FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 23rd, 2018
SIMONE BILES RETURNS TO COMPETITION THIS WEEKEND ON NBC & OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
2018 U.S. Classic – Live Coverage Begins Saturday, July 28, At 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
Coverage Airs Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 23, 2018 – Four-time Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Simone Biles returns to competition for the first time since the 2016 Rio Olympics, as NBC Sports presents live coverage of the 2018 U.S. Classic from Columbus, Ohio, this Saturday, July 28, at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Coverage will air Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.
Biles, who has the most gold medals of any American female gymnast at the Olympics, last competed at the Rio Games, where she earned five medals overall. The three-time world all-around champion is scheduled to compete on all four events in Columbus and headlines a strong contingent of distinguished U.S. gymnasts, including 2017 world all-around champion Morgan Hurd and reigning U.S. all-around champion Ragan Smith.
Terry Gannon handles the call, and is joined by Olympic gold medalists and analysts Nastia Liukin and Tim Daggett.
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Following is NBC Sports’ telecast schedule of the 2018 U.S. Classic:
|Sat., July 28||8 p.m.||2018 U.S. Classic||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., July 29||2 p.m.||2018 U.S. Classic*||NBC|
*Indicates next-day delay
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