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Thursday, September 5th, 2019
NOAH LYLES, MICHAEL NORMAN & JENNY SIMPSON HEADLINE COMPREHENSIVE TRACK & FIELD COVERAGE THIS WEEK ACROSS NBC SPORTS
NBC Sports Gold Presents Live Coverage of IAAF Diamond League Track & Field Final from Brussels, Belgium, Tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 6 at 12:20 p.m. ET
NBC Presents Live Coverage of 5th Avenue Mile this Sunday, Sept. 8 at 12:30 p.m. ET
NBCSN Presents “The Match: USA vs. Europe Track & Field” Next Mon., Sept. 9 & Tues., Sept. 10
Live Coverage of the World Para Swimming Championships Begins Next Mon., Sept 9 at 1 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Additional Olympic Sports Programming This Week Includes: Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals, Vuelta a España, Freestyle Skiing World Cup, Archery World Cup Final, Gymnastics World Challenge Cup, European Table Tennis Championships & Rhythmic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup
All Olympic Sports Coverage Televised and Streamed Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 5, 2019 – Current 200m world leader and U.S. champion Noah Lyles, current 400m world leader Michael Norman, and Olympic 1500m bronze medalist Jenny Simpson headline comprehensive Track & Field programming across NBC Sports this week.
The IAAF Diamond League track and field season concludes this weekend with the second leg of the two-stop Diamond League Finals in Brussels, Belgium. Lyles, who has the world’s fastest time in 2019 in the 200m, won the 2019 Diamond League title in the 100m last week. This weekend, he can become the first man to win the Diamond League title in both distances if he wins the 200m. Norman, who holds the world’s fastest time in 2019 in the 400m, will also compete this weekend, as well as Keni Harrison, 2016 Diamond League champion and world record holder in the women’s 100m hurdles.
Live coverage of the IAAF Diamond League track and field finals begin tomorrow, Friday, September 6 at 12:20 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold. NBCSN presents coverage tomorrow at 11 p.m. ET. NBC also presents coverage on Saturday, September 7 at 3 p.m. ET. Click here for the full schedule.
In addition, Jenny Simpson will compete for an unprecedented eighth win (and seventh straight) at the 5th Avenue Mile in New York City this weekend. In 2017, Simpson set the event record with a time of 4:16.60. The men’s race will likely be highlighted by New Zealand’s two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis, who aims for a record fifth title.
Live coverage of the 5th Avenue Mile begins this Sunday, September 8 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC Sports Gold.
Following this weekend’s extensive track and field programming, NBCSN presents coverage of “The Match: USA vs. Europe Track and Field” on Monday, Sept. 9 and Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Noon ET. The two-day track meet in Minsk, Belarus showcases some of the top U.S. athletes as against top European athletes.
Coverage on NBCSN will livestream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. All Olympic sports coverage televised and streamed across NBC Sports platforms is presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Following are additional programming highlights this week across NBC Sports:
WORLD PARA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS – LONDON, ENGLAND
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA BEGINS LIVE COVERAGE NEXT MONDAY, SEPT. 9 AT 1 P.M. ET
Approximately 600 swimmers from 60 nations will compete for medals at the World Para Swimming Championships in London next week, in the same venue used for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Four-time Paralympian and 13-time Paralympic gold medalist Jessica Long is expected to headline the Americans. McKenzie Coan, Sophia Herzog, Becca Meyers, Colleen Young, Robert Griswold and Lawrence Sapp will all look to defend world titles in their respective events as well.
Live coverage begins on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA next Monday, September 9 at 1 p.m. ET and continues through Sunday, September 15. Click here for a full schedule.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD TOUR FINALS – ROME, ITALY
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 AT 6 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
The Beach Volleyball World Tour concludes this weekend with the World Tour Finals in Rome, Italy. Two-time Olympic medalist April Ross and her partner Alix Klineman, who together have won three FIVB tournaments this season, are expected to headline for the Americans. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings is also expected to compete alongside Brooke Sweat. Walsh Jennings and Sweat recently earned their fifth FIVB podium finish of the season when they placed third in Moscow in August. 2008 Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena are expected to headline the men in Rome.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents live coverage of the quarterfinals on Saturday at 6 a.m. ET and the semifinals at Noon ET. TV coverage of the finals begins on Sunday, September 8 at Noon ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
VUELTA A ESPAÑA
COVERAGE CONTINUES TOMORROW AT 9 A.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD
NBC Sports’ coverage of the Vuelta a España continues this week. The final Grand Tour of 2019 – after the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France – the Vuelta consists of 21 stages and covers more than 2,000 miles through Spain. The race began in 1935, and has been held annually since 1955, passing through the Spain’s mountain ranges and finishing in Madrid (this year’s course also crosses into France). Heading into tomorrow’s stage 13 competition, Slovenia’s Primož Roglič (Team Jumbo-Visma) leads the field, followed by 2009 Vuelta winner Alejandro Valverde of Spain (Movistar Team).
Live coverage of stage 13 in Bilbao begins tomorrow, Friday, September 6 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold and continues on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA at 10 a.m. ET.
For more information and a full schedule, click here.
FREESTYLE SKIING WORLD CUP – CARDRONA, NEW ZEALAND
TV COVERAGE BEGINS TOMORROW, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 7 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
The freestyle skiing World Cup season begins in Cardrona, New Zealand, this weekend with a halfpipe competition. Two-time Olympian and two-time world champion Aaron Blunck is expected to headline the American team.
ARCHERY WORLD CUP FINAL – MOSCOW, RUSSIA
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA PRESENTS COVERAGE BEGINNING TOMORROW, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 5 P.M. ET
The archery season concludes this weekend at the World Cup Final in Moscow. Thirty-two archers will compete, including eight from each of the four categories (men’s and women’s compound, men’s and women’s recurve). Athletes will compete head-to-head until a World Cup champion is named. Four-time World Cup champion Brady Ellison, who won his first individual world title this year and two World Cup stops this season, is expected to lead the Americans. He will aim to become the first archer to win five World Cup titles.
OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app present live coverage of the Archery World Cup on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7 at 6 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. ET. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents coverage of compound tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET and recurve on Saturday, September 7 at 11:30 p.m. ET.
GYMNASTICS WORLD CHALLENGE CUP – SZOMBATHELY, HUNGARY
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 AT 9 A.M. ET ON OLYMPICCHANNEL.COM & THE OLYMPIC CHANNEL APP
The gymnastics season continues with a World Challenge Cup stop in Hungary this weekend. OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel App present live coverage of the apparatus finals this Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8 at 9 a.m. ET. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents coverage from Hungary on Saturday, September 7 at 9:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, September 8 at 8 p.m. ET.
EUROPEAN TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS – NANTES, FRANCE
TV COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 10:30 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
Nantes, France, hosts the 2019 European Table Tennis Championships, which were first held in 1958. The competition will feature team events for both the men and women, with two people from each team squaring off in a best-of-five format.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents coverage all weekend, beginning with the quarterfinals on Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET and continuing on Saturday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET with the semifinals. TV coverage concludes on Sunday, September 8 with the women’s final at 5 p.m. ET and the men’s final at 6:30 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
WORLD CUP SAILING – ENOSHIMA, JAPAN
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA PRESENTS COVERAGE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 AT 5:30 P.M. ET
Enoshima, Japan, the sailing venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, hosted over 490 of the world’s best sailors from 46 nations. The U.S. has 19 entries in the event, which spanned August 27 – September 1.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents coverage on Saturday, September 7 at 5:30 p.m. ET.
RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHALLENGE CUP – PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL
TV COVERAGE BEGINS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT 10 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
The gymnastics World Challenge Cup series continues with a rhythmic competition in Portugal for both groups and individual gymnasts. Five-time reigning U.S. all-around champion Laura Zeng and 2019 Pan American Games clubs champion Camilla Feeley are expected to headline the Americans.
Live coverage begins Sunday, September 8 at 10 a.m. ET on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app. TV coverage begins on Sunday, September 8 at 10 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
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