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Olympic Games Triathlon to be Broadcast on NBC for Women, USA Network for Men

By USA Triathlon | Aug. 03, 2016, 1:56 p.m. (ET)


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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The full NBC Olympics broadcast schedule for television networks is now available, with the triathlon events set to be broadcast live on Aug. 18 and 20.

The men’s triathlon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will air at 10 a.m. ET on Aug. 18 on USA Network, while the women’s triathlon is set to air at 10 a.m. ET on Aug. 20 on NBC. The complete television broadcast schedule is available at nbcolympics.com/tv-listings. Olympic events begin as early as Wednesday, Aug. 3, with the Games officially opening on Friday, Aug. 5.

In addition to the live television broadcasts during Rio 2016, triathlon events on Aug. 18 and 20 will also be streamed live online at nbcolympics.com and on the NBC Sports App, available for a variety of devices.

The men’s triathlon will be streamed at stream.nbcolympics.com/mens-triathlon-final while the women’s will be streamed at stream.nbcolympics.com/womens-triathlon-final. Fans can sign up now for reminder alerts for both the men’s and women’s triathlon events.

The complete live stream schedule is available at nbcolympics.com/live-stream-schedule.

NBCUniversal will break the Olympic programming record with 6,755 total hours of coverage from Rio, including comprehensive live streaming of every Olympic sport on the NBC Sports app and nbcolympics.com for a third straight Games. It will be the most live Olympics ever, with Rio just one hour ahead of Eastern time. The 6,755 hours beats the 5,535 hours from the 2012 London Games.

The U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team is comprised of three men and three women. Greg Billington (Spokane, Wash.), Ben Kanute (Geneva, Ill.) and Joe Maloy (Wildwood Crest, N.J.) will compete on Aug. 18 in their Olympic debuts. The women will compete on Aug. 20, with Gwen Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.), Sarah True (Hanover, N.H.) and Katie Zaferes (Hampstead, Md.) on the start list for the U.S. The trio of women made history in 2015 with two podium sweeps in ITU World Triathlon Series events — a feat never before accomplished by another country — and they won a combined 16 of 30 available medals throughout the 2015 season. Jorgensen holds the record for the most WTS career victories with 17 titles to her name.

Learn more about NBC’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games coverage at nbcolympics.com, and visit usatriathlon.org/rio2016 for more on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Triathlon Teams.

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USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).