NBC Olympics primetime host Mike Tirico speaks with U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, IOC President Thomas Bach and USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland about the impact of the Tokyo Games moving to 2021 in “Tokyo Olympics: Dreams Live On,” a two-hour special premiering Thursday.
Tirico spoke with those affected, hours after Tuesday’s decision to postpone the Olympics, for the first time in modern history, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The special features the first interview with Bach after the announcement, plus Hirshland discussing why the USOPC supported the postponement. NBC Olympics swimming analyst Rowdy Gaines offers his perspective as an athlete who missed the 1980 Moscow Games due to the U.S. boycott, then earned gold four years later.
‘Tokyo Olympics: Dreams Live On’ TV, live stream schedule
|Thursday||11 a.m.||NBCSN | STREAM|
|8 p.m.||Olympic Channel | STREAM|
|Friday||11 a.m.||NBCSN | STREAM|
|4 p.m.||Olympic Channel | STREAM|
|Saturday||10:30 p.m.||Olympic Channel | STREAM|
|Sunday||Noon||NBC | STREAM (one hour)|
The active U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls interviewed:
Nathan Adrian (Swimming) – Five-time Olympic gold medalist
Jordan Burroughs (Wrestling) – 2012 Olympic gold medalist in men’s freestyle
Emma Coburn (Track and Field) – 2016 Olympic bronze medalist
Kerri Walsh Jennings (Beach Volleyball) – Three-time Olympic gold medalist
Katie Ledecky (Swimming) – Five-time Olympic gold medalist
Noah Lyles (Track and Field) – Reigning world champion in 200m
Simone Manuel (Swimming) – Four-time Olympic medalist
Tatyana McFadden (Paralympic Track and Field) – 17-time Paralympic medalist
Cat Osterman – (Softball) – Two-time Olympic medalist
Melissa Stockwell (Paratriathlon) – 2016 Paralympic bronze medalist
Christian Taylor (Track and Field) – Two-time Olympic gold medalist
Mallory Weggemann (Paralympic Swimming) – Two-time Paralympic medalist
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