FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
NBC OLYMPICS TO PRESENT EXCLUSIVE LIVE COVERAGE OF U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS FOR CURLING ACROSS NBCSN, OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA, PEACOCK AND NBC OLYMPICS DIGITAL PLATFORMS ON OCT. 26-31 AND NOV. 19-21
26.5 Hours of Live Trials Television Coverage Across Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles Competition
Mixed Doubles Semifinals and Final Presented this Weekend on NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and Peacock; Draw Coverage Begins Today at 1 p.m. ET on NBC Olympics Digital Platforms
Men’s and Women’s Finals Live Coverage November 19-21 on NBCSN and Peacock
2018 Olympic Gold Medalists John Shuster and Matt Hamilton & Olympians Tabitha Peterson and Becca Hamilton Headline Contenders
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 26, 2021 – NBC Olympics will present exclusive live coverage of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for curling beginning today across NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock and NBC Olympics digital platforms with mixed doubles competition from Curl Mesabi in Eveleth, Minn. Ten teams will compete in a round-robin tournament, with the winner advancing to represent the U.S. at the 2021 World Curling mixed doubles qualification event for an opportunity to compete for Team USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Coverage of the men’s and women’s finals will be presented next month, November 19-21, from Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb., featuring two fields of six teams competing for a spot in both the men’s and women’s division to represent the U.S. at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Mixed doubles competition will begin today through Friday with coverage of draws 1-9 on NBC Olympics digital platforms live at 1 p.m. ET. 4.5 hours of live coverage will get underway this Saturday with the first semifinal and elimination game at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock. The second semifinal will be presented live this Sunday at noon ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and Peacock. Once both semifinals are contested, the mixed doubles final will be presented live Sunday in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock.
Three of the four members of the men’s U.S. 2018 Olympic gold medal-winning team will be in action including John Shuster, Matt Hamilton, and John Landsteiner, as well as Joe Polo, who was an alternate for the 2018 Olympic team. A number of PyeongChang Olympians on the women’s side will also be competing, featuring Tabitha Peterson, Nina Roth, Becca Hamilton and Aileen Geving.
Jim Kozimor will call the action from Eveleth, alongside analyst and 2010 Olympic gold medalist Kevin Martin, and reporter Trenni Kusnierek.
Coverage on NBCSN is live streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is available on Olympics.com, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.
Following is the schedule for U.S. Olympic Team Trials for curling coverage across NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock and NBC Olympics digital platforms (dates and times subject to change):
|Tues., Oct. 26||Mixed Doubles – Draw||nbcolympics.com, NBC Sports app||1 p.m., 8 p.m.|
|Wed., Oct. 27||Mixed Doubles – Draw||nbcolympics.com, NBC Sports app||11 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m.|
|Thurs., Oct. 28||Mixed Doubles – Draw||nbcolympics.com, NBC Sports app||1 p.m., 8 p.m.|
|Fri., Oct. 29||Mixed Doubles – Draw||nbcolympics.com, NBC Sports app||1 p.m., 7 p.m., 10 p.m.|
|Sat., Oct. 30
|Mixed Doubles – Semifinal 1 and Elimination Game||NBCSN, Peacock||1 p.m.|
|Sun., Oct. 31||Mixed Doubles – Semifinal 2||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock||Noon|
|Mixed Doubles – Final||NBCSN, Peacock||8 p.m.|
|Fri., Nov. 19||Men’s and Women’s Finals – Game 1||NBCSN, Peacock||6 p.m.|
|Sat., Nov. 20||Men’s and Women’s Finals – Game 2||NBCSN, Peacock||6 p.m.|
|Sun., Nov. 21||Men’s and Women’s Finals – Game 3*||NBCSN, Peacock||6 p.m.|
Curling Trials coverage is part of NBC Olympics’ comprehensive 2022 Winter Olympics U.S. Olympic Team Trials telecast coverage across NBC, NBCSN, USA Network and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Additional programming information surrounding NBC Olympics’ U.S. Olympic Team Trials telecast coverage for the Games of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games will be announced soon.
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