The first day of women’s gymnastics is a marathon: The qualification rounds, which decide which teams and athletes will vie for medals, last about 12 hours.
If you want to watch live, prepare to stay up all night. The first round, featuring Italy and Japan, starts on Saturday at 9 p.m. (all times Eastern). Russia and China, which are in the hunt for the silver team medal, begin competing at 10:50 p.m. The Americans compete in Round 3, on Sunday at 2:10 a.m. The final round, No. 5, kicks off at 7:20 a.m.
In the United States, you can stream the competition via NBC’s Olympics site, its Peacock streaming service or the NBC Sports app.
Many fans will prefer to stream a replay or watch the tape-delayed broadcast on NBC, which will air between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. To avoid spoilers, turn off mobile news notifications and try to stay off social media.