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6 To Watch: US vs. Cuba in Boxing

From the Team USA threads to the controversial performances, here are 6 things to be on the lookout for during the Olympic opening ceremony

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    6 To Watch: US vs. Cuba in Boxing
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    United States' Shakur Stevenson, left, fights Mongolia's Tsendbaatar Erdenebat during a men's bantamweight 56-kg quarterfinals boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.

    Gwen Jorgensen Races For First US Olympic Triathlon Medal Since 1994, and New Jersey native Shakur Stevenson takes on Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana in the 56kg gold medal boxing match.

    Gwen Jorgensen of United States on her way to victory during the ITU World Triathlon on June 12, 2016. in Leeds, England.
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    GWEN JORGENSEN RACES FOR FIRST U.S. OLYMPIC TRIATHLON MEDAL SINCE 2004

    Gwen Jorgensen won back-to-back triathlon world championship titles in 2014 and 2015. She won her final five World Triathlon Series races of 2014, and went undefeated in her seven World Triathlon Series races in 2015. She was named the USA Triathlon Athlete of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

    In Rio, Jorgensen will have extra motivation -- a flat bike tire cause her to finish 38th at the 2012 London Olympics.

    HOW TO SEE IT: Catch Jorgensen live online or on NBC’s daytime coverage as coverage of the triathlon begins at 10 a.m. ET.

    USA's Shakur Stevenson fights Brazil's Robenilson De Jesus during the Men's Bantam (56kg) match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 14, 2016.
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    SHAKUR STEVENSON FIGHTS FOR GOLD

    New Jersey native Shakur Stevenson takes on Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana in the 56kg gold medal boxing match.

    With a dominating record in international competitions, Stevenson arrived in Rio as Team USA’s best hope at ending the country’s 12-year Olympic men’s boxing gold medal drought. Now he’s one victory away.

    HOW TO SEE IT: See Stevenson battle Carrazana live online at 1:15 p.m. ET.

    USA's English Gardner (right) grabs the baton from USA's Allyson Felix as they compete in the Women's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1 re-run during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 18, 2016.
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    THE FINAL NIGHT OF TRACK AND FIELD

    As track and field competitions conclude, seven event finals are scheduled, including the men's and women’s 4x400m. Allyson Felix and the rest of the U.S. women look to defend their 2012 title. 

    HOW TO SEE IT: Catch coverage of track and field events live online beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

    Kevin Durant (right) of the USA Basketball Men's National Team celebrates with Jimmy Butler during the game against Argentina during the Quarterfinals on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Aug. 17, 2016 at Barra Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
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    TEAM USA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TAKES ON SPAIN IN GOLD MEDAL GAME

    After routing France 86-67. Team USA will face Spain with a gold medal on the line. The U.S. remains undefeated in the tournament and registered its 48th consecutive victory in Olympic play.

    HOW TO SEE IT: Catch the gold medal game live online or on NBC’s daytime coverage at 2:30 p.m. ET.

    Neymar Jr. of Brazil celebrates a goal by team mate Gabriel Jesus (left) of Brazil during the Brazil Vs Honduras Men's Semifinal match at Maracana Stadium on Aug. 17, 2016 , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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    MEN’S GOLD MEDAL SOCCER MATCH: BRAZIL VS. GERMANY

    Brazil got off to a dream start in a 6-0 semifinal victory over Honduras. Neymar put his team in front 15 seconds into the match, scoring the fastest goal in Olympic history. Germany played a tighter match against Nigeria, winning 2-0.

    Now the two squads face each other with a gold medal on the line.

    HOW TO SEE IT: Catch the gold medal match between Brazil and Germany live online at 4:30 p.m. ET

    Croatia's Andro Buslje celebrates after scoring against Montenegro during their Rio 2016 Olympic Games water polo men's semifinal game at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 17, 2016.
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    MEN’S GOLD MEDAL MATCH IN WATER POLO

    Defending gold medalist Croatia will have a chance at repeat gold after defeating Montenegro 12-8 in the semifinals. The team faces Serbia in the final.

    HOW TO SEE IT: Catch the gold medal match between Croatia and Serbia live online or on NBC’s daytime programming at 4:50 p.m.