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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
SIMONE BILES, FOUR-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST, HEADLINES NBC SPORTS’ LIVE 2018 U.S. GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS COVERAGE FROM BOSTON THIS WEEK
Live Primetime Coverage of Women’s Competition This Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC
Event Begins this Thursday with Men’s Competition Live at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Women’s Competition Begins Friday Live at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Coverage Streamed on NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel app
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 14, 2018 – Five-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles (four gold and one bronze in Rio) competes for a record fifth women’s U.S. all-around title this week as NBC Sports Group kicks off live coverage of the 2018 U.S. Gymnastics Championships from Boston, Mass.
Coverage begins this Thursday, August 16, with the men’s competition at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, continuing with the live women’s competition this Friday, August 17, at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Live coverage of the men’s event resumes this Saturday, August 18, at 3:30 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, continuing at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC. On Sunday, August 20, coverage culminates with live NBC primetime coverage of the women’s competition at 8 p.m. ET.
Coverage will be streamed live on NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel app.
After winning the U.S. Classic last month in her first competition since the Rio Games, Biles aims for a record fifth women’s U.S. all-around title. Reigning world all-around champion Morgan Hurd, defending U.S. all-around champion Ragan Smith and Riley McCusker, who was second at the U.S. Classic and third in the all-around at last year’s nationals, are all expected to compete. Four-time U.S. all-around champion Sam Mikulak and 2017 U.S. all-around champion Yul Moldauer are expected to highlight the men’s field.
Terry Gannon calls the action in Boston, joined by two-time Olympic medalist Tim Daggett, 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin and reporter Andrea Joyce.
Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Following is the schedule for NBC Sports Group’s 2018 U.S. Gymnastics Championships coverage this week:
|Thurs., Aug. 16||8 p.m.||Men’s Competition (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 17||8 p.m.||Women’s Competition (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Fri., Aug. 17||11 p.m.||Women’s Competition||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 18||3:30 p.m.||Men’s Competition (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., Aug. 18||4:30 p.m.||Men’s Competition (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 19||8 p.m.||Women’s Competition (LIVE)||NBC|
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Comcast’s X1, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–