'Return to London' to premiere Monday, Oct. 15, on NBC Sports Networkby jmaloni
Primetime programming blocks on NBC Sports Network featuring the best of Team USA from the London Olympics and Paralympics, including gymnastics, swimming, basketball, soccer, beach volleyball, diving and more
"Return to London," a series of primetime programming blocks on NBC Sports Network, relives some of the most spectacular, heart-pounding and historic moments from Team USA from the London Olympics, the most-watched event in U.S. television history, and 2012 Paralympic Games. Return to London premieres Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. with the women's gymnastics all-around and the women's gymnastics team competition. NBC Sports Network will recap the 2012 Paralympic Games with a 90-minute special on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.
"Return to London" will highlight many of Team USA's most engaging gold medal matches, games and races from NBCUniversal's epic coverage of the London Olympics. Programs will be introduced by NBC commentators Bob Costas (swimming, diving and gymnastics), Al Michaels (track and field and basketball), Dan Patrick (women's beach volleyball and water polo) and Liam McHugh (women's soccer). Additionally, the coverage will include a number of post event interviews, and also showcases Costas' in-depth interview with Michael Phelps.
Highlights of "Return to London" include Phelps' record-breaking 22 Olympic medals, and his retirement as the most decorated Olympian of all time; Misty May-Treanor's and Kerri Walsh Jennings' third consecutive goal medal in beach volleyball; USA woman's gymnastics, "The Fab Five," as they took the USA's first gold medal since 1996, and all-around gold medal winner Gabby Douglas; Ryan Lochte's gold medal performance in the 400 individual medley; Team USA basketball's gold medal and semifinal games; Team USA women's soccer gold medal win against Japan - redemption for their 2011 World Cup loss - and semifinal match against Canada; Allyson Felix winning the 200m gold in track and field after winning silver in Athens and Beijing; Paralympic swimmers Jessica Long, a world record-holder in 13 Paralympic events, and Lt. Bradley Snyder who won a gold medal on the one-year anniversary of the incident that left him blind while serving in Afghanistan.
NBC Sports Network's "Return to London" schedule through Oct. 25 (all times ET, subject to change):
•Monday, Oct. 15 - 7-11 p.m.
- Women's Gymnastics All-Around, Women's Gymnastics Team Competition
•Tuesday, Oct. 16 - 7-11 p.m.
- Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming
•Thursday, Oct. 18 - 7-11 p.m.
- Team USA Men's Basketball Preliminary Round vs. Lithuania
- Team USA Men's Basketball Quarterfinal vs. Australia
•Monday, Oct. 22 - 7-11 p.m.
- Men's and Women's Diving, Women's Beach Volleyball, Women's Water Polo
•Tuesday, Oct. 23 - 5:30 and 11 p.m.
- Team USA Women's Soccer Gold Medal Match vs. Japan
- Team USA Women's Soccer Semifinal Match vs. Canada
•Wednesday, Oct. 24 - 7-8:30 p.m.
- 2012 Paralympic Games Special
•Thursday, Oct. 25 - 7:30-11:30 p.m.
- Team USA Men's Basketball Semifinal Game vs. Argentina
- Team USA Men's Basketball Gold Medal Game vs. Spain