In previous Olympic competitions, weightlifting fans haven’t had the easiest time finding coverage of their favorite sessions. Time zone differences and more prominent mainstream sports often meant coverage got pumped or aired in the wee hours of the morning.
Fortunately, this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio will receive more coverage than any previous Games in history. NBC will be live streaming every event in Rio on an online portal here, including weightlifting; however, it’s possible there could be some taping delays or schedule rearrangement as those dates and events near. Here is the full Weightlifting Schedule in Eastern Standard Time from NBC.
It’s worth noting that while weightlifting may receive some primetime coverage on NBC, the primary television home for the sport will be NBCSN (NBC Sports Network).
Where and When Are Team USA’s Weightlifters Competing?
All weightlifting at the Rio Olympic Games will be held in Riocentro, Pavilion 2. The United States has four lifters entered into the competition: 3 women, 1 man.
Team USA Women Weightlifters
Morghan King, 48kg, will compete at 6pm EST on Saturday, August 6th. The 48kg A session (assuming King is competing in it) is scheduled to air at 8pm EST on NBCSN.
Jenny Arthur, 75kg, will compete at 2:30pm EST on Friday, August 12th, assuming she lifts in the A session. NBCSN is currently scheduled to air weightlifting coverage beginning at 11pm EST that evening. The best bet may be to watch on the NBC Online Live Stream.
Sarah Robles, +75kg, will compete at 6pm EST on Sunday, August 14th. NBCSN will air coverage of weightlifting sometime between 5 and 7pm EST that day.
Team USA Male Weightlifter
Kendrick Farris, 94kg, the United States’ only male weightlifter competing in Rio, lifts at 6pm EST on Saturday, August 13th. NBCSN is currently scheduled to air coverage of the 94kg weight class sometime between 6 and 9pm EST that day (this is assuming Farris lifts in the A session; he may lift in the B session).
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