The 10 Olympic medal finals you should watch Friday

Hundreds of Olympic medals will be handed out over the next two weeks, but you can’t realistically watch every single event. Each day we’ll narrow down the Olympic schedule for you and provide a guide to what you should be watching from Rio. 

Note that not every sport will be broadcast live on television – especially if you live on the West Coast, where most broadcasts will be delayed – but you can stream all of the event finals as they happen on or by using the NBC Sports app.

Spains Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez vs. Romania’s Horia Tecau and Florin Mergea


U.S. medal hopeful: Michael Phelps, Tom Shields

U.S. medal hopefuls: Katie Ledecky, Leah Smith

U.S. medal hopeful: Anthony Ervin