Olympic Viewer Guide, Aug. 8, 2016

Sam Mikulak and the US men go for team gold in gymnastics tonight

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Visit our Olympics Viewer Guide daily for a preview of the day's main events, updates on Michigan Olympians, daily highlights and links to stream all daily events on any device. Read our Olympics pagefor the latest news from Rio.

Today's Highlights

NBC Daytime features swimming prelims for Michael Phelps (200m fly) and Katie Ledecky (200m free).

Team USA takes on Spain in men’s Water Polo and the Women’s USA Volleyball team also plays vs Netherlands.

Former UM gymnastics star Sam Mikulak competes for team gold tonight in men's gymnastics. 

Diving begins and there will be live coverage of swimming finals.

Women’s Beach Volleyball continues preliminary rounds.

See the full Olympics TV schedule here.


Cable subscribers can watch livestreams of the games. Here are the links to today's coverage:

WATCH LIVE: Daytime coverage starting at 10 a.m.

WATCH LIVE: Primetime coverage starting at 8 p.m.

WATCH LIVE: Late-night coverage starting 12:35 a.m.

Michigan Olympians

Learn more about our Michigan Olympians here.

Opening Ceremony Highlights

Here are highlights from Friday night's Opening Ceremony in Rio. Videos include the Parade of Nations, the first-ever Olympics refugee team, and a shirt-less flag bearer from Tongo who nearly stole the show. WATCH HERE.

Sam Mikulak - Gymnastics


Former UM gymnastics star Sam Mikulak registered the highest score on the men's floor routine in the qualification round in Rio. Watch the routine below. Mikulak will compete for team gold on Monday and individual medals throughout next week.