug. 14. On Aug. 15, viewers can watch the men’s rings, men’s vault and women’s balance beam.
The final night of gymnastics will be held Aug. 16 with the men’s team competing in the parallel bars and the high bar, while the women compete in floor exercise.
U.S. women’s and men’s beach volleyball
Your first taste of beach volleyball will come on Aug. 6 as four U.S. teams take on competitors around the globe, including three-time gold medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross.
The men’s and women’s teams will again match up on Aug. 8 and Aug. 10.
U.S. women’s soccer
The women’s U.S. team will take on France on Aug. 6 before taking on Colombia on Aug. 9. The men’s team did not qualify for the Olympics.
U.S. women’s and men’s swimming
U.S. swimmers will be in the pool almost every night from Aug. 6 through Aug. 13.
You can watch the Opening Ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. on NBC.