Fans have lots of options for following World Championships in Tokyo
posted on 09/30/2011

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 30, 2011 Acaa Fans can follow the action at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships via the web, cable TV and network television. Universal Sports will carry a live webcast of the action, as well as same-day coverage on its cable network. In addition, usagym.org will have photos and updates from Tokyo, with expanded coverage of "USA Gymnastics: Behind the Team presented by AT&T." NBC Sports will broadcast coverage of the World Championships on Oct. 15-16.

Here's a quick overview of the various ways to watch and follow the U.S. Team's performances at the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo.

  • Live webcast. UniversalSports.com will have a live webcast of the team, all-around and individual event finals from Tokyo for $19.99. For U.S. Eastern Daylight Savings time, the live webcasts are scheduled for: Oct. 11 Acaa women's team final, 6 a.m.; Oct. 12 Acaa men's team final, 5 a.m.; Oct. 13 Acaa women's all-around final, 5 a.m.; Oct. 14 Acaa men's all-around final, 6 a.m.; Oct. 15 Acaa individual event finals, 12:30 a.m.; and Oct. 16 Acaa individual event finals, 1 a.m. (NOTE: Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of New York City; when it is midnight in Tokyo, it is 11 a.m. in New York.)

    Universal Sports is offering the entire finals package to USA Gymnastics members for a discounted price of $14.99. To receive the special pricing, members need to use the redemption code of USAGYM when ordering the webcast at universalsports.com. Each of the webcasts will also be available through video-on-demand (VOD) after it airs to anyone who subscribes to the webcast.

  • Cable TV. Universal Sports will show all of the finals on its cable network during prime time. At 8 p.m. ET each day, Universal Sports will show the men's team final on Oct. 12; men's all-around finals on Oct. 14; and individual event finals on Oct. 15-16. The women's team final will air at 11 p.m. on Oct. 15, and the women's all-around final, with men's highlights, will air at 11 p.m. on Oct. 16.

  • NBC. NBC Sports' coverage of the World Championships will broadcast the women's team final at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, and the women's all-around final at 2 p.m. on Oct. 16.

  • "Behind the Team." "USA Gymnastics: Behind the Team presented by AT&T" will provide expanded coverage from the World Championships, including John Macready's take on the championships and Tokyo, interviews, and more. To enjoy this added coverage, you can go to att.net/teamusa or access it from usagym.org.

  • Usagym.org will provide enhanced coverage from Tokyo that will include results and exclusive photos from the competition, as well as daily video interviews. USA Gymnastics will also post event updates on Facebook and Twitter.

2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships
Webcast and TV schedule
NBC Sports, Universal Sports TV, UniversalSports.com
All times are Eastern; check local listings.

Tuesday, October 11
6:00 a.m.Women's team finals (Live)UniversalSports.com
 
Wednesday, October 12
5:00 a.m.Men's team finals (Live)UniversalSports.com
8:00 p.m.Men's team finals (taped)Universal Sports TV
 
Thursday, October 13
5:00 a.m.Women's all-around finals (Live)UniversalSports.com
 
Friday, October 14
6:00 a.m.Men's all-around finals (Live)UniversalSports.com
8:00 p.m.Men's all-around finals (taped)Universal Sports TV
 
Saturday, October 15
12:30 a.m.Individual event finals (Live)UniversalSports.com
1:00 p.m.Women's team finals (taped)NBC Sports
8:00 p.m.Individual event (taped)Universal Sports TV
11:00 p.m.Women's team finals (NBC Sports encore)Universal Sports TV
 
Sunday, October 16
1:00 a.m.Individual event finals (Live)UniversalSports.com
2:00 p.m.Women's all-around finals & Men's highlights (taped)NBC Sports
8:00 p.m.Individual event (taped)Universal Sports TV
11:00 p.m.Women's all-around finals (NBC Sports encore)Universal Sports TV

For television coverage, be sure to check local listings; to find Universal Sports TV in your area, go to universalsports.com.