About the Show
Commonly known as Rio 2016, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, mark a historic first time that the Olympics are held in South America, and only the third time in the Southern Hemisphere. From August 5 to 21, over 10,000 elite athletes will represent 206 countries to compete in 42 Olympic sports. Longtime favorite events such as swimming, gymnastics, track and field, beach volleyball and soccer are joined by new additions golf and rugby sevens, which are making Olympic returns. The quest for Olympic gold takes place in 32 venues around Rio and in co-host cities Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo.
NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage and award-winning production. The 2016 Summer Olympics are the eighth consecutive summer Games broadcast on the NBCUniversal family of networks. The primetime Olympics will stream live on NBC.com and the NBC app.