FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 21st, 2018
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA TO REVISIT GOLF’S RETURN TO OLYMPICS WITH 2016 RIO OLYMPIC GOLF COMPETITIONS
“Olympic Classics: Golf’s Return to the Olympics” to Feature More than 60 Hours of Comprehensive Footage of All 8 Rounds Over 8 Days
Special Begins Monday, June 25, at 4 p.m. ET with Men’s First Round on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Emmy Award-Winner Jimmy Roberts to Host Studio Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 21, 2018 – Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present an encore presentation of all eight rounds of the men’s and women’s golf competitions from the 2016 Rio Olympics, beginning Monday, June 25, at 4 p.m. ET. NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel app will live stream the coverage.
Hosted by 13-time Emmy Award-winner Jimmy Roberts, “Olympic Classics: Golf’s Return to the Olympics” chronicles the return of golf to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years with more than 60 hours of archival footage. Coverage will include all four rounds from each of the men’s and women’s golf tournaments, highlighted by a final round duel between Great Britain’s Justin Rose and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson in their quest for gold, with American Matt Kuchar earning the bronze medal. Inbee Park (South Korea), in her first four-round competition in four months following a thumb injury, turned in a dominating performance to capture the gold in the women’s competition, becoming the second-ever Olympic champion in women’s golf. Lydia Ko (New Zealand) and Shanshan Feng (China) claimed silver and bronze, respectively.
“Olympic Classics: Golf’s Return to the Olympics” begins with the first round of the men’s tournament on Monday, June 25, and concludes on Thursday, June 28. The women’s tournament airs from July 2-5.
Commentators on the archival programs include: Tom Abbott, Curt Byrum, Kay Cockerill, David Feherty, Terry Gannon, Peter Jacobsen, Johnny Miller, Judy Rankin, Mark Rolfing, Steve Sands, Annika Sorenstam and Karen Stupples. Roberts will anchor studio coverage and provide context and perspective on the events.
Following is the full schedule of coverage for “Olympic Classics: Golf’s Return to the Olympics” archival programming on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel app:
|Mon., June 25||4 p.m.||Men’s Golf – 1st Round|
|Tues., June 26||4 p.m.||Men’s Golf – 2nd Round|
|Wed., June 27||4 p.m.||Men’s Golf – 3rd Round|
|Thurs., June 28||4 p.m.||Men’s Golf – Final Round|
|Mon., July 2||3 p.m.||Women’s Golf – 1st Round|
|Tues., July 3||4 p.m.||Women’s Golf – 2nd Round|
|Wed., July 4||4 p.m.||Women’s Golf – 3rd Round|
|Thurs., July 5||5 p.m.||Women’s Golf – Final Round|
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.
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