FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
LIVE COVERAGE OF “USA VS. THE WORLD” AT THE PENN RELAYS & THE DRAKE RELAYS BEGINNING TOMORROW ON NBCSN
Live Coverage from the Penn Relays Tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET & Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Live Drake Relays Action Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Live, Commercial-Free Coverage Available with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track & Field Pass”
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 26, 2018 – NBCSN presents live coverage of the Penn Relays tomorrow, Friday, April 27, at 5 p.m. ET and Saturday, April 28, at 12:30 p.m. ET including “USA vs. the World,” plus live coverage of the Drake Relays Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. Coverage will be streamed live on NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” commercial-free. NBCSN’s coverage will also be available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Coverage from the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Penn., includes the men’s and women’s 4x100m relay, college 4x200m relay, and 4x400m relay. The Penn Relays, which have been contested every year since 1895, are the oldest and best attended track & field competition in the United States. Competing in the Penn Relays are Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Champion Justin Gatlin, 2018 World Indoor champion Raevyn Rodgers, three-time World silver medalist Michael Cherry, and 2017 World champion Aaliyah Brown.
The Drake Relays, which were also founded over 100 years ago, feature multiple Olympic medalists, including two-time Olympic medalist Dawn Harper-Nelson in the women’s 100m hurdles, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Aries Merritt in the men’s 110m hurdles, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Dalilah Muhammad in the women’s 400m hurdles, and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Jenny Simpson in the women’s two mile.
Paul Swangard hosts coverage of the Penn Relays, joined by analysts Sanya Richards-Ross and Craig Masback, and reporter Carolyn Manno at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Penn.
Leigh Diffey handles the call for the Drake Relays from Des Moines, Iowa, joined by four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, and reporters Todd Harris and Lewis Johnson.
Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel, Home of Team USA.
Below is the full schedule for NBC Sports Group’s track and field coverage this weekend:
|Fri., April 27||5 p.m.||Penn Relays||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., April 28||12:30 p.m.||Penn Relays||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., April 28||3 p.m.||Drake Relays||NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold|
NBC SPORTS GOLD: NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — offers access to the Penn and Drake relays with its “Track and Field Pass.”
NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” gives fans access to major marathons, and top U.S. and international track and field events through December 2018. The direct-to-consumer pass 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,” is available for $69.99 and can be purchased by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and online at NBCSportsGold.com.
NBC SPORTS APP: The NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage on NBCSN 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, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
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–NBC SPORTS GROUP–