2010 World Gymnastics Championships TV Schedule on NBC & Universal Sports

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October 20th, 2010

via press release:

PBR World Finals, Sunday 4 p.m.

NEW YORK – October 20, 2010 – NBC Sports and Universal Sports are presenting more than16 hours of coverage of the World Gymnastics Championships from Rotterdam, Netherlands with coverage beginning tonight on Universal Sports and continuing this weekend on NBC. Each of Universal Sports’ programs will be followed by Around the Gym, presented by AT&T, which will be hosted by 2008 Olympic gold-medalist Nastia Liukin and three-time Olympian John Roethlisberger. Additionally, UniversalSports.com will have a live webcast of the team finals, all-around finals, and all individual event finals from Rotterdam available for $14.99. For more information check out: http://www.universalsports.com/gymnastics/index.html

NBC’s Olympic gymnastics analyst team of Al Trautwig, Olympian Elfi Schlegel and 1984 Olympic gold-medalist Tim Daggett will be broadcasting the event for both NBC Sports and Universal Sports.

Athletes expected to compete include: Bridget Sloan (USA), 2009 women’s all-around world champion; Alicia Sacramone (USA), 2008 Olympic team silver medalist; Kohei Uchimura (JPN), 2009 men's all-around world champion; Marian Dragulescu (ROU), 2009 men's floor and vault world champion; Yan Mingyong (CHN), 2009 men's rings world champion; Elizabeth Tweddle (GBR), 2009 women's floor world champion; He Kexin (CHN), 2009 women's uneven bars world champion/2008 Olympic women's uneven bars champion; Deng Linlin (CHN), 2009 women's beam world champion; Chen Yibing (CHN), 2008 Olympic men's rings champion; and Sandra Izbasa (ROU), 2008 Olympic women's floor champion.

2010 World Gymnastics Championships Schedule – All Times ET

Wed., Oct. 20
8-10 p.m. (SDD) Women’s Team Final - Universal Sports
10-10:30 p.m. “Around the Gym” - Universal Sports

Thurs., Oct. 21

8-10 p.m. (SDD) Men’s Team Final - Universal Sports
10-10:30 p.m. “Around the Gym” - Universal Sports

Fri., Oct. 22 8-10 p.m. (SDD) Men’s All-Around Final - Universal Sports
10-10:30 p.m. “Around The Gym” - Universal Sports
12 midnight - 2:00 a.m. (SDD) Women’s All-Around Final - Universal Sports
2-2:30 a.m. “Around the Gym” - Universal Sports

Sat., Oct. 23
4-6 p.m. Women’s All-Around - NBC Sports
8-10 p.m. (SDD) Individual Apparatus Finals Day #1 - Universal Sports
10-10:30 PM “Around the Gym” - Universal Sports

Sun., Oct. 24
2-4 p.m. Women’s Team and Men’s Highlights - NBC Sports
8-10 p.m. (SDD) Individual Apparatus Finals Day #2 - Universal Sports
10-10:30 p.m. “Around the Gym” - Universal Sports

PBR WORLD FINALS, SUNDAY, 4 PM ET

NBC Sports presents coverage of the 2010 Professional Bull Riders World Finals this Sunday beginning at 4 p.m. ET. from the UNLV Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The World Finals feature the closest race in PBR history where every bull rider in the top 10 has a shot at the gold buckle and a $1 million year-end bonus. A total of 21 different bull riders won Built Ford Tough Series events this past year, led by standings leader Austin Meier with five victories.

Competitors alongside Meier include second and third place in the standings J.B. Maurney and Renato Nunes as well as four PBR world champions: Kody Lostroh (2009); Chris Shivers (2000, 2003); Guilherme Marchi (2008) and Mike Lee (2004).

This events commentary will be provided by: Craig Hummer, Ty Murray, Justin McKee, and Marty Snider.

NBC Sports is synonymous with superior production that elevates the event, broad promotion, and mutually-beneficial partnerships. Known as America’s Olympic Network, NBC has broadcast 12 Olympic Games, more than any other network. Its ability to amass large audiences with broad promotion, particularly for the Olympics, has resulted in NBC Sports broadcasting nine of the top 10 most-watched events in U.S. television history, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games which stands at No. 1 all time with 215 million viewers. In 2009, NBC Sports won the prestigious Peabody Award for its production of the Beijing Games and was named ‘Best in Sports Television’ at the Sports Business Awards.

NBC Sports partners with numerous leagues and governing bodies to broadcast some of the most prestigious properties in sports, including: ‘NBC Sunday Night Football,’ which is the premier primetime NFL game of the week; ‘Football Night in America,’ which is the most-watched NFL studio program; Notre Dame football; the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes; the U.S. Open Championship, THE PLAYERS Championship, and the Ryder Cup; the NHL Winter Classic, NHL ‘Game of the Week,’ and NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final; and Wimbledon and the French Open.

 
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