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Friday, December 6th, 2019

NBC SPORTS PRESENTS NEARLY 20 HOURS OF COVERAGE OF WOMEN’S WORLD HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA, STARTING THIS SUN., DEC. 8, LIVE AT 6:30 A.M. ET

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Presents Coverage of Gold Medal Match on Sun., Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET; Encore on NBCSN on Tues., Dec. 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET

All Championship Coverage to be Streamed on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel App

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 6, 2019 – NBC Sports presents over 19 hours of coverage of the IHF Women’s World Handball Championship starting this Sunday, Dec. 8, live at 6:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA with main round match play from Kumamoto, Japan.

The winner (second-place finisher if Olympic host Japan wins) will earn a team quota place for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. France is the defending world champion.

Streaming coverage begins this Sunday at 4 a.m. ET when Germany takes on Netherlands, which will be live on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app. Live television coverage starts at 6:30 a.m. ET on Sunday with Norway vs. Denmark on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

Both semifinal matches air Friday, Dec. 13 on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA (2:30 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET). The gold medal match will be shown Sunday, Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, with NBCSN televising an encore Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 p.m. E.T.

Coverage of all 12 matches will be available live on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app. Live coverage of matches on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also stream on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Following is the live schedule for the IHF Women’s World Handball Championship (all times ET and are subject to change):

 

Date Event TV/Streaming Platform Time (ET)
12/8/2019 Netherlands vs. Germany OlympicChannel.com, Olympic Channel app 4 a.m.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 4:30 p.m.*
Norway vs. Denmark Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 6:30 a.m.
12/9/2019 Denmark vs. Netherlands Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 4 a.m.
South Korea vs. Norway Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 6:30 a.m.
12/10/2019 Japan vs. Spain Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 4 a.m.
Sweden vs. Romania Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 6:30 a.m.
12/11/2019 Spain vs. Russia Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 1 a.m.
Montenegro vs. Sweden Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 6:30 a.m.
12/13/2019 Semifinal 1 OlympicChannel.com, Olympic Channel app 3:30 a.m.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 2:30 p.m.*
Semifinal 2 OlympicChannel.com, Olympic Channel app 6:30 a.m.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 10 p.m.*
12/15/2019 Bronze Medal Match OlympicChannel.com, Olympic Channel app 3:30 a.m.
 

 

 

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

4 p.m.*
Gold Medal Match OlympicChannel.com, Olympic Channel app 6:30 a.m.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA 5:30 p.m.*
12/17/2019 Gold Medal Match NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app 10:30 p.m.**
*Same-Day Delay
**Taped 

–NBC SPORTS–