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Thursday, July 7th, 2016
SIMONE BILES, GABBY DOUGLAS & ALY RAISMAN HEADLINE U.S. OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS TRIALS COVERAGE BEGINNING TOMORROW, FRI. JULY 8 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON NBC
Coverage of U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Continues Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Four-Time Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross & Olympic Silver Medalist Trey Hardee Join Track & Field Trials Coverage This Weekend
NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports App to Provide Streaming Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 7, 2016 – NBC Olympics continues its extensive coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials with live coverage of the women’s gymnastics and track and field competitions this weekend across NBC, NBCSN, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS TRIALS
NBC Olympics presents primetime coverage of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Trials from San Jose, Calif., tomorrow, Friday, July 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Coverage continues this Sunday, July 10, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
NBC’s coverage will be streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.
The field for the women’s gymnastics Trials is led by Simone Biles, who comes off her fourth straight U.S. all-around title. Biles looks to make her Olympic debut in Rio on the heels of three consecutive world all-around championship titles (2013-15). She will be joined by 2012 Olympic individual all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, who earned the 2012 Olympic gold medal for floor exercise. Douglas and Raisman were a part of the “Fierce Five” U.S. women’s gymnastics squad that took home the team gold medal in London.
Contenders also include Laurie Hernandez, who finished third in the all-around at the 2016 P&G Championships, and two women who won the team title with the U.S. at the 2015 World Championships: Madison Kocian, who is also the reigning world champion on uneven bars, and Maggie Nichols.
NBC Sports Group’s gymnastics team of play-by-play voice Al Trautwig, two-time Olympic medalist and analyst Tim Daggett, 2008 Olympic all-around champion and analyst Nastia Liukin, and reporter Andrea Joyce will host coverage of the women’s gymnastics Trials.
Following is the schedule for NBC Sports Group’s gymnastics coverage:
|Fri., July 8||9 p.m. ET/PT||U.S. Olympic Trials: Women’s Gymnastics||NBC|
|Sun., July 10||8:30 p.m. ET/PT||U.S. Olympic Trials: Women’s Gymnastics||NBC|
TRACK & FIELD TRIALS
NBC Olympics continues its 16.5 hours of U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials coverage from Hayward Field, in Eugene, Ore., tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Weekend coverage begins Friday, July 8, at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and continues Friday and Saturday, July 9, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Olympic Track and Field Trials coverage culminates Sunday, July 10 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will stream the linear coverage, and present supplemental digital-only coverage (schedule below).
Headlining the field are three athletes who have already qualified for the Olympic team: four-time Olympic gold medalist and reigning Olympic champion in the 200m Allyson Felix will compete in the 200m after winning the 400m earlier in the Trials; 2004 Olympic 100m gold medalist Justin Gatlin, who finished second in both the 100m and 200m at the 2015 World Championships, competes in the 200m after winning the 100m; and 2008 Olympic 400m gold medalist LaShawn Merritt competes in the 200m after winning the 400m.
Coverage is also highlighted by reigning Olympic and world champion Christian Taylor in men’s triple jump, two-time Olympic medalist Jenn Suhr in women’s pole vault, and reigning Olympic champion and world record-holder Aries Merritt in the men’s 110m hurdles.
The top three finishers in each event will be named to the Olympic team provided that each has, by the end of their event at Trials, achieved the applicable qualifying standard.
Tom Hammond and Kenny Albert will combine to handle play-by-play duties, along with analyst and four-time Olympic track and field medalist Ato Boldon, analysts Craig Masback and Tim Hutchings, and reporters Lewis Johnson and Todd Harris.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, who retired from track last week, and 2012 Olympic decathlon silver medalist Trey Hardee will join NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the track and field Trials coverage as guest analysts this weekend.
Following is the schedule for NBC Sports’ Olympic Track & Field Trials coverage:
|Thur., July 7||6:30 p.m. ET||Olympic Track & Field Trials||NBCOlympics.com & the NBC Sports app|
|Thur., July 7||8 p.m. ET||Olympic Track & Field Trials||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 8||6 p.m. ET||Olympic Track & Field Trials||NBCSN|
|Fri., July 8||8 p.m. ET/PT||Olympic Track & Field Trials||NBC|
|Sat., July 9||6:30 p.m. ET||Olympic Track & Field Trials||NBCOlympics.com & the NBC Sports app|
|Sat., July 9||8 p.m. ET/PT||Olympic Track & Field Trials||NBC|
|Sun., July 10||4:45 p.m. ET||Olympic Track & Field Trials||NBCOlympics.com & the NBC Sports app|
|Sun., July 10||7 p.m. ET/PT||Olympic Track & Field Trials||NBC|
U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS COVERAGE ON THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream the Olympic Trials coverage 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.