To mark the 100 days countdown to the XXX Olympic Summer Games in London, Universal Sports began a “Countdown to London” show that airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET. Each week, the series will profile athletes who we’ll watch in late July/early August in London on the networks of NBC.
This Wednesday, the show will air features on swimmer Janet Evans who at the age of 40 hopes to make her fourth Olympics. And we’ll see a report on USA beach volleyballers Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser who will defend their 2008 gold medal in London.
There will also be a look back at past Olympics and an update on the latest news leading up to the Opening Ceremony on July 27.
Here’s a preview from Universal Sports.
Universal Sports Network’s Countdown to London Returns with Interviews with Gold Medalists Todd Rogers, Phil Dalhausser and Janet Evans
Second Edition of Weekly Studio News Show Provides Updates on Olympic Hopefuls and Storylines Leading Up to 2012 Olympic Games in London
Los Angeles – April 23, 2012 – Universal Sports Network will continue its weekly studio news show titled Countdown to London that provides a comprehensive look at the most compelling stories leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The second edition of Countdown to London will air this Wednesday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET and is hosted by Craig Hummer and Amy Bender. The show anchors Universal Sports Network’s exclusive coverage of Olympic qualifying and trials events during the coming three months.
This week’s Countdown to London will feature will gold medalist swimmer Janet Evans who will discuss her pursuit of a comeback to the Olympics at the age of 40. The Countdown Conversation with Fred Roggin will welcome reigning gold medalists beach volleyball players Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser who will appear in the studio fresh off the opening event of the international beach volleyball season. In addition, Olympic swimming analyst and gold medalist Rowdy Gaines will join the show to discuss other news from the world of swimming including Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and other top swimmers who will be competing this summer.
The show’s other weekly features include Reliving the Glory with flashbacks to great moments in Olympic history with the airing of archived short films by legendary Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan, On the Web, a social media roundup of Olympic athletes and news, Inside the Research Room to check-in with the NBC Olympics production team to see what stories they are working on heading into the Games, as well as additional content including event previews, breaking news coverage and a weekly update from a journalist from London.
For a highlight from Countdown to London feature “Claressa Shields Fights Like a Girl,” view below.
That will do it.