A total of 58 hours of Paralympic programming air on NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA over the next three weeks.
It starts Wednesday and Thursday with eight hours of Rio Paralympic events on NBCSN, starting at 7 ET each night.
Coverage includes U.S. gold-medal victories in men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball finals and women’s sitting volleyball. Also, the U.S.’ double-overtime defeat in the wheelchair rugby final, 59-58 to Australia. And highlights from swimming and track and field, where the U.S. earned 81 combined medals and 31 golds.
NBC Sports’ Ahmed Fareed will also host Instagram Live chats on the NBC Olympics account with Rio Paralympians in advance of each night’s broadcast.
Wednesday, 6:30-7 p.m.: Jessica Long (Swimming), Megan Blunk (Basketball), Trevon Jennifer (Basketball)
Thursday, 6:30-7 p.m.: Tatyana McFadden (Track and Field), Katie Holloway (Volleyball), Chuck Aoki (Rugby)
Starting June 29, Olympic Channel airs seven straight nights of 2019 World Para Swimming Championships coverage.
The U.S. took 35 total medals and 14 golds, led by Leanne Smith, who won three individual titles, all in American record times.
Olympic Channel airs seven straight nights of 2019 World Para Track and Field Championships starting July 6. The U.S. earned 34 medals, including 12 golds.
American stars included sprinter Deja Young, who earned 200m and universal 4x100m relay golds, plus 100m silver behind countrywoman Brittni Mason, who broke Young’s world record. Other notable champions included Roderick Townsend (high jump, plus long jump silver) and Daniel Romanchuk (800m, less than a week after winning the New York City Marathon wheelchair division).
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|Wednesday||Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Final||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Best of Swimming||8:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Final||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Thursday||Women’s Sitting Volleyball Final||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Best of Track & Field||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Wheelchair Rugby Final||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
2019 WORLD PARA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
|Mon., June 29||Day 1||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Tues., June 30||Day 2||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Wed., July 1||Day 3||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Thurs., July 2||Day 4||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Fri., July 3||Day 5||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Sat., July 4||Day 6||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Sun., July 5||Day 7||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
2019 WORLD PARA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
|Mon., July 6||Day 1||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Tues., July 7||Day 2||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Wed., July 8||Day 3||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Day 4||11 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Thurs., July 9||Day 5||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Fri., July 10||Day 6||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Sat., July 11||Day 7||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Day 8||11 p.m.||Olympic Channel|
|Sun., July 12||Day 9||8 p.m.||Olympic Channel|