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[06/18/12 - 07:17 AM]
NBC Sports Group Presents More Than 45 Hours of Live Olympic Trials Coverage Over the Next Three Weeks
For the first time ever, look for every night of the swimming trials in primetime on NBC.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS MORE THAN 45 HOURS OF LIVE OLYMPIC TRIALS COVERAGE OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS

Includes 15.5 Hours on NBC in Primetime

14 Hours of Diving Trials Begins Tomorrow

12 Hours of Track & Field Trials Begins Friday

16.5 Hours, Including Every Night of Swimming Trials in Primetime on NBC, Begins Monday, June 25

8.5 Hours of Gymnastics Trials Begins Thursday, June 28

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

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 67 1/2 hours of event coverage - 43 on NBC Sports Network and 24 1/2 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 67 1/2 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 40 1/2 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).

About NBC Olympics

A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.

Having produced every summer Olympic Games since Seoul in 1988 and every Olympic Winter Games since Salt Lake City in 2002, the networks of NBCUniversal are synonymous with the Games in the United States. In 2011, NBCUniversal acquired the U.S. media rights on all platforms to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and the 2020 Olympic Games. At the conclusion of the 2020 Games, NBCUniversal will have presented 17 total Olympic Games and 11 consecutive, the most for a U.S. media company in both categories.

NBC has won an unprecedented 91 Emmy Awards for its Olympics coverage, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award for its presentation of the Beijing Opening Ceremony in 2008, which USA Today said was "the best overall Olympic experience ever provided by a U.S. network."

In addition to its unsurpassed heritage and award-winning production, NBCUniversal is known for aggregating large Olympic audiences, as nine of the top 11 most-watched U.S. television events of all time are Olympic Games presented across the networks of NBCUniversal. The Beijing Olympic Games rank No. 1 with 215 million viewers.

About the USOC

Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements throughout the country. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.





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