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NBCSN To Air 2 Weeks Of Exciting Olympic Moments From Team USA History

By Todd Kortemeier | April 09, 2020, 11:45 a.m. (ET)

The Final Five pose for a photo together at the 2016 Olympic Games on Aug. 9, 2016 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

 

Another year might seem like a long time to wait for Team USA athletes to take the Olympic stage again, and it is, but until then there is no shortage of gold-medal and record-setting performances from past Olympic Games to look back on.

NBC Sports is helping make sure of that.

Beginning April 13 and running for 14 days, NBC will open its archival vault to re-air some of the greatest Team USA moments at the Games for the past 30-plus years on NBCSN. Competition coverage, documentaries, specials and official films will air each and every night. 

Coverage starts Monday in the recent past by returning to the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Fans can see Simone Biles go for gold in the individual all-around and in the team event alongside Final Five teammates Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman. Then the next night, Biles wins two more gold medals in vault and floor exercise. 

Fans of Michael Phelps will be able to see almost every medal won by the GOAT as NBCSN’s coverage works its way backward throughout the week. Beginning with 2016, men’s swimming will also be re-aired from 2012 and 2008. There will also be some retrospective specials on Phelps’ career.

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Basketball fans will be able to “dream” again, seeing not only the original Dream Team win gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games, but also men’s gold-medal performances from 2000, 2008 and 2012 on April 22. The women’s historic 1996 gold medal on home soil in Atlanta will kick off coverage on April 23, followed by the 2000, 2004 and 2016 gold-medal games.

Two of the most beloved women’s gymnastics teams in Team USA history will be featured April 24 and 25, with coverage of the 1996 and 2012 team finals, respectively. The 1996 squad featured Kerri Strug famously landing her vault on one leg, while the Fierce Five of 2012 won the first gold medal for Team USA on international soil. 

But these are just a small fraction of the events airing across these two weeks. Fans can head to NBC OlympicTalk for a full schedule.

Todd Kortemeier is a sportswriter, editor and children’s book author from Minneapolis. He is a contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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