FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 10th, 2021
NBC TO BROADCAST UNPRECEDENTED 13 NIGHTS OF PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS BEGINNING THIS SAT., JUNE 12
NBC to Present Record 13 Nights of Primetime Coverage of U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming, Gymnastics, Track & Field, and Diving
NBC Olympics Presenting Most-Ever Coverage of Team Trials Ahead of Tokyo Olympics: 80+ Hours, Including More Than 50 Hours in Primetime, Across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and Peacock
Men’s Diving Platform Final this Saturday, June 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 10, 2021 – NBC Olympics is presenting an unprecedented 13 nights of broadcast primetime coverage of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials on NBC this month across diving, swimming, track & field, and gymnastics, in the lead up to the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan, which will take place July 23-Aug. 8.
The 13 nights in primetime on NBC highlight NBC Olympics’ record coverage of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, totaling 80+ hours and more than 50 hours in primetime across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock, and NBC Sports digital platforms.
NBC Olympics’ 83.25 hours of programming is the most ever for the Team Trials, topping the 76.5 hours of coverage prior to the Rio Olympics in 2016. Throughout the month, NBC Olympics will present 22 days of Trials coverage, which are expected to feature some of the most anticipated stories and athletes leading into the Tokyo Olympics, including:
- Diving: Four-time Olympic medalist David Boudia, aiming for his fourth consecutive team; 2016 Olympic silver medalist Michael Hixon; 2019 world bronze medalist Delaney Schnell; and 2019 world silver medalist Sarah Bacon. Schnell and Bacon look to make their first Olympic team this summer. Coverage began on Tuesday, June 8, and continues to be presented nightly this week, featuring live coverage of the men’s and women’s springboard and platform finals this Saturday and Sunday on NBC.
- Swimming: Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, who could tie or break the all-time record for Olympic gold medals won by a U.S. woman (8); two-time Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel; four-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel; and 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, who is trying to make his fifth team at the age of 36. Coverage continues June 13-20 and includes eight nights of primetime coverage on NBC.
- Track & Field: The most decorated American woman in Olympic track & field history and six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix, who is aiming for her fifth Olympic appearance at age 35; reigning 200m world champion Noah Lyles, who is attempting to make his first Olympic team; 2016 Olympic 400m hurdles champion Dalilah Muhammad; and 2019 world 400m hurdles silver medalist Sydney McLaughlin. Track & field coverage runs from June 18-21 and June 24-27, featuring six nights of primetime on NBC.
- Gymnastics: The most decorated American gymnast in history and four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, who could become the first woman in more than 50 years to win back-to-back Olympic all-around titles, and as with Ledecky, has a chance to tie or break the all-time record for gold medals won by a U.S. woman (8); two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak; four-time world medalist Jade Carey; and three-time world medalist Suni Lee. Carey has already mathematically clinched a spot in Tokyo, which will be her first Olympic appearance, and Lee is aiming to make her Olympic debut in Tokyo as well. Coverage takes place June 24-27 and culminates with the women’s night 2 live in primetime on NBC.
Below is the U.S. Olympic Team Trials schedule for primetime coverage on NBC:
|Sat., June 12||Diving||Final – Men’s Platform||NBC||8 p.m. ET/PT|
|Sun., June 13||Diving||Final – Men’s Springboard||NBC||7 p.m. ET/PT|
|Swimming||Finals – Men’s 400m Individual Medley, Men’s 400m Freestyle, Women’s 400m Individual Medley||NBC||8 p.m. ET/PT|
|Diving||Final – Women’s Platform||NBC||9 p.m. ET/PT|
|Mon., June 14||Swimming||Finals – Women’s 100m Butterfly, Men’s 100m Breaststroke, Women’s 400m Freestyle||NBC||8 p.m. ET/PT|
|Tues., June 15||Swimming||Finals – Men’s 200m Freestyle, Women’s 100m Backstroke, Men’s 100m Backstroke, Women’s 100m Breaststroke||NBC||8 p.m. ET/PT|
|Wed., June 16||Swimming||Finals – Women’s 200m Freestyle, Men’s 200m Butterfly, Women’s 200m Individual Medley, Women’s 1500m Freestyle||NBC||8 p.m. ET/PT|
|Thurs., June 17||Swimming||Finals – Men’s 800m Freestyle, Men’s 200m Breaststroke, Women’s 200m Butterfly, Men’s 100m Freestyle||NBC||10 p.m. ET/PT*|
|Fri., June 18||Swimming||Finals – Women’s 200m Breaststroke, Men’s 200m Backstroke, Men’s 200m Individual Medley, Women’s 100m Freestyle||NBC||9 p.m. ET/PT|
|Track & field||Finals – Men’s 10,000m, Men’s Shot Put||NBC||10 p.m. ET/PT|
|Sat., June 19||Swimming||Finals – Men’s 100m Butterfly, Women’s 200m Backstroke, Women’s 800m Freestyle||NBC||9 p.m. ET|
|Track & field||Finals – Women’s 100m, Women’s Discus Throw||NBC||10 p.m. ET|
|Sun., June 20||Swimming||Finals – Men’s 50m Freestyle, Women’s 50m Freestyle, Men’s 1500m Freestyle||NBC||8:15 p.m. ET|
|Track & field||Finals – Women’s 100m Hurdles, Men’s 100m, Women’s 400m, Men’s 400m, Decathlon||NBC||9 p.m. ET|
|Mon., June 21||Track & field||Finals – Men’s 800m, Women’s 1500m, Women’s 5000m, Men’s Pole Vault, Men’s Javelin Throw, Men’s Triple Jump||NBC||8 p.m. ET/PT|
|Fri, June 25||Gymnastics||Women’s Competition – Night 1||NBC||8 p.m. ET/PT|
|Sat., June 26||Track & field||Finals – Women’s Javelin, Men’s 400m Hurdles, Women’s 10,000m, Women’s 200m, Men’s 110m Hurdles, Women’s Pole Vault, Women’s Long Jump||NBC||9 p.m. ET/PT|
|Sun., June 27||Track & field||Finals – Men’s High Jump, Women’s 400m Hurdles, Men’s 5000m, Women’s 800m, Men’s 1500m, Men’s 200m, Heptathlon, Men’s Long Jump||NBC||7 p.m. ET/PT|
|Gymnastics||Women’s Competition – Night 2||NBC||8:30 p.m. ET/PT|
–U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS–