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“RETURN TO LONDON: THE GAMES OF THE XXX OLYMPIAD” TO PREMIERE MONDAY, AUGUST 13 AT 9 A.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK

NEW YORK - August 12, 2012Return to London: The Games of the XXX Olympiad relives some of the most spectacular, heart-pounding and historic moments of the London Olympics. This special premieres Monday, August 13, with a 16-hour marathon starting at 9 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Additional Return to London programming will continue throughout next week and conclude on August 19.

Return to London will air throughout the day on Monday with many of the most engaging gold medal matches, games and races from NBCUniversal’s epic coverage of the London Olympics. Programs will be introduced by NBC commentators Bob Costas (swimming, diving and gymnastics), Al Michaels (track and field and basketball), Dan Patrick (women’s beach and indoor volleyball and women’s water polo) and Liam McHugh (cycling and women’s soccer semifinal and final). Additionally, the coverage will include a number of post event interviews, and also showcases Bob Costas’ in-depth interview with Michael Phelps.

Highlighs of Return to London include Michael Phelps’ record-breaking 22 Olympic medals, and his retirement as the most decorated Olympian of all time; Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings third consecutive goal medal in beach volleyball; Usain Bolt’s Olympic record as the first man to win consecutive gold medals in the 100m and 200m; USA woman’s gymnastics, ‘The Fab Five,’ as they took the USA’s first gold medal since 1996, and all-around gold medal winner Gabby Douglas; Ryan Lochte’s gold medal performance in the 400 individual medley; Kenyan David Rudisha’s win in the 800 meters in world record time; USA women’s soccer gold medal win against Japan, redemption for their 2011 World Cup loss; Allyson Felix winning the 200m gold in track and field after winning silver in Athens and Beijing. Other events will include additional track and field coverage, men’s and women’s basketball final, cycling and BMX events, diving and water polo.

NBC Sports Network’s Return to London: The Games of the XXX Olympiad First day of Programming (all times ET, subject to change)

Monday, August 13

9 a.m. Track and Field – Men’s Sprints

10 a.m. Track and Field – Women’s Sprints

11 a.m. Beach Volleyball – Women’s Final

12 p.m. Water Polo – Women’s Final

1 p.m. Swimming (part 1) – Women

2 p.m. Swimming (part 2) – Women

3 p.m. Gymnastics – Men’s all around

5 p.m. Gymnastics – Women’s all around

7 p.m. Swimming (part 1) – Men’s

8 p.m. Swimming (part 2) – Men’s

9 p.m. Basketball – Men’s Final

11 p.m. Basketball – Women’s Final

1 a.m. Track and Field – Men’s Sprints

For the entire Return to London schedule please visit NBCOlympics.com.

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NBCUniversal, presenting its 13th Olympics, the most by any U.S. media company, will make an unprecedented 5,535 hours of the 2012 London Olympics coverage available across NBC, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, Telemundo, NBCOlympics.com, two specialty channels, and the first-ever 3D platform, an unprecedented level that surpasses the coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics by nearly 2,000 hours.

For the full schedule of NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage, please go to: NBCOlympics.com

For press information, bios, photos and releases, please go to: NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com

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