NBC Olympics to present unprecedented coverage of 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials

March 28, 2016, 6:50 p.m. (ET)

(Content courtesy of NBC Olympics)

STAMFORD, Conn.March 28, 2016 – NBC Olympics will present an unprecedented 76 hours of coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extraincluding more than 60 hours of coverage in primetime – in the months leading up to the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. NBC Olympics’ Trials coverage spans nine sports – swimming, track and field, gymnastics, diving, rowing, wrestling, water polo, field hockey, and volleyball.

NBC Olympics’ 76 hours of comprehensive coverage marks the most ever for the U.S. Olympic Trials, topping the 67.5 hours of coverage in 2012, and will feature some of the most anticipated stories and athletes of the Rio Olympics.

Trials coverage begins Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with wrestling from Iowa City, Iowa, and concludes on Monday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. ET with field hockey from Lancaster, Pa. NBC Sports has already provided live coverage of the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials from Los Angeles and the Women’s Olympic Volleyball Qualification Tournament, where the U.S. qualified for the Rio Games.

All events will be live streamed across NBC Sports Live Extra -- NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.

“As the U.S. Olympic rights holder through 2032, the Olympic Trials are a key component to our overall Olympic strategy,” said Peter Diamond, Executive Vice President, Programming, NBC Olympics. “This year, fans will be able to watch more of the compelling Trials coverage than ever before, as our nation’s most talented athletes strive to represent the United States in Rio.”

DIVING

NBC and NBCSN’s 19.5 hours of live Trials coverage in diving is highlighted by eight nights in primetime, including six consecutive nights on NBCSN and two on NBC. Coverage begins Saturday, June 18, at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the synchronized men’s springboard and synchronized women’s platform semifinals. NBCSN’s coverage airs in primetime through Thursday, June 23, and will feature the synchronized semifinals and finals, as well as the men’s and women’s springboard and platform semifinals.

NBC’s coverage of the finals begins Saturday, June 25, at 4:30 p.m. ET, and continues in primetime at 8 p.m. ET. Finals coverage on Sunday, June 26, begins at 4:30 p.m. ET, and continues at 7 p.m. ET.

David Boudia earned a gold medal for the U.S. in the men’s platform in London, and, overall, the U.S. men’s and women’s squads won four medals, second best behind China (10).

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sat., June 18 Men’s Springboard and Women’s Platform Synchronized Semifinals NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., June 19 Men’s Platform Synchronized Semifinal NBCSN 8 p.m.
Mon., June 20 Men’s Springboard and Women’s Platform Semifinals NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., June 21 Men’s Platform and Women’s Springboard Semifinals NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., June 22 Men’s Springboard and Women’s Platform Synchronized Finals NBCSN 9 p.m.
Thur., June 23 Men’s Platform Synchronized Final NBCSN 7 p.m.
Sat., June 25 Men’s Springboard Final NBC 4:30 p.m.
  Women’s Platform Final NBC 8 p.m.
Sun., June 26 Women’s Springboard Final NBC 4:30 p.m.
  Men’s Platform Final NBC 7 p.m.

WRESTLING

NBCSN will provide five hours of Trials coverage of the wrestling finals from Iowa City, Iowa, beginning Saturday, April 9, live at 7 p.m. ET. Coverage continues the following evening, Sunday, April 10, at 10:30 p.m. ET, following NHL coverage. Disciplines include men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle, and Greco-Roman.

Headlining the men’s freestyle competition is London gold medalist and three-time world champion Jordan Burroughs (74 kg). The 97 kg weight class will feature 2015 World Champion Kyle Snyder and 2012 Olympic champion Jake Varner. In women’s freestyle, three-time world champion Adeline Gray (75 kg) looks to make her first Olympic team.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sat., April 9 Finals – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle, Greco-Roman NBCSN 7 p.m.
Sun., April 10 Finals – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle, Greco-Roman NBCSN 10:30 p.m.

ROWING

NBCSN will provide Trials coverage of the finals in several events on Sunday, May 8, at 5 p.m. ET, from Sarasota, Fla. 2012 Olympian Gevvie Stone will look to make her second Olympic team in the women’s single sculls event.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sun., May 8 Men’s and Women’s Rowing Trials – Finals NBCSN 5 p.m.

GYMNASTICS

NBC and NBCSN will combine to present nine hours of primetime Trials coverage from St. Louis, Mo. (men’s Trials), and San Jose, Calif. (women’s Trials), including three primetime telecasts on NBC. Coverage of the men’s Trials begins Thursday, June 23, at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and continues on NBC on Saturday, June 25, at 9 p.m. ET. NBC’s coverage of the women’s Trials from San Jose begins Friday, July 8, at 9 p.m. ET, and continues on Sunday, July 10, at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Simone Biles will look to make her Olympic debut in Rio on the heels of three consecutive U.S. and world all-around championship titles (2013-15). Gabby Douglas won the individual all-around gold medal at the London Games. Douglas and Aly Raisman, who earned the gold medal on floor exercise, were a part of the “Fierce Five” U.S. women’s gymnastics squad that took home the team gold medal in London. Danell Leyva earned a bronze medal for Team USA in the men’s all-around in 2012, while three-time reigning U.S. all-around champion Sam Mikulak will look to make his second Olympic appearance in Rio. Newcomer Donnell Whittenburg, who was second at the 2016 AT&T American Cup, is also expected to be a contender.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Thur., June 23 Men’s Trials NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Sat., June 25 Men’s Trials NBC 9 p.m.
Fri., July 8 Women’s Trials NBC 9 p.m.
Sun., July 10 Women’s Trials NBC 8:30 p.m.


In addition to its Trials coverage of gymnastics, NBC Sports Group will televise coverage of P&G Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics Championships. The P&G Men’s Gymnastics Championships will be telecast on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC from Hartford, Conn., while NBC will air a pair of live primetime presentations of the P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships from St. Louis, Mo., on Friday, June 24, and Sunday, June 26, at 9 p.m. ET.


SWIMMING

NBC Olympics will present eight consecutive nights of swimming Trials action in primetime, including seven primetime telecasts on NBC. NBC and NBCSN’s 15.5 hours of coverage commences on Sunday, June 26, and runs through Sunday, July 3. Seven nights of live primetime coverage will air on NBC, with primetime coverage on Saturday, July 2, airing from 8-9 p.m. ET on NBCSN. NBCSN will also telecast daily qualifying heats.

Team USA hopes to build off of its dominant performance in London, where it won a total of 31 medals. Michael Phelps will look to add to his total of 22 Olympic medals, the most in Olympic history, while Ryan Lochte aims to add to his 11 total medals. Missy Franklin won four gold and five total medals in her Olympic debut in London, and nine-time world champion Katie Ledecky looks to add to her medal count after stunning the field by winning gold in the 800m free in 2012.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sun., June 26 Qualifying Heats – Men’s 400m Free, Men’s & Women’s 400m IM* NBCSN 6 p.m.
  Finals – Men’s 400m Free, Men’s & Women’s 400m IM NBC 8 p.m.
Mon., June 27 Qualifying Heats – Women’s 100m Back & Breast, Men’s 200m Free* NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
  Finals – Women’s 100m Fly & 400m Free, Men’s 100m Breast NBC 8 p.m.
Tues., June 28 Qualifying Heats – Women’s 200m Free & 200m IM, Men’s 200m Fly NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Finals – Men’s 200m Free & 100m Back, Women’s 100m Breast & 100m Back NBC 8 p.m.
Wed., June 29 Qualifying Heats – Men’s 100m Free & 200m Breast, Women’s 200m Fly NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Finals – Women’s 200m IM & Free, Men’s 200m Fly NBC 8 p.m.
Thur., June 30 Qualifying Heats – Women’s 100m Free, Men’s 200m IM & Back* NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
  Finals – Men’s 100m Free & 200m Breast, Women’s 200m Fly NBC 8 p.m.
Fri., July 1 Qualifying Heats – Men’s 50m Free & 100m Fly, Women’s 200m Back* NBCSN 6 p.m.
  Finals – Women’s 200m Breast & 100m Free, Men’s 200m IM & Back NBC 8 p.m.
Sat., July 2 Qualifying Heats  – Women’s 50m Free, Men’s 1500m Free NBCSN 5 p.m.
  Finals – Women’s 200m Back & 800m Free, Men’s 50m Free & 100m Fly NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., July 3 Finals – Women’s 50m Free, Men’s 1500 Free NBC 7 p.m.

*coverage may include additional events


TRACK AND FIELD

NBC Olympics will provide 16.5 hours of Trials coverage in the semifinals and finals of track and field events, including seven primetime telecasts, five on NBC. Track and field Trials coverage begins on Friday, July 1, at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, with the finals in men’s shot put and 10,000m. NBC’s coverage continues Saturday, July 2, at 2 p.m. ET, with the finals in women’s 10,000m, long jump, and discus, and continues on NBCSN at 5 p.m. ET with coverage of the decathlon.

NBC’s coverage on Sunday, July 3, at 7 p.m. ET features the finals in men’s and women’s 100m and 400m, men’s long jump, and women’s high jump. The action shifts to NBCSN on Monday, July 4, at 7 p.m. ET with the finals in men’s and women’s 800m, as well as the men’s pole vault and javelin. NBCSN’s presentation on Thursday, July 7, at 8 p.m. ET includes the finals in women’s steeplechase, shot put, and triple jump.

NBCSN’s Trials coverage on Friday, July 8, begins at 6 p.m. ET, showcasing the semifinals of men’s 1500m, women’s 100m hurdles, and men’s and women’s 400m hurdles, and continues on NBC at 8 p.m. ET with the finals of women’s 100m hurdles, and men’s discus and steeplechase. NBC’s coverage on Saturday, July 9, at 8 p.m. ET includes the finals in men’s 110m hurdles, 200m, 5000m, triple jump, and women’s javelin. Sunday’s coverage will highlight the finals in the men’s and women’s 1500m, men’s and women’s 400m hurdles, women’s 200m, and men’s high jump.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Fri., July 1 Men’s Shot Put & 10,000m Finals NBC 9 p.m.
Sat., July 2 Women’s 10,000m, Long Jump & Discus Finals NBC 2 p.m.
  Decathlon NBCSN 5 p.m.
Sun., July 3 Men’s & Women’s 100m & 400m Finals* NBC 7 p.m.
Mon., July 4 Men’s & Women’s 800m, Men’s Pole Vault & Javelin NBCSN 7 p.m.
Thur., July 7 Women’s Steeplechase, Shot Put & Triple Jump NBCSN 8 p.m.
Fri., July 8

Men’s 1500m, Women’s 100m Hurdles, & Men’s & Women’s

400m Hurdles Semifinals

NBCSN 6 p.m.
  Women’s 100m Hurdles, Men’s Discus & Steeplechase Finals NBC 8 p.m.
Sat., July 9 Men’s 110m Hurdles, 200m, 5000m, Triple Jump* NBC 8 p.m.
Sun., July 10

Men’s & Women’s 1500m & Women’s 200m

Men’s & Women’s 400m Hurdles & Men’s High Jump*

NBC 7 p.m.

*coverage may include additional events


WATER POLO & FIELD HOCKEY

As part of NBC Olympics’ Trials coverage, NBCSN will also present live matchups in men’s and women’s water polo and women’s field hockey leading into the Rio Games. The U.S. men’s and women’s water polo squads will each face off against Australia on Sunday, May 22, beginning at 4 p.m. ET. In addition, the U.S. women’s field hockey squad will face off against India on Monday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. ET in Lancaster, Pa., on NBCSN.

The U.S. men’s water polo team last won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Games. The U.S. women won defeated Australia in overtime in the semifinals of the 2012 London Games, en route to their first gold medal.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sun., May 22 Water Polo – U.S. Men vs. Australia; U.S. Women vs. Australia NBCSN 4 p.m.
Mon., July 18 Field Hockey – U.S. Women vs. India NBCSN 6:30 p.m.

 

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

All of NBC Olympics’ U.S. Trials coverage will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS TELECAST SCHEDULE

Date Sport Coverage Network Time
Sat., April 9 Wrestling Finals – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle, Greco-Roman NBCSN 7 p.m.
Sun., April 10 Wrestling Finals – Men’s & Women’s Freestyle, Greco-Roman NBCSN 10:30 p.m. p.m.
Sun., May 8 Rowing Finals NBCSN 5 p.m.
Sun., May 22 Water Polo U.S Men vs. Australia; U.S. Women vs. Australia NBCSN 4 p.m.
Sat., June 18 Diving Synchro Semifinals – Men’s Springboard & Women’s Platform NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., June 19 Diving Synchro Semifinal – Men’s Platform NBCSN 8 p.m.
Mon, June 20 Diving Semifinals – Men’s Springboard & Women’s Platform NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tues., June 21 Diving Semifinals – Men’s Platform & Women’s Springboard NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wed., June 22 Diving Synchro Finals – Men’s Springboard &Women’s Platform NBCSN 9 p.m.
Thur., June 23 Diving Synchro Final – Men’s Platform NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Gymnastics Men’s Trials NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Sat., June 25 Diving Final – Men’s Springboard NBC 4:30 p.m.
  Diving Final – Women’s Platform NBC 8 p.m.
  Gymnastics Men’s Trials NBC 9 p.m.
Sun., June 26 Diving Final – Women’s Springboard NBC 4:30 p.m.
  Swimming Qualifying Heats – Men’s 400m Free, Men’s & Women’s 400m IM* NBCSN 6 p.m.
  Diving Final – Men’s Platform NBC 7 p.m.
  Swimming Finals – Men’s 400m Free, Men’s & Women’s 400m IM NBC 8 p.m.
Mon., June 27 Swimming Qualifying Heats – Women’s 100m Back & Breast, Men’s 200m Free* NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
  Swimming Finals – Women’s 100m Fly & 400m Free, Men’s 100m Breast NBC 8 p.m.
Tues., June 28 Swimming Qualifying Heats – Women’s 200m Free & 200m IM, Men’s 200m Fly NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Swimming Finals – Men’s 200m Free & 100m Back, Women’s 100m Breast & Back NBC 8 p.m.
Wed., June 29 Swimming Qualifying Heats – Men’s 100m Free & 200m Breast, Women’s 200m Fly NBCSN 7 p.m.
  Swimming Finals – Women’s 200m IM & Free, Men’s 200m Fly NBC 8 p.m.
Thur., June 30 Swimming Qualifying Heats – Women’s 100m Free, Men’s 200m IM & Back* NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
  Swimming Finals – Men’s 100m Free & 200m Breast, Women’s 200m Fly NBC 8 p.m.
Fri., July 1 Swimming Qualifying Heats – Men’s 50m Free & 100m Fly, Women’s 200m Back* NBCSN 6 p.m.
  Swimming Finals – Women’s 200m Breast & 100m Free, Men’s 200m IM & Back NBC 8 p.m.
  Track and Field Men’s Shot Put & 10,000m Finals NBC 9 p.m.
Sat., July 2 Track and Field Women’s 10,000m, Long Jump & Discus Finals NBC 2 p.m.
  Swimming Qualifying Heats – Women’s 50m Free & Men’s 1500m Free NBCSN 5 p.m.
  Track and Field Decathlon    
  Swimming Finals – Women’s 200m Back & 800m Free, Men’s 50m Free & 100m Fly NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., July 3 Swimming Finals – Women’s 50m Free, Men’s 1500 Free NBC 7 p.m.
  Track and Field Men’s & Women’s 100m & 400m Finals    
Mon., July 4 Track and Field Men’s & Women’s 800m, Men’s Pole Vault & Javelin NBCSN 7 p.m.
Thur., July 7 Track and Field Women’s Steeplechase, Shot Put &Triple Jump NBCSN 8 p.m.
Fri, July 8 Track and Field

Men’s 1500m, Women’s 100m Hurdles, & Men’s & Women’s

400m Hurdles Semifinals

NBCSN 6 p.m.
  Track and Field Women’s 100m Hurdles, Men’s Discus & Steeplechase Finals NBC 8 p.m.
  Gymnastics Women’s Trials NBC 9 p.m.
Sat., July 9 Track and Field Men’s 110m Hurdles, 200m, 5000m ,Triple Jump & Women’s Javelin NBC 8 p.m.
Sun., July 10 Track and Field

Men’s & Women’s 1500m, Women’s 200m

Men’s & Women’s 400m Hurdles, Men’s High Jump*

NBC 7 p.m.
  Gymnastics Women’s Trials NBC 8:30 p.m.
Mon. July 18 Field Hockey U.S. Women vs. India NBCSN 6:30 p.m.

*coverage may include additional events

**all times Eastern

***NBC and NBCSN aired Trials coverage of men’s and women’s marathon and women’s volleyball earlier this year