Simone Biles may be the headliner for the United States during the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The 24-year-old gymnast is regarded as the world’s best and is considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time.
That’s part of the reason that she recently wore a goat on her leotard.
However, Biles’ Olympics got off to a rocky start. She had a rough go in qualifying despite posting strong scores, and that carried over into the team competition. She had trouble on her first vault of the competition and exited the competition shortly thereafter. She didn’t return to action, as Suni Lee, Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum led Team USA to a silver medal.
She then pulled out of the women’s all-around to continue focusing on her mental health.
If Biles returns to action for the individual finals, she could still become the most decorated Olympic gymnast in history with four medals.
It’s a tall task, but it’s one that the GOAT could accomplish, especially with a silver already in tow.
Many will want to see Biles in action as she looks to set records and continue to pull off moves that no other gymnast can. Here’s how you can do that during the 2021 Olympic Games.
Simone Biles’ Olympics schedule
Biles’ live events will all be broadcast on Peacock and will start between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. ET. She qualified for the all-around final and each of the individual event finals, but she will not participate in the all-around and will be evaluated regularly to determine whether she can compete in the individual finals as she deals with mental health issues.
|Sun, July 25||Women’s Qualifying||6-11 a.m.||Peacock|
|Tue, July 27||Women’s Team Final||6-11 a.m.||Peacock|
|Thu, July 29||Women’s All-Around||6-11 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sun, Aug. 1||Event Finals — Vault and Uneven Bars||4-11 a.m.||Peacock|
|Mon, Aug. 2||Event Finals — Floor Exercise||4-11 a.m.||Peacock|
|Tue, Aug. 3||Event Finals — Balance Beam||4-11 a.m.||Peacock|
What events will Simone Biles compete in at Olympics?
Simone Biles helped lead the United States to a gold medal in that event during the 2016 Rio Olympics. She was hoping to do the same in 2021 but bowed out after just one event. Her teammates would settle for silver.
She is also out of the all-around final, which occurs two days after the women’s final. Biles hadn’t lost an all-around title since 2013, so she was heavily favored to win this event.
Biles may participate in the finals in each of the four events in Olympic competition. They are:
- Uneven bars
- Floor exercise
- Balance beam
Biles had to qualify for each of these events and was able to do it. While she has earned the right to participate, gymnastics fans will be eagerly awaiting her decision on whether she will compete. She withdrew from the team competition after participating in just one event and then bowed out of the all-around.
How to watch Simone Biles at 2021 Olympics
NBC will broadcast Simone Biles’ events at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. However, they won’t be live because of the 13-hour time difference between the United States’ Eastern time zone and Tokyo. Most of Biles’ events will be broadcast on tape delay in prime-time for the NBC audience. Below is a full look at the tape delay schedule.
TV schedule (Tape delay)
|Sun, July 25||Women’s Qualifying||7-9:30 p.m||NBC|
|Tue, July 27||Women’s Team Final||8 p.m.-midnight||NBC|
|Thu, July 29||Women’s All-Around||8-11:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun, Aug. 1||Event Finals — Vault||9-9:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Sun, Aug. 1||Event Finals — Uneven Bars||11-11:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Mon, Aug. 2||Event Finals — Floor Exercise||8-11:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Tue, Aug. 3||Event Finals — Balance Beam||8-11:30 p.m.||NBC|
How to live stream Olympic gymnastics
- Live stream: Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports App, fuboTV
Most of Biles’ events will be shown on NBC’s free streaming service, Peacock. That includes qualifying, the all-around final and each of the event finals in which Biles participates. NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports App will also provide live streaming opportunities for Biles’ events.
FuboTV, which provides a seven-day free trial, will also provide coverage of Biles’ events.