FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 18th, 2019
NEARLY 40 HOURS OF WORLD MIXED DOUBLES CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS OLYMPIC SPORTS PROGRAMMING THIS WEEK ACROSS NBC SPORTS
2018 Olympic Gold Medalist John Shuster Makes Debut in First World Mixed Doubles Championship This Sunday, April 21 at 11:45 A.M. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Coverage This Week Also Includes Gymnastics World Cup and FISE Action World Series 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 18, 2019 – Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents nearly 40 hours of World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship coverage in seven days, highlighting Olympic sports programming this week across NBC Sports platforms.
Live TV coverage from Stavanger, Norway, begins this Sunday with USA vs. Latvia at 11:45 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. PyeongChang Olympic gold medalist John Shuster will take part in his first World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Norway, where he will compete with Cory Christensen, a 2018 U.S. Olympic women’s team alternate. Christensen will also be making her World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship debut. Tanith White calls the action, joined by U.S. Olympic curler Becca Hamilton.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents live coverage through Saturday, April 27, culminating with the gold medal game at 10 a.m. ET.
Live 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.
NBCSN presents additional coverage of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, starting with USA vs. Latvia on Sunday, April 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET. NBCSN will also present coverage of USA vs. Spain on Wed., April 24 at 10:30 p.m. ET and the gold medal game on Sat., April 27 at 9 p.m. ET. These events will live stream on 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:
GYMNASTICS WORLD CUP – RHYTHMIC & TRAMPOLINE – TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN & MINSK, BELARUS
TV COVERAGE BEGINS SUNDAY, APRIL 21 AT 6 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
The gymnastics World Cup series continues with a rhythmic competition in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and a trampoline competition in Minsk, Belarus. 2018 Pan American team champion Lili Mizuno is expected to lead the Americans at the rhythmic World Cup. The U.S. will send a team of four men and four women to Minsk for the trampoline World Cup, which will play a part in qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
OlympicChannel.com presents live streaming coverage of rhythmic gymnastics from Uzbekistan on Sunday, April 21 at 3 a.m. ET and live streaming coverage from Belarus on Sunday, April 21 at 8 a.m. ET.
FISE ACTION SPORTS WORLD SERIES – HIROSHIMA, JAPAN
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA PRESENTS COVERAGE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20 AT 4 P.M. ET AND SUNDAY, APRIL 21 AT 10 P.M. ET
Hiroshima, Japan, hosts the first stop of the 2019 FISE Action Sports World Series. The three-day event will feature BMX racing, bouldering, parkour and skateboarding competitions. Results from the BMX freestyle World Cup event will be factored into Olympic qualification rankings for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Reigning world champion Justin Dowell is expected to lead the Americans in BMX freestyle in Hiroshima.
OlympicChannel.com presents live streaming coverage of the FISE Action Sports World Series, beginning on Friday, April 19 at 10:35 p.m. ET with the BMX – Freestyle Park semifinals. NBCSN presents encore coverage Monday, April 22 at 12 p.m. ET.
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