Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt will be in action in the men's 4x100m preliminary round on 20 August (Saturday).

Where to watch live

The men's 4x100m relay starts at 12.40am BST (early Saturday morning). 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 third 200m win at the Olympic Games, Usain Bolt comes into what most probably will be the last race of his career at the summer games. However, the Jamaican team did not need the fastest man in the world as they qualified for the semi-finals without him.

The Jamaican 4x100 men's relay team took part in the qualifying without Bolt, coming second behind the Japanese in the heats. Led by Jevaughn Minzie, Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade and Kemar Bailey-Cole, they looked comfortable during the race.

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Usain Bolt and Jamaica are the defending 4X100m Olympic champions Getty

Bolt, however, will slot straight back in as he looks to make history, winning the "triple treble". Jamaica who won the last two golds at Beijing 2008 and London 2012, come into the race as favourites ahead of the United States of America who have Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay in their ranks.

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