Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt will be in action in the men's 200m preliminary round on 16 August (Tuesday).

Where to watch live

The men's 200m heats start at 3.50pm BST. The full coverage of all the athletics action of the Rio 2016 Olympics will be telecast live on BBC One, BBC Four and Red Button in the United Kingdom. In addition to this, there will be up to 24 HD video streams to follow the event on desktop, mobile and tablet.

Below is a list of all Olympics 2016 Athletics broadcasters from across the world.


Fresh from his record breaking feat in the men's 100m where Bolt became the first man to win three gold medals in the same event, the Jamaican's focus now turns towards the 200m race where he comes in as the defending champion.

The fastest man in the world, who is aiming for an unprecedented "triple triple", has repeatedly said that he wants to be the first man to win the 200m in under 19 seconds. However, that looks a little far-fetched at the moment, with the Jamaican's best time in the event this year being 19.89 seconds which he set in London last month.

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Usain Bolt posing with his men's 100m gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic games Getty

Bolt though faces stiff competition from American Justin Gatlin who clocked 19.75 last month while LaShawn Merritt went even better clocking 19.74 at the US Olympic trials in Eugene on 8 July.

Although Bolt always looks below his best at the preliminaries only to switch to fifth gear in the main race, he does come in as the favourite as he looks to win the second of his three gold medals.

Below is a list of TV channels that would air the game around the world:

United KingdomBBC
ArgentinaAmerica Movil, DirecTV, ESPN, Fox Sports
Antigua & BarbudaABS
BrazilFox Sports Brazil
ColombiaESPN, Fox Sports
Costa RicaESPN
FranceFrance 4, Foot+
HondurasClaro Sports
Hong KongTVB Sport
IrelandLFC TV
IndiaStar Sports
Middle EastbeIN Sports Arabia
NorwayTV2 Sumo
PortugalSport TV3
SpainTVE La 1, TDP
United StatesUSA Network, NBC Sports