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Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP KICKS OFF 17 HOURS OF GYMNASTICS COVERAGE THIS MONTH WITH THE 2016 P&G MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SUN., JUNE 5, LIVE AT 2 P.M. ET ON NBC
NBCSN to Host Coverage of the Women’s Secret U.S. Classic This Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET
Coverage of the P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships Begins Friday, June 24, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC
Men’s U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials Begin Thurs., June 23, at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 2, 2016 – NBC Sports Group kicks off 17 hours of gymnastics coverage this month, including the U.S. Olympic Trials, with the 2016 P&G Men’s Gymnastics Championships this Sunday, June 5, live at 2 p.m. ET from XL Center in Hartford, Conn. NBCSN hosts coverage of the Women’s Secret U.S. Classic from Hartford later that evening at 9:30 p.m. ET.
The field for the Women’s Secret U.S. Classic is led by Simone Biles, who looks to make her Olympic debut in Rio on the heels of three consecutive U.S. and world all-around championship titles (2013-15). She will be joined by 2012 Olympic individual all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, who earned the 2012 Olympic gold medal for floor exercise. Douglas and Raisman were a part of the “Fierce Five” U.S. women’s gymnastics squad that took home the team gold medal in London.
Danell Leyva, who earned a bronze medal for Team USA in the men’s all-around at the 2012 London Games, headlines the field for the 2016 P&G Men’s Gymnastics Championships. Leyva is joined by Sam Mikulak, who aims for his fourth consecutive U.S. all-around title. Newcomer Donnell Whittenburg, who was second at the 2016 AT&T American Cup, is also expected to be a contender.
Later this month, NBC hosts live coverage of the 2016 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships on Friday, June 24, at 9 p.m. ET, and Sunday, June 26, at 9 p.m. ET.
As the Rio Olympics approach, NBC and NBCSN will combine to present nine hours of primetime Olympic gymnastics trials coverage from St. Louis, Mo. (men’s Trials), and San Jose, Calif. (women’s Trials), including three primetime telecasts on NBC. Coverage of the men’s Trials begins Thursday, June 23, at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and continues on NBC on Saturday, June 25, at 9 p.m. ET. NBC’s coverage of the women’s Trials from San Jose begins Friday, July 8, at 9 p.m. ET, and continues on Sunday, July 10, at 8:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group’s gymnastics team of play-by-play voice Al Trautwig, two-time Olympic medalist Tim Daggett, 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin and reporter Andrea Joyce will host coverage for all events.
Following is the schedule for NBC Sports Group’s gymnastics coverage this month:
|Sun., June 5||2 p.m.||2016 P&G Men’s Gymnastics Championships||NBC|
|Sun., June 5||9:30 p.m.||Women’s Secret U.S. Classic||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 23||8:30 p.m.||U.S. Olympic Trials: Men’s Gymnastics||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 24||9 p.m.||2016 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships||NBC|
|Sat., June 25||9 p.m.||U.S. Olympic Trials: Men’s Gymnastics||NBC|
|Sun., June 26||9 p.m.||2016 P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships||NBC|
|Fri., July 8||9 p.m.||U.S. Olympic Trials: Women’s Gymnastics||NBC|
|Sun., July 10||8:30 p.m.||U.S. Olympic Trials: Women’s Gymnastics||NBC|
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage on NBC via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. NBC Sports Live Extra is powered by Playmaker Media. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–