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NBCSN Olympic Games Week: What to watch on Tuesday

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Usain BoltSimone Biles and Michael Phelps headline NBCSN’s eight hours of Olympic Games Week programming on Tuesday night.

Seven broadcasts of Return to Rio highlights of the 2016 Olympics begin with the men’s track and field sprints at 7 p.m. ET.

Bolt swept the 100m, 200m and 4x100m to finish his Olympic career with eight gold medals. The best individual race came in the 400m, however. South African Wayde van Niekerk broke Michael Johnson‘s 17-year-old world record by clocking 43.03 seconds from lane eight.

At 8 p.m., Biles takes the stage in a two-hour look at the gymnastics apparatus finals. Biles competed in three of the four event finals, taking gold in floor exercise and vault and bronze on the balance beam. She become the first U.S. female gymnast to earn four golds at a single Games.

Fellow Americans Danell LeyvaAlex NaddourAly RaismanLaurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian also earned apparatus medals.

LIVE STREAM: NBCSN Olympic Games Week — Tuesday, 7 p.m.-3 a.m. ET

At 10 p.m., an hour is devoted to Phelps’ final Olympics. The most decorated Olympian in history added five more gold medals in Rio, including the 200m butterfly, 200m individual medley and three relays. Phelps retired with 28 medals and 23 golds.

It’s back to track and field for the last four hours. At 11, the women’s sprints feature Allyson Felix getting edged for 400m gold by diving Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo. Jamaican Elaine Thompson swept the 100m and 200m, while the U.S. swept the medals in the 100m hurdles.

At midnight, a focus on men’s and women’s distance events features Matthew Centrowitz becoming the first U.S. Olympic 1500m champion since 1908. The U.S. also picked up medals in the women’s 1500m (Jenny Simpson) and both steeplechases (Evan JagerEmma Coburn), among other events in a distance revolution for the nation.

Field events, the decathlon and the heptathlon cap the night at 2 a.m. ET. Ashton Eaton repeated as Olympic decathlon champion in the last competition of his career. The U.S. also won both shot puts (Ryan Crouser and Michelle Carter), both long jumps (Jeff Henderson and Tianna Bartoletta) and the men’s triple jump (Christian Taylor).

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NBCSN Olympic Games Week — Tuesday, April 14

Time (ET) Program Events Live Stream
7 p.m. Return to Rio Track and Field Men’s Sprints STREAM LINK
8 p.m. Return to Rio Gymnastics Event Finals STREAM LINK
10 p.m. Return to Rio Michael Phelps STREAM LINK
11 p.m. Return to Rio Track and Field Women’s Sprints STREAM LINK
12 a.m. Return to Rio Track and Field Men’s Distance STREAM LINK
1 a.m. Return to Rio Track and Field Women’s Distance STREAM LINK
2 a.m. Return to Rio Track and Field Multi/Field Events STREAM LINK

Figure skating Grand Prix Series will be held as ‘domestic’ competitions

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Figure skating’s Grand Prix Series will go ahead as scheduled this fall, with modifications due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Skating Union decided Monday.

Each of the series’ six tops around the globe will be “a domestic run event,” limited to skaters of the event’s host country, who regularly train in the host country and from a respective geographical area. The number of disciplines and skaters at each event are to be worked out.

The Grand Prix Series, held annually since 1995, is a six-event fall season, qualifying the top six skaters and teams per discipline to December’s Grand Prix Final. The annual stops are in the U.S., Canada, China, France, Russia and Japan, leading up to the Final, which is held at a different site each year.

The Final is the second-biggest annual competition after the world championships, which are typically in late March. The Final is still scheduled for Beijing, though whether or when it can be held will be discussed.

The series begins in late October with Skate America, which debuted in 1979 and has been held every year since 1988 as the biggest annual international competition in the U.S. Skate America’s site is Las Vegas, just as it was in 2019.

Skaters typically compete twice on the Grand Prix Series (three times if they qualify for the Final). ISU vice president Alexander Lakernik said skaters will be limited to one start in the six-event series before the Final, according to TASS. The ISU has not confirmed or denied that report.

The January 2021 U.S. Championships are scheduled for San Jose, Calif. The March 2021 World Championships are set for Stockholm.

In July, the ISU canceled the Junior Grand Prix Series for skaters mostly ages 13 to 18, including two-time U.S. champion Alysa Liu. Other early season senior international competitions scheduled for September were also canceled or postponed.

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Ex-Michigan State gymnastics coach sentenced in case tied to Larry Nassar

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar.

Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty by a jury in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for denying she knew of Nassar’s abuse prior to 2016 when survivors started to come forward publicly. She also was sentenced to 18 months of probation.

Klages testified at trial, and in a tearful statement Tuesday, that she did not remember being told about abuse. She said she had been seeing a therapist to try to remember the conversations and apologized to victims if they occurred.

“Even when I don’t express it to others, I struggle with what I’ve been accused of and what my role in this tragedy may have been,” she said in court.

Two women testified in November 2018 that in 1997 they told Klages that Nassar had sexually abused them and spoke Tuesday in court ahead of the sentencing. One of the women, Larissa Boyce, testified that Klages held up a piece of paper in front of the then-16-year-old and said if she filed a report there could be serious consequences for Boyce.

“I am standing here representing my 16-year-old self who was silenced and humiliated 23 years ago and unfortunately, all of the hundreds of girls that were abused after me,” Boyce said.

If the case had not involved Nassar, her lawyer has said, Klages would never have been found guilty. Nearly 200 letters were submitted to the judge on Klages’ behalf, her lawyer, Mary Chartier, said in a court filing ahead of the hearing. She noted that Klages sent her granddaughter, daughter and son to Nassar for health care.

“Mrs. Klages was one of thousands of people, including the police and the parents who were present in the room during treatments, who were fooled by a master manipulator with a singular design,” Chartier said.

It’s “shameful” to say that Klages could have prevented the scandal, Chartier said.

“Numerous people were told about the procedure — nurses, athletic trainers at other schools, psychologists, doctors and a high school counselor — and they did nothing,” Chartier said, quoting investigation reports. “Most notably, police and prosecutors were aware of the procedures, and they did nothing. To ignore this and claim that Mrs. Klages could have stopped the devastation wrought by Mr. Nassar is just plain false.”

Nassar was sentenced in 2018 to 40 to 175 years in prison for decades of sexual abuse to hundreds of athletes.

Klages is the second person other than Nassar to be convicted of charges related to his serial molestation of young women and girls under the guise of medical treatment. The misdemeanor carried up to a 2-year prison sentence, while the felony carried up to a 4-year prison sentence.

Nassar’s boss at Michigan State, ex-College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean William Strampel, was sentenced to jail for crimes including neglecting a duty to enforce protocols on Nassar after a patient complained about sexual contact in 2014.

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