Universal Sports Announces 2008 Paralympic Games Coverage

Sept. 02, 2008, 10:09 p.m. (ET)
Universal Sports is proud to announce the multiplatform broadcast coverage of the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. The groundbreaking U.S. broadcast will premiere September 6th on UniversalSports.com and October 8th on Universal Sports TV, followed by a special presentation of the events on NBC on October 18th.

Along with daily news and updates online, Universal Sports will be showcasing a series of original athlete profiles. Viewers will have the opportunity to watch LIVE coverage of the Paralympic Games, September 6-17, with daily highlight shows on UniversalSports.com and usparalympics.org.

For complete and updated broadcast TV and webcast schedules please check UniversalSports.com.

INTERNET COVERAGE:    UniversalSports.com
*all times EDT

Sept 6

Opening Ceremonies

8 - 11 a.m

Sept 7

Day 1 - Highlight Shows 1 & 2

4 a.m. & 12 p.m.

Sept 7 

Day 1 - Swimming

5-9 a.m.

Sept 8

Day 2 - Highlight Shows 1 & 2

4 a.m. & 12 p.m.

Sept 8 

Day 2 – Swimming

5-9:30 a.m. 

Sept 9 

Day 3 - Highlight Shows 1 & 2

4 a.m. & 12 p.m.

Sept 9 

Day 3 – Track & Field

5-9:30 a.m. 

Sept 10

Day 4 - Highlight Shows 1 & 2

4 a.m. & 12 p.m.

Sept 10

Day 4 – Swimming

5-8 a.m. 

Sept 11                       

Day 5 – Swimming                

5-8:30 a.m. 

Sept 11

Day 5 – Wheelchair Basketball 

8:30 -10:30 a.m. 

Sept 12

Day 6 - Highlight Shows 1 & 2

4 a.m. & 12 p.m.

 

Sept 12

Day 6 – Track & Field

5-9:30 a.m.

 

Sept 12

Day 6 - Wheelchair Basketball (only if USA play)

9:30-11 a.m.

Sept 13           

 

Day 7 - Highlight Shows 1 & 2

4 a.m. & 12 p.m.

 

Sept 13

Day 7 – Track & Field

5-10 a.m. 

 

Sept 13

Day 7 - Wheelchair Basketball (only if USA play)

10-11 a.m.

Sept 14

Day 8 - Highlight Shows 1 &  

4 a.m. & 12 p.m.

Sept 14

Day 8 – Track & Field

5-10:30 a.m. 

Sept 14

Day 8 - Wheelchair Basketball (only if USA play)

10:30 -11:30 a.m.

Sept 15

 

Day 9 - Highlight Shows 1 & 2

4 a.m. & 12 p.m.

 

Sept 15

Day 9 – Swimming    

5-9 a.m.

 

Sept 15

Day 9 - Wheelchair Basketball (Championship)

9:30 -11:30 a.m.

Sept 16

Day 10 - Highlight Shows 1 & 2           

4 a.m. & 12 p.m.

 

Sept 16

Day 10 – Wheelchair Rugby (Championship)

8-10 a.m.

Sept 17           

Closing Ceremonies  

8-11:30 a.m.


* All events available on-demand same day
                           

TELEVISION COVERAGE:    

October 8    Universal Sports Television Network – check www.UniversalSports.com for exact times

October 18    NBC Sports Show
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