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Breakdown of NBC Olympics record 2,400 hours of PyeongChang programming

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NBC Universal will air more than 2,400 hours of PyeongChang Winter Games coverage, a Winter Olympics record, in February.

In another first, the nightly NBC primetime show hosted by Mike Tirico will air live across all time zones starting Feb. 8, the day before the Opening Ceremony.

Competition will begin Feb. 7 with mixed doubles curling at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN. It will be NBC’s 16th Olympics, 10th in a row and fifth Winter Games.

The 2,400 hours are nearly the total of Vancouver 2010 (835) and Sochi 2014 (1,600+) coverage combined.

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A full breakdown of the 2,400+ hours among NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app:

NBC — 176 hours
Daily daytime, primetime and late-night primetime plus shows from Feb. 8-25.
Primetime is at 8 ET each night, except for Sundays (7 ET).
Primetime will have live coverage of Alpine skiing, figure skating, snowboarding, freestyle skiing and short track speed skating.
Daytime will air 3-5 p.m. ET on weekdays and 3-6 on weekends across all time zones starting Feb. 10.
Daytime coverage will include speed skating, ski jumping, cross-country skiing, biathlon and luge.
All Alpine skiing events will air live either in primetime or in late-night primetime plus on 11 of 18 nights.
Figure skating will air on 12 of 18 nights on primetime.

NBCSN — 369 hours
Live primetime coverage for the first time, plus 10 days of 24-hour programming.
Live men’s, women’s hockey finals.
Medal events in biathlon, bobsled, cross-country skiing, luge, Nordic combined, short track speed skating, ski jumping, snowboarding and speed skating.

CNBC — 46 hours
Highlighted by evening curling telecasts, usually from 5-8 ET.

USA — 40.5 hours
Curling and hockey, mostly live, usually between 7-9:30 a.m. ET.

NBCOlympics.com/NBC Sports app — 1,800+ hours
Every second of competition streamed for all 15 sports and 102 events.
Live stream of NBC daytime, primetime and late-night primetime plus broadcasts.
Practice sessions for some sports will also stream, including figure skating.
Three digital-only shows — “Olympic ice” for figure skating, “Off the Post” for hockey and “Gold Zone,” a recap show.

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Caster Semenya allowed to race 800m at Pre Classic

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Caster Semenya has been switched from the 3000m to the 800m at next week’s Pre Classic, marking her first scheduled 800m since a Swiss Supreme Court ruling allowed her to race her Olympic gold-medal distance while she appeals a new IAAF testosterone rule.

“Caster’s representation requested that she be moved from the 3,000 meters (where she was originally entered) to the 800 meters, and we are happy to comply,” Prefontaine Classic meet director Tom Jordan said in a statement, confirming a Reuters report.

NBC Sports airs live Pre Classic coverage on June 30 from 4-6 p.m. ET.

Semenya, the two-time Olympic 800m champion, was originally entered in the 3000m because the rule bars her from races between 400m and the mile unless she takes testosterone-suppressing measures, under which she would be allowed to return to those distances late this year. Semenya refuses to take those measures.

A Swiss Supreme Court ruling two weeks ago lifted the restriction for Semenya — but not other athletes — while her appeal is pending. The IAAF has until Monday to respond to the court before a ruling could be made. A resolution could still be months away, with Semenya possibly able to race until that day comes.

Semenya has won 30 straight 800m races dating to 2015, including the Rio Olympics and 2017 World Championships. All three Rio Olympic 800m medalists have said they are affected by the new rule capping testosterone in women’s races between the 400m and mile.

That meant none raced at Diamond League stops in Stockholm and Rabat, Morocco, earlier this month. Last Sunday’s Rabat meet offered Semenya a late invite, more than a week after her restriction was lifted, but Semenya said it was too late for her to travel in time to race.

American record holder Ajeé Wilson won the Stockholm 800m without any of the Olympic medalists in the field.

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Geraint Thomas crashes out of Tour de France prep race

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BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas crashed in a cycling race, days after teammate Chris Froome was involved in a season-ending accident in France.

Team INEOS said Thomas should be fine to start the Tour de France on July 6 despite having to drop out of the fourth stage of the nine-day Tour de Suisse race in Switzerland.

“Clearly it’s frustrating and a small setback for my Tour de France preparations, but there’s still plenty of time before we start in Brussels in a few weeks’ time,” Thomas said, according to the team.

The team says on Twitter that Thomas “was alert and speaking to the team after the crash and will be taken to hospital for checks.”

Thomas had a ripped jersey and cuts on his back and shoulder after hitting the road with about 18 miles left in the stage. He was in eighth place, 28 seconds behind race leader Peter Sagan.

Thomas won the 2018 Tour after Froome won four times between 2013 and 2017.

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