U.S. Olympic Trials: Making Team USA – Road to Paris 2024

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NBCU will air more than 200 hours of coverage during the U.S. Olympic Trials for Team USA’s swimming, diving, track & field, and gymnastics teams.

For the United States’ best and brightest athletes in swimming, diving, track & field, and gymnastics, the road to the Olympic Games Paris 2024 starts with Making Team USA Presented by Xfinity – the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials. NBCU is presenting more than 200 hours of Trials coverage, including 14 nights in primetime on NBC, from June 15-30 across NBC, Peacock, and USA Network, beginning with swimming this Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. ET on Peacock. The Games of the XXXIII Olympiad in Paris, France, take place July 26-Aug. 11.

Team USA is arguably the hardest Olympic team to make, and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many of the athletes involved, representing the culmination of decades of training and preparation. NBCU’s Making Team USA coverage strives not only to capture the athletic performances at the Trials but to also include athlete-led storytelling and behind-the-scenes content to fully present the experience of qualifying for the Olympics.

NBCU’s presentation of the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Swimming is highlighted by live coverage Saturday, June 29 at 6 p.m. ET on CNBC and Peacock from the University of Minnesota’s Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. NBCU will present the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for Track & Field on Saturday, July 20, at 3 p.m. ET on CNBC and Peacock. The event will be held at Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla. Both trials will have additional presentations air the following day at 1 p.m. ET on CNBC and Peacock.

Some of the most anticipated stories and athletes for this month’s events leading into Paris include:

Swimming: Seven-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, who could tie or break the all-time record for Olympic gold medals won by a U.S. woman (8); seven-time Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel, who earned five in Tokyo; 14-time world medalist Kate Douglass; and six-time Olympic medalist Ryan Murphy. Coverage runs from June 15-23 and includes nine nights of primetime coverage on NBC.

Diving: Tokyo Olympic synchronized 10m platform silver medalist Jess Parratto, aiming for her third Olympic appearance; Tokyo Olympic synchronized 3m springboard silver medalist Andrew Capobianco; and Tokyo Olympian Tyler Downs are all expected to compete. Coverage will take place June 17-18 and June 20-23, and includes live coverage of six finals on NBC.

Track & Field: Six-time world champion Noah Lyles, coming off a 2023 World Championship performance that saw him become the first athlete since Usain Bolt to win the men’s 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay; defending Olympic women’s 400m hurdles champion and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone; reigning women’s 100m world champion Sha’Carri Richardson, looking to make her Olympic debut; and two-time defending Olympic men’s shot put gold medalist and world record holder Ryan Crouser, aiming to become the first athlete to win three consecutive shot put gold medals. Track & field coverage runs from June 21-24 and June 27-30, featuring eight nights of primetime on NBC.

Gymnastics: The most decorated gymnast in history and four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles looks to make her third U.S. Olympic Team in hopes of becoming the first woman to win two Olympic all-around titles since Czechoslovakia’s Věra Čáslavská in 1964 and 1968. Like Ledecky, Biles has the chance to tie or break the all-time record for Olympic gold medals won by a U.S. woman (8). She likely won’t be the only gold medalist on hand in Minneapolis; three-time Tokyo Olympic medalist and defending Olympic all-around champion Suni Lee seeks her second Olympic berth and a chance to match Čáslavská’s feat. Other top women are Tokyo Olympic floor gold medalist Jade Carey; Tokyo Olympic team silver medalist Jordan Chiles; six-time world medalist Shilese Jones; and four-time world medalist Leanne Wong. The U.S. men feature the most talent in a generation, including individual 2023 World Championship medalists Frederick Richard and Khoi Young, and past world medalists and Tokyo Olympians Brody Malone and Yul Moldauer. Live coverage takes place June 27-30 and culminates with the women’s final live in primetime on NBC.

As presenting sponsor, Xfinity will partner with NBCUniversal to shine a light on the journeys of these remarkable athletes across its connectivity and entertainment platforms. Xfinity is also rolling out its Xfinity Athlete Connections program, which will provide a “connections credit” to each athlete who qualifies for the 2024 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams to help them remain connected while pursuing their dreams this summer.

NBCU has already presented U.S. Olympic Team Trials coverage of Boxing, the Marathon, Table Tennis, Wrestling, Rowing, and Canoe/Kayaking.

All Olympic and Paralympic Trials coverage streams via NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.

SWIMMING

NBCU will present nine consecutive nights of swimming in primetime on NBC and Peacock from Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, in what will be the first time ever that this event will be staged on a football field, in front of hundreds of thousands of fans over nine days. This year’s Trials will also be the 100th anniversary since Indianapolis hosted the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials for the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.

Coverage gets underway this Saturday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. Qualifying heats will air live on Peacock with same day delayed coverage each day on USA Network. Coverage of every final will air live on NBC and Peacock each night beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Additionally, live coverage of the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Swimming will be presented Saturday, June 29, at 6 p.m. ET on CNBC and Peacock from the University of Minnesota’s Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. 16-time Paralympic gold medalist Jessica Long, 10-time world champion Leanne Smith, and three-time Paralympic Gold medalist Mallory Weggemann are expected to headline Team USA.

Team USA looks to continue its Olympic success, having led the medal count in swimming at eight consecutive Games, including in Tokyo, where the team won 30 medals. On the women’s side, seven-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky and five-time Olympic medalist Lilly King aim to add to their already-impressive Olympic success in Paris. On the men’s side, seven-time Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel, four-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy, and two-time Olympic gold medalist Bobby Finke are expected to be strong contenders to make Team USA.

Date Coverage Network Time
Sat., June 15 Qualifying Heats Peacock 11 a.m.
Qualifying Heats USA Network* 6:30 p.m.
Finals NBC, Peacock 8 p.m.
Sun., June 16 Qualifying Heats Peacock 11 a.m.
Qualifying Heats USA Network* 5 p.m.
Finals NBC, Peacock 8 p.m.
Mon., June 17 Qualifying Heats Peacock 11 a.m.
Qualifying Heats USA Network* 7 p.m.
Finals NBC, Peacock 8 p.m.
Tues., June 18 Qualifying Heats Peacock 11 a.m.
Qualifying Heats USA Network* 6 p.m.
Finals NBC, Peacock 8 p.m.
Wed., June 19 Qualifying Heats Peacock 11 a.m.
Qualifying Heats USA Network* 7 p.m.
Finals NBC, Peacock 8 p.m.
Thurs., June 20 Qualifying Heats Peacock 11 a.m.
Qualifying Heats USA Network* 7 p.m.
Finals NBC, Peacock 8 p.m.
Fri., June 21 Qualifying Heats Peacock 11 a.m.
Qualifying Heats USA Network* 5:30 p.m.
Finals NBC, Peacock 8 p.m.
Sat., June 22 Qualifying Heats Peacock 11 a.m.
Qualifying Heats USA Network* 6:30 p.m.
Finals NBC, Peacock 8 p.m.
Sun., June 23 Finals NBC, Peacock 8 p.m.
Sat., June 29 Paralympic Finals CNBC, Peacock 6 p.m.
Sun., June 30 Paralympic Finals CNBC*, Peacock 1 p.m.

*Taped coverage

DIVING

NBCU will present live coverage of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Diving Team Trials from Knoxville, Tenn., including six nights in primetime across NBC, USA Network, and Peacock. Live coverage begins Monday, June 17, at 9:15 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock with the women’s synchro springboard final, with the Trials culminating on June 23 with the men’s springboard final and women’s platform final.

The favorite to lead the men’s team is Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Andrew Capobianco. On the women’s side, Tokyo Olympic medalists Jess Parratto and Delaney Schnell lead a deep pool of contenders.

Date Coverage Network Time
Mon., June 17 Women’s Synchro Springboard Prelim Peacock 12:15 p.m.
Women’s Synchro Springboard Final NBC, Peacock 9:15 p.m.
Tues., June 18 Women’s Synchro Platform Prelim Peacock 11 a.m.
Men’s Synchro Springboard Prelim Peacock 12:10 p.m.
Women’s Synchro Platform Final USA Network, Peacock 7:15 p.m.
Men’s Synchro Springboard Final NBC, Peacock 9:30 p.m.
Thurs., June 20 Women’s Springboard Prelim Peacock 10 a.m.
Men’s Platform Prelim Peacock 12:30 p.m.
Women’s Springboard Semifinal Peacock 5 p.m.
Men’s Platform Semifinal Peacock 7 p.m.
Women’s Synchro Platform Final NBC 9:15 p.m.*
Fri., June 21 Men’s Springboard Prelim Peacock 10 a.m.
Women’s Platform Prelim Peacock 1:15 p.m.
Men’s Springboard Semifinal Peacock 5 p.m.
Women’s Platform Semifinal Peacock 7:20 p.m.
Sat., June 22 Men’s Platform Final NBC, Peacock 1 p.m.
Women’s Springboard Final NBC, Peacock 7 p.m.
Sun., June 23 Men’s Springboard Final NBC, Peacock 2 p.m.
Women’s Platform Final NBC, Peacock 7 p.m.

TRACK & FIELD

NBCU will provide over 20 hours of track & field qualifying, semifinals, and finals coverage over eight nights. Track & field coverage from historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., begins on Friday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock and continues at 9 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Live coverage concludes on Sunday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC with numerous final events. In addition, NBC will stream individual feeds for field events and multi-events via Peacock and TVE.

NBCU will also present the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Track & Field on Saturday, July 20, at 3 p.m. ET on CNBC and Peacock. The event will be held at Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Fla. 2023 High Jump T63 World Champion Erza Frech and 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Gold medalist Brittni Mason are expected to headline Team USA.

The U.S. has topped the track & field medal standings at ten straight Games. U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials are expected to feature several individual reigning world champions, including 100m/200m world champion Noah Lyles, 100m world champion Sha’Carri Richardson, two-time reigning world and Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser, and three-time reigning men’s 110m hurdles world champion Grant Holloway. Additionally, reigning Olympic 400m hurdles champion and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone is expected to be a strong contender in making her third Olympic team.

Date Network Time (ET)
Fri., June 21 Finals USA Network, Peacock 6:30-9 p.m.
Finals NBC, Peacock 9-11 p.m.
Sat., June 22 Finals NBC, Peacock 9-11 p.m.
Sun., June 23 Finals NBC, Peacock 8:30-11 p.m.
Mon., June 24 Finals NBC, Peacock 8-11 p.m.
Thurs., June 27 Finals NBC, Peacock 8-9 p.m.
Finals USA Network, Peacock 9-11 p.m.
Heats Peacock 11-11:45 p.m.
Fri., June 28 Finals USA Network, Peacock 8-10 p.m.
Finals NBC, Peacock 10-11 p.m.
Sat., June 29 Finals NBC, Peacock 8-10 p.m.
Sun., June 30 Finals NBC, Peacock 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Sat., July 20 Paralympic Finals CNBC, Peacock 3-5 p.m.
Sun., July 21 Paralympic Finals CNBC*, Peacock 1-3 p.m.

*Taped coverage

GYMNASTICS

NBCU will present 11 hours of gymnastics coverage over four consecutive days and nights from Minneapolis, Minn., including more than seven hours on NBC. Live coverage begins on Thursday, June 27, with the men’s competition at 6:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock, and will culminate on Sunday, June 30, with live primetime coverage of the women’s final at 8:30 p.m. on NBC and Peacock. In addition, NBC will stream individual feeds of each apparatus via Peacock and TVE.

The U.S. women’s team has won gold in the team event at two of the last three Olympic Games, and securing a spot on the team is one of the most difficult in all of Olympic qualifying. The most decorated gymnast in history and four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles looks to secure her chance to tie or break the all-time record for Olympic gold medals won by a U.S. woman (8). The Trials also are expected to include reigning Olympic individual all-around gold medalist Suni Lee, reigning Olympic floor gold medalist Jade Carey, and six-time world medalist Shilese Jones.

On the men’s side, Team USA expects to be led by a new generation of talent, highlighted by reigning world all-around bronze medalist Frederick Richard, three-time world medalist Khoi Young, and Tokyo Olympians Yul Moldauer and Brody Malone.

On the men’s side, Team USA expects to be led by a new generation of talent, highlighted by reigning world all-around bronze medalist Frederick Richard, three-time world medalist Khoi Young, and Tokyo Olympians Yul Moldauer and Brody Malone.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Thurs., June 27 Men’s Day 1 USA Network, Peacock 6:30-9 p.m.
Fri., June 28 Women’s Day 1 NBC, Peacock 8-10 p.m.
Sat., June 29 Men’s Day 2 NBC, Peacock 3-6 p.m.
Sun., June 30 Women’s Day 2 NBC, Peacock 8:30-11 p.m.
U.S. Olympic Trials coverage runs June 15-30, 2024. The Paris 2024 Olympics will take place July 26-Aug. 11, 2024 and air or stream across the NBC family of networks and Peacock.

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Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.