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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
TWO-TIME OLYMPIC BEACH VOLLEYBALL MEDALIST APRIL ROSS & ALIX KLINEMAN HIGHLIGHT THIS WEEK’S OLYMPIC PROGRAMMING ACROSS NBC SPORTS
NBCSN Presents Coverage of AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Manhattan Beach Open this Sunday, Aug. 18 at 11 p.m. ET
TV Coverage of the World Sport Climbing Championships Continues Tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Additional Olympic Sports Programming This Week Includes Rhythmic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup
All Olympic Sports Coverage Televised and Streamed Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 14, 2019 – Tokyo 2020 beach volleyball hopefuls and two-time Olympic medalist April Ross and her partner Alix Klineman highlight Olympic programming this week across NBC Sports by competing at the next stop on the 2019 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, which continues this weekend with the Gold Series Manhattan Beach Open in California.
NBCSN presents coverage of the AVP Manhattan Beach Open this Sunday at 11 p.m. ET. Ross and Klineman won both AVP tournaments they have entered so far this season (Huntington Beach and New York), and are expected to lead the field this weekend. The tour is comprised of eight events across the United States, ending with the Hawaii Open in September.
Coverage on NBCSN will livestream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. All Olympic sports coverage televised and streamed across NBC Sports platforms is presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Following are additional programming highlights this week across NBC Sports:
WORLD SPORT CLIMBING CHAMPIONSHIPS – HACHIOJI, JAPAN
TV COVERAGE CONTINUES THURSDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
The World Sport Climbing Championships present the first opportunity for climbers to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. Sport climbing will make its Olympic debut next year in Tokyo, where lead, speed, and bouldering will be combined into an overall competition. Headlining the American women are Ashima Shiraishi and Kyra Condie, the top two in the U.S. overall rankings, while Nathaniel Coleman is the top climber for the U.S. on the men’s side.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA continues TV coverage tomorrow, Thursday, August 15 at 8 p.m. ET.
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RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS WORLD CHALLENGE CUP – MINSK, BELARUS
TV COVERAGE BEGINS SUNDAY AT 6 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
The gymnastics World Challenge Cup series continues with a rhythmic competition in Minsk, Belarus, for both groups and individual gymnasts. Live coverage begins on Sunday, August 18 at 6 a.m. ET on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app.
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