FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 25th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF 2017 FISA WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGINNING THIS THURSDAY ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA AT 10 A.M. ET
2016 Olympic Gold Medalists Katelin Guregian, Emily Regan & Lauren Schmetterling Lead the U.S. Women’s Eight in Pursuit of 12th Straight World or Olympic Title
NBCSN to Broadcast Men’s and Women’s Semifinals and Finals
Coverage Streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 25, 2017 – NBC Sports Group presents coverage of the 2017 FISA World Rowing Championships from Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., with 12 hours of live coverage on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA beginning this Thursday, September 28. Thursday’s live coverage begins with the semifinals at 10 a.m. ET on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. In addition, NBCSN will present encore coverage this Friday, September 29, at 10:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, October 1, at 11 p.m. ET.
The 2017 FISA World Rowing Championships features participants from across 65 countries, including a contingent of 78 athletes from the United States. Headlining the U.S. team will be the women’s eight led by 2016 Olympic gold medalists Katelin Guregian, Emily Regan and Lauren Schmetterling, which looks to continue its unprecedented, 11-year winning streak at both the World Championships and Olympics. The Americans’ flagship boat has won every major event since 2006, most recently claiming Olympic gold last summer in Rio. In addition, coverage includes the para-rowing finals on Thursday.
Live coverage of the 2017 FISA World Rowing Championships continues on Friday with the A finals at 11 a.m. ET on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Saturday’s coverage of the A finals on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA begins at 10 a.m. ET. Coverage of the event culminates with the A finals live on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday.
The preliminary rounds of the FISA World Rowing Championships are also available to stream via authentication on the Olympic Channel app and OlympicChannel.com through Wednesday. In addition, live coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will be streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.
All rowing events will be presented as part of the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA partnership among NBCUniversal, the IOC, and the USOC.
Below is the full schedule for NBC Sports Group’s 2017 FISA World Rowing Championships coverage:
|Thurs., Sept. 28||10 a.m.||Semifinals A/B (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Fri., Sept. 29||11 a.m.||Finals (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Fri., Sept. 29||10:30 p.m.||Finals*||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 30||10 a.m.||Finals (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., Oct. 1||9:30 a.m.||Finals (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., Oct. 1||11 p.m.||Finals*||NBCSN|
*denotes same day delay/encore presentation
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ABOUT OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is a partnership between the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and NBCUniversal. The TV network offers fans year-round programming of Olympic Sports from around the world, highlighting their favorite American athletes and teams. Programming emphasizes live events from a broad portfolio of summer and winter Olympic Sports. It also includes Olympic-themed original content produced by all three parties, such as original programs produced by filmmakers from around the world commissioned by the global Olympic Channel; rich archival footage from the IOC and NBCU’s libraries of Olympic features and documentaries; and original Team USA programming produced by the USOC that provides authentic, wide-ranging and athlete-focused coverage of the Olympic Movement in the United States. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is live streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app. Select replays and highlights are available on these digital platforms as well as TeamUSA.org.
ABOUT WORLD ROWING FEDERATION
The World Rowing Federation, FISA (from the French, Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron) is the governing body of the sport of rowing. It is empowered by its 151 member National Rowing Federations, the National Olympic Committees and the International Olympic Committee to govern the sport of rowing.
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