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The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA brings you access to your favorite Olympic sports and athletes year-round, 24/7.

Check the Channel Finder to see how you can watch the Olympic Channel in your area.

It is also available to stream live on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Select replays and highlights will be available on those platforms and TeamUSA.org.

See below for the latest Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA broadcast schedule:

Day Program Time (ET)
Thursday Against All Odds – Bill Schuffenhauer: Silver Tale From Salt Lake City 06:00 AM
Thursday Gold Medal Entourage: Olympians Kevin Durant, Mia Hamm and Henrik Lundqvist 06:30 AM
Thursday FINA World Water Polo Championships: Australia vs. Greece – Women’s Preliminaries 07:00 AM
Thursday FINA World Synchronized Swimming Championships: Duet Free Final 08:00 AM
Thursday FINA World Diving Championships: Women’s 3m Springboard Semifinal 09:30 AM
Thursday Heroes of the Future: Skier Tom Crey & BMX rider Nicole Foronda 11:00 AM
Thursday Return to Rio: Michael Phelps 11:30 AM
Thursday FINA World Diving Championships: Men’s 3m Springboard Final 12:30 PM
Thursday Return to Rio: Women’s Road Cycling Road Race & Time Trial 02:00 PM
Thursday FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball: USA vs. Netherlands 04:00 PM
Thursday FINA World Water Polo Championships: New Zealand vs. USA – Women’s Preliminaries 06:00 PM
Thursday FINA World Water Polo Championships: Netherlands vs. Hungary – Women’s Preliminaries 07:00 PM
Thursday FINA World Synchronized Swimming Championships: Duet Free Final 08:00 PM
Thursday FINA World Diving Championships: Men’s 3m Springboard Final 09:30 PM
Thursday World Para Track & Field Championships: Day 7 11:00 PM
Thursday FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball: USA vs. Netherlands 12:00 AM
Thursday UCI Mountain Bike World Cup: Men’s & Women’s Cross-Country – Lenzerheide, SUI 02:00 AM
Thursday FINA World Swimming Championships – Open Water: Women’s 25km Final, Men’s 25km Final 02:30 AM
Friday FINA World Swimming Championships – Open Water: Women’s 25km Final, Men’s 25km Final 06:00 AM
Friday FINA World Synchronized Swimming Championships: Team Free Final 09:00 AM
Friday UCI Mountain Bike World Cup: Men’s & Women’s Downhill – Lenzerheide, SUI 10:30 AM
Friday FINA World Diving Championships: Men’s 10m Platform Semifinal 11:00 AM
Friday FINA World Diving Championships: Women’s 3m Springboard Final 12:30 PM
Friday FINA World Water Polo Championships: Serbia vs. Greece – Men’s Preliminaries 02:00 PM
Friday FINA World Water Polo Championships: USA vs. Russia – Men’s Preliminaries 03:00 PM
Friday FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball: USA vs. Belgium – From Cuiaba, Brazil 04:00 PM
Friday FINA World Synchronized Swimming Championships: Team Free Final 06:00 PM
Friday FINA World Diving Championships: Men’s 10m Platform Semifinal 07:30 PM
Friday FINA World Diving Championships: Women’s 3m Springboard Final 09:00 PM
Friday FIE World Fencing Championships: Day 1 10:30 PM
Friday World Para Track & Field Championships: Day 8 11:00 PM
Friday FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball: Brazil vs. Netherlands 12:00 AM
Friday FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball: Serbia vs. Russia 02:00 AM
Friday Against All Odds – Bill Schuffenhauer: Silver Tale From Salt Lake City 04:00 AM
Friday Gold Medal Entourage: Olympians Kevin Durant, Mia Hamm and Henrik Lundqvist 04:30 AM
Friday FINA World Synchronized Swimming Championships: Free Combination Final 05:00 AM
Saturday FINA World Synchronized Swimming Championships: Free Combination Final 06:00 AM
Saturday Heroes of the Future: Synchronized Swimmer Giorgina Viladot & Hockey Player Oliver Wahlstrom 06:30 AM
Saturday Return to London: Men’s Diving 07:00 AM
Saturday FINA World Diving Championships: Mixed Synchronized Springboard Final 08:00 AM
Saturday World Games: Day 1 09:30 AM
Saturday Gold Medal Entourage: Olympians Kayla Harrison, Marti Malloy, Toni-Ann Williams and Mark McMorris 10:30 AM
Saturday FINA World Diving Championships: Men’s 10m Platform Final 11:00 AM
Saturday Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Launch Special 12:30 PM
Saturday FINA World Synchronized Swimming Championships: Mixed Duet Free Final 01:00 PM
Saturday Flame Catchers: London 2012 02:30 PM
Saturday FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball: Japan vs. Serbia 03:00 PM
Saturday FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball: China vs. Russia 05:00 PM
Saturday FIE World Fencing Championships: Day 2 07:00 PM
Saturday FINA World Diving Championships: Mixed Synchronized Springboard Final 08:00 PM
Saturday FINA World Diving Championships: Men’s 10m Platform Final 09:30 PM
Saturday World Para Track & Field Championships: Day 9 11:00 PM
Saturday FINA World Water Polo Championships: Women’s Crossover Match #1 12:00 AM
Saturday FINA World Water Polo Championships: Women’s Crossover Match #2 01:00 AM
Saturday World Para Track & Field Championships: Day 9 02:00 AM
Saturday Flame Catchers: London 2012 03:00 AM
Saturday FINA World Swimming Championships: Day 1 – Heats 03:30 AM
Sunday FINA World Swimming Championships: Day 1 – Heats 06:00 AM
Sunday Gold Medal Entourage: Olympians Jaime Espinal, Miles Chamley-Watson and Devin Logan 07:30 AM
Sunday World Games: Day 2 08:00 AM
Sunday FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball: USA vs. Brazil 09:00 AM
Sunday Gold Medal Entourage: Olympians Fabian Gomez, Mohamed Lahna and Alex & Maia Shibutani 11:00 AM
Sunday FINA World Swimming Championships: Day 1 – Semifinals & Finals 11:30 AM
Sunday Return to Rio: Men’s Swimming 01:30 PM
Sunday Heroes of the Future: Synchronized Swimmer Giorgina Viladot & Hockey Player Oliver Wahlstrom 03:30 PM
Sunday FINA World Water Polo Championships: Men’s Crossover Match #2 04:00 PM
Sunday FIVB World Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball: USA vs. Brazil 05:00 PM
Sunday FIE World Fencing Championships: Day 3 07:00 PM
Sunday FINA World Swimming Championships: Day 1 – Semifinals & Finals 08:00 PM
Sunday World Para Track & Field Championships: Day 10 10:00 PM
Sunday FINA World Water Polo Championships: Men’s Crossover Match #1 11:00 PM

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USOC supports athletes expressing themselves after anthem protests

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PARK CITY, Utah — The U.S. Olympic Committee supports American athletes expressing themselves at winter sports events leading up to the PyeongChang Olympics.

Some MLB, NFL and WNBA players kneeled and remained in locker rooms during the national anthem at games over the weekend.

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun was asked Monday if the USOC would support American athletes peacefully protesting during the national anthem this fall and winter at pre-Games competition.

“I think the athletes that you see protesting are protesting because they love their country, not because they don’t,” Blackmun said at a pre-Winter Games media summit. “We fully support the right of our athletes and everybody else to express themselves. The Olympic Games themselves, there is a prohibition on all forms of demonstrations, political or otherwise. And that applies no matter what side of the issue you’re taking, no matter where you’re from. … But we certainly recognize the importance of athletes being able to express themselves.”

Blackmun was correct to reference the Olympic Charter, which states that “no kind of demonstration … is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.”

Blackmun mentioned Tommie Smith and John Carlos‘ raised-fist salute at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, which got them kicked out of the Games by the IOC.

The USOC has honored Smith and Carlos. They visited the White House last year with the Rio Olympic team.

“That was a seminal moment not only for the Olympic Movement, but for the U.S. Olympic team,” Blackmun said of the 1968 podium gesture. “Our stance on this has been fairly clear. We certainly recognize the rights of the athletes to express themselves.”

Olympic hopefuls were peppered with questions about possible protests at the media summit.

“One of the proudest parts of being an American is the ability to have freedom of speech,” four-time Olympian Julia Mancuso said. “I really look up to athletes who take a stand for what they believe in. I really believe as athletes that compete for Team USA, when it comes to the Olympics, I like to think it’s a special event. Not like the NFL or pro sports teams that compete every weekend. For us, it’s every four years. I’m proud for athletes that stand up for what they believe in if they really want to have a message to get out. But I like to think of us all as patriotic.”

Elana Meyers Taylor, a two-time Olympic bobsled medalist, is the daughter of a U.S. Marine who served in Kuwait and spent summers in the 1980s playing at Atlanta Falcons training camps.

She said any decisions on demonstrations or whether she attends a post-Olympics Team USA White House visit come secondary to her pursuit of making the Olympic team this winter.

“I can’t afford to focus on what I would do in that situation or how I would react,” Meyers Taylor said, adding that anything would be a “game-time decision.” “Maybe the social climate changes a little bit [before the Olympics]. … There’s a lot to consider.”

Aja Evans, a 2014 Olympic bobsled bronze medalist, the sister of former NFL defensive tackle Fred Evans, did not say that she would follow the football players’ lead.

“I honor and commend anyone that does that,” Evans said. “My way of showing my stance is to continue to try to be a positive influence for my city, for my country. I’m representing Team USA the best way I can.”

NCAA hockey players Troy Terry and Jordan Greenway, both prospective Olympians with the NHL not participating, said they didn’t envision taking a knee during the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

“I’ve always stood for the national anthem,” Greenway said. “I always will.”

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U.S. Olympic men’s hockey player from 2006 has shot at PyeongChang

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PARK CITY, Utah — Though no active NHL players will be in PyeongChang, veteran NHL forward and free agent Brian Gionta could very well play for his second U.S. Olympic team in February.

A USA Hockey official confirmed Monday that the 2006 Olympian Gionta “has a very decent opportunity” to be part of the 2018 Olympic team.

That came in response to a Buffalo radio report that Gionta said it’s looking good for him to play for Team USA.

Gionta, 38, played 15 NHL seasons through last year but is currently unsigned as the NHL preseason continues. The U.S. Olympic team of 25 players named around Jan. 1 is likely to include very few, if any, players with Gionta’s experience.

Gionta was seen at the Rochester (N.Y.) AHL club’s practice Monday (but not taking part), according to media in that area. Gionta could play for an AHL club and be eligible for PyeongChang. USA Hockey wants prospective Olympians to be active in the AHL, NCAA or a European league.

Gionta’s agent has not responded to a request for comment on his Olympic prospects on Monday. Earlier in the summer, Gionta’s agent said that the skater was considering the Olympics.

Gionta led the 2006 U.S. Olympic team with four goals. The Americans lost in the quarterfinals to Finland, their worst Olympic result over the last four Winter Games.

That came during Gionta’s most productive NHL season — 48 goals (sixth in the league) and 41 assists for the New Jersey Devils.

Another Olympian — Ryan Malone from 2010 — embarked on a comeback this preseason and could pursue the Olympics. He has been in camp with the Minnesota Wild. If he doesn’t make the Wild, Malone could play on an AHL contract and be eligible for the Olympics.

U.S. general manager Jim Johannson said this summer that he was interested in some players who “have a rich history in the NHL and with USA Hockey that we think could potentially really help this roster.” Johannson wouldn’t name names then.

Johansson said a “long list” of potential players for the final 25-man roster must be submitted in September.

A U.S. team of primarily European-based players will take part in a tournament in November in Germany. That roster is expected to be named in October.

The U.S. staff will also look at NCAA and AHL players ahead of naming the PyeongChang team.

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