The Summer Olympics kickoff today in Rio with the Opening Ceremonies at 430pm Pacific Time. The Games are televised on NBC and NBC Sports Channel and run through the 21st.
Bend’s own Ashton Eaton, the defending Olympic Decathlon Gold medalist, begins competition on the 17th and the final events on the 18th.
Eaton is trying to become only the third Decathlete in history to win back-to-back Gold medals. Bob Mathias repeated in 1952, and Daley Thompson in 1984.