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NBC, NBC Sports Network will televise 14 hours of the US Olympic Dive Trials from Federal Way

Olympic diving hopeful Kristian Ipsen swims back to the surface at the King County Aquatic Center during a practice session  promoting the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, which will be held in Federal Way starting June 17.  - Casey Olson/The Mirror
Olympic diving hopeful Kristian Ipsen swims back to the surface at the King County Aquatic Center during a practice session promoting the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, which will be held in Federal Way starting June 17.
— image credit: Casey Olson/The Mirror

The United States Olympic Committee and the NBC Sports Group announced the television schedule for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Diving, which will be held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way June 17-24. The schedule includes 14 hours of coverage – five on NBC and nine on the NBC Sports Network.

Coverage of the diving trials will start on June 18 from 9 p.m. to midnight on the NBC Sports Network with coverage of the semifinals of the men's 10-meter semifinals. The NBC Sports Network can be found on channel 34 and 626 for Comcast subscribers, channel 603 on DirectTV and channel 159 for Dish Network.

Coverage will continue on June 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. (semifinals men's 3-meter, women's 10-meter and 3-meter), June 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. (synchro finals in men's 3-meter and women's 10-meter), June 22 from 8 to 9 p.m. (synchro finals men's 3-meter), June 23 on NBC from 1 to 3 p.m. (men's 10-meter finals) and June 24 from noon to 3 p.m. (finals in men's 3-meter, women's 10-meter and women's 3-meter).

Tickets for the week-long event can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. All-session passes are $135 and $100, finals-only for $100 and $75, and single-session passes for $35, $25, $15, $10 and $5.

There is an on-site parking lot at the Aquatic Center. Visitors may also park in the adjacent Federal Way National Little League Baseball Complex parking lot, which will be charging a fee.

In total, NBC and NBC Sports Network will televise a record 67½ hours of event coverage – 43 on NBC Sports Network and 24½ on NBC – of 10 different US Olympic Trials. Coverage will also include track and field, women's field hockey, rowing, BMX cycling, wrestling, swimming, gymnastics and men's and women's water polo.

“We are thrilled to present a record number of hours of Olympic Trials on NBC and NBC Sports Network – which will serve as the home of Team USA during the London Games” said Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics. “Our extensive coverage gives fans a head start to follow the U.S. Olympians as they prepare for London 2012.”

 

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