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

From USATF Press Release –

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 announced on Wednesday.

The 2012 Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field will run June 22-July 1 at 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).

For more information on the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field, visit www.usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF/ . For ticket information, visit www.TrackTown12.com

Olympic Team Trials Track & Field – Television Schedule
All Broadcasts LIVE
Fri., June 22 – 9-11 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sat., June 23 – 8-9 p.m. ET/PT (NBC)
Sun., June 24 – 7-8 p.m. ET/PT (NBC)
Mon., June 25 – 9-11 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Thurs., June 28 – 9-11 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Fri., June 29 – 6-8 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Sat., June 30 – 9-10 p.m. ET/PT (NBC)
Sun., July 1 – 7-8 p.m. ET/PT (NBC)

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