On the penultimate day of the Olympic Games, a final with a taste of revenge will star the United States and France to define the Tokyo 2020 men’s basketball champion. We tell you how and when to see this meeting.
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The United States – winner of Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 – had not lost an Olympic match since Athens 2004, when they lost to Argentina in the semifinals. However, in their debut in the group stage of Japan they failed against the French and suffered their first Olympic defeat in 17 years (76-83).
As a prelude to the final, the United States defeated Australia (97-78) in the semi-finals, while France had to go to great lengths to outrun reigning European champions Slovenia (90-89).
The men’s basketball final United States vs. France is scheduled for 11:30 am local on August 7 and it can be followed live and for free on YouTube, thanks to an exclusive agreement for Latin America by Marca Claro, which broadcasts the Olympic events on its channel.
You should consider that there is a 7 hour time difference between Japan and Spain, and between 12 and 16 hours with the American continent. Thus, the schedules are as follows in the different countries of the region:
- Argentina: 11:30 pm on August 6
- Chili: 10:30 pm on August 6
- Colombia, Mexico and Peru: 9:30 pm on August 6
- Spain: 4:30 am
- United States and Canada: 10:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm PT
In some countries of the region, the event can also be seen on the Marca Claro and Claro Sports television channels and from the Claro Sports TV application for smart televisions. This can also be found on Apple TV and Android TV.
On the other hand, the traditional or cable television channels that broadcast the Olympic Games are the following:
- Argentina: Claro Sports, TyC Sports, Public TV.
- Canada: CBC, Radio Canada, Bell Media (TSN and RDS), Rogers Media (Sportsnet), Telelatino Network.
- Chili: Sure, TVN.
- Colombia: Sure, Caracol TV.
- Spain: RTVE, Eurosport.
- United States: NBC, USA, CNBC, Telemundo.
- Mexico: Claro, Televisa, TV Azteca, Imagen TV.
- Peru: Sure, ATV.
During the day of August 7, the following medals will also be contested in Tokyo 2020:
|Local time||ET time||PT time||Event|
|6:00 am||5:00 pm on August 6||2:00 pm on August 6||Athletics: women’s marathon|
|7:30 am||6:30 pm on August 6||3:30 pm on August 6||Golf: Stroke play women’s individual|
|10:00 am||9:00 pm on August 6||6:00 pm on August 6||Beach volleyball: men’s bronze medal (Latvia vs. Qatar)|
|11:30 am||10:30 pm on August 6||7:30 pm on August 6||Basketball: men’s gold medal (France vs. United States)|
|11:30 am||10:30 pm on August 6||7:30 pm on August 6||Beach volleyball: men’s gold medal (Norway vs. Russian Olympic Committee)|
|11:37 am||10:37 pm on August 6||7:37 pm on August 6||Canoeing: double canoe (C2) 500 m female; individual canoe (C1) 1000 m male; Quadruple kayak (K4) 500 m for women; Quadruple kayak 500m male *|
|12:00 pm||11:00 pm on August 6||8:00 pm on August 6||Baseball: men’s bronze medal (Dominican Republic vs. South Korea)|
|1:30 pm||12:30 am||9:30 pm on August 6||Volleyball: men’s bronze medal (Argentina vs. Brazil)|
|1:40 pm||12:40 am||9:40 pm on August 6||Water polo: women’s bronze medal (Hungary vs. Russian Olympic Committee)|
|2:00 pm||1:00 am||10:00 pm on August 6||Boxing: male flyweight (48-52 kg); female flyweight (48-51 kg); male average weight (69-75 kg); women’s welterweight (64-69 kg) *|
|3:00 pm||2:00 a.m||11:00 pm on August 6||Jumps: platform 10 m male|
|3:20 pm||2:20 am||11:20 pm on August 6||Rhythmic gymnastics: individual multiple competition *|
|4:00 pm||3:00 am||12:00 am||Basketball: female bronze medal|
|4:30 pm||3:30 am||12:30 am||Water polo: female gold medal (Spain vs. United States)|
|4:55 pm||3:55 am||12:55 am||Track cycling: Male Madison|
|5:00 pm||4:00 am||1:00 am||Handball: men’s bronze medal (Egypt vs. Spain)|
|6:45 pm||5:45 am||2:45 am||Struggle: men’s wrestling, 65 kg; men’s wrestling, 97 kg; women’s wrestling, 50 kg|
|7:00 pm||6:00 am||3:00 am||Baseball: men’s gold medal (United States vs. Japan)|
|7:00 pm||6:00 am||3:00 am||Equestrian: jumping team final|
|7:20 pm||6:20 am||3:20 am||Karate: Kumite +61 kg women; Men’s Kumite +75 kg *|
|7:30 pm||6:30 a.m||3:30 am||Artistic swimming: teams, free routine|
|7:30 pm||6:30 a.m||3:30 am||Modern pentathlon: Male laser run|
|7:35 pm||6:35 am||3:35 am||Athletics: female high jump|
|7:45 pm||6:45 am||3:45 am||AthleticsFemale: 10,000 meters|
|8:00 pm||7:00 am||4:00 am||Athletics: men’s javelin throw|
|8:00 pm||7:00 am||4:00 am||Basketball: men’s bronze medal (Slovenia vs. Australia)|
|8:30 pm||7:30 am||4:30 am||Soccer: men’s gold medal (Brazil vs. Spain)|
|8:40 pm||7:40 am||4:40 am||AthleticsMen’s: 1,500 meters|
|9:15 pm||8:15 am||5:15 am||Volleyball: men’s gold medal (France vs. Russian Olympic Committee)|
|9:30 pm||8:30 am||5:30 am||Athletics: 4 × 400 female relays|
|9:50 pm||8:50 am||5:50 am||Athletics: men’s 4 × 400 relays|
* The start time of the elimination rounds is indicated. Other time differences: Spain (-7 hours); Argentina (-11 hours); Chile (-12 hours); Colombia, Mexico (-13 hours).