FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
NBC PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2017 AT&T AMERICAN CUP GYMNASTICS COMPETITION THIS SAT., MAR. 4, AT 1 PM ET
Live Coverage of the Nastia Liukin Cup on NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app This Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
The American Cup Begins Saturday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 1, 2017 – NBC presents live coverage of the 2017 AT&T American Cup gymnastics competition this Saturday, Mar. 4, at 1 p.m. ET from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Gymnasts from 10 countries are expected to compete in the event, which is part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup series. Live coverage of the event begins Saturday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Team USA’s female competitors are 2016 Olympic alternate Ragan Smith and Riley McCusker, who placed second at the 2016 P&G Gymnastics Championships in the all-around junior competition. On the men’s side, college standouts Akash Modi (a senior at Stanford who was an alternate for the 2016 Olympic team) and Yul Moldauer (a sophomore at Oklahoma) will represent the U.S.
The international field features Oleg Vernyayev of Ukraine, who won silver in the all-around and gold on parallel bars at the 2016 Rio Olympics; 2016 Olympic team gold medalist Ryohei Kato of Japan; 2012 Olympic team bronze medalist Sam Oldham of Great Britain and 2016 Olympic floor exercise bronze medalist Amy Tinkler of Great Britain.
Play-by-play announcer Al Trautwig calls the action, joined by two-time Olympic medalist Tim Daggett, five-time Olympic medalist and 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, and reporter Andrea Joyce.
In addition, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will present live coverage of the Nastia Liukin Cup this Friday, Mar. 3, at 7:30 p.m. ET. NBCSN will present encore coverage of the event this Sunday, Mar. 5, at 12:30 a.m. ET. Held annually the night before the AT&T American Cup, the Nastia Liukin Cup features 36 gymnasts who qualify through the Nastia Liukin Cup Series, which includes many of the country’s top invitational events held throughout January and February. Gymnasts who have competed in the event include three-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, Maggie Nichols, a member of the gold medal-winning team at the 2015 World Championships, and MyKayla Skinner, a member of the gold medal-winning team at the 2014 World Championships.
John Roethlisberger will handle play-by-play for the Nastia Liukin Cup on NBCSN, joined by Liukin and Daggett.
Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel, Home of Team USA.
Following is the schedule for NBC Sports Group’s gymnastics coverage this weekend:
|Fri., Mar. 3||7:30 p.m.||Nastia Liukin Cup (LIVE)||NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app|
|Sat., Mar. 4||11:30 a.m.||AT&T American Cup Gymnastics (LIVE)||NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app|
|Sat., Mar. 4||1 p.m.||AT&T American Cup Gymnastics (LIVE)||NBC, NBC Sports.com & the NBC Sports app|
|Sun., Mar. 5||12:30 a.m.||Nastia Liukin Cup (Encore)||NBCSN|
Coverage will be streamed live on NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app 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. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–