The Olympic Games pick up the action with a widened slate of competitions. Simone Biles also makes her return to Olympic competition. The first swimming medals are awarded and Nyjah Houston highlights the skateboarding competition. What else is on at the Olympics? We've got you covered.
Among Saturday's events, archery, cycling, fencing, judo, shooting, taekwondo and weightlifting will be awarding medals.
Top event: Skateboarding (8 p.m. ET, 11 p.m. ET): The sport makes its Olympic debut. For Team USA, all eyes will be on Nyjah Huston. The Davis, California, native is a 12-time X Games gold medalist.
Olympics schedule of events (All times ET)
6 p.m.: Men's surfing
7:30 p.m.: Rowing
7:30 p.m.: Shooting
8 p.m.: Badminton -- medal event
8 p.m.: Beach volleyball
8 p.m.: Fencing -- medal event
8 p.m.: Handball
8 p.m.: Men's street skateboarding
8 p.m.: Volleyball
8:30 p.m.: Archery -- medal event
8:30 p.m.: Hockey
8:50 p.m.: Weightlifting -- medal event
9 p.m.: Artistic gymnastics (the U.S. women compete at 2:10 a.m. ET Sunday)
9 p.m.: Baseball/Softball
9 p.m.: Taekwondo -- medal event
9 p.m.: Swimming -- medal event
9:15 p.m.: 3-on-3 basketball
9:20 p.m.: Women's surfing
10 p.m.: Boxing
10 p.m.: Cycling, road
10 p.m.: Judo -- medal event
11 p.m.: Men's street skateboarding
TBD: Table tennis
Early Sunday at the Olympics
midnight: Canoe slalom
midnight: Cycling, road
12:30: Men's surfing
2 a.m.: Diving
2 a.m.: Women's surfing
3:30 a.m.: Men's soccer
4 a.m.: Equestrian
8 a.m.: Men's basketball -- France vs. USA
Olympic athletes to watch
Gymnastics: Biles is two medals from tying the American gymnastics record held by Shannon Miller. Biles is also trying to become just the third gymnast to win consecutive all-around gold medals. Her quest for those begins Saturday.
Swimming: The star-studded American team -- with Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel -- will be in the pool tonight. In Tokyo, Ledecky will race in the 200-, 400-, 800- and, for the first time in Olympic history, the 1,500-meter freestyle races.
A flip turn can be a difference between a gold medal or nothing at all.@TeamUSA swimmers Caeleb Dressel, @katieledecky, @KathleenBaker2, and @SwimmerMichael share the secrets to hitting the perfect flip turn 🏊#TokyoOlympics @USASwimming pic.twitter.com/KrE4Q5m0mg— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 17, 2021
Top Olympic storylines
• According to Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill, the women of Team USA are favored at +125 to take gold in the Olympics' first 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Serbia's men's team is favored at the same spread.
• For the first time since 1996, Michael Phelps won't participate in any swimming events for Team USA.