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Rio Olympics: 5 Things to Watch on Friday

Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the first Semifinal of the Men's 100m Butterfly on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Adam Pretty/Getty Images

We are officially one week into the Rio Olympics! From Michael Phelps’ quest for an unprecedented 23rd gold medal to the first day of track and field, here are five things you can’t miss at the 2016 Summer Olympics on Friday, August 12.

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1. Men’s Swimming: 100-Meter Butterfly Final

Livestream: 9:12 p.m. ET

NBC: 9:12 p.m. ET

We never get tired of watching Michael Phelps win as baby Boomer cheers him on in the stands. The 22-time gold medalist is competing in the men’s 100-meter butterfly final — an event in which he currently holds the world and Olympic records — alongside fellow American Tom Shields.

2. Women’s Soccer: United States vs. Sweden

Livestream: 12 p.m. ET

NBCSN: 12 p.m. ET

The USA ladies continue on to the quarterfinals against Sweden, which will pit them against their former coach. Pia Sundhage, who was born in Sweden, led the Americans to gold medals at the Beijing and London Games, but this year she’ll be coaching their opponents. Interestingly, coaches do not have to train athletes from their own country.

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Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant of United States handles the ball during the Men’s Preliminary Round Group A between Australia and the United States on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Phil Walter/Getty Images

3. Men’s Basketball: United States vs. Serbia

Livestream: 6 p.m. ET

NBCSN: 6 p.m. ET

The U.S. men’s basketball team are still the ones to beat. They defeated Australia on Wednesday, and Carmelo Anthony became the all-time Olympics career scoring leader for the U.S.

4. Men’s Track and Field: 400-Meter Round One

Livestream: 8:05 p.m. ET

NBC: 8:05 p.m. ET

Track and field finally kicks off on Friday! American Gil Roberts will try to outrun top-ranked Kenyan sprinter Alexander Lerionka Sampao.

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5. Men’s Tennis: Singles Quarterfinals

Livestream: 12 p.m. ET

Bravo: 12 p.m. ET

Ready to ace it! American Steve Johnson will play British tennis star Andy Murray at 12 p.m. ET. Following that match, another superstar, Rafael Nadal of Spain, will face off against hometown hero Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil at 1 p.m. 

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