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Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
FIVE-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST KATIE LEDECKY HEADLINES COVERAGE OF 2018 TYR PRO SWIM SERIES FROM INDIANAPOLIS THIS WEEK
Series Features Multiple U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBCSN to Present Live Coverage on Friday & Saturday, Respectively, at 7 p.m. ET
Coverage Begins Thursday at 7 p.m. ET Across NBC Sports’ Digital Platforms
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 15, 2017 – Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky headlines live coverage of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series this week from Indianapolis, Ind., across NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and NBC Sports Group’s digital platforms. Coverage from the Indiana University Natatorium begins Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and continues this Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA before concluding this Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Ledecky is expected to compete every night.
NBCSN coverage will also be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA content will be streamed via authentication on NBCSports.com, OlympicChannel.com, the NBC Sports app, and the Olympic Channel app.
Ledecky, who won four gold medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016, is slated to make her professional swimming debut and will compete alongside several U.S. Olympic gold medalists, including Nathan Adrian, Matt Grevers, Lilly King, Simone Manuel and Allison Schmitt. This marks the first competition for both Manuel and Ledecky since they led Stanford to a second consecutive NCAA women’s title in March.
Jason Knapp (play-by-play) will call the action on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBCSN on Friday and Saturday, alongside three-time Olympic gold medalist and analyst Rowdy Gaines.
Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Following is a schedule of this week’s events:
|Thurs., May 17||7 p.m.||100 Butterfly, 400 Freestyle, 200 Breaststroke, 100 Freestyle*||Streaming|
|Fri., May 18||7 p.m.||400 Individual Medley, 50 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 200 Freestyle**||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., May 19||7 p.m.||200 Butterfly, 100 Breaststroke, 100 Backstroke, 200 Individual Medley, 800 Freestyle*||NBCSN|
*Streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
**Streaming on NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com and Olympic Channel app
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 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.
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.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–