Sport USA vs. France time, channel, TV schedule to watch 2021 Olympic men's basketball game
When do the Olympics start? Opening ceremony date, time, schedule for 2021 Tokyo Games
The 2021 Olympic opening ceremony will be a fun but poignant moment as the athletes of the world finally get to gather together in Tokyo and compete.After such a long wait, athletes and fans alike are excited about the event. There will be some soccer and softball action going on before the Olympics begin, but the opening ceremony will mark the official start of the 2021 Summer Games.
Dream Team or "Make Us Want to Scream" Team?
The United States men's basketball team has faced a decent amount of trouble leading up to the. Some of the planet's best players — LeBron James, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis — withdrew from consideration for the 2021 Olympic squad before the team was officially assembled, leaving Team USA without some serious starpower.
Then, COVID-19 complications hurt the team, with Wizards star Bradley Beal being sent home from camp with a positive coronavirus test. Kevin Love withdrew from the squad soon after with an injury.
But the time for talk, conjecture, drama and projection is over: Team USA takes the court against France in preliminary round play today at the break of dawn on the East Coast today, with the Gregg Popovich-coached squad looking to earn its 17th gold medal in basketball and their third-straight at the Olympic games.
When do the Tokyo Olympics start? Opening Ceremony date, time, TV schedule, TV channel
The Tokyo Olympics are right around the corner and NBC Sports has you covered with all you need to know including the start time, date, Opening Ceremony schedule, how to watch and more. RELATED: Learn more about how to get Peacock here. When do the Tokyo Olympics start? The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will begin on Friday, July 23 and go through Sunday, August 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. When is the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony? The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony will take place on Friday, July 23. According to NBC Olympics, the Opening Ceremony will be broadcast live on NBC beginning at 6:55 a.m.
USA vs. France start time
- Date: Sunday, July 25
- Time: 8 a.m. ET | 5 a.m. PT
- Rebroadcast: Midnight ET | 9 p.m. PT
The USA men's basketball team kicks of prelim play vs. France at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday, July 25. The game will air live on Peacock, NBC's streaming service.
A replay of the game will air at midnight ET on Monday, July 26.
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What channel is USA vs. France basketball on?
- TV channels: Not available on cable
- Live stream: Peacock, NBCOlympics.com
The first three games of Team USA's Olympic run won't be broadcast live on cable TV. Rather, they'll be shown exclusively on Peacock, NBC's streaming service.
The replay of USA vs. France will air on NBCSN at midnight on July 26.
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Olympics live streams
NBC's streaming service, Peacock, will provide coverage of select live events including track & field, gymnastics and basketball. The service, which is free with ads, will also provide more Olympics content including curated playlists, highlights and full event replays from the 2021 Tokyo Games.
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USA basketball schedule 2021
Team USA Basketball kicks off its basketball slate in Tokyo after a few weeks of exhibition matchups and drama.
|Date||Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|July 25||USA vs. France||8 a.m./Midnight||Peacock, NBCSN (replay)|
|July 28||USA vs. Iran||12:40 a.m.||Peacock|
|July 31||USA vs. Czech Republic||8 a.m.||Peacock|
|Aug. 3||Men's basketball quarterfinals||TBD||TBD|
|Aug. 5||Men's basketball semifinals||TBD||TBD|
|Aug. 6||Men's basketball gold-medal game||10:30 p.m.||TBD|
|Aug. 7||Men's basketball bronze-medal game||7 a.m.||TBD|
Olympics live schedule: Today’s events, how to watch online, stream start times, TV channels for Tuesday .
The Tokyo Olympics are live now and NBC Sports has you covered with how to watch and live stream every event. Keep reading to find the Olympics live stream schedule for this morning, afternoon and tonight including times, sports, live events, medals count, TV channels, streaming links and more. For a full live streaming schedule and to see what Olympic events are on right now, check out the NBC Olympics live schedule page. Tokyo Olympics medal count As of Tuesday morning, the United States has 73 total medals including 24 gold, 28 silver and 21 bronze. China is in second place with 69 total medals while ROC has 52.