The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will launch Saturday, July 15, offering “year-round programming of Olympic sports from around the world,” including highlights of American athletes and teams. It will focus on live events from both summer and winter Olympic sports.
Complementing NBC’s and NBC Sports Network‘s 400 hours of 2017 Olympic-related sports programming, The Olympic Channel:HTUSA will feature content produced by the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and NBCUniversal. To start, there will be “extensive coverage” of the 2017 FINA World Swimming and Diving Championships from Budapest, Hungary, in July. In August, highlights include the IAAF Track and Field World Championships from London, England, and the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships from Vienna, Austria.
Coverage will also showcase swimming stars Katie Ledecky (pictured right, photo by Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil), a five-time Olympic gold medalist; Nathan Adrian, an eight-time Olympic medalist;Simone Manuel, a four-time Olympic medalist; and Ryan Murphy, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, are expected to lead Team USA.
In addition, Allyson Felix, a nine-time Olympic medalist and the most decorated female athlete in U.S. track and field history, will lead Team USA, while Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, will compete in one of the final meets of his career.
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