Motocross (LIVE), Hy-Vee Triathlon and FIVB Grand Slam Volleyball Round Out Weekend Coverage
NEW YORK– July 1, 2010- NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Nike Prefontaine Classic from Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. this Saturday featuring many of the world’s best track and field athletes. The event will air from 4:30 – 6 p.m. ET with Universal Sports rebroadcasting the NBC Sports show at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Headlining the men’s competition in the 200m event is American 100m record holder and 2009 World Outdoor Championships silver medalist Tyson Gay. Challenging Gay will be 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Shawn Crawford.
Olympic bronze medalist (2008) David Oliver, who just captured his second USA Outdoor Men’s title last weekend, will compete in the men’s 110m hurdles event and will be up against 2008 Olympic silver medalist David Payne, and two-time Olympic silver medalist (2000, 2004) Terrence Trammell.
Competing in the men’s Bowerman mile is USA’s two-time Olympic medalist (2000, 2004) Bernard Lagat, and 2008 Olympians Lopez Lomong and Leonel Manzano. They will be up against 2008 Olympic gold medalist Asbel Kiprop of Kenya.
Headlining the women’s javelin throw is Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist and world record holder. Also competing will be USA’s Kara Patterson, who set a new national record at the USA Championships last weekend, along with Rachel Yurkovich, who ranked No. 1 in the U.S. last year ahead of Patterson.
NBC Sports’ Olympic track and field broadcast team of Tom Hammond, Ato Boldon, Lewis Johnson and Dwight Stones will provide commentary.
AMA MOTOCROSS, SATURDAY, 3:30 PM ET (LIVE)
NBC Sports presents live coverage this weekend of the RedBud National AMA Pro Motocross from Buchanan, Mich., airing on Saturday, July 3 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET.
This event is the centerpiece of the AMA Motocross Championship and it is among the most highly regarded motocross tracks in the world. This weekend’s AMA Motocross National is one the region’s biggest events and has the largest attendance of any U.S. motocross race. NBC’s coverage will feature pro racing and the biggest jump on the circuit – LaRocco’s Leap, named after local legend Mike LaRocco.
The broadcast team of Jason Weigandt, David Bailey, Jamie Bestwick and Tiffany Simons will call the action from RedBud in Buchanan, Michigan.
HY-VEE TRIATHLON, SUNDAY, 3 PM ET
NBC Sports presents 90 minutes of taped coverage this weekend of the 2010 Hy-Vee Triathlon from Des Moines, Iowa, airing Sunday at 3p.m. ET.
Coverage of the race features the top triathletes in the world as they compete in hopes of earning the sport’s richest purse of $1 million and valuable Olympic qualifying points. The 2010 Hy-Vee ITU Elite Cup is the only of this year’s eight World Cup events located in the United States and the only Olympic qualifying event being held in North America this year.
Craig Hummer and Siri Lindley provide the commentary.
FIVB GRAND SLAM VOLLEYBALL, SUNDAY, 4:30 PM ET
NBC Sports presents 90 minutes of coverage this weekend of the 2010 ConocoPhillips Grand Slam from Stavanger, Norway, airing Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET.
For the 12th-straight season, Stavanger, Norway will host a FIVB World Tour event as the world’s best beach volleyball players return to the Vaagen Harbour dockside courts June 28 – July 4. The ConocoPhillips Grand Slam is the third of six major events on the 2010 FIVB World Tour schedule. The winning pairs in each gender will share the $43,500 first-place prizes along with claiming the 800 team points used in determining the season-ending FIVB World Tour champions.
Paul Sunderland and Dain Blanton will provide the commentary.