FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS FOR SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING PRESENTED LIVE THIS WEEKEND ON NBC, NBCSN AND PEACOCK
Kristen Santos, 2018 Olympian Maame Biney and Brandon Kim Headline Field of Olympic Hopefuls
Four-and-a-Half Hours of Live Coverage Presented Friday-Sunday From the Utah Olympic Oval
STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Exclusive live coverage of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Short Track is presented this weekend on NBC, NBCSN, and Peacock from the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. All three individual Olympic distances (500m, 1000m, 1500m) will be contested twice at the Trials with the results determining the Olympic team. The U.S. earned qualifying spots for five women and two men at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The field of Olympic hopefuls includes Kristen Santos, who is ranked second in the world in the women’s 1000m and fourth in the 1500m, 2018 Olympian Maame Biney, who became the first Black woman to compete for the U.S. in Olympic short track, and 20-year-old rising star Brandon Kim on the men’s side.
Opening night coverage on Friday features the men’s and women’s 500m live at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock. Saturday’s live coverage gets underway at 5:30 p.m. ET with the men’s and women’s 1500m on NBCSN and Peacock. The men’s and women’s 1000m mark the final events of Trials competition airing Sunday live at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
Ted Robinson will call the Trials from Utah, alongside two-time Olympic medalist Katherine Adamek (analyst), and Andrea Joyce (reporter).
Coverage on NBC and NBCSN is live streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
Below is the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Short Track coverage schedule on NBC, NBCSN, NBC Sports digital platforms and Peacock (dates and times subject to change):
|Fri., Dec. 17||Men’s and Women’s 500m||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports app||8:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Dec. 18||Men’s and Women’s 1500m||NBCSN, Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports app||5:30 p.m.|
|Sun., Dec. 19||Men’s and Women’s 1000m||NBC, Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports app||4:30 p.m.|
Short Track Trials coverage is part of NBC Olympics’ comprehensive 2022 Winter Olympics U.S. Olympic Team Trials telecast coverage across NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and Peacock. 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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