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USAIN BOLT - EIGHT-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST - IN FINAL MEET OF HIS CAREER THIS WEEK ON “OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA”

Bolt Will First Race in the Men’s 100m Opening Heats During Friday’s Coverage Beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Surrounds Friday’s Coverage with Two Usain Bolt Specials Featuring his World Championship and Olympic Wins

Events this Week Also Include: FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships from Vienna, Austria; FIVB World Grand Prix from Beijing, China

Coverage Streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 31, 2017 – Usain Bolt, competing in the final meet of his illustrious career at the 2017 IAAF World Track & Field Championships in London, England, highlights this week’s programming on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, a partnership between the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and NBCUniversal. An eight-time Olympic gold medalist, Bolt will run in the men’s 100m opening heats this Friday, August 4. Live coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also present two Usain Bolt specials hosted by NBC Sports Group’s Mike Tirico this Friday. The first will feature all of Bolt’s World Championship wins from 2009-15 at 7 p.m. ET, while the second features all of his Olympic victories from 2008-16 at 10 p.m. ET.

The first will feature all of Bolt’s World Championship wins from 2009-15 at 7 p.m. ET, while the second features all of his Olympic victories from 2008-16 at 10 p.m. ET.

This week’s Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA coverage also features FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships from Vienna, Austria; and FIVB World Grand Prix in Beijing, China.

Click here for a channel finder, and here for this week’s full schedule.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is live streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app. Select replays and highlights will be available on these digital platforms as well as TeamUSA.org.

Following are highlights from this week’s programming on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA:
IAAF WORLD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA begins coverage of the 2017 IAAF World Track & Field Championships from London, England, Friday, August 4, live at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Bolt will first appear on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA during its coverage on Friday when he runs in 100m opening heats. The men’s 100m final will be televised Saturday, August 5, on NBC, with encore presentations on NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. More information on NBC Sports Group’s coverage the 2017 IAAF World Track & Field Championships will be announced later this week.

Olympic Channel: home of Team USA will surround the men’s 100m featuring Bolt with two specials on Friday.

The U.S. squad is headlined by four reigning world champions and eight 2016 Olympic individual gold medalists. Returning to defend their 2015 individual world titles are six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix in the women’s 400m, three-time gold medalist Tianna Bartoletta in the women’s long jump, Olympic silver medalist Joe Kovacs in the men’s shot put, and two-time gold medalist Christian Taylor in the men’s triple jump.

Team USA is also headlined by reigning Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz in the men’s 1500m, three-time Olympic medalist Kerron Clement in the men’s 400m hurdles, and three-time Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt in the men’s 400m.

Olympic gold medalists from the 2016 Rio Games who will compete in London for the U.S. also include Michelle Carter in the women’s shot put; Jeff Henderson in the men’s long jump; Dalilah Muhammad in the women’s 400m hurdles; and Ryan Crouser in the men’s shot put. 2012 Olympic women’s pole vault gold medalist Jenn Suhr returns to London, while Taylor revisits the site of the first of his two Olympic golds.

Other international stars in action include two Rio 400m gold medalists both looking to complete the 200m-400m double: South African Wayde van Niekerk and Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas.

Rob Walker, Steve Ovett and Katharine Merry call the action for this week’s IAAF World Track & Field Championships.

FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA continues coverage of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships from Vienna, Austria, this week. Tomorrow’s coverage includes 2008 Olympian Nicole Branagh and Emily Day, fresh off her AVP Hermosa Beach victory, who replaces an injured Kerri Walsh Jennings. Also representing the U.S. are two-time Olympic medalist April Ross and 2016 Olympian Lauren Fendrick, who became the first team in the tournament to win their pool. Five American teams will compete on the men’s side, led by the pair of 2008 Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser and 2016 Olympian Nick Lucena, as the American men look to claim a world title for the first time since 2007, when Dalhausser won with former partner Todd Rogers.

Coverage of the medal round matches begins this Thursday, August 3, at 10 a.m. ET.

Chris Marlowe (play-by-play) and Kevin Wong (analyst) will provide commentary for this week’s FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships coverage.

FIVB WORLD GRAND PRIX WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Looking to win its second major title in three years, Team USA continues play in the FIVB World Grand Prix in Beijing, China, this weekend, led by Rio bronze medalists Carli Lloyd and Kelly Murphy. Team USA takes on Serbia this Wednesday, live at 3 a.m. ET, followed by a match against Italy on Thursday live at 3 a.m. ET. The semifinal round of matches begins this Saturday at 2 p.m. ET.

Paul Sunderland (play-by-play) and Kevin Barnett (analyst) will provide commentary of this weekend’s FIVB World Grand Prix coverage.

Click here for a channel finder, and here for this week’s full schedule.


OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS – AUGUST 1-7

DateTime (ET)Event
Tues., Aug. 111 a.m.FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships - Pool Play: USA vs. Austria*
Wed., Aug. 23 a.m.FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball - Serbia vs. USA (LIVE)
11 a.m.FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships - USA vs. Brazil*
Thurs., Aug. 33 a.m.FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball - USA vs. Italy (LIVE)
10 a.m.FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships - Medal Round Matches *
Fri., Aug. 410 a.m.FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships - Medal Round Matches *
1:30 p.m.IAAF World Track & Field Championships - Day 1 - Evening Session (LIVE)
Sat., Aug. 59:30 a.m.IAAF World Track & Field Championships - Day 2 - Morning Session*
1 p.m.FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships - Women’s Bronze Medal Match*
2 p.m.FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball - Semifinal #1*
4 p.m.FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball - Semifinal #2*
6 p.m.FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships - Women’s Gold Medal Match*
7 p.m.Usain Bolt - World Championship wins from 2009-15
8 p.m.IAAF World Track & Field Championships - Day 2 - Evening Session*
10 p.m.Usain Bolt – Olympic wins from 2008-16
Sun., Aug. 612:30 p.m.FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships - Men’s Bronze and Gold Medals Matches*
2 p.m.FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball - Bronze Medal Match*
4 p.m.FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball - Gold Medal Match*
6 p.m.IAAF World Track & Field Championships - Day 3 - Morning Session*
Mon., Aug. 71 a.m.IAAF World Track & Field Championships - Day 3 - Evening Session*

*denotes same day delay/encore presentation

ABOUT OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is a partnership between the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and NBCUniversal. The new TV network will offer fans year-round programming of Olympic Sports from around the world, highlighting their favorite American athletes and teams. Programming will emphasize live events from a broad portfolio of summer and winter Olympic Sports. It will also include Olympic-themed original content produced by all three parties, such as original programs produced by filmmakers from around the world commissioned by the global Olympic Channel; rich archival footage from the IOC and NBCU’s libraries of Olympic features and documentaries; and original Team USA programming produced by the USOC that provides authentic, wide-ranging and athlete-focused coverage of the Olympic Movement in the United States. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will be live streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app. Select replays and highlights will be available on these digital platforms as well as TeamUSA.org.
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