After the glitz and glamour of the much-discussed opening ceremony in Rio, the 2016 Games get under way in earnest on day four. There are plenty of exciting events and big-name competitors in action, including Britain's Chris Froome, to get fans in the mood for the biggest sporting event on Earth.

Where to watch

Live coverage and highights of the action is available on BBC One and Two throughout the early hours of the morning. There are also updates available via BBC radio.

Events to watch

Day four is easily the busiest day of action in Rio so far, with as many as 12 gold medals up for grabs, including in the archery, cycling, fencing, judo, shooting, swimming and weightlifting. There is plenty of British interest in the events too, with Chris Froome and Hannah Miley both in action in Rio, hoping to get their team off to a flying start.

Ashley McKenzie represents Britain in the men's -60kg judo from 14:00 BST, while the opening day of the rowing competition is set to begin from 12:30 BST. Alan Campbell will be competing in the men's single sculls heats, while the seemingly ageless Katherine Grainger is in action in the double sculls.

Britain's men's gymnastic team are in qualifying action from 18:30 BST and will be confident of excelling after they won team silver at the Commonwealth Games last year. Additionally, there is a full day of boxing prelims from 15:00 BST. Elsewhere on day four, Britain's men's hockey team start their bid for glory against Belgium from 16:30 BST, while Team GB's women play Australia at 00:30 BST (Sunday).

Brit to watch

Chris Froome is, perhaps, the most talented sportsman in Britain today and having recently claimed another Tour de France title he will be looking to underline his greatness in Rio this summer. The 31-year-old rider stormed to victory in Paris last month, but has it all still to do in Brazil in the much-anticipated road race.

Chris Froome
Chris Froome is searching for a third Tour de France title after his recent victory at the Criterium du DauphineBryn Lennon/Getty Images

The course for the event comprises climbs and the Copacabana, and is set to test Froome's extensive range of skills as he seeks the all-important gold medal. He will, however, face stiff competition from the likes of Spain's Alejandro Valverde and Italy's Vincenzo Nibali for the coveted prize.

Schedule highlights - All times BST

  • Women's 10m air rifle (12:30)
  • Men's cycling road race (13:30)
  • Beach volleyball competition (14:00)
  • Swimming: Finals include women's 400m IM, men's 400m IM (02:00)