Olympic Trials TV/Webcast Watching Schedule

  22 Braden Keith | June 22nd, 2012 | National, News, U.S. Olympic Trials

For those not lucky enough to be in Omaha, here’s the schedule for the upcoming Olympic Trials.

There will be no international (legal) webcast of Trials, because of international rights agreements, but there will be a live stream of the meet on NBCOlympics.com for those in the United States. That will be a big disappointment to fans around the globe. A small consolation trying to watch friends and family in the prelims, though, is that USA Swimming will be providing a webcast live for all but the fastest heats of the morning prelims.

After that, the fastest morning heats will be played on taped delay in the evenings prior to finals.

Finals will air live on NBC (free broadcast station) at 8 Eastern Time and 7 Central Time, but will be on Tape Delay in the Mountain Time Zone (7 PM Mountain) and Pacific Time Zone (8 PM Pacific). Those in the tape-delay time zones can still catch the action on NBCOlympics.com live, however.

The Television Schedule is below (finals are highlighted in blue). NBC is the broadcast network, NBCSN is their cable sports network.

DATE TIME (ET) NETWORK EVENTS
June 25 6:30-8 p.m. NBCSN Heats
June 25 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
June 26 6:30-8p.m. NBCSN Heats
June 26 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
June 27 7-8 p.m. NBCSN Heats
June 27 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
June 28 4:30-5:30 p.m. NBCSN Heats
June 28 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
June 29 4:30-6 p.m. NBCSN Heats
June 29 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
June 30 6:30-8 p.m. NBCSN Heats
June 30 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
July 1 6-7 p.m. NBCSN Heats
July 1 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
July 2 8-8:30 p.m. NBC Finals

The NBCOlympics.com Streaming Schedule is Below.

DATE TIME (ET) NETWORK EVENTS
June 25 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
June 26 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
June 27 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
June 28 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
June 29 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
June 30 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
July 1 8-9 p.m. NBC Finals
July 2 8-8:30 p.m. NBC Finals

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Thank you for this. This morning I just started randomly scheduling recordings, this’ll make it easy to see if I missed anything.

I don’t get the “international rights agreements” argument. If no one in my country broadcasts USA Trials (and no one does), why does watching Trials on NBCOlympics.com violate anyone’s rights agreements?! USA Trials is a monster swim meet and if you really want to promote swimming, you make it available to watch for all the fans around the world.

EXACTLY!!!

This is so disappointing

so they are expecting swim fans back home to avoid peeking at any results, visiting swim sites and joining in the conversation for the whole fricking day all next week?

just so we can tune in to their tape delay of the “fastest 2-4 heats of preliminaries” in the evening…

aaaargh i dont even know if we can get NBC Sports here!

wpDiscuz

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