What: The Olympics
When: Aug. 3-20
Why It’s a Big Deal
Olympic soccer keeps things interesting by allowing only three players over 23 years old per roster, and the youngsters are out to prove themselves.
Team to Beat
Brazil. After heartbreak in the 2014 World Cup and a silver medal in London, the home team will be ruthless in its quest for redemption.
FC Barcelona’s Brazilian phenom Neymar is ditching the Copa for a chance to win gold for his country on home turf.
Brazil vs. Argentina—if the cards fall right, the South American powerhouses could even meet in the gold-medal match.
How to Watch It
Like all things Olympics, NBC has the full rights, so tune into primetime for big games. Otherwise, check the live stream from NBC Sports Live.