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NBC Olympics to Present Exclusive and Unprecedented Coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials

by Ed Moran | Mar 28, 2016
NBC Olympics to Provide 76 Hours of Trials Coverage, Including More Than 60 Hours In Primetime on NBC and NBCSN. Swimming, Track and Field, Gymnastics, Diving, Rowing, Wrestling, Water Polo and Field Hockey to Air on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra. Coverage Begins with U.S. Wrestling Trials Saturday, April 9, on NBCSN.
releasepicNBC Olympics to provide 76 hours of trials coverage, including more than 60 hours in primetime on NBC and NBCSN. Swimming, track and field, gymnastics, diving, rowing, wrestling, water polo and field hockey to air on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra. Coverage begins with U.S. wrestling trials saturday, April 9, on NBCSN.

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 28, 2016 – NBC Olympics will present an unprecedented 76 hours of coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra – including more than 60 hours of coverage in primetime – in the months leading up to the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. NBC Olympics’ Trials coverage spans nine sports – swimming, track and field, gymnastics, diving, rowing, wrestling, water polo, field hockey, and volleyball.

NBC Olympics’ 76 hours of comprehensive coverage marks the most ever for the U.S. Olympic Trials, topping the 67.5 hours of coverage in 2012, and will feature some of the most anticipated stories and athletes of the Rio Olympics, including:

Trials coverage begins on Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with wrestling from Iowa City, Iowa, and concludes on Monday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. ET with field hockey from Lancaster, Pa. NBC Sports has already provided live coverage of the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials from Los Angeles and the Women’s Olympic Volleyball Qualification Tournament, where the U.S. qualified for the Rio Games.

All events will be live streamed across NBC Sports Live Extra -- NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.

“As the U.S. Olympic rights holder through 2032, the Olympic Trials are a key component to our overall Olympic strategy,” said Peter Diamond, Executive Vice President, Programming, NBC Olympics. “This year, fans will be able to watch more of the compelling Trials coverage than ever before, as our nation’s most talented athletes strive to represent the United States in Rio.”

NBCSN will provide Trials coverage of the rowing finals in several events on Sunday, May 8, at 5 p.m. ET, from Sarasota, Fla. 2012 Olympian Gevvie Stone will look to make her second Olympic team in the women’s single sculls event. Also rowing for a spot on the team in the women’s double sculls will be 2008 Olympian Ellen Tomek and three-time U.S. national team athlete Meghan O’Leary. 2012 World Rowing Championship silver medalist and two-time under 23 world champion in the lightweight single sculls Andrew Campbell Jr. will hope to make his first Olympic team.

“The Olympic Trials are a major step in selecting our team for Rio. The competition should be fierce and I am excited that NBC will broadcast the racing to our fans,” said USRowing Director of High Performance Curtis Jordan.

Rowing Coverge
Date Network Time (ET)
Sun., May 8    Men’s and Women’s Rowing Trials – Finals    NBCSN    5 p.m.

All of NBC Olympics’ U.S. Trials coverage will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS TELECAST SCHEDULE

Date    Sport    Coverage    Network    Time

Sat., April 9    Wrestling    Finals – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle, Greco-Roman    NBCSN    7 p.m.
Sun., April 10    Wrestling    Finals – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle, Greco-Roman   NBCSN    10:30 p.m. p.m.
Sun., May 8    Rowing    Finals    NBCSN    5 p.m.
Sun., May 22    Water Polo    U.S Men vs. Australia; U.S. Women vs. Australia    NBCSN    4 p.m.
Sat., June 18    Diving    Synchro Semifinals – Men’s Springboard & Women’s Platform   NBCSN    8 p.m.
Sun., June 19    Diving    Synchro Semifinal – Men’s Platform     NBCSN    8 p.m.
Mon, June 20    Diving    Semifinals – Men’s Springboard & Women’s Platform    NBCSN    7 p.m.
Tues., June 21    Diving    Semifinals – Men’s Platform & Women’s Springboard  
NBCSN    7 p.m.
Wed., June 22    Diving    Synchro Finals – Men’s Springboard &Women’s Platform   NBCSN    9 p.m.
Thur., June 23    Diving    Synchro Final – Men’s Platform     NBCSN    7 p.m.
Gymnastics    Men’s Trials    NBCSN    8:30 p.m.
Sat., June 25    Diving    Final – Men’s Springboard     NBC    4:30 p.m.
Diving    Final – Women’s Platform     NBC    8 p.m.
Gymnastics    Men’s Trials    NBC    9 p.m.
Sun., June 26    Diving    Final – Women’s Springboard    NBC    4:30 p.m.
Swimming    Qualifying Heats – Men’s 400m Free, Men’s & Women’s 400m IM*  
NBCSN    6 p.m.
Diving    Final – Men’s Platform    NBC    7 p.m.
Swimming    Finals – Men’s 400m Free, Men’s & Women’s 400m IM    NBC    8 p.m.
Mon., June 27    Swimming    Qualifying Heats – Women’s 100m Back & Breast, Men’s 200m Free*    NBCSN    6:30 p.m.
Swimming    Finals – Women’s 100m Fly & 400m Free, Men’s 100m Breast     NBC    8 p.m.
Tues., June 28    Swimming    Qualifying Heats – Women’s 200m Free & 200m IM, Men’s 200m Fly    NBCSN    7 p.m.
Swimming    Finals – Men’s 200m Free & 100m Back, Women’s 100m Breast & Back   NBC    8 p.m.
Wed., June 29    Swimming    Qualifying Heats – Men’s 100m Free & 200m Breast, Women’s 200m Fly    NBCSN    7 p.m.
Swimming    Finals – Women’s 200m IM & Free, Men’s 200m Fly    NBC    8 p.m.
Thur., June 30    Swimming    Qualifying Heats – Women’s 100m Free, Men’s 200m IM & Back*    NBCSN    6:30 p.m.
Swimming    Finals – Men’s 100m Free & 200m Breast, Women’s 200m Fly    NBC    8 p.m.
Fri., July 1    Swimming    Qualifying Heats – Men’s 50m Free & 100m Fly, Women’s 200m Back*    NBCSN    6 p.m.
Swimming    Finals – Women’s 200m Breast & 100m Free, Men’s 200m IM & Back    NBC    8 p.m.
 Track and Field    Men’s Shot Put & 10,000m Finals    NBC    9 p.m.
Sat., July 2    Track and Field    Women’s 10,000m, Long Jump & Discus Finals    NBC    2 p.m.
Swimming    Qualifying Heats – Women’s 50m Free & Men’s 1500m Free    NBCSN    5 p.m.
Track and Field    Decathlon        
Swimming    Finals – Women’s 200m Back & 800m Free, Men’s 50m Free & 100m Fly   NBCSN    8 p.m.
Sun., July 3    Swimming    Finals – Women’s 50m Free, Men’s 1500 Free    NBC    7 p.m.
Track and Field    Men’s & Women’s 100m & 400m Finals        
Mon., July 4    Track and Field    Men’s & Women’s 800m, Men’s Pole Vault & Javelin   NBCSN 7 p.m.
Thur, July 7    Women's Steeplechase, Shot Put & Triple Jump  NBCSN  8 p.m.
Fri, July 8    Track and Field    Men’s 1500m, Women’s 100m Hurdles, & Men’s & Women’s
400m Hurdles Semifinals    NBCSN    6 p.m.
Track and Field    Women’s 100m Hurdles, Men’s Discus & Steeplechase Finals    NBC    8 p.m.
Gymnastics    Women’s Trials    NBC    9 p.m.
Sat., July 9    Track and Field    Men’s 110m Hurdles, 200m, 5000m ,Triple Jump & Women’s Javelin    NBC    8 p.m.
Sun., July 10    Track and Field    Men’s & Women’s 1500m, Women’s 200m
Men’s & Women’s 400m Hurdles, Men’s High Jump*    NBC    7 p.m.
Gymnastics    Women’s Trials    NBC    8:30 p.m.
Mon. July 18    Field Hockey    U.S. Women vs. India    NBCSN    6:30 p.m.
*coverage may include additional events
**all times Eastern
***NBC and NBCSN aired Trials coverage of men’s and women’s marathon and women’s volleyball earlier this year
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