US Military to Stream Olympics

The Army & Air Force Exchange will provide streaming coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics, at no charge, to active and retired US military service members through a partnership with  Comcast NBC Univeraal and US cable, satellite and telco providers.

NBC will stream 4,500 hours of programming, including live coverage of all competition, starting August 3 and concluding August 21 with the closing ceremony. Although the opening ceremony is on August 5, competition will begin on August 3 with women’s soccer.

Service members worldwide will be able to access the coverage via their computers and other digital devices at or the NBC Sports app by choosing the Exchange as their service provider. An active account will be needed to confirm eligibility.

“Few events unify the world like the Olympic Games, and it is only fitting that we make them accessible for those who chose to serve our country,” said Carol Eggert, Brigadier General (Retired), and vice president of military and veteran affairs at Comcast. “We think it is extremely important to support our employees who are veterans or members of the National Guard and Reserve and the military community as a whole.”

A schedule of viewable events will be available at

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