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The Tokyo Olympics is in full swing, and Tuesday’s schedule is packed with different events from archery to weightlifting. It’s actually easier to list the sports with the day off than those competing: Artistic swimming, baseball, golf, karate, modern pentathlon, rhythmic gymnastics, skateboarding, sport climbing, track and field, trampoline and wrestling are all off Tuesday in Tokyo.
But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of action to take in. The headliner will be the women’s gymnastics team final, which will take place during Tokyo’s primetime and air live bright and early in the United States. The U.S. women’s gymnastics team is hoping to bounce back from a disappointing qualifier and win the gold that nearly everyone predicted they would.
For those that don’t want to stay up — or wake up — in the early morning, swimming kicks off at 9:30 p.m. ET. Between then and 11 p.m. ET, there are four women’s events (2 semifinals, 2 finals) and three men’s events (1 semifinal, 2 finals).
In total, there will be finals in 14 events. The United States and Japan will compete in softball’s gold-medal game at 7 a.m. ET (8 p.m. in Tokyo) — a rematch of the 2008 gold-medal game, won by Japan in Beijing. Additional medal events include canoe/kayak, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, judo, rowing, shooting, taekwondo, triathlon and weightlifting.
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How to watch
All times are Eastern
NBC: 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
NBCSN: 24-hour coverage
CNBC: 24-hour coverage
USA: 24-hour coverage
Olympic Channel: 24-hour coverage
Peacock: 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
All times are Eastern
8:00 p.m.: Women’s beach volleyball; men's gymnastics team final replay (NBC)
9:30 p.m.: Swimming – women’s 200-meter freestyle semifinals, men’s 200-meter freestyle finals, women’s 100-meter backstroke finals, men’s 100-meter backstroke finals, women’s 100-meter breaststroke finals, men’s 200-meter butterfly semifinals, women’s 200-meter IM semifinals (NBC)
10:45 p.m.: Surfing – men’s semifinals (streaming on NBCOlympics.com)
12:30 a.m.: Women’s basketball – USA vs. Nigeria (USA)
2:00 a.m.: Diving – women’s synchronized platform final (CNBC)
4:00 a.m.: Women’s 3x3 basketball; Women’s soccer – USA vs. Australia (USA)
6:45 a.m.: Gymnastics – women’s team final (Peacock and streaming on NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports app)
7:00 a.m.: Softball gold medal game – USA vs. Japan (NBCSN)
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 2021 Olympic schedule: Women's gymnastics final in Tokyo on Tuesday