This weekend, NBC and Universal Sports will team up to air the World Gymnastics Championships. Coverage has already begun on Universal Sports and will continue on NBC on Saturday. Universal will have primetime coverage tonight and tomorrow, but none of this coverage will be live.
The event is happening in the Netherlands and can be live on Universal Sports’ website for a fee. But if you don’t want to pay and you want to wait for gymnastics, you can watch it on NBC over the weekend. Here’s the schedule for both networks.
NBC SPORTS AND UNIVERSAL SPORTS PRESENT MORE THAN 16 HOURS OF COVERAGE OF WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
NEW YORK – October 20, 2010 – NBC Sports and Universal Sports are presenting more than16 hours of coverage of the World Gymnastics Championships from Rotterdam, Netherlands with coverage on Universal Sports and continuing this weekend on NBC. Each of Universal Sports’ programs will be followed by Around the Gym, presented by AT&T, which will be hosted by 2008 Olympic gold-medalist Nastia Liukin and three-time Olympian John Roethlisberger. Additionally, UniversalSports.com will have a live webcast of the team finals, all-around finals, and all individual event finals from Rotterdam available for $14.99. For more information check out: http://www.universalsports.com/gymnastics/index.html
NBC’s Olympic gymnastics analyst team of Al Trautwig, Olympian Elfi Schlegel and 1984 Olympic gold-medalist Tim Daggett will be broadcasting the event for both NBC Sports and Universal Sports.
Athletes expected to compete include: Bridget Sloan (USA), 2009 women’s all-around world champion; Alicia Sacramone (USA), 2008 Olympic team silver medalist; Kohei Uchimura (JPN), 2009 men’s all-around world champion; Marian Dragulescu (ROU), 2009 men’s floor and vault world champion; Yan Mingyong (CHN), 2009 men’s rings world champion; Elizabeth Tweddle (GBR), 2009 women’s floor world champion; He Kexin (CHN), 2009 women’s uneven bars world champion/2008 Olympic women’s uneven bars champion; Deng Linlin (CHN), 2009 women’s beam world champion; Chen Yibing (CHN), 2008 Olympic men’s rings champion; and Sandra Izbasa (ROU), 2008 Olympic women’s floor champion.2010 World Gymnastics Championships Schedule – All Times ETFri., Oct. 228-10 p.m. (SDD) Men’s All-Around Final – Universal Sports10-10:30 p.m. “Around The Gym” – Universal Sports12 midnight – 2:00 a.m. (SDD) Women’s All-Around Final – Universal Sports
2-2:30 a.m. “Around the Gym” – Universal SportsSat., Oct. 23
4-6 p.m. Women’s All-Around – NBC Sports
8-10 p.m. (SDD) Individual Apparatus Finals Day #1 – Universal Sports
10-10:30 PM “Around the Gym” – Universal SportsSun., Oct. 24
2-4 p.m. Women’s Team and Men’s Highlights – NBC Sports
8-10 p.m. (SDD) Individual Apparatus Finals Day #2 – Universal Sports
10-10:30 p.m. “Around the Gym” – Universal Sports
And you’re done.