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Olympic Channel presents World Champions Week

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Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is taking a look back at the summer sports world championships season all this week.

The 62 hours of world championships highlights includes nine sports, featuring Usain Bolt, Katie Ledecky, Allyson FelixLilly King and Caeleb Dressel in their biggest meets of the year.

The Olympic Channel can be streamed on Olympicchannel.com and the Olympic Channel app for subscribers.

The winter sports season starts in earnest the following week, with the beginning of the Grand Prix figure skating season.

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Day Time (ET) Event
Monday 8-10 p.m. Swimming Day 1: Katie Ledecky, Relays
10 p.m.-12 a.m. Swimming Day 3: Katie Ledecky, Lilly King
Tuesday 12-1:30 a.m. Water Polo: Women’s Final
1:30-3 a.m. Water Polo: Men’s Final
8-9 p.m. Swimming Day 7: Katie Ledecky, Caeleb Dressel
9-11 p.m. Swimming Day 8: Lilly King, Chase Kalisz
11 p.m.-12 a.m. Beach Volleyball: Women’s Final
Wednesday 12-1:30 a.m. Beach Volleyball: Men’s Medal Matches
8-10 p.m. Track and Field Day 2: Men’s 100m
10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Track and Field Day 3: Women’s 100m
Thursday 12:30-2 a.m. Diving: Men’s Platform Final
8-11 p.m. Track and Field Day 5: Men’s 400m
11 p.m.-2 a.m. Track and Field Day 6: Women’s 400m
Friday 8-10 p.m. Track and Field Day 9: Usain Bolt’s Finale
10 p.m.-12 a.m. Track and Field Day 10: 4x400m
Saturday 12-2 a.m. Wrestling: Kyle Snyder, Jordan Burroughs
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Road Cycling: Women’s Road Race
1-8 p.m. Track and Field Day 3: Marathons
8-10 p.m. Gymnastics: Women’s All-Around
10 p.m.-1 a.m. Gymnastics: Men’s All-Around
Sunday 1-2 a.m. Rowing: Final Day
12:30-8 p.m. Road Cycling: Men’s Road Race
8-11 p.m. Gymnastics: Apparatus Finals Day 1
11 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Gymnastics: Apparatus Finals Day 2


Olympic Channel to air Gymnastics Gold Week before world champs

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Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will air archival Olympic gymnastics coverage from 1988 through 2016 during “Gymnastics Gold Week” next week before the world championships.

“Gymnastics Gold Week” includes every Olympic women’s team and all-around final from the last 30 years in 30 broadcast hours spread across three days.

Carolyn Manno will give historical context before and after each competition airing.

The U.S. won seven team medals (three gold) and seven all-around medals (four gold) in those eight Olympics, highlighted by the Magnificent Seven, Carly PattersonNastia LiukinGabby Douglas and Simone Biles.

NBC Sports and Olympic Channel coverage of the world championships in Montreal starts Oct. 5 with the men’s all-around final.

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Day Time (ET) Event
Monday 1:30 p.m. Seoul 1988 Women’s Team Final
3 p.m. Seoul 1988 Women’s All-Around Final
4 p.m. Barcelona 1992 Women’s Team Final
6 p.m. Barcelona 1992 Women’s All-Around Final
8 p.m. Atlanta 1996 Women’s Team Final
10 p.m. Atlanta 1996 Women’s All-Around Final
Tuesday 2 p.m. Sydney 2000 Women’s Team Final
4 p.m. Sydney 2000 Women’s All-Around Final
6 p.m. Athens 2004 Women’s Team Final
7:30 p.m. Athens 2004 Women’s All-Around Final
9:30 p.m. Beijing 2008 Women’s Team Final
Wednesday 2 p.m. Beijing 2008 Women’s All-Around Final
4 p.m. London 2012 Women’s Team Final
6 p.m. London 2012 Women’s All-Around Final
7:30 p.m. Rio 2016 Women’s Team Final
9:30 p.m. Rio 2016 Women’s All-Around Final

Dream Team Week: USA vs. Brazil tonight on Olympic Channel

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25 years after the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team known as “the Dream Team” dominated the competition at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is reairing the squad’s now-legendary games all week. The team was the first U.S. Olympic team with active NBA players, including basketball legends Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

Airing tonight at 8pm ET on the Olympic Channel is USA vs. Brazil, the fourth of eight Dream Team victories. Led by Barkley, who scored 30 points, the U.S. beat Brazil 127-83.  But Brazil’s Oscar Schmidt, playing in his fourth Olympics, boosted his team by scoring 24 points. Over his five Olympic appearances, Schmidt would become the top cumulative scorer in men’s Olympic basketball, scoring a total of 1,093 points.

All eight games will be shown in sequential order via their original NBC Olympic broadcasts. Each night’s airing will start at 8 p.m. ET, unless noted otherwise below.

Monday, Aug. 28 — USA vs. Angola (*8:30 p.m. ET)
Tuesday, Aug. 29 — USA vs. Croatia
Wednesday, Aug. 30 — USA vs. Germany
Thursday, Aug. 31 — USA vs. Brazil
Friday, Sept. 1 — USA vs. Spain
Saturday, Sept. 2 — USA vs. Puerto Rico (quarterfinal)
Sunday, Sept. 3 — USA vs. Lithuania (semifinal)
Monday, Sept. 4 — USA vs. Croatia (final, *8:30 p.m. ET)

The final will conclude an 11-hour marathon of Dream Team game broadcasts on Labor Day.

After each game, the Olympic Channel will show NBC’s Dream Team documentary, which originally aired during the 2012 London Olympics and includes interviews with the players.

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

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