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NBC Olympics to present extensive and unprecedented coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field

3/28/2016
 

STAMFORD, Connecticut -- 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 will provide 16.5 hours of Trials coverage in the semifinals and finals of track and field events, including seven primetime telecasts, five on NBC. Coverage begins on Friday, July 1, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, with the finals in men’s shot put and 10,000m. NBC’s coverage continues Saturday, July 2 at 2 p.m. ET, with the finals in women’s 10,000m, long jump, and discus, and continues on NBCSN at 5 p.m. ET with coverage of the decathlon.


NBC’s coverage on Sunday, July 3, at 7 p.m. ET features the finals in men’s and women’s 100m and 400m, men’s long jump, and women’s high jump. The action shifts to NBCSN on Monday, July 4, at 7 p.m. ET with the finals in men’s and women’s 800m, as well as the men’s pole vault and javelin. NBCSN’s presentation on Thursday, July 7, at 8 p.m. ET includes the finals in women’s steeplechase, shot put, and triple jump.


NBCSN’s Trials coverage on Friday, July 8, begins at 6 p.m. ET, showcasing the semifinals of men’s 1500m, women’s 100m hurdles, and men’s and women’s 400m hurdles, and continues on NBC at 8 p.m. ET with the finals of women’s 100m  hurdles, and men’s discus & steeplechase. NBC’s coverage on Saturday, July 9, at 8 p.m. ET includes the finals in men’s 110m hurdles, 200m, 5000m, triple jump, and women’s javelin. Sunday’s coverage will highlight the finals in the men’s and women’s 1500m, men’s and women’s 400m hurdles, women’s 200m, and men’s high jump.


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.


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.


Tickets are still available at GoTrackTownUSA.com. Join the conversation with USATF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #TrackTown16.


Date

Coverage

Network

Time (ET)

Fri., 7/1

Men’s Shot Put & 10,000m Finals

NBC

9 p.m.

Sat., 7/2

Women’s 10,000m, Long Jump & Discus Finals

NBC

2 p.m.

 

Decathlon

NBCSN

5 p.m.

Sun., 7/3

Men’s & Women’s 100m & 400m Finals*

NBC

7 p.m.

Mon., 7/4

Men’s & Women’s 800m, Men’s Pole Vault & Javelin

NBCSN

7 p.m.

Thur., 7/7

Women’s Steeplechase, Shot Put & Triple Jump

NBCSN

8 p.m.

Fri., 7/8

Men’s 1500m, Women’s 100m Hurdles, & Men’s & Women’s

400m Hurdles Semifinals

NBCSN

6 p.m.

 

Women’s 100m Hurdles, Men’s Discus & Steeplechase Finals

NBC

8 p.m.

Sat., 7/9

Men’s 110m Hurdles, 200m, 5000m, Triple Jump*

NBC

8 p.m.

Sun., 7/10

Men’s & Women’s 1500m & Women’s 200m

Men’s & Women’s 400m Hurdles & Men’s High Jump*

NBC

7 p.m.

*coverage may include additional events
 

Contributed by NBC Sports PR

 


Amanda Brooks
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USA Track & Field
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