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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
2016 OLYMPIANS HIGHLIGHT NBC SPORTS GROUP’S LIVE COVERAGE OF THE USA TRACK & FIELD OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK
Live Coverage Begins Tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET Streamed Live & On Demand with NBC Sports Gold “Track and Field Pass”
NBCSN Presents Live Coverage This Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET
NBC Hosts Live Coverage This Saturday & Sunday at 4 p.m. ET
Content will be Presented As Part of Olympic Channel Partnership among NBCUniversal, the IOC, and the USOC
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 21, 2017 – NBC Sports Group presents live coverage of the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships this week from Sacramento, Calif. Live coverage begins tomorrow, Thursday, June 22, at 1 p.m. ET streamed live with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.”
NBCSN presents live coverage of the event this Friday, June 23, at 10:30 p.m. ET, with NBC airing live weekend coverage this Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, at 4 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Gold’s live coverage begins with the first event each day (full schedule below), and includes bonus coverage of field events.
In addition, NBC and NBCSN coverage will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product available on mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. Content will be presented as part of the Olympic Channel partnership among NBCUniversal, the IOC, and the USOC.
Highlighting the women’s field are Olympic 100m silver medalist Tori Bowie, who competes in the 100m against Olympians English Gardner and Tianna Bartoletta. Bowie faces 2012 Olympic champion Allyson Felix in the women’s 200m. Natasha Hastings, a two-time 4x400m relay gold medalist, highlights the field in the women’s 400m. In addition, 2008 Olympic medalist Shalane Flanagan and American record holder Molly Huddle compete in the women’s 10,000m.
The men’s field features five-time Olympic medalist Justin Gatlin in the men’s 100m, and LaShawn Merritt in the men’s 200m. Two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp competes in the men’s 10,000m, while reigning Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz and Rio Olympic 800m bronze medalist Clayton Murphy headline the men’ 1500m. The men’s 110m hurdles features 2012 Olympic champion and world record holder Aries Merritt.
Rick Allen handles the call on NBC and NBCSN, joined by analyst and four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, analyst, four-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion Sanya Richards-Ross, analyst Craig Masback, and reporters Lewis Johnson and Paul Swangard.
Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel, Home of Team USA.
Following is NBC Sports Group’s schedule for the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships:
|Thurs., June 22||1 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Thurs., June 22||8 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., June 23||3:45 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Fri., June 23||10:30 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 24||1:45 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., June 24||4 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sun., June 25||9:45 a.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., June 25||4 p.m.||USATF Outdoor Championships (LIVE)||NBC|
NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — offers access to the USATF Outdoor Championships with its “Track and Field Pass.”
In addition to live video streaming, viewers will have access to exclusive bonus coverage of field events, full stage video replays and highlights. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to more than 25 major marathon, track and field events from April through December 2017. The direct-to-consumer pass, powered by Playmaker Media, offers fans unprecedented coverage — including some exclusive coverage beyond what is available on linear TV in the United States — live and on-demand, online, on mobile, tablets and connected TV devices.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass,” available for $69.99, also includes coverage of the top USATF outdoor events, all 14 Diamond League stops as well as unprecedented coverage of every event from all 10 days of the 2017 IAAF World Track & Field Championships from London. The “Track and Field Pass” can be purchased by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” continues NBC Sports’ commitment, along with the IOC and the USOC, to increased access to Olympic-sports programming. As previously announced, during the second half of 2017, a new U.S. television network — “Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA” — will launch, offering sports fans year-round Olympic-sport programming from around the world, with an emphasis on favorite American athletes and teams. Additional details about the launch of the new linear cable channel will be provided at a later date.
NBC SPORTS APP: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage 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 app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Comcast’s X1, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
Both the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold are powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–