FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
KATIE LEDECKY, SIMONE MANUEL & CAELEB DRESSEL HEADLINE LIVE COVERAGE OF TYR PRO SWIM SERIES, HIGHLIGHTING OLYMPIC SPORTS COVERAGE ACROSS NBC SPORTS THIS WEEK
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Presents Live Coverage of TYR Pro Swim Series Starting Friday, April 12 at 6 p.m. ET
TV Coverage of Paris Marathon Begins on Saturday, April 13 at 2 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
All Olympic Sports Coverage Across NBC Sports Platforms is a Presentation of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 10, 2019 – Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, four-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel, and two-time Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel headline NBC Sports’ coverage of the next stop in the TYR Pro Swim Series, highlighting extensive Olympic sports coverage across NBC Sports this week.
Live coverage of the TYR Pro Swim Series third stop begins tomorrow, Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSports.com. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents live coverage on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m. ET. NBCSN presents encore coverage Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 a.m. ET. Preliminary coverage and the timed finals can be streamed online at usaswimming.org.
Headlining NBC Sports’ coverage is five-time Olympic gold medalist Ledecky, who holds world records in the 400-meter, 800-meter and 1500-meter freestyle, and won the TYR Pro Swim Series 2018 overall title. She has won the three consecutive world titles in the 400, 800 and 1500 free. Ledecky is joined by Manuel, who won four medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics and became the first African American woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming, and Dressel, who claimed seven gold medals at the 2017 World Championships.
Ted Robinson calls the action, joined by analyst and three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines from Collegiate School Aquatics Center in Richmond, VA.
All coverage on NBCSN will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. All coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will stream on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app, in addition to NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
All Olympic sport coverage televised and streamed across NBC Sports platforms is presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Following are programming highlights from this week across NBC Sports:
PARIS MARATHON – PARIS, FRANCE
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE SATURDAY, APRIL 13 AT 2 A.M. ET
In Paris, more than 60,000 runners will compete in one of the world’s biggest marathons. The Paris Marathon starts and ends near the Arc de Triomphe and passes several notable landmarks such as the Place de la Bastille, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Ethiopia’s Paul Longyangata is expected to contend for his third straight Paris Marathon victory.
NBCSN presents encore coverage of the Paris Marathon on Saturday, April 20 at 2 a.m. ET.
Live coverage of the Paris Marathon can be streamed on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app.
RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CUP – SOFIA, BULGARIA
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA PRESENTS COVERAGE SUNDAY, APRIL 14 AT 8 P.M. ET
The gymnastics World Cup series continues with a rhythmic competition in Sofia, Bulgaria. 2018 world all-around finalist Evita Griskenas and 2016 Olympic alternate Camilla Feeley are expected to lead the Americans.
Live coverage of rhythmic gymnastics from Sofia can be streamed on Sunday, April 14 at 9:45 a.m. ET on OlympicChannel.com.
SPORT CLIMBING WORLD CUP – MOSCOW, RUSSIA
TV COVERAGE BEGINS SUNDAY, APRIL 14 AT 10 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
The 2019 sport climbing World Cup continues this weekend with bouldering and speed competitions in Moscow. Sport climbing will make its Olympic debut next summer in Tokyo, where the competition will feature a combination of all three disciplines: bouldering, speed and lead. Kyra Condie is the top-ranked American in the world women’s bouldering standings and will compete in both boulder and speed in Moscow. John Brosler was the top-ranked American in the men’s speed standings last season and is also expected to compete in both events in Russia.
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