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Easy Olympics Viewing Guide - Day 5: Katie Ledecky & USA Basketball Return For Redemption

NOTE: The GOLD means it is a MEDAL EVENT, as in a medal is on the line…

BIG TIP: Everything is always streaming on NBCOlympics.com, or Peacock

I will give a little run-through below of what to expect in the morning, then update it again about the night events in Tokyo. The top half of the graphic is for LIVE events in the morning, while the bottom covers the evening. Everything here is LIVE, nothing airing on delay is listed in the schedule above.

NOTABLE EVENTS IN THE EVENING (7:30p-2:00a)
(ALL TIMES EASTERN)

SWIMMING:
- It's another big night in the pool for Team USA and Katie Ledecky is leading the charge once again. She will face her rival Ariarne Titmus (who she lost to the other night) in the Women's 200m Freestyle, and then swim the Women's 1500m Freestyle, an event awarding a medal to women for the first time in Olympic history. There are a few other events, as well as the semifinals for the always exciting Men's 100m Freestyle as Caleb Dressel looks to win Gold. The Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay will also be an exciting treat, it's an event the United States Men have won every year since 1996, except for when the Thorpedo led Australia to Gold at Sydney 2000.

VOLLEYBALL (INDOOR & BEACH):
- The United States Men's Indoor Volleyball team has a big match against Tunisia tonight, one they need if they want to make the Quarterfinals, while Tri Bourne & Jake Gibb can lock up a knockout stage spot for Beach Volleyball with a win over the largely "just okay" Switzerland team they're facing.

WATER POLO:
- It's another night for the United States Women to fucking dominate in the pool when it comes to Water Polo. They're well on their way to another big Olympics and Hungary is next on the docket. They have medaled in every Olympic Games since the sport was added to the program in 2000. There is a lot of scoring and the United States is electric to watch, I just wish Doc Emrick was still calling the matches!

BASKETBALL:
- I will be fucking furious if the United States Men don't blow out Iran.

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There are plenty more sports, but those are just a few! I will post an update later for tomorrow's schedule!

Go Team USA.