Rio 2016 Olympics: Day 16 TV Guide


The Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro draw to a close after a fortnight of memorable moments and you can follow the final 12 gold medals to be decided live across BBC TV, Red Button and Online.

Great Britain have backed up London 2012 in terms of medals with another stellar performance, including medals across a record 15 sports, while on the world stage Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps have firmly written their names into Olympic and sporting history.

Alongside the remaining 12 golds to be won on day 16, it will also feature the closing ceremony, including representation from Tokyo who will host the Olympics in four years, however there is still plenty of sport before the flame is extinguished at the Maracana Stadium.

ATHLETICS: Rio’s final morning is dominated by one of the Games’ most gruelling events in the men’s marathon from 13:30.

Team GB represented by Scottish brothers Derek and Callum Hawkins alongside Tsegai Tewelde, a 26-year-old born in Eritrea before seeking asylum in Edinburgh nine years ago.

BOXING: Joe Joyce, Team GB’s super-heavyweight boxer, has fought into the final and will challenge for Great Britain’s final chance of a gold medal at 19:15.

In his way stands Tony Yoka, the amateur world champion, who beat Joyce last time they fought, so if the Londoner can emulate Anthony Joshua’s achievement, he must do it the hard way.

MOUNTAIN BIKE: In the men’s mountain bike cross country event, Grant Ferguson will set out to prove Team GB’s cycling excellence is not limited to the track.

Ferguson was a late call-up for Great Britain, which initially didn’t have a quota place for the event until other nations handed back unused places.

Peter Sagan is the man to watch in the mountain biking – the cycling supremo from Slovakia is the favourite to win his first Olympic medal. He is the current road cycling world champion.

BASKETBALL: United States will expect to win gold in men’s basketball at 19:45, despite a lengthy list of absentees for the Rio tournament.

The multi-millionaires of the NBA have shunned their Olympic Village digs in favour of a luxury yacht – somewhere to lay their heads between nights on the town. Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and co will play Serbia in the gold medal match aiming to continue their historic dominance.

Elsewhere, the Men’s handball and volleyball reach their finales at 17:15 and 18:00 respectively.

The hosts Brazil will be aiming to wave goodbye to the Olympics with a gold medal in volleyball as they play Italy in the final, while in handball, Germany have the arduous task of meeting a French side who have won gold in the previous two Olympics.

You can watch all the action from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Games across BBC TV, radio and online.

BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four and Red Button will have all the action covered, with multiple live streams available online, connected TVs, mobiles, tablets and the BBC Sport app.


All timings/channels listed in the TV guide below are all subject to change.

Please check your electronic programme guide on the day for up-to-date listings.



Presenter: Jason Mohammad

BBC One starts the final day with a full replay of all the overnight action, featuring the athletics finals at the Olympic Stadium, including the men’s 5,000m, which was expected to feature defending champion Mo Farah.

The Brit had dominated the event in recent years, not only picking up Olympic gold on home soil in 2012 but also winning three successive world titles since 2011.

Other finals included the women’s and men’s 4x400m relay, the women’s high jump, the men’s javelin, the men’s 1500m and the women’s 800m.



Presenter: Ore Oduba

Live coverage of the final day of Rio’s Olympic Games starts on BBC One at 1.00pm, presented by Ore Oduba.

Taking centre stake is the men’s marathon, which takes place at Sambodromo from 13.30, with Tsegai Tewelde and brothers Derek and Callum Hawkins representing Great Britain.

The men’s cross-country mountain biking event gets under way at the Mountain Bike Centre at 16.30.

There is also a chance to see some of the highlights of the past 15 days, and a preview of tonight’s closing ceremony, which promises to be a spectacular event as Rio hands over to Tokyo, hosts of the 2020 Games.



Presenter: Ore Oduba

Live coverage switches to BBC Two briefly at 5.00pm as the Games draw ever nearer to their conclusion.

There is coverage of the boxing finals from Riocentro in the women’s middleweight and men’s flyweight divisions at 18.00 and 18.15 respectively.

The men’s cross-country mountain biking is scheduled to finish at around 18.15 at the Mountain Bike Centre.



Presenter: Clare Balding

The BBC’s final evening coverage begins on BBC One at 6.30pm with Clare Balding live from Rio’s Olympic Park as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad draw to a close.

Men’s boxing takes centre stage at Riocentro, with the light-welterweight final at 19.00 followed by the super-heavyweight final at 19.15. Team GB’s reigning Commonwealth and European Games champion Joe Joyce faces world champion Tony Yoka of France with the aim of emulating fellow Londoner Anthony Joshua, who won the gold medal four years ago and is now IBF heavyweight champion in the professional ranks.

There is also a review of the Games, featuring all the highs, lows and memorable moments from the first summer Olympics to be held in South America.



Presenter: Clare Balding

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad reach their conclusion in the traditional closing ceremony with live coverage from the Maracana in Rio.

After more than two weeks of tense and exciting competition that will live long in the memory, the athletes can now relax as their achievements are recognised and celebrated in spectacular fashion.

The ceremony includes the official handover to Tokyo, hosts of the 2020 Summer Olympics, before the Games are declared closed and the flame is extinguished.

Commentary on the closing ceremony itself, which is due to start at 00:00, is provided by Hazel Irvine and Andrew Cotter.



Presenter: Rishi Persad

Lee McKenzie introduces the opening live BBC Four coverage on the final day of the Games in Rio.

The men’s volleyball bronze-medal match gets under way at 13.30 at Maracanazinho, with the handball equivalent due to begin at the Future Arena at 14.30.

Russia won volleyball gold in London four years ago and were allowed to take part this time around, despite the doping scandal currently surrounding the country’s athletes, while France won the handball tournaments at both London 2012 and Beijing 2008.

At 16.30, there are highlights of the rhythmic gymnastics group all-around final from the Rio Olympic Arena, while the men’s volleyball final gets under way at 17.15 at Maracanazinho.

The men’s handball final starts at the Future Arena at 18.00, and defending champions France will be among the favourites to be involved in the main event.



Presenter: Lee McKenzie

Rishi Persad takes over the presenting reins for the last time on BBC Four from 7.00pm, continuing until 10.00pm.

From 19.45, the men’s basketball final takes place at Carioca Arena 1, with the USA looking to retain their crown. Since the decision to allow NBA players to compete at the Games in 1992, the United States have won gold on all-but-one occasion, when they finished third at the 2004 event in Athens.

They have selected another strong squad this time around, with the likes of small forward Kevin Durant – who has recently joined the Golden State Warriors from the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, who is looking for his third gold medal and was also part of the bronze-winning team in Athens.

Alongside BBC TV’s main coverage on BBC One and BBC Four, you have the chance to become your own TV director and choose which event you want to watch at the touch of a button.

Full uninterrupted coverage of each individual session and event at the Rio 2016 Olympic can be accessed in a number of ways.

Selected events can be found via the BBC’s Red Button streams on TV – available via Freeview, YouView, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media – by simply pressing the red button on your remote control.

All 24 live streams featuring access to every Rio 2016 Olympic event are available via the BBC Sport website on all devices.

For a more detailed breakdown of the BBC’s digital offering via the Red Button/Online across all platforms and how to receive them, click here.

Click on the icons below to view a complete schedule for each Olympic sport

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