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NBC SPORTS Presents More Than 45 Hours Of Live Olympic Trials Coverage

Entertainment, Sports 18 Jun 2012   »   by TheWhatItDo
NBC SPORTS

NEW YORK – June 18, 2012 – NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials with live diving, track and field, swimming and gymnastics trials beginning tomorrow. In the next three weeks, NBC and NBC Sports Network will air more than 45 hours of live trials coverage (56 total hours) including, for the first time ever, every night of the swimming trials in primetime on NBC.

DIVING: NBC Sports Group’s 14 hours of live diving trials begins tomorrow at Midnight ET on NBC Sports Network and includes five hours of weekend afternoon coverage on NBC. NBC’s Olympic diving broadcast team of Ted Robinson (play-by-play), Cynthia Potter (analyst) and Alex Flanagan (reporter) will call the competition from Federal Way, Wash.

TRACK AND FIELD: NBC Sports Group’s 12 hours of live track & field trials coverage begins this Friday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. It includes eight days of coverage; with four nights in primetime on NBC. NBC’s Olympic track and field broadcast team of Tom Hammond, Ato Boldon, Craig Masback, Tim Hutchings, Dwight Stones and Lewis Johnson report from Eugene, Ore.

SWIMMING: For the first time, every night of the swimming trials will be in primetime on NBC. In all, NBC Sports Group will air a total of 16.5 hours of the swimming trials beginning on Monday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, immediately followed by the first of eight straight nights in primetime on NBC at 8 p.m. ET. NBC’s Olympic swimming broadcast team of Dan Hicks, Rowdy Gaines and Andrea Kremer report from Omaha, Neb.

GYMNASTICS: NBC Sports Group’s 8.5 hours of gymnastics trials coverage begins Thursday, June 28 at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and includes four straight days of coverage ending with the women’s final in primetime on NBC on Sunday, July 1. NBC’s Olympic gymnastics broadcast team of Al Trautwig, Tim Daggett, Elfi Schlegel and Andrea Joyce report from San Jose, Calif.Olympic Trials coverage highlights:

More than 45 hours of live trials coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network; including 15.5 hours on NBC in primetime; For the first time, every night of the swimming trials in primetime on NBC; Sunday, July 1: four hours primetime coverage including track & field, swimming and gymnastics on NBC; Rowing and BMX trials and live coverage of USA Women vs. Argentina in Field Hockey on Saturday, June 23; USA Women vs. China live water polo match on Sunday, July 8.

NBC SPORTS GROUP 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials – Remaining Television Schedule

NBC SPORTS GROUP 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials – Remaining Television Schedule
Date
Time
Network
Event
Tues., June 19
12-2 a.m. ET
NBCSN
Diving – Semifinals: Men’s 10-meter (live)
Wed., June 20
10 p.m.-2 a.m. ET
NBCSN
Diving – Semifinals: Men’s 3-meter (live);

Women’s 10-meter (live);

Women’s 3-meter (next day coverage)
Thurs., June 21
10 p.m.-12 a.m. ET
NBCSN
Diving – Synchro Finals: Women’s 3-meter;

Men’s 10-meter (live)
Fri., June 22
9-11 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Track & Field – Finals (live)
11 p.m.-12 a.m. ET
NBCSN
Diving – Synchro Finals: Men’s 3-meter (live)
Sat., June 23
1:30-3:30 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Field Hockey – USA Women vs. Argentina (live)
4-6 p.m. ET
NBC
Diving: Men’s 10-meter – Finals (live)
6-7:30 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Rowing (from June 11-14) and BMX (from June 16)
8-9 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Track & Field – Finals (live)
Sun., June 24
3-6 p.m. ET
NBC
Diving: Men’s 3-meter, Women’s 10-meter, Women’s 3-meter – Finals (live)
7-8 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Track & Field – Finals (live)
Mon., June 25
6:30-8 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Swimming – Qualifying Heats (same day coverage)
8-9 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Swimming – Finals (live)
9-11 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Track & Field – Finals (live)
Tues., June 26
6:30-8 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Swimming – Qualifying Heats (same day coverage)
8-9 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Swimming – Finals (live)
Wed., June 27
7-8 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Swimming – Qualifying Heats (same day coverage)
8-9 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Swimming – Finals (live)
Thurs., June 28
4:30-5:30 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Swimming – Qualifying Heats (same day coverage)
5:30-8 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Gymnastics – Men’s Competition (live)
8-9 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Swimming – Finals (live)
9-11 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Track & Field – Finals (live)
Fri., June 29
4:30-6 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Swimming – Qualifying Heats (same day coverage)
6-8 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Track & Field – Finals (live)
8-9 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Swimming – Finals (live)
9-11 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Gymnastics – Women’s Competition (live)
Sat., June 30
4-6 p.m. ET
NBC
Gymnastics – Men’s Final (live)
6:30-8 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Swimming – Qualifying Heats (same day coverage)
8-9 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Swimming – Finals (live)
9-10 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Track & Field – Finals (live)
Sun., July 1
6-7 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Swimming – Qualifying Heats (same day coverage)
7-8 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Track & Field – Finals (live)
8-9 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Swimming – Finals (live)
9-11 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Gymnastics – Women’s Final (live)
Mon., July 2
8-8:30 p.m. ET/PT
NBC
Swimming – Finals (live)
Sun., July 8
6-7:30 p.m. ET
NBCSN
Water Polo – USA Women vs. China (live)

Leading into the 2012 London Games, NBC Sports Group will have aired a record 67½ hours of event coverage – 43 on NBC Sports Network and 24½ on NBC – featuring 10 sports, including live primetime coverage of trials for diving, swimming, gymnastics and track & field, as well as events for field hockey. Trials coverage began in January and will conclude on Sunday, July 8, with the U.S Women’s Water Polo Olympic Team taking on the Chinese Olympic Team.

The 67½ hours of coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network marks the most ever for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, topping the 49 hours of trials coverage in 2008 and 40½ hours in 2004. Additionally, NBC Sports Network and Universal Sports will re-air a combined 117 hours of trials coverage (74 hours on NBC Sports Network and 43 hours on Universal Sports).

*Press Release Courtesy of NBC Sports

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