How to watch Rio 2016 Olympics live streaming day 1, August 6, live TV coverage in India starts 5:00 PM IST

By: | Updated: August 8, 2016 6:22 PM

The Olympics are now going ahead full throttle and a lot of the action has been more than just thrilling. Whether anyone's team is winning, or losing, the point that has been sent across is that the best sportsmen in the world are in action and millions of people are fully absorbed in watching it.

rio olympics 2016, olympics 2016, rio olympics, olympicsIndian fans can catch the action live on TV courtesy Star Sports Network – the channel has been appointed the official telecaster for the Indian market. (Reuters)

The Olympics are now going ahead full throttle and a lot of the action has been more than just thrilling. Whether anyone’s team is winning, or losing, the point that has been sent across is that the best sportsmen in the world are in action and millions of people are fully absorbed in watching it. Although the Indian challenge has not been the best as of yet, there is no doubt that there is much potential in the contingent and they are expected to make a powerful surge to try and get themselves ahead of their rivals. With so much more left to play for, as the games have barely started, the Indian fans can watch swimming, archery, hockey and shooting – these are all the games that Indian sportsmen will be participating in today. Of special note is the Indian men’s hockey team taking on Olympic Champions Germany and Indian shooters Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang stepping out onto the shooting arena. A sensational day of sports is awaited.

With all of this all set to whet the Indian fans’ appetite, here we list how, when and where they can watch all the live action so that they do not miss out on even one thrilling moment, no matter where they happen to be. Indeed, the coverage is wide and deep and all the fans need are the specific devices, and yes, the connection, that suits them to go ahead and get thrilled on day 3 of the Olympic Games in Rio.

Where to watch day 1 of Rio 2016 Olympics?

Rio 2016 Olympics: Television

Indian fans can catch the action live on TV courtesy Star Sports Network – the channel has been appointed the official telecaster for the Indian market. Across India, all events are simultaneously being broadcast on standard definition and on high-definition (HD) channels too. So, immaterial of how or where you are watching, the telecast will reach you. Star Sports is utilising all 8 channels to telecast the Olympic Games events – each sporting category gets a channel so that there is nothing left out.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Online

With Internet connections growing by millions in India over recent times, one of the favourite new locations for the youth especially to catch up on any breaking news is either on their computers or other devices of their choice. Fans can go to StarSports.com or even Hotstar.com and check out each and every sporting thrill and spill. Those constantly on the move can catch up with the latest goings on at the various stadiums courtesy Hotstar App.

The Olympic events and their timing:
1. ARCHERY:
* 7:27pm: Women’s Individual 1/32 Eliminations (Laxmirani Majhi)
2. HOCKEY:
* 7:30pm: India vs Germany in men’s hockey match
* 2:30am: India vs Great Britain in women’s hockey match
3. SHOOTING:
* 5:30pm: 10m Air Rifle Men’s Qualifications (Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang) – Finals will ahppen at 8:30pm
4. SWIMMING:
* 9:32pm: Women’s 200m Freestyle (Shivani Kataria); * 10:04pm: Men’s 200m Butterfly (Sajan Prakash):

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