FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 3rd, 2021
TOKYO PARALYMPICS LIVE COMPETITION, CLOSING CEREMONY AND PRIMETIME SHOWS ON NBC HEADLINE THIS WEEKEND’S COVERAGE ACROSS NBCUNIVERSAL
Four Hours of Primetime Paralympic Coverage on NBC This Weekend; Saturday 8-10 p.m. ET and Sunday 7-9 p.m. ET
Closing Ceremony Presented Live Sunday at 6:55 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Coverage of Track & Field and Best of Swimming on Tokyo Paralympics Day 10 – Tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
USA Network to Air Two-Hour Track & Field and Swimming Highlight Show on Saturday at 9 a.m. ET
Tokyo Paralympic Games Listings Available on NBCOlympics.com
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 3, 2021 – NBCUniversal will present the conclusion of live competition coverage of the Tokyo Paralympics presented by Toyota this weekend, as well as live coverage of the Tokyo Paralympics Closing Ceremony and four hours of primetime coverage on NBC. The first two episodes of a docu-follow series showcasing the incredible stories and performances of athletes competing in Tokyo will be presented Saturday 8-10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Peacock. Featured athletes include Tatyana McFadden (track & field), Brad Snyder (triathlon), David Brown (track & field), Anastasia Pagonis (swimming), U.S. team flagbearers Melissa Stockwell (triathlon) and Chuck Aoki (wheelchair rugby), and Jessica Long (swimming). The docu-follow series concludes in primetime Sunday from 7-9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Peacock.
Live coverage of the Closing Ceremony will be presented Sunday at 6:55 a.m. ET on NBCSN. The two-hour program celebrating the accomplishments and highlights of the Tokyo Paralympics will be anchored by Ahmed Fareed and 13-time Paralympic medalist and Paralympic Hall of Fame member Chris Waddell, who is serving as a track & field analyst during the Tokyo Paralympics.
Medals will be on the line when the U.S. women’s wheelchair basketball team play Germany in the bronze medal match Saturday live at 4:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN. On the men’s side, 2016 gold medalist Steve Serio and the men’s wheelchair basketball team looks to win consecutive gold medals when they face Japan Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Another medal will be up for grabs when the U.S. women’s sitting volleyball team play China in the gold medal match Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Live competition coverage of track & field and highlights of swimming from Day 10 of the Paralympics will be presented tonight beginning at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
On the track, Team USA will be headlined on Saturday by 19-time Paralympic medalist Tatyana McFadden competing in the women’s marathon T54, Tokyo silver medalist Brittni Mason competing in the women’s 200m T47, and two-time Tokyo gold medalist Nick Mayhugh competing in the men’s 200m T37. Team USA has won 92 medals thus far in competition.
Carolyn Manno will serve as host of tonight’s coverage on NBCSN. The full commentary roster, who collectively have won 30 Paralympic medals, can be found here.
USA Network will show a two-hour ‘Best of’ program that recaps track & field and swimming highlights this Saturday at 9 a.m. ET.
Next weekend, an additional 3.5 hours of Paralympic coverage will air on NBC that showcase the accomplishments of Team USA and athletes from across the world that were on display during the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 3-5 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1:30-3 p.m. ET/PT.
See below for Paralympics programming through Sunday, Sept. 12 (subject to change):
|Friday, Sept. 3||Best of Tokyo Paralympics Day 10||11 a.m.-2 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Goalball, Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball||3-9 p.m.*||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Track & Field and Best of Swimming on Day 10||10 p.m.-3 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Saturday, Sept. 4||Women’s Wheelchair Basketball, Sitting Volleyball Final, Track & Field||3-9 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Track & Field and Swimming Highlights Show||9-11 a.m.||USA Network|
|Marathon||5:30-9 p.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Primetime Highlights Show||8-10 p.m. ET/PT||NBC, Peacock|
|Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Final, Women’s Sitting Volleyball Final||9 p.m.-3 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sunday, Sept. 5||Closing Ceremony||6:55-9 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Lo Mejor de los Paralimpicos Tokyo 2020 por Telemundo||Noon-2 p.m.||Telemundo|
|Lo Mejor de los Paralimpicos Tokyo 2020 por Telemundo||1-3 p.m.||Universo|
|Primetime Highlights Show||7-9 p.m. ET/PT||NBC, Peacock|
|Saturday, Sept. 11||Highlights Show||3-5 p.m. ET/PT||NBC, Peacock|
|Sunday, Sept. 12||Highlights Show||1:30-3 p.m. ET/PT||NBC, Peacock|
In its most ambitious effort ever, NBCUniversal will be presenting a record 1,200 hours of Tokyo Paralympic Games coverage. NBCU’s unprecedented coverage will include more than 220 hours of television coverage, the first-ever primetime hours on NBC, live coverage of the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony on NBCSN, and exclusive streaming coverage on NBC Sports digital platforms and Peacock. Click here for more details.
NBCU’s record programming hours for Tokyo is possible because of unparalleled corporate support. Toyota has again signed on as presenting sponsor of NBCUniversal’s Paralympic coverage and will be the exclusive auto advertiser across the linear and digital networks of NBCUniversal. Toyota branding will be included within NBCU’s extensive linear, digital and social media promotional campaigns. Nike, United Healthcare, Salesforce and Eli Lilly join Toyota as exclusive sponsors of NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
A complete archive of Tokyo Paralympics press releases can be found here.