Live coverage: What to watch Thursday morning at the Tokyo Olympics

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Suni Lee competes on the uneven bars during the women’s U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Sunday, June 27, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

(NBC Olympics) — Each day of the Tokyo Games, NBC Olympics will provide a rundown of the biggest athletes and the biggest events to watch across a variety of sports. Every single event can be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, and many can also be seen on the television networks of NBC. For even more events, visit the Olympic schedule page to find listings for specific sports or TV networks.

Women’s Gymnastics

Next up for women’s gymnastics is the individual all-around final. Simone Biles initially qualified to compete in this event alongside teammate Suni Lee, but after Biles withdrew from the team event, her status for the rest of the Olympics is now uncertain. USA Gymnastics announced on Wednesday that Biles would be withdrawing from the individual all-around to focus on her mental health and said that she “will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week’s individual event finals.” With Biles out of the all-around, Jade Carey will take her place in the event, while Suni Lee is now a gold medal contender. Lee had the third highest all-around score during the qualifying round behind Biles and Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade.

Women’s Individual All-Around Final

Swimming

Swimming Heats

  • Start Time: 6 a.m. ET
  • TV Channel: USA
  • Live Stream: Watch

Tennis

Volleyball

Table Tennis

Medals will be awarded in table tennis for women’s singles, with the bronze medal match starting at 7 a.m. ET, followed by the gold medal match. China has won eight straight gold medals in this event, dating all the way back to when it was first added to the Olympic program in 1988.

Women’s Singles Medal Matches

  • Start Time: 7 a.m. ET
  • Live Stream: Watch

Women’s Rugby

The three-day women’s rugby tournament has each team playing a pair of matches. The U.S. team, which entered the Tokyo Games as a medal contender, won 28-14 in their game against China Wednesday. They face Japan Thursday.

United States vs. Japan

  • Start Time: 5 a.m. ET
  • TV Channel: USA
  • Live Stream: Watch

Men’s Basketball

Luka Doncic‘s Olympic debut is quickly becoming must-see entertainment. The Dallas Mavericks superstar put up 48 points in Slovenia’s first-ever Olympic basketball game, leading his team to victory over Argentina and coming within shouting distance of the single-game Olympic scoring record in the process. Doncic and Slovenia go up against Rui Hachimura and Japan in their next matchup.

Another interesting game pits Spain against Argentina. Spain has won a medal at each of the last three Olympics, and Argentina is the only team besides the U.S. to win gold in the last 29 years. (Argentina upset the U.S. at the 2004 Olympics and went on to win gold.)

Slovenia vs Japan
Group C

  • Start Time: 12:40 a.m.ET
  • Live Stream: Watch

Spain vs Argentina 
Group C

  • Start Time: 8 a.m. ET
  • TV Channel: NBCSN
  • Live Stream: Watch

Fencing

After winning a gold medal in women’s individual foilLee Kiefer will lead the United States into the team foil event. She’ll be joined by Jackie Dubrovich and Nicole Ross, with Sabrina Massialas available as a replacement athlete. The U.S. won the world title in 2018 and could contend for a medal.

Women’s Team Foil Medal Matches

  • Start Time: 5:30 a.m. ET
  • TV Channel: NBCSN
  • Live Stream: Watch

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