via press release:
USAIN BOLT & MANCHESTER UNITED ANCHOR NBC’S LIVE SPORTS COVERAGE THIS SATURDAY
NBC Coverage Begins at Noon ET with Bolt’s 200M Final & Continues with Premier League Debut Featuring Swansea City v. Manchester United
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 15, 2013 – Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and 2012-2013 Premier League champion Manchester United anchor NBC’s live sports coverage this Saturday. Live coverage begins at noon ET on NBC with the men’s 200m final of the World Track and Field Championships, highlighted by Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt. It continues with NBC’s debut of the Premier League, featuring Swansea City v. Manchester United live at 12:30 p.m. ET from Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales. At the conclusion of the game at 2:30 p.m. ET, NBC will return to live World Track and Field Championship coverage from Moscow, Russia.
|Sat., Aug. 17||Time (ET)||Coverage|
|Noon-12:30 p.m.||World Track and Field Championships: 200m Final|
|12:30 – 2:30 p.m.||Premier League: Swansea City v. Manchester United|
|2:30 – 4 p.m.||World Track and Field Championships|
PREMIER LEAGUE: Manager David Moyes takes the reins of the Premier League’s most decorated team – returning champions Manchester United – from their legendary manager of over 26 years, Sir Alex Ferguson. The Red Devils’ first test comes against a fiery Swansea side.
Lead play-by-play voice Arlo White joins former Premier League star and four-time league champion Lee Dixon to call the 12:30 p.m. ET match.
NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage debuts on Saturday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Liverpool-Stoke City.
TRACK & FIELD: After winning the 100m last weekend, Bolt looks to win gold in both sprints in Moscow – just as he did in London a year ago, when he became the first man to sweep the sprints in consecutive Olympics. The Jamaican sprint king has not lost the 200m at a major championship in more than five years. Looking to dethrone Bolt will be his good friend and rival, American Wallace Spearmon, Jr., a two-time Olympian who has collected three world championship medals in the 200m. Americans Isiah Young and Curtis Mitchell, who have both clocked sub-20 second times this year in the 200m, will also be contenders.
NBC’s Olympic track and field broadcast team of Ato Boldon, Tom Hammond, Lewis Johnson, Dwight Stones and Craig Masback will call the action from Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, home of the 1980 Olympic Games.