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JUMP TO 7/23 FOR OLYMPICS LIVE DISCUSSION

Courtesy @dtv757

Remember to Include location, provider, and type of feed (4K/HD) (watching via WAVY on DirecTV, watching 4K feed via YTTV )

Olympics Schedule:
TOKYO OLYMPICS LISTINGS - NBC Sports Pressbox

4K Info: Select TV providers will have up to 4 4K feeds available (feeds may vary by provider) :
A part time channel that simulcasts NBC's network coverage
A part time channel that simulcasts Golf Channel's coverage
A part time channel that simulcasts Olympic Channel's live Tennis coverage
A full time channel that has a mix of live events and repeats
Note Select Markets will have a Local NBC in 4K :
NBC's 4K HDR Coverage of the Tokyo Olympics

Thanks to Kyl416 for his helpful links

Enjoy the Olympics everyone.

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NBCUniversal Says Tokyo Olympic Games Are On With 7,000 Hours Of Programming Across Platforms
By Jill Goldsmith

NBCUniversal announced today that it will present an unprecedented 7,000 hours of coverage of the Tokyo Olympics this summer on two broadcast networks, six cable networks, and multiple digital platforms, serving both English- and Spanish-language viewers.

The Games postponed from last summer will take place July 23-August 8 in Tokyo, Japan, the company said, dispelling rumors to the contrary that have been percolating give local discontent and low vaccination rates in Japan.

“After a devastating year, the world comes together again, finally, in Tokyo this summer,” said Molly Solomon, Executive Producer and President, NBC Olympics Production. “We are going to deliver the most comprehensive — and accessible — coverage for any sports event in history. The depth and breadth of our broadcasts will be unprecedented, showcasing once-in-a-generation athletes and storylines that will capture the incredible uniqueness of these Games and our times.”

The Games, which will run without fans, will be the first major global gathering since the pandemic began.

NBCUniversal said a big focus of its coverage, naturally, will be Team USA, which has won more overall medals than any other nation at six consecutive Summer Games. The group is expected to be led by some of the athletes including Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, Caeleb Dressel, Simone Manuel, Allyson Felix, Noah Lyles, and others.

In team sports, the U.S. women should contend for gold across basketball, soccer, softball, and water polo, as well as several team events, such as gymnastics and the eight in rowing. In men’s basketball, the “Dream Team” will attempt to win its fourth consecutive gold medal and 16th overall, the network said in an announcement Monday detailing its plans so far.

The NBC broadcast network will be the backbone with 17 consecutive nights of primetime coverage and 250 hours of stories culled from the Games. Similar to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, NBC will broadcast its primetime show live across all time zones with continuing coverage on Prime Plus (formerly the late-night show) following late local news. Prime West will also return for viewers in the Pacific time zone.

Cable Networks USA Network, CNBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and Golf Channel – will present 1,300-plus hours of Tokyo Olympics coverage. USA Network’s kicks off with a women’s soccer where Team USA takes on Sweden at 4 a.m. ET on Wed., July 21 — two days before the Opening Ceremony. (The U.S. are the defending World Cup champions and ranked no. 1 in the world.)

NBC Sports Digital will stream more than 5,500 hours of the Tokyo Olympics on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, via authentication, including all 41 sports and 339 medal events on the Tokyo program, plus the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, medal ceremonies, and more.

And Telemundo Deportes, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the Olympic Games in the U.S., will present the most extensive Olympic coverage ever in Spanish-language media focusing on stories and disciplines relevant to the U.S. Hispanic audience, with over 300 hours of programming across Telemundo and Universo.

 

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NBC's spin doctors are going to need work around the clock to justify the games being held when Japan is still struggling with low vaccination rates and relatively high infection rates, most the population of Japan wants the games postponed/cancelled, and spectators from outside Japan won't be allowed to come see the games.

And no mention of Peacock in the coverage? WTF did I commit to a year for?
 

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And no mention of Peacock in the coverage? WTF did I commit to a year for?
They better announce more than four (4) studio shows in the follow up announcements!!
Peacock has announced four Olympic-themed studio shows. In today’s announcement, NBCU promised more details about the streaming service’s Tokyo plans would be revealed soon. Peacock’s national launch last summer was expected to be timed to the Games.
 

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LOL!

Hope Simone wins gold!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is freaking amazing. What an athlete. I saw the video of her pulling off the pummel horse vault for the first time ever, insane.
 

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NBC will probably do their normal thing and interrupt the opening and closing ceremonies with a boatload of commercials. I will have a friend record the BBC's coverage and I will download that from his server.
 

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The issue for a lot may still be whether your cable, satellite or streaming distributor will show it in 4K HDR.

Unless NBCUniversal provides an update on 4K HDR / Dolby Vision support for PEACOCK, it will not be a streaming distributor that will have 4K HDR content available.
 

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It is behind a pay wall.
The article? I don’t pay for it and it comes up ok for me. Odd. Here it is though.


Comeback didn't get Laurie Hernandez to another Olympics – but it brought her peace
Nancy Armour, USA TODAY
Published 7:13 AM EDT Jun. 12, 2021 Updated 7:53 AM EDT Jun. 12, 2021
Laurie Hernandez’s left knee was so heavily taped she worried she wouldn’t be able to get out of her warm-ups in time, and she couldn’t take more than a step or two without her knee giving out and hyperextending.

Maybe, coach Jenny Zhang suggested, she should scratch.

Making the Olympic team was what sent Hernandez clear across the country to train, spending the past three years apart from her family. But it wasn’t the only thing. She wanted to prove she could do this, on her terms, and heal the deep scars that had been left by more than a decade of verbal and emotional abuse.

“I was like, 'Jenny, I have a really weird feeling this is going to be my last routine for the season, just let me do it,’” Hernandez told USA TODAY Sports. “She was like, 'You know it’s not going to count for anything except for you?’ I said, 'Yeah, that’s good enough.’”


That balance beam routine at the national championships on June 4 is likely to be the last of the Olympic gold and silver medalist’s elite career.

Hernandez did not petition to go to the Olympic trials at the end of the month because she knew her knee wouldn’t be ready – “It’s a little better, but even now I take a couple of steps and it’ll lock out” – and she had already ruled out the world championships because she’ll be on Simone Biles’ tour.

And while the Paris Olympics are just three years away and Hernandez is only 21 – her birthday was Wednesday – the thought of that is simply too overwhelming right now. She also wants to go to college and pursue acting, and is already applying to schools in the hopes of starting in the spring or fall of next year.

Carnegie-Mellon, Columbia, Northwestern and Southern California are all on the list, though NYU is her first choice.

It’s certainly not the ending Hernandez envisioned, and she admits to feeling like “human soggy bread” right now. But she can also live with it, because she is coming away with something even more precious than those medals from Rio.

“It’s just been a really big reminder that, if I’m doing anything, it has to be for me,” Hernandez said. “It cannot be to beat anyone. Or do it because it’ll make other people happy or do it because I feel pressure from other people or from myself. It has to be purely because I think I’ll enjoy it, or a certain result and journey might make me feel really good.

“Things like this happen, unfortunately, to a lot of people and it’s not just in the gymnastics world. It’s many sports, it’s many jobs and hobbies," she said. "Sometimes things just happen and it’s really, really irritating. So it was a reminder that this second time around was purely just for me.”

The revelations after Rio that former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State physician Larry Nassar had sexually abused hundreds of young girls and women also laid bare the toxic culture in the sport that had allowed him to go undetected for so long. Specifically, the harsh conditions Martha Karolyi had imposed at national team training camps and international assignments.

But the harm being done at local gyms, by personal coaches, was just as damaging, and it was Hernandez who helped bring that to light.

Bubbly and personable, she was one of the breakout stars of the Rio Games. She made the rounds of the red carpets when she returned, and won “Dancing with the Stars.” There was little talk of her going back to the gym, which wasn’t unusual for athletes who are able to capitalize on their Olympic success.


What few knew was that Hernandez couldn’t go back. Even after she relocated to Gym-Max in Costa Mesa, Calif., she was so traumatized by the abuse of her former coach, Maggie Haney, that doing certain skills or sometimes just entering the gym triggered panic attacks.

“That was why the comeback was so late! I thought I hated (gymnastics). I really, genuinely thought I hated it,” Hernandez said. “Turns out, the environment just really sucked. Gymnastics is good and wholesome and fun when it’s in the right hands.

“Being at Gym-Max was just really nurturing, and there was a lot of unlearning that had to happen that I could not have done by myself.”


USA Gymnastics suspended Haney in April 2020 for eight years, reduced to five years after she appealed, in part because of testimony by Hernandez and Riley McCusker. In an Instagram post after the decision, Hernandez for the first time spoke publicly of being yelled at and belittled, and the toll it had taken.

“A friend of mine made a point that I think about a lot. Which is, when you’re a kid and you’re doing gymnastics, you do a skill and you immediately turn to your coach and go, 'OK, what did you think? How do you feel about that? Do you think it was good?’” Hernandez said. “You never ask yourself, 'Did that feel good to me?’ Unfortunately, when you’re learning, that opinion becomes kind of moot unless you really know what you’re doing because you need somebody to teach you.

“And so then, if you’re in the same place long enough and (you start) young enough, that leads into everything else. 'What do you think? I want your validation. I want your approval,'” she said. “That’s kind of what we were taught to do.

“I don’t have all the answers,” Hernandez added. “I think as time goes on, there’ll be a groove that is found and there is a healthy balance found between being an extreme perfectionist from the coaches’ point of view and then also allowing breathing room for the athletes.”


Hernandez was praised for her courage in speaking out, and the willingness of a popular and decorated Olympian to speak out emboldened other women to come forward. It’s all still too fresh for Hernandez to fully appreciate the impact she’s had and, even now, she sometimes questions whether she did the right thing.

But she and McCusker were grouped together for training at nationals, and seeing the difference in her former teammate brought her joy.

“She’s thriving, and you see her become more consistent and strong and mentally excited and wanting to get out there,” Hernandez said. “We did that. It wasn’t a me thing, we did that. There was a whole group of people that were part of this, and it was a really good thing that we did.”


Hernandez acknowledges she was hurt by Twitter trolls and skeptics, who sniped that her comeback was a publicity stunt or a means of attracting sponsors. Someone even suggested she had deliberately hurt herself Sunday to give herself an out.

Making the team would have been the ultimate clapback, and Hernandez admits not getting that satisfaction made her knee injury that much more painful.

But she knows in her heart what she did and what she sacrificed. And while it might not have brought her to another Olympics, it has brought her peace.

“There’s that quote that you can’t heal in the same place that hurt you. OK, I’ll just go to a different place (geographically)! Clearly that’s not what they meant,” Hernandez said, chuckling. “There were a lot of times, mentally and emotionally, I was like, 'This is too hard I can’t do it.’ I’m really proud I stuck through it.

“The gym I chose and the location and skills that I chose to do and the way I chose to do it, it was all done in the way I wanted it to happen,” she said. “I’m really proud of that. Because it also shows me, maybe this didn’t work out, but I got really far with my way of things.”

This was for her. And that’s good enough.

 

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The article? I don’t pay for it and it comes up ok for me. Odd. Here it is though.
Weird. When I clicked on the link, it brought up a subscription page.
 

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Delaney Schnell clinches individual 10m platform Olympic spot


Katrina Young's MIRACULOUS comeback steals final Olympic spot in platform


Capobianco holds off a legend for final Team USA springboard spot


David Boudia BARELY fails to make Team USA after up and down finals performance

 

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Katie Ledecky clinches Olympic spot with dominating 400m freestyle win


Torri Huske's 100 fly American record clinches spot on Team USA

 

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Simone Biles Reveals She Almost Quit Gymnastics After 2020 Olympics Postponement

The gold medalist has a chance to become the second woman to repeat as Olympic all-around champion this July

 
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