Rio 2016 Olympics: The opening ceremony has barely concluded and the thrills and spills around the event have already ballooned up to Olympic proportions with some of the favourites already out of the event and others racing towards expected and some unexpected triumphs. Check out here how to watch Rio 2016 Olympics live streaming day 1, August 6; live TV coverage in India starts 5:00 PM IST:
Rio 2016 Olympics: The opening ceremony has barely concluded and the thrills and spills around the event have already ballooned up to Olympic proportions with some of the favourites already out of the event and others racing towards expected and some unexpected triumphs. The Olympics are truly ticking and you don’t want to miss even a moment of it. So, here we show you how you can do that and enjoy every moment as it happens and allowing you to root for your favourite athletes, watch records being broken and perhaps history being created all the way to the very last day on August 21. Check out here how to watch Rio 2016 Olympics live streaming day 1, August 6; live TV coverage in India starts 5:00 PM IST:
The most beloved sport of Brazil, soccer started well before the opening ceremony, but a number of events are lined up on day 1 around the various Olympic venues. So, even as Brazil kept the pomp and splendour down to the minimum during the opening ceremony, the spotlight now is where it should ideally be – on the athletes themselves and that is as it should be. All the countries have sent their best athletes and the Olympics will be the culmination of the years of hard work and practice that each and every individual who has reached Rio would have put in. Much sweat, many tears, a lot of time and yes, blood has been spilled in the effort of reaching this premier sporting event. All of this is in the name of participation, but each and every athlete worth his running shoes must be hoping s/he lands a medal and thereby do his country proud. While, sadly, that is not possible for all, yet as games before this have shown, even even the best athletes of them all are fallible and those behind in the rankings have come first and run away with medals – gold, silver bronze. The biggest Olympic lesson is that hope should not be lost and confidence must remain at its peak. Yes, the Games also teach you to be humble in victory.
As far as India is concerned, there are a few good things happening while some not. In the archery ranking round India got the good news in the form of Atanu Das ending up 5th; the bad news consisted of Deepika Kumari, in the individual round, ending up as low as 20th, while the team itself could manage 7th. Clearly a big disappointment. Hopefully the Olympic message is not lost on these or other athletes as the Games go on and many more winners and losers emerge. The point to remember is that participation is more important than just winning. Of course, if the latter happens, so much the better.
A number of other Indian athletes will be seen in action on day 1 (Saturday) in both individual, pair and team competitions. The action starts at 5.00 PM IST with shooting events and rowing for men (sculls). Do not worry, this is not all, there is more, much much more in store, just read on about where you should head for to grab the live action:
Where to watch day 1 of Rio 2016 Olympics?
Rio 2016 Olympics: Television
On TV, where most Indians will catch the action, the Games are being telecast on Star Sports Network – the channel was appointed as the official broadcaster in India. As can be expected in a fast-maturing market in India, all events are simultaneously being broadcast in the good old standard definition and of course for those who like their action fresh and sharp, in high-definition (HD) channels too. Considering the craze for Olympics in India, Star Sports will be utilising all eight channels to telecast all these sporting events – each sporting category category gets a channel so that there is no confusion and everyone can get their heart’s desires fulfilled.
Rio 2016 Olympics: Online
The Internet is everywhere and Indians love to spend time catching up on their interests there from whatever device they have access to. And where do you need to go to watch the Games action unfold? Just type StarSports.com or even Hotstar.com and check out each and every sporting moment. For those who have no time to sit and watch due to the various professional or personal business reasons or something else is keeping them occupied, then they need not not feel left out. They can catch up with the latest courtesy Hotstar App. Small or big, the excitement will enthrall, one and all! Just get into the spirit of things sporting!
Rio 2016 Olympics India Schedule for Day 1
All that said and done, surely people would be looking for Indians at Olympics and how they perform there the most. In fact, they would be batting for Team India and would be interested in knowing when exactly to tune in. For them here we provide the Indian schedule: First up is Jitu Rai, Gurpreet Singh, Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul – all in shooting. Dattu Bhokanal will be seen in action in men’s single sculls. Men’s singles and women’s singles in table tennis is next in line with Achantha Sharath Kamal, Soumyajit Ghosh, Manika Batra and Mouma Das.
Then one of the most popular sports in India and the world too, field hockey, Indian men’s team will play against Ireland at 7.30 PM. India’s tennis icon Leander Paes will step onto the Rio court today too, partnering Rohan Bopanna in men’s doubles – a medal is expected from the duo as Paes has been doing very well on the international circuit. As far as another tennis icon Sania Mirza is concerned, then she too will take to court today very late at night alongside Prarthana Thombare. Mirza too has done wonderfully well and a medal from her would not be too far-fetched an expectation.
Mirza will be playing Sunday morning on August 7 and so will weightlifter Saikhom Mirabi Chanu in the 48kg category. All of this starts after 2 am IST.
India at the Olympics results Indian contingent on the 1st day of competition (by 22:00 IST Saturday):
Hockey (Men) (Group League) India 3 (Rupinderpal 27, 49, VR Raghunath 15th min) beat Ireland 2 (John Jermyn 45th, Connor Harte 56th)
Men’s Single Sculls (Heats)
Dattu Baban Bhokanal in quarter-final (3rd in Heats; 7:21.67s)
Women’s 10m Air Rifle (Qualifying Rounds)
Apurvi Chandela 34th (411.6) (Failed to qualify)
Ayonika Paul 47th (403) (Failed to qualify)
Men’s Doubles (1st Round)
Leander Paes/Rohan Bopanna lost to Marcin Makowski/Lukasz Kubot (Poland) 4-6 6-7 (6-8).
Women’s Singles (1st Round)
Mouma Das lost to Daniela Dodean Monteiro (Romania) 2-11, 7-11, 7-11, 3-11.
Manika Batra lost to Katarzyna Franc-Grzybowska (Poland) 12-10 6-11 12-14 11-8 4-11 12-14.