NBC To Present More Than 85 Hours of Programming Leading Up to Tokyo Olympics
NBC Olympics is presenting record coverage of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, totaling 85+ hours and more than 50 hours in primetime across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and NBC Sports digital platforms in the lead up to the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan, which will take place July 23-Aug. 8.
NBC Olympics’ 85.25 hours of programming is the most ever for the Team Trials, topping the 76.5 hours of coverage prior to the Rio Olympics in 2016. Throughout the month of June, NBC Olympics will present 22 days of Trials coverage, including 13 nights in primetime on NBC, covering four sports — swimming, gymnastics, track & field, and diving, which are expected to feature some of the most anticipated stories and athletes leading into the Tokyo Olympics, including:
- Swimming: five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, who could tie or break the all-time record for Olympic gold medals won by a U.S. woman (8); two-time Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel; four-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel; and 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, who is trying to make his fifth team at the age of 36. Coverage will take place in two waves, beginning June 4-7 as well as June 13-20, and includes eight nights of primetime coverage on NBC.
- Gymnastics: the most decorated American gymnast in history and four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, who could become the first woman in more than 50 years to win back-to-back Olympic all-around titles, and as with Ledecky, has a chance to tie or break the all-time record for gold medals won by a U.S. woman (8); two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak; four-time world medalist Jade Carey; and three-time world medalist Suni Lee. Carey and Lee are aiming to make their Olympic debuts in Tokyo. Coverage takes place June 24-27 and culminates with the women’s final live in primetime on NBC.
- Track & Field: the most decorated American woman in Olympic track & field history and six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix, who is aiming for her fifth Olympics appearance at age 35; current 200m world champion Noah Lyles, who is attempting to make his first Olympic team; 2016 Olympic 400m hurdles gold medalist Dalilah Muhammad; and member of the 4x400m relay world championship team Sydney McLaughlin. Track & field coverage runs from June 18-21 and June 24-27, featuring six nights of primetime on NBC.
- Diving: four-time Olympic medalist David Boudia, aiming for his fourth consecutive team; 2016 Olympic silver medalist Michael Hixon; 2019 world bronze medalist Delaney Schnell; and 2021 and 2019 world silver medalist Sarah Bacon. Schnell and Bacon look to make their first Olympic team this summer. Coverage takes place June 8-13 and includes live coverage of the men’s and women’s springboard and platform finals on NBC.
NBC Olympics has already provided live coverage of the USA Wrestling Trials from Fort Worth, TX; U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials from Atlanta, GA.; and the U.S. Rowing Trials from Sarasota, FL. and West Windsor, NJ.
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