Olympic basketball schedules kind for American viewers (updated)

The Olympic basketball tournament schedules are set, with all Team USA men’s and women’s games expected to be televised live on the NBC Sports Network, plus the NBC Olympic Basketball Channel – there’s still no word from two of the major cable carriers (Time Warner and Cablevision) regarding the temporary addition of the NBC Basketball and NBC Soccer channels to their lineups. The telecasts will also be available online for authenticated users at NBCOlympics.com.
UPDATE: Verizon FiOS will carry the NBC Basketball Channel on Ch. 594 and the NBC Soccer Channel on Ch. 596. The NBC 3D Olympics Channel will be on Ch. 1003.
The TV schedule for the Americans is pretty convenient. For the men, there are morning shows on the weekend and three 5:15 p.m. games on weekdays. Likewise for the women, there are two late-morning shows on the weekend and three 5:15 p.m. weekday games.
The men play France at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 29; Tunisia at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31; Nigeria at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2; Lithuania at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4; and, Argentina at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6.
The women play Croatia at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, July 28; Angola at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, July 30; Turkey at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1; Czech Republic at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3; and, China at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5.

Men’s tournament
Sunday, July 29 – Nigeria-Tunisia, 4 a.m.; Brazil-Australia, 6:15 a.m.; USA-France, 9:30 a.m.; Spain-China, 11:45 a.m.; Russia-Great Britain, 3 p.m.; Argentina-Lithuania, 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 31 – China-Russia, 4 a.m.; Australia-Spain, 6:15 a.m.; Lithuania-Nigeria, 9:30 a.m.; Great Britain-Brazil, 11:45 a.m.; France-Argentina, 3 p.m.; Tunisia-USA, 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 2 – France-Lithuania, 4 a.m.; Australia-China, 6:15 a.m.; Argentina-Tunisia, 9:30 a.m.; Brazil-Russia, 11:45 a.m.; Spain-Great Britain, 3 p.m.; USA-Nigeria, 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 4 – Tunisia-France, 4 a.m.; Russia-Spain, 6:15 a.m.; Lithuania-USA, 9:30 a.m.; China-Brazil, 11:45 a.m.; Great Britain-Australia, 3 p.m.; Nigeria-Lithuania, 5:15 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 6 – Australia-Russia, 4 a.m.; Tunisia-Lithuania, 6:15 a.m.; France-Nigeria, 9:30 a.m.; Great Britain-China, 11:45 a.m.; Spain-Brazil, 3 p.m.; Argentina-USA, 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 8 – Quarterfinals TBD

Women’s tournament
Saturday, July 28 – China-Czech Republic, 4 a.m.; Canada-Russia, 6:15 a.m.; Turkey-Angola, 9:30 a.m.; USA-Croatia, 11:45 a.m.; Brazil-France, 3 p.m.; Australia-Great Britain, 5:15 p.m.
Monday, July 30 – Croatia-China, 4 a.m.; Czech Republic-Turkey, 6:15 a.m.; France-Australia, 9:30 a.m.; Russia-Brazil, 11:45 a.m.; Great Britain-Canada, 3 p.m.; Angola-USA, 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 1 – Canada-France, 4 a.m.; China-Angola, 6:15 a.m.; Australia-Brazil, 9:30 a.m.; Great Britain-Russia, 11:45 a.m.; Croatia-Czech Republic, 3 p.m.; USA-Turkey, 5:15 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 3 – Angola-Croatia, 4 a.m.; Russia-Australia, 6:15 a.m.; Brazil-Canada, 9:30 a.m.; Turkey-China, 11:45 a.m.; France-Great Britain, 3 p.m.; Czech Republic-USA, 5:15 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 5 – France-Russia, 4 a.m.; Angola-Czech Republic, 6:15 a.m.; Canada-Australia, 9:30 a.m.; China-USA, 11:45 a.m.; Croatia-Turkey, 3 p.m.; Great Britain-Brazil, 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 7 – Quarterfinals TBD, 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m.; 3 p.m.; 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 9 – Semifinals TBD
Saturday, Aug. 11 – Championship TBD

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