FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 5th, 2020
TOP GYMNASTS TAKE PART IN FIG FRIENDSHIP AND SOLIDARITY COMPETITION IN TOKYO, JAPAN, LIVE THIS SATURDAY AT 11 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
Mixed-Gender Team Event to Feature Top Gymnasts from the U.S., Japan, China and Russia
Tanith White and Nastia Liukin will Call the Action
Encore Presentation: Sunday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 5, 2020 – The FIG Friendship and Solidarity Competition will feature top gymnasts from the U.S., Japan, China and Russia on two mixed-gender teams — Team Friendship and Team Solidarity — in Tokyo, Japan. The competition will be held at Yoyogi National Stadium, which will host handball and badminton at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
- Tanith White (play-by-play) and five-time Olympic medalist Nastia Liukin (analyst)
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – Saturday, Nov. 7: 11 p.m. ET live on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA; Sunday, Nov. 8: encore at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
- Streaming – Live on com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app
- Will mark the first major international competition held in Japan since the COVID-19 global outbreak.
- The U.S. is planning to send three women and three men to compete, headlined by 2017 U.S. all-around champion Yul Moldauer and 2019 world team member Shane Wiskus.
- Other athletes expected to compete include two-time Olympic all-around champion Kohei Uchimura (Japan), 2016 Olympic silver medalist Angelina Melnikova (Russia), 2019 world all-around champion Nikita Nagornyy (Russia) and 2018 world all-around champion Artur Dalaloyan (Russia).
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