Where to watch?

Don’t miss a second of the action this summer from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games; the BBC will be broadcasting live from Rio, and the UK, every day reporting on the competition and the action from the previous night. Coverage will be across BBC1, BBC4, as well as across numerous channels on the BBC Sport website and Red Button.

We’ve pulled together details of the schedule below which should give you a brief overview; don’t forget to cheer Team GB across all sports as well, a full schedule of what’s on when can be found online, including all of those gold medal moments.

This page will be updated throughout the competition, so please check back for further updates on channels and any time changes. All timings are given in BST (UK timings).

Friday 5 August

23.40 – 04.00 : Opening Ceremony – Live on BBC One

Saturday 6 August

14.00 – 20.00 : Eventing, Dressage (Day 1)

Sunday 7 August

14.00 – 20.00 : Eventing, Dressage (Day 2)

Monday 8 August

14.00 – 18.20 : Eventing, Cross-Country

Tuesday 9 August

14.00 – 18.50 : Eventing, Showjumping

Wednesday 10 August

14.00 – 20.30 : Dressage, Grand Prix (Day 1)

Thursday 11 August

14.00 – 20.30 : Dressage, Grand Prix (Day 2)

Friday 12 August

14.00 – 20.20 : Dressage, Grand Prix Special

Sunday 14 August

14.00 – 17.30 : Jumping, Team and Individual Qualifier

Monday 15 August

14.00 – 17.30 : Dressage, Grand Prix Freestyle

Tuesday 16 August

14.00 – 17.27 : Jumping, Team Round One and Individual Qualifier

Wednesday 17 August

14.00 – 16.20 : Jumping, Team Final

Friday 19 August

14.00 – 15.40 : Jumping, Individual Final (first round)

17.30 – 18.20 : Jumping, Individual Final (second round)

NB. Please note that all timings are subject to change, please ensure that you look at the BBC website and TV listings to check the timings so you are not disappointed; all times are detailed on the BBC Sport website

If you're not based in the UK, then make sure you know how you can watch - visit the official Rio 2016 website for more information

Don’t forget that if you don’t fancy watching the action, you can always listen to it… BBC Radio 5 Live will be bringing you coverage throughout the Games, with Jonathan Agnew set to guide you through all the Deodoro action. They’ll also be the chance to catch-up on anything missed via BBC iPlayer.

Throughout the games Horse & Hound will be providing live text commentary on their website for every session and they will also be releasing five special editions of their magazine over the next five weeks which will be packed with reports, analysis and columns from equestrian experts. 

Are you social?

As well as tuning in, make sure you keep up to speed with all the latest arena-side initial reactions, comments and behind the scenes glimpses across social media. If you’re not a fan already then why not follow today, #JoinTheJourney, and send your messages of support to our British athletes.

  • Tweet us at @TeamGBR or follow on Facebook via Equestrian Team GBR

Other channels you might want to follow to share in the excitement and show your support are:

  • Team GB: Twitter @TeamGB / Facebook Team GB – don’t forget to #BringOnTheGreat
  • International Equestrian Federation: Twitter @FEI_Global / Facebook Fédération Equestre Internationale – don’t forget to #TwoHearts
  • Rio 2016: Twitter @Rio2016_en / Facebook Rio 2016 – don’t forget to #RoadToRio