“Courageous: Ted Turner and the 1977 America’s Cup,” a documentary on the media mogul’s journey through the sailing world, airs Saturday at 2:30pm ET on NBC.
The film will immediately follow NBC Sports coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup Match.
From NBC Sports PR:
While suspended from running the Braves and working through the infancy and challenges of early cable television with his SuperStation, Turner became fixated with winning the 1977 America’s Cup. The unconventional pioneer bet his reputation and image on the victory, and saw glory in a 4-year-old boat and a crew that others had written off.
Courageous features interviews with Turner, his America’s Cup crew members, and sailing historians. Additionally the film includes archival footage from the 1977 America’s Cup and Turner’s multifaceted career, an interview with Braves legend and current Atlanta Braves Senior Vice President Hank Aaron, as well as never before seen footage and interviews.
Here’s the broadcast schedule for the 2017 America’s Cup Match:
|Sat., June 17
||America’s Cup Match – Races 1-2
|Sun., June 18
||America’s Cup Match – Races 3-4
|Sat., June 24
||America’s Cup Match – Races 5-6
|Sun., June 25
||America’s Cup Match – Races 7-8
|Mon., June 26
||America’s Cup Match (if needed)
|Tues., June 27
||America’s Cup Match (if needed)
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MORE: Olympic sailing legend dies at 88
Danish sailor Paul Elvstrom, the first Olympian to win individual gold medals at four Games, has died at age 88, according to the Denmark sailing federation.
Elvstrom won firefly gold at London 1948, then gold in a slightly different event, the finn, at Helsinki 1952, Melbourne 1956 and Rome 1960.
Since, five Olympians have won individual gold medals at four Games — Al Oerter (discus), Carl Lewis (long jump), Ben Ainslie (sailing), Michael Phelps (swimming) and Kaori Icho (wrestling).
Elvstrom also competed in the 1968, 1972, 1984 and 1988 Olympics, completing a 40-year span of Olympic competition at age 60 in Seoul.
His daughter, Trine, crewed for him in 1984 and 1988, making them the only father-daughter combination to compete together at an Olympics.
He was named Denmark’s greatest male athlete of the 20th century.
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With the Olympics winding down there will be more medals on the line. On Thursday, the gold medal bout of the men’s light heavyweight division between Cuba’s Julio Cesar La Cruz and Kazakhstan’s Adilbek Niyazymbetov will be held, with there also being semifinal bouts in three other divisions. American Shakur Stevenson will not be fighting in the bantamweight semis however, as he’s advanced to the gold medal bout via walkover.
At the sailing venue they’ll once again look to hold the men’s and women’s 470 races that have been delayed due to weather, and there will also be medal races in the men’s 49er and women’s 49erFX competitions. The women’s volleyball semis, beginning with Team USA taking on Serbia in the afternoon and tournament surprise China playing the Netherlands in the nightcap, are also on Thursday’s schedule.
Lastly, the men’s BMX competition moves to the quarterfinal round and synchronized swimming begins the team portion of its competition with the technical routines.
WATCH LIVE: Women’s volleyball, semifinals — Noon Eastern
WATCH LIVE: Synchronized swimming, team technical routines — Noon Eastern
WATCH LIVE: Sailing medal races, men’s and women’s 470, men’s 49er and women’s 49erFX — Noon Eastern
WATCH LIVE: Cycling, men’s BMX quarterfinals — 12:30 p.m. Eastern
WATCH LIVE: Boxing, Men’s light heavyweight gold medal bout, women’s flyweight semis, men’s bantamweight semis, men’s middleweight semis — 1 p.m. Eastern