When Does The 2016 Olympics Start? Schedule Of Each Sport At Rio Games

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro begin Wednesday, and it’s an exciting time for sports fans.

This Olympics isn’t without controversy, though. Zika virus, athlete lodging issues and ocean water filled with human crap have raised several concerns entering Brazil, but there will be plenty of exciting competition between the world’s greatest athletes, too.

We know you want a complete schedule to turn to daily to find out which events are being held on which days. Well, we made one for you.

Here’s the date range for each of the events to be held at the 2016 Olympic Games. Every event will be televised on NBC networks.

Archery: Aug. 6 through Aug. 12
Badminton: Aug. 11 through Aug. 20
Basketball: Aug. 6 through Aug. 21
Beach Volleyball: Aug. 6 through Aug. 18
Boxing: Aug. 6 through Aug. 21
Canoe/Kayak: Aug. 7 through Aug. 20
Cycling: Aug. 6 through Aug. 21
Diving: Aug. 7 through Aug. 20
Equestrian: Aug. 6 through Aug. 19
Fencing: Aug. 6 through Aug. 14
Field Hockey: Aug. 6 through Aug. 19
Golf: Aug. 11 through Aug. 20
Gymnastics: Aug. 6 through Aug. 17
Handball: Aug. 6 through Aug. 21
Judo: Aug. 6 through Aug. 12
Modern Pentathlon: Aug. 18 through Aug. 20
Rhythmic Gymnastics: Aug. 19 through Aug. 21
Rowing: Aug. 6 through Aug. 13
Rugby: Aug. 6 through Aug. 11
Shooting: Aug. 6 through Aug. 14
Soccer: Aug. 3 through Aug. 20
Swimming: Aug. 6 through Aug. 16
Synchronized Swimming: Aug. 14 through Aug. 19
Table Tennis: Aug. 6 through Aug. 17
Taekwondo: Aug. 17 through Aug. 20
Tennis: Aug. 6 through Aug. 14
Track and Field: Aug. 12 through Aug. 21
Trampoline: Aug. 12 and Aug. 13
Triathlon: Aug. 18 and Aug. 20
Volleyball: Aug. 6 through Aug. 21
Water Polo: Aug. 6 through Aug. 20
Weightlifting: Aug. 6 through Aug. 16
Wrestling: Aug. 14 through Aug. 21

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Thumbnail photo via John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Aug 1, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; A view of the Olympic Rings at Olympic Park prior to the 2016 Rio Olympic games. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

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