FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 1st, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP AND UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESENT COVERAGE OF RIO 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
NBC and NBCSN to Televise 70+ Hours of Coverage
United States Olympic Committee to Deliver Online Coverage of All Live Events at TeamUSA.org
Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony to Air September 7 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Coverage Highlighted by Events in Track & Field, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Rugby
Stamford, Conn. – September 1, 2016 – NBC Sports Group begins its coverage of the 2016 Paralympic Games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – more than 70 hours in total across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app – with the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, September 7, at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
In addition to NBC Sports Group’s unprecedented coverage, the United States Olympic Committee will provide 12 channels of live online coverage at TeamUSA.org.
NBC Sports Group’s Rio Paralympic Games competition coverage begins on Thursday, September 8 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminates on Sunday, September 18. On most days, NBCSN primetime programming will air from 7 – 9 p.m. ET; daytime from 2 – 5 p.m. ET; and late night from 1 – 5 a.m. ET.
Coverage will be anchored by Carolyn Manno, who returns for her second consecutive assignment as host of NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Paralympic Games. Manno will be joined by 13 play-by-play commentators, analysts and reporters.
Play-by-play commentators Todd Harris, Jason Knapp and Steve Schlanger will also return for their second Paralympic Games and will call Track & Field, Swimming and Wheelchair Basketball, respectively. Ed Cohen makes his NBC Sports Group debut and will serve as play-by-play announcer for coverage of Wheelchair Rugby. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s Paralympic Games commentators.
In addition to Track & Field, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Rugby, NBC Sports Group will also present world feed coverage of many other Rio 2016 Paralympic Games events. Coverage will be produced by OBS (Olympic Broadcasting Service) and will include the sports of Cycling, Judo, Football and more. World feed coverage of select events will feature OBS commentators.
Coverage of the 2016 Games will feature an increase of 20 hours from NBC Sports Group’s presentation of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games (50), and an increase of 64 hours from the London 2012 Paralympic Games (6).
For a complete schedule of online coverage, visit TeamUSA.org.
|Wed., Sept. 7||Opening Ceremony||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Thurs., Sept. 8||Track & Field, Men’s Wheelchair Basketball (USA – BRA), Track Cycling||NBCSN||2:30 p.m.|
|Thurs., Sept. 8||Track & Field, Swimming||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Fri., Sept. 9||Women’s Wheelchair Basketball (FRA-USA)||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
|Fri., Sept. 9||Swimming, Track & Field||NBCSN||11:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Sept. 10||Track & Field, Swimming, Judo, Track Cycling||NBCSN||1:30 a.m.|
|Sun., Sept. 11||Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Mon., Sept. 12||Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Tues., Sept. 13||Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
|Tues., Sept. 13||Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball Quarterfinals||NBCSN||2 p.m.|
|Tues., Sept. 13||Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball Quarterfinals||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wed., Sept. 14||Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball Quarterfinals||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
|Wed., Sept. 14||Track & Field, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Basketball Quarterfinals||NBCSN||2 p.m.|
|Wed., Sept. 14||Track & Field, Swimming||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Thurs., Sept. 15||Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball Quarterfinals||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
|Thurs., Sept. 15||Wheelchair Basketball Semifinals, Wheelchair Rugby||NBCSN||2 p.m.|
|Thurs., Sept. 15||Swimming, Track & Field||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Fri., Sept. 16||Sitting Volleyball Semifinals, Swimming, Track & Field||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
|Fri., Sept. 16||Swimming, Track & Field, Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Medal Rounds||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sat., Sept. 17||Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Medal Rounds, Wheelchair Rugby, Sitting Volleyball Semifinals||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
|Sun., Sept. 18||Swimming, Track & Field, Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Medal Rounds, Women’s Sitting Volleyball Medal Rounds||NBCSN||12 a.m.|
|Sun., Sept. 18||Wheelchair Rugby Medal Rounds, Men’s Sitting Volleyball Medal Rounds||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Sun., Sept. 18||Closing Ceremony||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
*All dates and times subject to change
ABOUT THE RIO PARALYMPIC GAMES
The Rio Paralympic Games will take place September 7 – 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 2016 Games will be the biggest Paralympics ever, featuring more than 4,000 athletes competing in 22 sports.