NBCSN to Air Olympic Special

Beginning next Monday, April 13, NBC Sports will present two special weeks of Olympic Games Week coverage on NBCSN, reliving nearly 100 hours of historic Olympic Games moments from the past 30+ years, featuring the 2008 Beijing Games, 2012 London Games, 2016 Rio Games, as well as Team USA dynasties, including men’s and women’s basketball and women’s gymnastics.

From Monday, April 13, through Saturday, April 18, NBCSN will present nightly primetime programming from the 2016 Rio Games and the 2012 London Games, highlighting memorable Olympic moments and athletes, including Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Usain Bolt, Katie Ledecky, Allyson Felix, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and many others. On Sunday night, NBCSN will feature two Olympic Films at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Following is each night’s highlighted content throughout the week:

  • Monday, April 13: Return to Rio: 2016 Rio Games
  • Tuesday, April 14: Return to Rio: 2016 Rio Games
  • Wednesday, April 15: Return to Rio: 2016 Rio Games
  • Thursday, April 16: Return to London: 2012 London Games
  • Friday, April 17: Return to London: 2012 London Games
  • Saturday, April 18: Return to London: 2012 London Games
  • Sunday, April 19: Olympic Films

NBC Olympics primetime host Mike Tirico will introduce nightly coverage throughout both weeks of Olympic Games Week. Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

MONDAY, APRIL 13 – RETURN TO RIO: 2016 RIO GAMES

The opening night of Olympic Games Week, beginning at 7 p.m. ET, features three medal performances (two gold and one silver) from the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. In the team final, the ‘Final Five,’ as they became known, captured gold in dominating fashion, defending the Americans’ 2012 team gold in London. In the individual all-around, the U.S. women captured the gold and silver medals, with Biles winning gold and Aly Raisman earning silver.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Best of Team USA 7 p.m. NBCSN
Women’s Gymnastics: Team Final 9 p.m. NBCSN
Women’s Gymnastics: Individual All-Around 11 p.m. NBCSN
Women’s Road Cycling: Road Race & Time Trial 1 a.m. NBCSN

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 – RETURN TO RIO: 2016 RIO GAMES

NBCSN will showcase track & field, swimming and gymnastics from the Rio Games, starting with Bolt’s third consecutive 100m, 200m and 4x100m triple farewell act. An hour-long special, Michael Phelps, showcases Phelps’ medal-winning performances in his fifth and final Games. Allyson Felix‘s three medal-winning races (individual and relays), which brought her career medal count to nine and made her the most decorated American woman in Olympic track & field history, will also air.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Track & Field: Men’s Sprint Events 7 p.m. NBCSN
Gymnastics: Individual Event Finals 8 p.m. NBCSN
Michael Phelps 10 p.m. NBCSN
Track & Field: Women’s Sprint Events 11 p.m. NBCSN
Track & Field: Men’s Distance Events 12 a.m. NBCSN
Track & Field: Women’s Distance Events 1 a.m. NBCSN
Track & Field: Decathlon, Heptathlon, Field Events 2 a.m. NBCSN

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 – RETURN TO RIO: 2016 RIO GAMES

American success in the pool will be highlighted on Wednesday, beginning with Katie Ledecky breaking two world records and earning five medals, four of them gold. Phelps’ historic six-medal (five gold, one silver) performance in his final Olympic Games will follow in primetime. David Boudia‘s silver and bronze medals in diving will also be featured, as well as the U.S. women’s water polo team winning its second consecutive Olympic title.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Women’s Swimming 7 p.m. NBCSN
Men’s Swimming 9 p.m. NBCSN
Women’s Diving 11 p.m. NBCSN
Men’s Diving 12 a.m. NBCSN
Men’s Gymnastics: Team Final 1 a.m. NBCSN
Women’s Water Polo: USA vs. Italy (final) 2 a.m. NBCSN

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 – RETURN TO LONDON: 2012 LONDON GAMES

At the 2012 London Games, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, nicknamed the ‘Fierce Five,’ won gold in the team event. In the individual events, the U.S. women earned four medals, including gold medals for Gabby Douglas in the all-around and Raisman on floor exercise. Boudia won a gold and bronze in diving, and the U.S. women’s water polo team won its first Olympic gold.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Women’s Gymnastics: Team Final 7 p.m. NBCSN
Women’s Gymnastics: Individual All-Around & Apparatus Finals 9 p.m. NBCSN
Men’s Gymnastics: Individual All-Around 11 p.m. NBCSN
Men’s Diving 12 a.m. NBCSN
Women’s Diving 1 a.m. NBCSN
Women’s Water Polo: USA vs. Spain (final) 2 a.m. NBCSN

FRIDAY, APRIL 17 – RETURN TO LONDON: 2012 LONDON GAMES

Missy Franklin was a star in the pool at London, capturing four gold and one bronze medal. Franklin was joined by other American swimmers who shined, including Allison Schmitt (three gold, one silver, one bronze), Phelps (four gold, two silver) and Ryan Lochte (two gold, two silver, one bronze). London also marked the Olympic debut of a 15-year-old Ledecky, who stunned the field with a dominant gold-medal-winning performance in her first major international meet. In a thrilling matchup, the U.S. women’s soccer team battled with Canada and were victorious in extra time to advance to the gold medal game. In an all-American beach volleyball final, Kerri Walsh Jennings/Misty May-Treanor defeated April Ross/Jennifer Kessy, as the U.S. captured the gold and silver medals and Walsh Jennings/May-Treanor capped off a third straight undefeated run at the Olympic Games.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Women’s Swimming (Part 1) 8 p.m. NBCSN
Women’s Swimming (Part 2) 9 p.m. NBCSN
Men’s Swimming (Part 1) 10 p.m. NBCSN
Men’s Swimming (Part 2) 11 p.m. NBCSN
Women’s Soccer: USA vs. Canada (semifinal) 12 a.m. NBCSN
Women’s Beach Volleyball: USA vs. USA (final) 2 a.m. NBCSN

SATURDAY, APRIL 18 – RETURN TO LONDON: 2012 LONDON GAMES

In London, Felix won her first individual Olympic gold medal in the 200m, and Bolt continued his dominance in the men’s sprint events, winning three gold medals. On the pitch, the U.S. women’s soccer team defeated Japan 2-1 in the final to claim its third consecutive Olympic gold medal.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Track & Field: Men’s Sprint Events 10 p.m. NBCSN
Track & Field: Women’s Sprint Events 11 p.m. NBCSN
Women’s Soccer: USA vs. Japan (final) 12 a.m. NBCSN
Track & Field: Men’s Distance Events 2 a.m. NBCSN

SUNDAY, APRIL 19 – OLYMPIC FILMS

Tokyo Olympiad, a 1965 Japanese documentary film directed by Kon Ichikawa, examines the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. First: The Official Film of the 2012 London Olympics is the official film of the Games of the XXX Olympiad that follows the stories of 12 first-time Olympians from around the world.

FILM TIME (ET) NETWORK
Tokyo Olympiad 10:30 p.m. NBCSN
First: The Official Film of the 2012 London Olympics 1 a.m. NBCSN

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The second week of Olympic Games Week begins with nightly primetime programming from the 2008 Beijing Games on Monday, April 20, and Tuesday, April 21 on NBCSN. From Wednesday to Saturday, Team USA dynasties will be in the spotlight, including men’s and women’s basketball as well as women’s gymnastics. On Sunday night, NBCSN will feature three Olympic Films at 10:30 p.m. ET. Below is each night’s highlighted content throughout the week:

  • Monday, April 20: Return to Beijing: 2008 Beijing Games
  • Tuesday, April 21: Return to Beijing: 2008 Beijing Games
  • Wednesday, April 22: Olympic Classics: Men’s Basketball
  • Thursday, April 23: Olympic Classics: Women’s Basketball
  • Friday, April 24: Olympic Classics: Women’s Gymnastics
  • Saturday, April 25: Olympic Classics: Women’s Gymnastics
  • Sunday, April 26: Olympic Films

MONDAY, APRIL 20 – RETURN TO BEIJING: 2008 BEIJING GAMES

The second week of Olympic Games Week begins with gold medal performances by the U.S. men’s (Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers) and women’s (Walsh Jennings/ May-Treanor) beach volleyball teams at the 2008 Games. A 1.5 hour special, Michael Phelps, showcases Phelps’ Olympic-record eight gold medal performance in Beijing in 2008.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Men’s Beach Volleyball Final: USA vs. Brazil 7 p.m. NBCSN
Michael Phelps 8:30 p.m. NBCSN
Women’s Beach Volleyball Final: USA vs. China 10 p.m. NBCSN
Men’s Beach Volleyball Final: USA vs. Brazil 11 p.m. NBCSN
Michael Phelps 1 a.m. NBCSN
Beijing Olympic Stories 2:30 a.m. NBCSN

TUESDAY, APRIL 21 – RETURN TO BEIJING: 2008 BEIJING GAMES

NBCSN will showcase the women’s gymnastics team success in Beijing, highlighting Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson as the first U.S. women to go 1-2 in the all-around at an Olympic Games, as well as the U.S. capturing its second consecutive Olympic silver medal in the team event. In the gold medal soccer match, the U.S. women’s soccer team defeated Brazil 1-0 behind an extra time goal by Carli Lloyd. The 30-minute special, Usain Bolt, details Bolt’s three memorable races in 2008, including his record-setting 9.69 second run in the 100m final.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Women’s Gymnastics: Team Final 7 p.m. NBCSN
Women’s Gymnastics: All-Around Final 8:30 p.m. NBCSN
Usain Bolt 10:30 p.m. NBCSN
Women’s Soccer Final: USA vs. Brazil 11 p.m. NBCSN
Usain Bolt 2 a.m. NBCSN
Beijing Olympic Stories 2:30 a.m. NBCSN

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 – OLYMPIC CLASSICS: MEN’S BASKETBALL

The U.S. men’s basketball team, which own 15 gold medals, has fielded some of the most historic basketball teams and players in history, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James, as well as the ‘Dream Team’ in 1992, arguably the greatest team ever assembled.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
2008 Gold Medal Game – USA vs. Spain 7 p.m. NBCSN
1992 Gold Medal Game – USA vs. Croatia 9 p.m. NBCSN
2012 Gold Medal Game – USA vs. Spain 11 p.m. NBCSN
2000 Gold Medal Game – USA vs. France 1 a.m. NBCSN
Olympic Adventures with Mary Carillo: Summer Olympics 2:30 a.m. NBCSN

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 – OLYMPIC CLASSICS: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

One of the most dominant teams in modern history, the U.S. women’s basketball team have never lost an Olympic game, compiling a 60-0 record since making their debut at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Four of their six consecutive gold medal victories will be presented and feature stalwarts such as Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, and Lisa Leslie. More Than Gold: Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympics, narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, chronicles Jesse Owens‘ historic performance at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
1996 Gold Medal Game – USA vs. Brazil 7 p.m. NBCSN
2000 Gold Medal Game – USA vs. Australia 8:30 p.m. NBCSN
2004 Gold Medal Game – USA vs. Australia 10 p.m. NBCSN
2016 Gold Medal Game – USA vs. Spain 12 a.m. NBCSN
More Than Gold: Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympics 2 a.m. NBCSN

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 – OLYMPIC CLASSICS: WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

Almost 30 years of U.S. women’s gymnastics will be featured on Friday and Saturday on NBCSN. Coverage will begin with the ‘Magnificent Seven’ winning the first American team gold medal in Olympic history in 1996. An all-around triple-header features Carly Patterson becoming the first American woman in 20 years to win the all-around in 2004, while Liukin and Johnson followed in 2008 as the first U.S. women to go 1-2 in the all-around at an Olympic Games.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
Atlanta 1996: Women’s Team Final 8 p.m. NBCSN
Athens 2004: Women’s All-Around Final 10 p.m. NBCSN
Beijing 2008: Women’s All-Around Final 12 a.m. NBCSN
Seoul 1988: Women’s All-Around Final 2 a.m. NBCSN

SATURDAY, APRIL 25 – OLYMPIC CLASSICS: WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

More historic U.S. gymnastics performances will be presented from the 2016, 2012, and 2004 Olympic Games. Highlighted events include the ‘Fierce Five’ team final in London, Biles and Raisman finishing 1-2 in the Rio individual all-around, and the U.S. capturing a silver medal in the team final at the 2004 Games.

EVENT TIME (ET) NETWORK
London 2012: Women’s Team Final 8 p.m. NBCSN
London 2012: Women’s All-Around Final 10 p.m. NBCSN
Rio 2016: Women’s All-Around Final 11:30 p.m. NBCSN
Athens 2004: Women’s Team Final 1:30 a.m. NBCSN

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 – OLYMPIC FILMS

1968, narrated by Serena Williams, tells the story of how the Mexico City Games became a stage for the collision of sport and politics, as evidenced by the iconic Black Power salute by U.S. Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos. Sydney 2000: Stories of Olympic Glory is the official film of the 2000 Sydney Games and profiles stories from Games of the XXVII Olympiad.

FILM TIME (ET) NETWORK
1968 10:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sydney 2000: Stories of Olympic Glory 12 a.m. NBCSN
Olympic Adventures with Mary Carillo: Summer Olympics 2:30 a.m. NBCSN

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