What: The Olympics

When: Aug. 3-20

Where: Brazil

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Why It's a Big Deal

Olympic soccer keeps things interesting by allowing only three players over 23 years old per roster, and the youngsters are out to prove themselves. 

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Team to Beat

Brazil. After heartbreak in the 2014 World Cup and a silver medal in London, the home team will be ruthless in its quest for redemption. 

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The Superstars

FC Barcelona’s Brazilian phenom Neymar is ditching the Copa for a chance to win gold for his country on home turf. 

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Key Rivalries

Brazil vs. Argentina—if the cards fall right, the South American powerhouses could even meet in the gold-medal match. 

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How to Watch It

Like all things Olympics, NBC has the full rights, so tune into primetime for big games. Otherwise, check the live stream from NBC Sports Live. 

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