How to Watch Eventing at the 2016 Olympic Games

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The 2016 Olympic Games are almost here, and Rio de Janeiro is kicking off the action with their priorities in order. Eventing is one of the first sports taking place during the Games, with the first horse inspection happening the morning of the Opening Ceremony. We’ve got the full eventing schedule for you here, plus all of the details on how to watch live, so bookmark this page.

If you’re a cable or satellite TV subscriber in the U.S., you can watch all of the eventing action live on NBCOlympics.com and through the NBC Sports App by logging in with the username and password for your TV account. We’ve provided NBCOlympics.com direct links below for each portion of the competition.

CBC will live stream eventing in Canada, BBC Red Button will show eventing in the UK, and Channel 7 will live stream eventing in Australia. As a side note on broadcast times, Rio de Janeiro is just one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Eventing Schedule

Friday, August 5

7:30-8:55 a.m. EST – Eventing first horse inspection (There is no live stream, but you can follow @eventingnation on Twitter for live updates)

Saturday, August 6

9 a.m. EST – NBCOlympics.com: Eventing individual and team dressage Day 1 morning session

12:30-3 p.m. EST – NBCOlympics.com: Eventing individual and team dressage Day 1 afternoon session

Sunday, August 7

9 a.m. EST – NBCOlympics.com: Eventing individual and team dressage Day 2 morning session

12:30-3 p.m. EST – NBCOlympics.com: Eventing individual and team dressage Day 2 afternoon session

Monday, August 8

9 a.m.-2 p.m. EST – NBCOlympics.com: Eventing individual and team cross country

Tuesday, August 9

7-8 a.m. EST – Eventing second horse inspection (There is no live stream, but you can follow @eventingnation on Twitter for live updates)

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. EST – NBCOlympics.com: Eventing individual and team jumping final

If you’re in the U.S. and don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, you can watch with a family member or friend who does, or borrow their login information.

The good news for U.S. eventing fans without cable is that cross country and show jumping will be televised LIVE on USA Network. USA, NBC and MSNBC will show replays of the three equestrian disciplines throughout the Olympics. Here’s the full broadcast schedule:

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You can also follow along through EN with our open threads, live reports, photo galleries and social media roundups, and don’t forget to follow our live updates each day on Twitter @eventingnationWe’ll also be posting tons of photos on Instagram.

 

For those of you who can’t watch live, you can follow along here on EN with our open threads, live reports, photo galleries and social media roundups, and don’t forget to follow our live updates each day on Twitter @eventingnationWe’ll also be posting tons of photos on Instagram. Go Eventing!

We are updating this post with answers to reader questions as they come in. Have a question about how to watch eventing at the Olympics? Ask it in the comments.

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