How to Watch Team USA's Biggest Stars at the Summer Olympics

How to Watch Team USA's Biggest Stars at the Summer Olympics

The world’s most remarkable athletes are descending on Paris this summer to participate in the 2024 Summer Olympics. The event, spanning just over two weeks, will treat fans to thrilling action from classic track and field events to golf and even break dancing. For those in the US, Team USA is sending a stellar line-up, including the record-breaking Simone Biles and the US gymnastics team, as well as two star-studded US basketball rosters, and other big names like Katie Ledecky, Sha’Carri Richardson, and Noah Lyles. This guide will provide you with all the background information you need and details on when to tune in.

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Team USA Basketball

Men’s Basketball Team

Stars to watch: As you might expect, the USA men’s basketball team is stacked full of talent. Big names such as LeBron James, Steph Curry, and Kevin Durant are set to feature, alongside younger stars such as Anthony Edwards and Jayson Tatum. There’s no two ways about it, this is an outrageous collection of all-star talent, and anything other than an easy journey to a gold medal will feel like a massive underachievement.


  • July 28th - 3pm ET: USA vs Serbia
  • July 31st - 3pm ET: USA vs South Sudan
  • Aug 3rd - 11.15am ET: USA vs TBC
  • 6th - 11th August: Olympics Basketball Finals

Women’s Basketball Team

The USA Women’s Basketball team is also littered with talent, featuring big names such as Brittney Griner, Kelsey Plum and Breanna Stewart, as well as Diana Taurasi, who will be playing in her sixth Olympic games. The talented women’s roster has much more firepower than their competitors, so they should have no problem winning their 8th gold medal in a row.


  • July 29th - 3pm ET: USA vs Japan
  • Aug 1st - 3pm ET: USA vs Belgium
  • Aug 4th - 11.15am ET: USA vs Germany
  • 6th - 11th August: Olympics Basketball Finals

How to watch:

In order to tune into the Olympics basketball tournaments, you will need access to Peacock, with select games also appearing on NBCUniversals channels.

Simone Biles and the US Gymnastics Team

Simone Biles, one of the greatest gymnasts of all time, returns with the hope of adding even more medals to her impressive collection, headlined by 4 golds. After withdrawing from several of her scheduled finals last time around, she is primed and ready to try and bag a haul in Paris. Biles recently became the oldest U.S. athlete to win the all-around at the US Gymnastics Championships, and she remains one of the US Olympics Team’s biggest names.

US Gymnastics Team: In addition to Simone Biles, the US Gymnastics Team boasts a strong roster that features Suni Lee, the reigning all-around Olympic champion, Jordan Chiles, Jade Carey and youngster Hezy Rivera, who is just 16 years old.

Olympic Artistic Gymnastics Schedule:

  • 27th - 28th July: Qualifications
  • July 29th: Men’s Team Final
  • July 30th: Women’s Team Final
  • July 31st: Men’s All-Around Final
  • August 1st: Women’s All-Around Final
  • August 3rd: Men’s Floor Exercise Final
  • August 5th: Women’s Floor Exercise Final

How to watch:

E!, Peacock and NBC are the channels you need to tune into the various artistic gymnastics that will be taking place, with most finals taking place on NBC and Peacock.

Swimming - Katie Ledecky

Profile: Katie Ledecky has enjoyed a glittering Olympic career up to this point. She will enter Paris with the second-most gold medals of any women’s swimmer, with 7, and is in a great position to add to that collection. Ledecky will be competing in the women’s 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle races. Whilst there are plenty of young names who will be looking to provide an upset, Ledecky will be tough to beat, and is likely to be one of the US’s most-watched athletes.

Women’s Freestyle Swimming Finals Schedule:

  • July 27th 2.55pm ET: Women’s 400m Freestyle Final
  • July 29th 3.48pm ET: Women’s 200m Freestyle Final
  • July 31st 3.04pm ET: Women’s 1500m Freestyle Final
  • August 3rd 3.09pm ET: Women’s 800m Freestyle Final

How to watch:

If you want to cheer on Katie Ledecky during her bid to win 4 more gold medals, you will need access to NBC and Peacock.

Track & Field - Sha'Carri Richardson and Noah Lyles

Sha'Carri Richardson

Sha’Carri Richardson quickly became one of the US’s biggest stars, thanks to her blazing speed and vibrant personality. She enters the Olympics in red-hot form, having just claimed victory in the 100-meter sprint at the 2023 World Athletic Championships. Richardson was unable to compete at the last Olympics because of a positive drug test for THC, the main ingredient in Marijuana, but she finally gets her chance to stake her claim as the world’s fastest woman in Paris.


  • 3rd August - 3.20pm ET: Women’s 100m final
  • 9th August - 1.30pm ET: Women’s 4 x 100m relay final

Noah Lyles

Noah Lyles has his eyes set on several gold medals in Paris, with the impressive athlete set to compete in the 100m, 200m, 4 x 100m relay and the 4 x 400m relay races. At the US trials, Lyles notched a new personal best of 9.83 seconds in the 100m sprint, in addition to setting a 19.53 second 200m sprint time that is the quickest recorded this year and faster than the previous US trials record of 19.66 set by Michael Johnson.


  • 4th August - 3.55pm ET: Men’s 100m final
  • 8th August - 2.30pm ET: Men’s 200m final
  • 9th August - 1.45pm ET: Men’s 4 x 100m relay final
  • 10th August - 3.12pm ET: Men’s 4 x 400m relay final

How to watch:

Sha’Carri Richardson and Noah Lyles will be two of the US’s most highly anticipated athletes in the 20204 Paris Olympics. Their events will be broadcast on NBC and Peacock.

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