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2016 Summer Olympics: Here's the schedule of events for Friday

Can lightning strike in the same place for a third time? We’ll see tonight when Usain Bolt runs what is likely the Jamaican's last Olympic race.

Bolt will go for his third Gold Medal of the 2016 Olympics when he competes in the 4x100-meter relay. He won the 200-meter sprint Thursday night.

Bolt has said that he plans to retire after the World Championships in 2017.

Also on the schedule Friday is boxing, cycling and water polo finals. 

Here’s a look at some of the events set for Friday.

Channels

The Summer Games are being broadcast on NBC, Telemundo, Bravo, CNBC,MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, the Golf Channel, NBC Universo and USA Network. That’s just for TV. The rest of the coverage is digital. Check here for the TV schedule.

Live streams

Streams will be available on NBCOlympics.com as well as via the NBC Olympics app. Look for the app on iPhones and iPads, Android phones and tablets, Windows phone, Roku streaming boxes, sticks and TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV sticks, the new Apple TV via the device’s app store, and Chromecast via the NBC Sports iOS or Android app.

Telemundo will stream Spanish-language commentary through its website as well as its Telemundo Desportes apps on Android and on iOS. Again, you’ll be asked for your pay TV account login info.

Friday's schedule (all times are ET) 

9 a.m.: Equestrian

9:30 a.m.: Badminton

10:20 a.m.: Water Polo

11 a.m.: Synchronized Swimming

11 a.m.: Field Hockey

Noon: Soccer

12:30 p.m.: Cycling

1 p.m.: Boxing

1:30 p.m.: Track and Field

2 p.m.: Taekwondo

2:30 p.m.:  Water Polo

2:30 p.m.: Basketball

3 p.m.: Wrestling

4 p.m.: Field Hockey

4:30 p.m.: Soccer

5 p.m.: Modern Pentathlon

7 p.m.: Taekwando

7:10 p.m.: Track and Field

9:35 p.m.: Men’s 4x100-meter relay

British news anchor out of coma after contracting malaria in Rio

A British news anchor has been brought out of a medically induced coma after contracting a rare form of malaria while visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics. 

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Charlie Webster appeared to be in good health when she arrived in Brazil on Aug. 4 after a six-week, 3,000 mile "Ride to Rio" cycling challenge.

"I just can't believe it," Webster told the BBC shortly after she arrived in Rio. "(It) just shows you can do anything."

The former Sky News sports anchor reportedly started to feel sick at the Olympics opening ceremony. She was admitted to the hospital the next day.

Doctors initially thought Webster was severely dehydrated after her grueling trip to Rio. But just a few days after she was admitted, her agent confirmed she was suffering from malaria. It's unclear exactly which strain she has.

Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to humans through infected female mosquitoes.

But athletes and spectators headed to the Olympics this year were more concerned about another mosquito-borne virus — Zika.

More than a dozen high-profile athletes refused to attend the games out of fear of getting the disease.

Webster is being kept on dialysis and is supported by a respirator. Her family, including her mother and brother have flown to Rio to be with her. 

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5 things you didn't know about Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, is no stranger to the public eye. But there's much more to know about him than his times on the track.

Here are five things you might not have known about the 29-year-old runner:

1. He's worth more than $50 million.

The Jamaican sprinter, whose net worth surpasses that of American swimmer Michael Phelps, has had endorsements with Puma, Visa, Nissan, Gatorade, Virgin Media, Japan's All Nippon Airways and Australian telecom company Optus, among others. He launched his own business venture, Champion Shave, a company that produces and distributes high end razors, just ahead of the 2016 Rio Opening Ceremony. Bolt, who has won the gold medal seven times, has also earned thousands of dollars in Olympic winnings alone.

2. He was born with scoliosis.

But he works hard so that it doesn't affect his athletic performance. 

"When I was younger, it wasn't really a problem. But you grow and it gets worse," Bolt told ESPN. "My spine's really curved bad. But if I keep my core and back strong, the scoliosis doesn't really bother me. So I don't have to worry about it as long as I work hard. The early part of my career, when we didn't really know much about it, it really hampered me because I got injured every year."

3. He ate 1,000 chicken McNuggets during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

In his autobiography, "Faster Than Lighting," Bolt said that while at the 2008 games, he initially ate 20 nuggets at a time, but as the games progressed, he started eating 100 McNuggets a day. In 2011, Bolt told ESPN that his pregame meal is chicken nuggets. 

4. He adopted a cheetah.

In 2009, Bolt paid $13,700 to adopt a cheetah cub, which he named Lightning Bolt, ESPN reported. His sponsorship of the animal was part of an effort to boost Kenyan conservation efforts. The money went to the Kenya Wildlife Service, with aims to help protect Kenya's endangered species.

5. He has never run a full mile.

Though running is his strength, Bolt's agent, Ricky Simms, told the The New Yorker, "Usain has never run a mile." According to multiple outlets, Bolt's primary race was the 200-meter dash, and his coach wanted his secondary event to be the 400-meter dash. The athlete "begged" to avoid the longer distance, and his coach said he could only get out of doing it if he ran a record-setting time in the 200, which he did. 

"Yeah, the riches on offer were high for a successful 100m sprinter," Bolt said. "But I didn't care about the prize funds. My only aim was to avoid running the 400m. That was it, period. And I didn’t imagine for one second that I would be a killer at it."

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What Ryan Lochte said about the Rio robbery

After an investigation launched regarding allegations that American swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were robbed at gunpoint by civilians posing as police officers, Lochte has spoken out again.

"I'm taking full responsibility," Lochte said Saturday during an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer. "I over-exaggerated that story. If I hadn't done that we wouldn't be in this mess. None of this would have happened. It was my immature behavior."

The 32-year-old swimmer described the incident in detail for Lauer: 

"Whether you call it a robbery or extortion or us paying just for the damages, we don't know," Lochte said. "All we know is there was a gun pointed in our direction and we were demanded to give money. There was a gun pointed in our direction. We were frightened. We gave them money, and we got out."

Lochte also said he felt like he let his team down.

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Lochte's mother first broke the news of the alleged robbery on Aug. 14 while speaking with Fox Sports.  

Lochte detailed the incident on NBC's the "Today" show later that day:

"We got pulled over in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing just a police badge and they pulled us over. They pulled out their guns. They told the other swimmers to get down on the ground. They got down on the ground. I refused, I was like, 'We didn't do anything wrong, so I'm not getting down on the ground.'

"And then the guy pulled out his gun. He cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said, 'Get down,' and I put my hands up. I was like, 'Whatever.' He took our money. He took my wallet. He left my cell phone. He left my credentials." 

>> Report: Ryan Lochte fabricated story about robbery in Rio

But in a phone interview with Lauer on Wednesday, Lauer asked Lochte about skepticism that his story may have been fabricated. 

"He strongly denied that -- said it's absolutely not the case,” Lauer said. "I wouldn’t make up a story like this nor would the others -- as a matter of fact we all feel it makes us look bad," Lauer said, quoting Lochte. "We're victims in this and we're happy that we're safe."

During his phone call with Lauer, Lochte changed some of the details of his original story.

He told Lauer that the assailant had pointed the gun in his "general direction," "Today" reported.

Lochte also told Lauer that the taxi he was in was not forced off the road, but rather he and his teammates had stopped at a gas station to use the men's restroom when they were robbed.

>> US swim team member Gunnar Bentz releases statement on Rio

Thursday, The Daily Mail reported that security video from the night of the alleged robbery shows the four swimmers trashing a gas station bathroom after one broke down the door. The video reportedly shows a security guard pulling a gun on the group and asking for someone to pay for the damages.

Friday, Lochte released a statement on Instagram.

"I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend -- for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning ... It's traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country ... and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave, but regardless of the behavior of anyone else that night, I should have been more more responsible in how I handled myself and for that, (I) am sorry."

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What time does Usain Bolt run the 200-meter sprint tonight?

Usain Bolt will go for his eighth gold medal tonight as he competes in the 200-meter dash.

Bolt, who won the 100-meter sprint on Sunday, will compete in the 200-meter finals at 9:30 p.m. ET.

American Justin Gatlin, who many believed would give Bolt a run for his money in the 200,  finished third in his semi-final and did not qualify for the race. Gatlin won silver Sunday in the 100-meter final.

LaShawn Merritt will be representing Team USA in the race.

Here's more on Usain Bolt:

>Usain Bolt has never run a full mile

>Ellen DeGeneres faces backlash for 'racist' Usain Bolt tweet

2016 Summer Olympics: Here's the schedule of events for Thursday

He was grinning when he won his semifinal race on Thursday, will Usain Bolt be smiling just as big after the 200-meter sprint final on Thursday? Probably bigger. Bolt will go for the gold in the 200-meter race, and if he wins it, he will be the first person to win the 100-meter and 200-meter races in three consecutive Olympic Summer Games.

On Wednesday, Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin won gold, silver and bronze, respectively, in the 100-meter hurdles. It was the first time in Olympic history  that three women from the same country swept the medals in the event.  

The USA Women's Basketball team will take  on France in a semi-final game today, and  a Gold Medal will be awarded in the 10-meter women's platform diving.

Here’s a look at some of the events set for Thursday.

Channels

The Summer Games are being broadcast on NBC, Telemundo, Bravo, CNBC,MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, the Golf Channel, NBC Universo and USA Network. That’s just for TV. The rest of the coverage is digital. Check here for the TV schedule.

Live streams

Streams will be available on NBCOlympics.com as well as via the NBC Olympics app. Look for the app on iPhones and iPads, Android phones and tablets, Windows phone, Roku streaming boxes, sticks and TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV sticks, the new Apple TV via the device’s app store, and Chromecast via the NBC Sports iOS or Android app.

Telemundo will stream Spanish-language commentary through its website as well as its Telemundo Desportes apps on Android and on iOS. Again, you’ll be asked for your pay TV account login info.

Thursday's schedule (all times are ET) 

9 a.m.: Women’s high jump

10 a.m.: Triathlon

11 a.m.: Track and field .

11:32 a.m.: Women’s Wrestling

12:30 p.m.: Men’s BMX Cycling

2 p.m.: Women’s Basketball  

2:30 p.m.: Men’s Boxing

3 p.m.: Women’s Diving

4 p.m.: Field hockey

6 p.m.: Women’s Basketball

8:15 – 11 p.m.: Track and field

11 p.m.: Beach volleyball 

Twitter mocks Ryan Lochte as his teammates are detained in Rio

U.S. Olympic Swim Team members Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were detained in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday night, following their teammate Ryan Lochte’s allegations that a group of swimmers had been robbed at gunpoint. 

>> Brazil pulls 2 of Ryan Lochte's teammates off plane amid robbery probe

Lochte, who left Brazil before authorities could seize his passport and detain him as well, has since come in for a heap of Twitter mocking.

>> Judge orders Ryan Lochte, James Feigen to stay in Brazil as robbery investigation continues

Bentz, a University of Georgia standout, and the University of Texas’ Conger were removed from an airplane bound for the United States and were taken to the police station at Galeão International Airport.

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Attorney Sergio Viegas told The Associated Press that Conger and Bentz left the Rio de Janeiro airport for an unspecified location in Brazil and had yet to testify. The swimmers did not speak to reporters upon leaving, but the USOC said they will cooperate with police.

Meanwhile, here’s what Twitter users have to say about Lochte:

Brazil pulls 2 of Ryan Lochte's teammates off plane amid robbery probe

Brazil detained two U.S. swimmers and told a third that he couldn’t leave the country until it further investigates the swimmers’ claims they were robbed at gunpoint by fake police officers during the Olympic Games in Rio.

All of the swimmers are members of a relay team that included Ryan Lochte, a figure central to growing controversy. Lochte has left Brazil and is back in the United States. But the situation deteriorated for three of his teammates — Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen.

>> Judge orders Ryan Lochte, James Feigen to stay in Brazil as robbery investigation continues

According to The Associated Press, Conger and Bentz were detained at the airport Wednesday night, then released after they agreed to comply with authorities. All three swimmers reportedly will talk to police Thursday.

Lochte — along with the rest of his relay team — said they were robbed at gunpoint in Rio early Sunday.

From NBC News:

“We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing just a police badge and they pulled us over,” Lochte said. “They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground — they got down on the ground. I refused, I was like we didn’t do anything wrong, so — I’m not getting down on the ground.”

According to Daily Mail, authorities are investigating a possible “false communication of a crime,” which carries a maximum three-year jail sentence in Brazil.

While Lochte is already out of the country, Feigen remains in Brazil. He told USA Today Sports that he’s safe, is cooperating with authorities and just wants to get out of Brazil.

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As NBC News pointed out on its Wednesday evening broadcast, this is as much a public relations as it is a potential criminal issue. Rio de Janeiro is very sensitive to its crime issues, and Olympic athletes being robbed by fake cops — and gaining tremendous media attention — would be an embarrassment to the country. 

Reports originally conflicted on whether Lochte was robbed, and later reports show that the Rio police seriously doubt whether the crime happened. According to Rio police, Lochte and his teammates never reported the crime, and the unit only began investigating after a report from Lochte’s mother indicated that he had been robbed.

The Daily Mail also obtained video of Lochte arriving at the athletes’ village Sunday, with at least some of his belongings with him.

A judge in Brazil ordered the swimmers to surrender their passports and cooperate with authorities. So far, Lochte is the only one who is back on U.S. soil.

Simone Biles meets, gets kiss from celebrity crush Zac Efron

Simone Biles finished her time at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with an incredible floor routine and a fourth gold medal.

She also got quite the surprise — a visit from her celebrity crush, Zac Efron.

>> Simone Biles' celebrity crush Zac Efron making her heart flutter one tweet at a time

Efron has been showing his support for Biles and Team USA by sending out affectionate tweets to them during the competition.

Then Efron took it a step further and flew to Rio to meet Biles and her teammates on "Today," giving Biles a surprise she will never forget.

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Biles could not contain her joy when she met the “High School Musical” star, but when he planted a kiss on her cheek, she just about lost it.

In a video posted to Twitter, Biles and Efron are seen posing for a selfie when all of the sudden he leans down and kisses her on the cheek. Her giddy reaction is absolutely adorable and shows that, even though she’s the best gymnast in the world, she can still be a regular girl, too.

Later in their meeting, Biles got to return the favor when she planted a kiss on Efron's cheek.

After the meeting, Aly Raisman and Biles sat down with Bob Costas for their post-competition interview, but a good portion of it consisted of the girls talking about meeting Efron and their plans to see him again afterward.

While Biles, for the most part, played it cool when meeting her celebrity crush, she was obviously even more excited than she let on because, during a Facebook live event, she and her teammates were already planning her future wedding.

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