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NBC to Feature 12 Hours of Live Track & Field Coverage for Olympic Trials
A record 67.5 hours of total Trials coverage from historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon June 22-July 1

  
NBC to Feature 12 Hours of Live Track & Field Coverage for Olympic Trials

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Posted Thursday, 12 April, 2012

From Ryan Lamppa, Running USA

INDIANAPOLIS - (April 4, 2012) - A total of 12 hours of live track and field coverage will be a part of a record 67.5 hours of total Olympic Team Trials coverage by NBC in 2012, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the NBC Sports Group have announced.

The 2012 Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field will run June 22-July 1 at storied Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Covered in primetime between NBC and the NBC Sports Network, the 12 hours of live coverage will include eight days of coverage.

The Olympic Trials is the crown jewel of domestic track & field broadcasting," said USATF CEO Mike McNees. "Every day of competition in Eugene will feature live coverage, giving Americans an opportunity to get a London preview, watching Team USA select itself for the Olympic Games in real-time."

The record 67.5 hours of total coverage will feature 43 hours on the NBC Sports Network and 24.5 hours on NBC featuring a total of 10 different sports. The previous record for coverage was 49 hours in 2008. Additionally, NBC Sports Network and Universal Sports will re-air a combined 117 hours of Trials coverage (74 hours on NBC Sports Network and 43 hours on Universal Sports).

Olympic Team Trials Track & Field - Television Schedule
All Broadcasts LIVE
Friday, June 21
9:00-11:00pm ET on NBCSN
Saturday, June 23
8:00-9:00pm ET/PT on NBC
Sunday, June 24
7:00-8:00pm ET/PT on NBC
Monday, June 25
9:00-11:00pm ET on NBCSN
Thursday, June 28
9:00-11:00pm ET on NBCSN
Friday, June 29
6:00-8:00pm ET on NBCSN
Saturday, June 30
9:00-10:00pm ET/PT on NBC
Sunday, July 1
7:00-8:00pm ET/PT on NBC

For more information on the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, visit: www.usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF

For ticket information, go to: www.TrackTown12.com

 

 

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