I Love the Olympics

I unapologetically, enthusiastically, thoroughly love the Olympic Games. I love to watch coverage, read all about, and generally absorb the Olympics. I love all the typically American Olympic highlights like soccer and gymnastics. I've recently gotten into watching archery and I'm excited to watch those amazing athletes shoot recurve bows at 70m distances! But my heart beats the hardest (fastest? Most...heartily?) for the shooting sports, and rifle in particular.

Me circa 2003 at the Olympic Training Center after shooting in the Junior Olympics. I love the Olympics!

Me circa 2003 at the Olympic Training Center after shooting in the Junior Olympics. I love the Olympics!

Every four years, the best shooters in the world gather in one place to literally take their best shot. There are 15 shooting events in the Olympics - five each in rifle, pistol, and shotgun. Twenty athletes on the USA Shooting team will bring their A-game to Rio de Janeiro starting this Saturday, August 6th. There are already some amazing stories going into the 2016 Games, and I know at the end of it all we'll have some more great stories to read and talk about for the next four years!

The full schedule of events is available at the NBC Olympics page, where you will also be able to stream the shooting events as they are happening (if you have a cable or satellite account to link to). There's a chance some of the finals events will be broadcast as part of NBC's coverage of the Olympics, so keep an eye on this schedule as well as your local TV guide.

10m Air Rifle Women’s Qualification
Aug. 6 7:30 a.m. EDT

10m Air Rifle Women’s Finals
Aug. 6 9:30 a.m. EDT

10m Air Rifle Women’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 6 10:15 a.m. EDT

10m Air Pistol Men’s Qualification
Aug. 6 12:00 p.m. EDT

10m Air Pistol Men’s Finals
Aug. 6 2:30 p.m. EDT

10m Air Pistol Men’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 6 3:15 p.m. EDT

10m Air Pistol Women’s Qualification
Aug. 7 8:00 a.m. EDT

Trap Women’s Qualification
Aug. 7 8:00 a.m. EDT

Trap Men’s Qualification
Aug. 7 8:30 a.m. EDT

10m Air Pistol Women’s Finals
Aug. 7 10:00 a.m. EDT

10m Air Pistol Women’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 7 10:45 a.m. EDT

Trap Women’s Semifinals
Aug. 7 2:00 p.m. EDT

Trap Women’s Finals
Aug. 7 2:45 p.m. EDT

Trap Women’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 7 3:15 p.m. EDT

10m Air Rifle Men’s Qualification
Aug. 8 8:00 a.m. EDT

10m Air Rifle Men’s Finals
Aug. 8 11:00 a.m. EDT

10m Air Rifle Men’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 8 11:45 a.m. EDT

Trap Men’s Semifinals
Aug. 8 2:00 p.m. EDT

Trap Men’s Finals
Aug. 8 2:45 p.m. EDT

Trap Men’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 8 3:15 p.m. EDT

25m Pistol Women’s Qualification
Aug. 9 8:00 a.m. EDT

25m Pistol Women’s Semifinals
Aug. 9 2:30 p.m. EDT

25m Pistol Women’s Finals
Aug. 9 3:15 p.m. EDT

25m Pistol Women’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 9 3:30 p.m. EDT

50m Pistol Men’s Qualification
Aug. 10 8:00 a.m. EDT

Double Trap Men’s Qualification
Aug. 10 8:00 a.m. EDT

50m Pistol Men’s Finals
Aug. 10 11:00 a.m. EDT

50m Pistol Men’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 10 11:45 a.m. EDT

Trap Men’s Semifinals
Aug. 10 2:00 p.m. EDT

Double Trap Men’s Finals
Aug. 10 2:45 p.m. EDT

Double Trap Men’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 10 3:15 p.m. EDT

50m Rifle 3 Pos. Women’s Qualification
Aug. 11 8:00 a.m. EDT

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women’s Finals
Aug. 11 11:00 a.m. EDT

50m Rifle 3 Pos. Women’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 11 12:15 p.m. EDT

50m Rifle Prone Men’s Qualification
Aug. 12 8:00 a.m. EDT

Skeet Women’s Qualification
Aug. 12 8:00 a.m. EDT

Skeet Men’s Qualification
Aug. 12 9:30 a.m. EDT

50m Rifle Prone Men’s Finals
Aug. 12 10:00 a.m. EDT

50m Rifle Prone Men’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 12 10:45 a.m. EDT

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men’s Qualification
Aug. 12 11:15 a.m. EDT

Skeet Women’s Semifinals
Aug. 12 2:00 p.m. EDT

Skeet Women’s Final
Aug. 12 2:45 p.m. EDT

Skeet Women’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 12 3:15 p.m. EDT

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men’s Finals
Aug. 13 11:30 a.m. EDT

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men’s Medal Ceremony
Aug. 13 12:30 p.m. EDT

Trap Men’s Semifinals
Aug. 13 2:00 p.m. EDT

Skeet Men’s Finals
Aug. 13 2:45 p.m. EDT

Skeet Men’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 13 3:15 p.m. EDT

50m Rifle 3 Pos. Men’s Qualification
Aug. 14 8:00 a.m. EDT

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men’s Finals
Aug. 14 12:00 p.m. EDT

50m Rifle 3 Pos. Men’s Awards Ceremony
Aug. 14 1:15 p.m. EDT

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