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Rio 2016

What you missed on the first day of the Rio Olympics

Bruno Oscar Schmidt (2) and Alison Cerutti of Brazil (1) and Josh Binstock (1) and Samuel Schachter of Canada (2) in action during the Men's Beach Volleyball preliminary round Pool A match on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bruno Oscar Schmidt (2) and Alison Cerutti of Brazil (1) and Josh Binstock (1) and Samuel Schachter of Canada (2) in action during the Men's Beach Volleyball preliminary round Pool A match on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY (Times ET)


Rowing

Carling Zeeman is through to the quarter-finals in women's single skulls after winning her heat with a time of 8:41.21 on Saturday morning.

Additional Canadian rowing hopes rest with Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee, who are expected to contend for a silver medal in women's lightweight double skulls. The women's eight team is also expected to win a silver medal.

Beach volleyball

Canada's Josh Binstock and Samuel Schachter f ell, 2-0, to Brazil in their opening match. In a pair of tightly contested matches, Canada had its chances but could not overtake the home team.

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Tennis

Team Canada is comprised of four players – two men and two women. Genie Bouchard and Gabriela Dabrowski are teaming up for women's doubles, while Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil represent Canada on the men's side.

Bouchard defeated Sloane Stephens of the United States 6-3, 6-3 in the women's singles opener to advance to the second round. It was a match that epitomized the best of Bouchard's game, and few signs of the shaky confidence Bouchard can sometimes demonstrate, Gary Mason wrote.

France's Gael Monfils beat Pospisil 6-1, 6-3 in 65 in men's singles action later on Saturday.

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard follows through after returning to Sloane Stephens of the United States in first round women's singles tennis at the 2016 Olympic Games on August 6, 2016.

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard follows through after returning to Sloane Stephens of the United States in first round women’s singles tennis at the 2016 Olympic Games on August 6, 2016.

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Bouchard, who is making her first Olympic appearance, is the big name on the Canadian tennis roster, but Nestor is the most accomplished. He is widely considered to be one of the best doubles players of all time.

Basketball

The Canadian women's basketball team downed China 90-68 in preliminary round action. Tamara Tatham scored 20 points and Kim Gaucher collected 10 rebounds for Canada, which plays Serbia on Monday. Globe columnist Cathal Kelly was on site for the win, and had this report.

Canada's Kia Nurse, left, keeps the ball from United States' Diana Taurasi, center, as Canada's Miranda Ayim, right, defends, during the first half of an exhibition basketball game, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Bridgeport, Conn. The Canadian women's basketball team has plenty of momentum heading into the Rio Olympics.

Canada’s Kia Nurse, left, keeps the ball from United States’ Diana Taurasi, center, as Canada’s Miranda Ayim, right, defends, during the first half of an exhibition basketball game, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Bridgeport, Conn. The Canadian women’s basketball team has plenty of momentum heading into the Rio Olympics.

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Rugby

The women's team, ranked third in the world, won 45-0 and 38-0 in wins over Japan and Brazil on Saturday. They face Britain on Sunday, with the quarter-finals slated for later in the afternoon.


WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING


  • Women’s soccer 3, Zimbabwe 1
  • Men’s field hockey vs. Germany (5 p.m.)
  • Swimming; Men’s and women’s 400m IM finals women’s 100m butterfly semis, men’s 400m freestyle final, men’s 100m breaststroke semis, women’s 400m freestyle relay final (9 p.m.)

WHAT’S ON SUNDAY?



  • Swimming, Women’s 100m butterfly final, men’s 200m freestyle semis, women’s 100m breaststroke semis, men’s 100m breaststroke final, women’s 400m freestyle final, men’s 100m backstroke semis, men’s 400m freestyle relay final (9 p.m.)
  • Women’s rugby vs. Great Britain (11:30 a.m.)
  • Men’s volleyball vs. United States (3 p.m.)
  • Cycling, women’s road race (11:15 a.m.)



IN CASE YOU MISSED IT


Opening ceremonies

Video: A by-the-numbers look at the athletes and countries of Rio’s opening ceremonies

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Read more: What you missed on the opening day of Rio 2016


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