NBC Sports Group Presents 12 Hours of Track and Field Coverage this Weekend
via press release:
NBC SPORTS GROUP AND UNIVERSAL SPORTS NETWORK PRESENTS 12 HOURS OF TRACK AND FIELD COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
Premier of Track and Field 36 Features Sanya Richards-Ross Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network
Live Coverage of 2013 U.S. Track & Field Outdoor Championships on NBC, NBC Sports Network, Universal Sports Network and NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 21, 2013 – NBC Sports Group presents 12 hours of track and field coverage this weekend highlighted by the premier of Track and Field 36 tonight and live coverage of the U.S. Track & Field Outdoor Championships on NBC, NBC Sports Network, Universal Sports Network and NBC Sports Live Extra. Coverage begins tonight at 7 p.m. ET with the debut of Track and Field 36 which will go behind-the-scenes with Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, one of the most-decorated female track and field Olympians of all time.
Live coverage of the 2013 U.S. Track & Field Outdoor Championships begins on Saturday, June 22, at 4 p.m. ET on Universal Sports and is followed by more live coverage on NBC Sports Network at 5 p.m. ET.
Sunday’s live coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET on Universal Sports, 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and concludes on NBC at 4 p.m. ET.
The 2013 U.S. Track & Field Outdoor Championships serves as the selection event for spots on Team USA for the IAAF World Championships from August 10-18 in Moscow, Russia, which will also air on NBC and Universal Sports.
NBC’s Olympic track and field broadcast team of Tom Hammond, Ato Boldon, Lewis Johnson, Dwight Stones and Craig Masback will call the action from Drake Stadium at Des Moines, Iowa.
Final events televised include: women’s long jump, women’s hammer throw, women’s 300m St, men’s 400m hurdles, women’s 1,500m, women’s 400m, men’s 400m, men’s 1,500m, women’s 100m hurdles, women’s pole vault, men’s high jump, men’s javelin, men’s shot put, women’s discus throw, men’s long jump, men’s 110m hurdles, women’s 800m, men’s 800m, women’s 5000m, women’s 400m hurdles, men’s 3,000m St, women’s 200m, men’s 5,000m and men’s 110m hurdles.
Track and field television schedule this week follows (subject to change, all times ET):
|Fri., June 21||7 p.m.||Track and Field 36: Sanya Richards-Ross||NBCSN|
|11:30 p.m.||Track and Field 36 Encore||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 22||4 p.m.||U.S. Track & Field Championships||Universal Sports|
|5 p.m.||U.S. Track & Field Championships||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 23||2 p.m.||U.S. Track & Field Championships||Universal Sports|
|3 p.m.||U.S. Track & Field Championships||NBCSN|
|4 p.m.||U.S. Track & Field Championships||NBC|
|6:30 p.m.||U.S. Track & Field Championships Encore||Universal Sports|
|Mon., June 24||4 p.m.||U.S. Track & Field Championships Encore||Universal Sports|
Universal Sports’ encore presentation on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. will feature NBC Sports Network’s Saturday show. Universal Sports’ encore on Monday at 4 p.m. will feature NBC’s Sunday programming.