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Monday, July 19th, 2021

NBCUNIVERSAL’S TOKYO OLYMPICS COVERAGE BEGINS TOMORROW, TUESDAY, JULY 20, AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

USA Softball Begins Quest for Fourth Olympic Gold Medal Against Italy Live at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Host Nation Japan Opens Games vs. Australia in Softball – 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

The Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics is This Friday, July 23 on NBC

Most Up-to-Date Olympic TV Listings on NBCOlympics.com

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 19, 2021 – NBCUniversal’s comprehensive coverage of the Tokyo Olympics begins tomorrow with live coverage of softball, which returns to the Olympics for the first time since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, when host nation Japan faces Australia at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The second half of the softball doubleheader features USA Softball beginning its quest for a fourth Olympic gold medal when they play Italy live at 11 p.m. ET from Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium on NBCSN.

Coverage of the Opening Ceremony is this Friday, July 23 on NBCUniversal.

TUESDAY, JULY 20

Host nation Japan, which won the softball gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, begins the Tokyo Olympic softball tournament against Australia live at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The Japanese team is led by pitcher Ueno Yukiko and outfielder Yamada Eri.

USA Softball begins its quest for a fourth Olympic gold medal when it plays Italy in an opening round matchup live at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pitcher Cat Osterman, who is a two-time softball Olympic medalist, returns to the Games for a third time alongside 2008 Beijing Games silver medalist Monica Abbott.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team — which has won Olympic gold four times (1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012) — kicks off its campaign against Sweden live at 4:30 a.m. ET on USA (with encore coverage at 8:30 a.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN). The USWNT features 11 players from the 2016 Olympic team, including Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Tobin Heath, and more.

Wednesday also features live coverage of Team USA softball vs. Canada in their second consecutive night of competition at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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Listings subject to change, and any changes are italicized below.

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TUESDAY, JULY 20 (DAY -3)

 

NBCSN

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Softball – Japan vs. Australia (LIVE)

 

11 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Softball – U.S. vs. Italy (LIVE)

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 (DAY -2)

 

USA

4 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Women’s Soccer – Pregame Show

 

4:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.

Women’s Soccer – U.S. vs. Sweden (LIVE)

 

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Soccer – Australia vs. New Zealand (LIVE)

 

NBCSN

2 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Softball – Mexico vs. Canada (LIVE)

 

4 a.m. – 6 a.m.

Women’s Soccer – China vs. Brazil (LIVE)

 

6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Women’s Soccer – Japan vs. Canada (LIVE)

 

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Women’s Soccer – U.S. vs. Sweden

 

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Women’s Soccer – China vs. Brazil

 

12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Women’s Soccer – Japan vs. Canada

 

2:15 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Women’s Soccer – Australia vs. New Zealand

 

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Softball – U.S. vs. Italy

 

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Women’s Soccer – U.S. vs. Sweden

 

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Softball – U.S. vs. Canada (LIVE)

 

11 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Softball – Japan vs. Mexico (LIVE)

 

OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

3:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.

Women’s Soccer – Great Britain vs. Chile (LIVE)

 

5:30 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Women’s Soccer – Great Britain vs. Chile

 

7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Women’s Soccer – Netherlands vs. Zambia (LIVE)

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