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Sunday, August 8th, 2021
TERRY GANNON, TARA LIPINSKI AND JOHNNY WEIR HOST NBC’S PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF TOKYO OLYMPICS CLOSING CEREMONY TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET
Mike Tirico Anchors Tokyo Gold, Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
Most Up-to-Date Olympic TV Listings on NBCOlympics.com
STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 8, 2021 – NBC Olympics’ commentators Terry Gannon, Tara Lipinski, and Johnny Weir will host NBC’s primetime coverage of the Closing Ceremony for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad from Tokyo Olympic Stadium tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. Lewis Johnson serves as Closing Ceremony reporter.
Tonight’s Closing Ceremony will feature interviews, profiles, a countdown of the top five moments of the games, and more. In addition, the Jonas Brothers will debut an Olympics inspired edition of their hit single “Remember This” recounting unforgettable moments of the Tokyo Olympics, and Dwayne Johnson introduces athletes in the upcoming Paralympics.
Kara Winger, who in Tokyo competed in her fourth Summer Games in javelin, was selected by her teammates to serve as the flag bearer for the United States.
Mike Tirico will open primetime coverage tonight on NBC at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT with Tokyo Gold, a look back at the Games’ most memorable performances, including Steve Kornacki with some of the Games’ most unique stories.
Gannon, Lipinski, and Weir previously served as hosts for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Closing Ceremony. Johnson is a Closing Ceremony reporter for the third time (2002 Salt Lake, 2016 Rio). NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will also stream NBC’s fully-produced presentation of the Closing Ceremony at 8 p.m. ET. Beginning on Monday, NBC’s broadcast of the Closing Ceremony will be available on-demand on Peacock.
NBC OLYMPICS PODCASTS
Below are highlights of today’s NBC Olympics’ podcast offerings across The Podium, In The Village, and the audio version of Peacock’s On Her Turf show:
The Podium: Three-time Olympic medalist Brittney Reese reflects on her final Olympics, and Mike Tirico looks back at the Tokyo Olympics with host Lauren Shehadi.
In The Village: Two-time Paralympic medalist Chuck Aoki previews the Tokyo Paralympics with host and three-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel.
On Her Turf: Five-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel joins co-hosts Lolo Jones and Lindsay Czarniak to discuss her Olympic journey. Peacock’s daily show On Her Turf at the Olympics streams from 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET.
To listen to NBC Olympics’ full suite of Tokyo podcasts, click here or discover the new NBC Olympics Podcasts Channel on Apple Podcasts. Podcast episodes are available for download on all major podcast platforms.
For the latest comprehensive Olympic TV schedule information, please visit https://www.nbcolympics.com/schedule.
All Tokyo Olympics coverage will be streamed live on https://www.nbcolympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
For more information about NBC Sports Group, our releases and latest news, please visit nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com. A complete archive of Tokyo Olympics press releases can be found here.
Telemundo Deportes, the Spanish-language home of the Olympic Games, will present at least 12 hours of daily multimedia coverage during the Tokyo Olympics. Telemundo Deportes’ daily schedule can be accessed here.
Listings subject to change (all times ET unless noted).
SUNDAY, AUGUST 8 (DAY 16)
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball Final – U.S. vs. Brazil
Men’s Water Polo Final – Greece vs. Serbia
Women’s Handball Final – France vs. Russian Olympic Committee
Cycling – Track Finals
Gymnastics – Rhythmic Group Final
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tokyo Olympics Highlights
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Tokyo Olympics Highlights