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Thursday, June 16th, 2016
U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS COVERAGE TO BE FEATURED ON 20 NIGHTS IN PRIMETIME ON NBC AND NBCSN IN JUNE AND JULY
Diving Trials This Saturday Kicks Off Unprecedented Primetime Trials Coverage on 20 of 23 Nights on NBC and NBCSN
Primetime Trials Coverage to Feature Diving, Swimming, Gymnastics, and Track and Field
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App to Provide Streaming Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 16, 2016 – Beginning this Saturday, June 18, NBC and NBCSN will combine to present primetime coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials during an unprecedented 20 of 23 nights in diving, swimming, gymnastics, and track and field. It all leads up to the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this August on the networks of NBCUniversal.
Coverage begins this Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the U.S. Diving Trials from Indianapolis, Ind., which will be showcased on eight out of nine days in primetime on NBC or NBCSN. NBC Olympics will present 76 hours of Trials coverage leading into the Rio Olympics – the most ever for the U.S. Olympic Trials – and will feature some of the most anticipated stories and athletes of the Games.
DIVING TRIALS COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY, JUNE 18, AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC and NBCSN’s 19.5 hours of live Trials coverage in diving is highlighted by six consecutive nights of primetime coverage on NBCSN and two on NBC. The action begins Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the men’s synchronized springboard and women’s synchronized platform semifinals. NBCSN’s coverage airs in primetime through Thursday, June 23, and will feature the synchronized semifinals and finals, as well as the men’s and women’s springboard and platform semifinals.
NBC’s coverage of the finals begins Saturday, June 25, at 4:30 p.m. ET, and continues in primetime at 8 p.m. ET. Finals coverage on Sunday, June 26, begins at 4:30 p.m. ET, and continues at 7 p.m. ET.
David Boudia earned a gold medal for the U.S. in the men’s individual platform in London. Overall, the U.S. men’s and women’s squads won four medals in 2012, second-best behind China (10). Boudia will be competing in individual platform and synchronized platform with new partner Steele Johnson. London bronze medalist Kristian Ipsen will look to make his second Olympic team while his synchro partner, Troy Dumais, will try to make his fifth Olympic team. London silver medalist Abby Johnston will be competing in individual springboard.
Amy Cozad will be looking to make her first Olympic team in both the individual platform and synchronized platform event (with partner Jessica Parratto).
Ted Robinson will handle play-by-play duties for all of NBC and NBCSN’s diving coverage, alongside analyst and 1976 Olympic bronze medalist Cynthia Potter, and analyst and 2000 Olympic gold medalist Laura Wilkinson. Kelli Stavast will handle reporting duties throughout the week’s coverage in Indianapolis.
Following is the telecast schedule for NBC and NBCSN’s U.S. Diving Trials coverage:
|Sat., June 18||Men’s Springboard and Women’s Platform Synchronized Semifinals||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sun., June 19||Men’s Platform Synchronized Semifinal||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Mon., June 20||Men’s Springboard and Women’s Platform Semifinals||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Tues., June 21||Men’s Platform and Women’s Springboard Semifinals||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wed., June 22||Men’s Springboard and Women’s Platform Synchronized Finals||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|Thur., June 23||Men’s Platform Synchronized Final||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Sat., June 25||Men’s Springboard Final||NBC||4:30 p.m.|
|Women’s Platform Final||NBC||8 p.m.|
|Sun., June 26||Women’s Springboard Final||NBC||4:30 p.m.|
|Men’s Platform Final||NBC||7 p.m.|
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U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS COVERAGE ON THE NBC SPORTS APP
The NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream the U.S. Diving Trials via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to 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 app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.