FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
2014 ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING SERIES CONTINUES WITH GRAND PRIX JAPAN THIS SUN. AT 4 PM ET ON NBC
Tara Lipinski & Terry Gannon Host the Two-Hour Telecast
Analyst Tracy Wilson On-Site in Osaka, Japan
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 25, 2014 – NBC continues its coverage of the 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series with Grand Prix Japan, the final event before the 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Coverage of the men’s and ladies’ free skates begins this Sunday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m. ET.
Americans competing in Osaka include 2014 U.S. champions and Olympic team bronze medalists Gracie Gold and Jeremy Abbott, both making their second appearances during the 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. At Hilton HHonors Skate America, Gold finished third, and Abbott finished fifth.
2014 Olympic gold medalist and reigning World champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan highlights the international field.
COMMENTATORS: 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon will host coverage. Analyst Tracy Wilson will report on-site from the Namihaya Dome in Osaka, Japan.
The Grand Prix Series, now in its 20th season, consists of six international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Approximately 200 athletes from 25 countries are expected to participate in the series. The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, set for Dec. 11-14, in Barcelona, Spain.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, will stream NBC’s coverage of Grand Prix Japan. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
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