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NBCSN To Showcase Eight Hours Of Paralympic Games Coverage From Rio 2016

By Sheridan Powell | June 22, 2020, 12:48 p.m. (ET)

Women's Sitting Volleyball Team celebrates gold in Rio 2016. Gold medalist USA celebrate on the podium at the medal ceremony after the Women's Wheelchair Basketball Final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.


Sports fans around the world have gone through a shortage of televised sports these last few months. NBC Sports is doing something to change that.

Later this week starting on June 24,, NBC Sports will dive into 58 hours of Paralympic coverage, including some of the greatest Paralympic moments from the Paralympic Games Rio 2016 and the 2019 World Para Championships.

NBC will kick off the coverage in primetime on Wednesday, from 7-11 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Fans can catch highlights from the Games, including appearances from seven-time Paralympic gold medalist Tatyana McFadden, five-time Paralympic gold medalist Brad Snyder, two-time Paralympic medalist Chuck Aoki and two-time Paralympic gold medalist Roderick Townsend.

Wednesday’s coverage will start with the U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team reclaiming its position at the top of the podium to earn its third gold medal in four Paralympic Games appearances.

Later in the evening, swimming fans can relive performances from athletes including Becca Meyers, Roy Perkins, Jessica Long and more. A handful of events will be highlighted, as well as current interviews with athletes including seven-time Paralympic medalist Brad Snyder.

To wrap up the first night of coverage, fans will get to experience yet another gold medal performance in wheelchair basketball – this time on the men’s side. In a nail-biter of a game, the U.S. Men’s team captures its first gold medal since the 1988 games in Seoul.

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The second night of Rio coverage will kick off with the historic U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team – who earned the team’s first-ever gold medal. The team posted a dominant performance over China to win in three sets.

Coverage will head to the track later in the evening to highlight track and field performances.  Fans will see top medal moments from seven-time gold medalist Tatyana McFadden, Deja Young, Roderick Townsend, and more. 

To wrap up Rio coverage, fans will tune in to the wheelchair rugby gold medal match, a hard-fought matchup against Australia that went into double overtime. 

Fans can also pencil-in World Para Championship coverage on the Olympic Channel the weeks of June 29 and July 6. Both weeks will be packed with over 50 hours of coverage of both the swimming and track and field world championships. Head to NBC Sports for the full schedule and more information, and follow along on social media using #TeamUSAPara.