8 More Olympic Moments To Watch For This Week

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio have been an unforgettable experience. Though the Games are only halfway over, we've already witnessed some truly historic moments. We saw the Refugee Olympics Team compete for the first time, and watched Fiji win its first-ever medal (a gold in rugby). In swimming, Michael Phelps earned his 23rd (and final) gold medal in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay, while Katie Ledecky racked up four gold medals and one silver, breaking a world record in the process. Team USA continues to dominate basketball, with the women winning their 45th straight Olympic game and the men winning their 25th straight. And of course, gymnast Simone Biles has earned three gold medals in memorable fashion, with the floor exercise (her best event) still to come.

But even with all the exciting events that have happened so far, we still have a long way to go until the closing ceremonies on Sunday, Aug. 21. There are still plenty of events to watch and historic Olympic moments to be made. To make sure you don't miss a thing, I've put together another list of some of the most anticipated (and fun-to-watch) events happening in Rio in the days to come.

Monday, Aug. 15


Gymnastics, Men's Rings, Women's Beam, Men's Vault: Now that the team competitions are over, the individual events are ready to begin. Over the next few days, nine American gymnasts will be competing in eight of the 10 events — and they're looking to increase our country's medal count.

Tune in at 1 p.m. EST.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

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Gymnastics, Women's Floor: On Tuesday, U.S. Olympic darling Simone Biles will be competing in her final event at Rio. Widely considered the greatest gymnast of all time, she has been raking in the gold this year and making a powerful statement about the gendered double standards at the Games.

Tune in at 1 p.m. EST.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

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Men's Steeplechase, Final: One of the Olympic's more obscure events, the steeplechase has a pretty fun tradition. The sport originated in Ireland, where competitors would ride from each town's steeple to the next one, jumping over streams and walls along the way. In 1896, the sport was adapted for humans. That's right: This sport is literally people running over barriers and into pools of water. One female competitor lost a shoe during a race, but she still managed to finish. Now it's time for the men to join in the fun.

Tune in at 10:50 a.m. EST.

Thursday, Aug. 18

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Men's Track and Field, Men’s Decathlon, 1,500m: Currently the world record holder in the decathlon, U.S. athlete Ashton Easton is hoping to become the first man in 32 years to win consecutive Olympic titles by competing in this last event.

Tune in at 8:56 p.m. EST.

Friday, Aug. 19

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Women's Soccer, Gold Medal Match: Sure, the U.S. won't be playing this year, having lost to Sweden in a stunning upset. But women's soccer is always worth a watch, and this game is sure to be a nail-biter.

Tune in at 4:30 p.m. EST.

Synchronized Swimming, Women's Team Final: If you're looking to switch up your Olympic viewing during the Games' final days, why not check out some synchronized swimming? It may look pretty, but rest assured, this sport is much harder than it looks.

Tune in at 8:56 p.m. EST.

Saturday, Aug. 20

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Women's Individual Golf, Finals: For the first time since 1904, golf is being played at the Olympics. Saturday will be your last chance to watch, with the final strokes in the women's individual competition.

Get up early and tune in at 6 a.m. EST.

Sunday, Aug. 21

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Olympic Closing Ceremony: All good things must come to an end, we suppose. After the closing ceremony finishes, we'll have to wait four years to experience the magic, excitement, and glory of the summer Olympic games. See you in Tokyo!

Tune in at 7 p.m. EST.