NBC Sports, USOC announce 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials TV schedule
posted on 04/06/2012

All four sessions of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials – Gymnastics will be broadcast live, June 28-July 1, with three during prime time. The United States Olympic Committee and the NBC Sports Group announced the television schedule for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials that features a record 67.5 hours of event coverage – 43 on NBC Sports Network and 24.5 on NBC.

Every gymnastics session will be televised live: Thursday, June 28 – 5:30-8 p.m., men's gymnastics, NBC Sports Network; Friday, June 29 – 9-11 p.m., women's gymnastics, NBC Sports; Saturday, June 30 – 4-6 p.m., men's gymnastics, NBC Sports; and Sunday, July 1, women's gymnastics, 9-11 p.m., NBC Sports. All times are Eastern; check local listings for times in your area.

The 67.5 hours of coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network marks the most ever for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, topping the 49 hours of trials coverage in 2008 and 40.5 hours in 2004. 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).

"We are thrilled to present a record number of hours of Olympic Trials on NBC and NBC Sports Network - which will serve as the home of Team USA during the London Games," said Gary Zenkel, president, NBC Olympics. "Our extensive coverage gives fans a head start to follow the U.S. Olympians as they prepare for London 2012."

"Over the next 100 days, America's best athletes will compete for a place on the U.S. Olympic Team, providing fans of Olympic sport with inspiring performances and stories ahead of the London Games," said Scott Blackmun, chief executive officer, USOC. "NBC is a great partner to the Olympic Movement and NBC Sports Group's commitment to broadcasting the U.S. Olympic Team Trials will help build interest in the London 2012 Olympic Games while introducing Americans to the athletes who will represent the United States as members of the U.S. Olympic Team this summer."