Naturally, all eyes on Friday (5 August) will be centred on the much-anticipated opening ceremony, which will see many of the world's best athletes congregate in the Maracanã Stadium for the official start of the Olympic Games. Rio ceremony director Fernando Meirelles – the man behind movies City of God and The Constant Gardener – is set to lead the spectacular event, which has been billed as a celebration of Brazilian and world culture.

Wimbledon-winning tennis star Andy Murray has been given the honour of carrying the flag into the stadium for Great Britian, while swimmer Micheal Phelps will be performing the duties for the United States. There will, however, also be some competitive action on day three in Rio, with the archery competition holding its behind-closed-doors ranking round to seed the competitors for the events ahead.

Where to watch

The opening ceremony in Rio will be shown live on the BBC One, with coverage beginning at 23:40 BST. BBC radio will also be carrying coverage of the eagerly-awaited show in the Maracanã.

Events to watch

As mentioned earlier, the vast majority of the focus on Friday will centre on the opening ceremony. However, the archery competiton gets under way in Brazil, too, with competitors trying to secure their seedings for the main event later in the Games.

Brit to watch

British competitors in action on day three include Patrick Huston (1pm BST) and Naomi Folkard (5pm), who will be at Sambodromo near the Maracanã area of Rio. It ought to be noted, though, that there are no medals at stake at this stage of the archery competition.

Full schedule - All times BST

  • Men's team ranking round (1pm)
  • Men's individual ranking round (1pm)
  • Women's individual ranking round (5pm)
  • Women's team ranking round (5pm)