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Television Coverage for 2008 Olympic Equestrian Events Announced

All disciplines to be aired.

14-Jul-08

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Listed is the television schedule for the equestrian events at the 2008 Olypmics

NBC Universal will be covering the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, including the equestrian events. The television schedule for equestrian events is as follows (all broadcasts will also be in HD):

Date/ Event/ Time (EST)/ Channel

Aug. 9/ Three-Day Eventing (dressage phase)/ 2 a.m.-2 p.m./ USA
Aug. 11/ Three-Day Eventing (cross-country phase)/ 6 p.m.-8 p.m. / OXYGEN
Aug. 12/ Three-Day Eventing (stadium jumping/team gold medal final)/ 6 p.m.-8 p.m./ OXYGEN
Aug. 13/ Dressage/ 6 p.m.-8 p.m./ OXYGEN
Aug. 14/ Dressage Team Gold Medal Final/ 6 p.m.-8 p.m./ OXYGEN
Aug. 15/ Show Jumping/ 6 p.m.-8 p.m./ OXYGEN
Aug. 16/ Dressage Individual/ 5 a.m.-5 p.m./ MSNBC
Aug. 17/ Show Jumping Team Gold Medal Final 1st Round/ 10 a.m.-6 p.m./ NBC
Aug. 18/ Show Jumping Team Gold Medal Final Round/ 6 p.m.-8 p.m./ OXYGEN
Aug. 19/ Dressage Individual Gold Medal Final/ 6 p.m.-8 p.m./ OXYGEN
Aug. 21/ Show Jumping Individual Gold Medal Final/ 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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totally    peeved, ID

8/24/2008 10:56:11 PM

Well, now that I've seen the lousy olympic coverage I can complain. Half the time the Oxygen channel didn't come through properly and I completely missed most of the 3 day eventing. If it weren't for this page I would have missed most of it. NBC only showed swimming for the first week and only one swimmer. A little ridiculous. I think Michael Phelps is great but he's not the only athlete there. And I was shocked that they cut right into Steffen Peters' dressage routine. They've had bad editing throughout. I sure hope you pass these comments on to NBC.

Lynn    Lake Mills, WI

8/20/2008 1:26:48 PM

Watching the Dressage Individual Gold Medal finals last night was breathtaking, however as there were only 2 American riders, did they REALLY have to cut for comercials as the 2nd American rider was in the ring. REALLY?!

Christie    Long Branch, NJ

8/20/2008 7:56:40 AM

I don't understand why the channels have to divide up the sports coverage from the Olympics. It is with great difficulty that I can even find equestrian events. Luckily I am able to watch the Oxygen network coverage from 6-8pm the past few nights, but I totally missed the cross country. Why can't the events that take place at odd times be replayed at prime times? Why is equestrian any less important than 2 hours of ping pong or badminton coverage. I know many Americans are interested in equestrian events, so why is the coverage so sparce and only on channels that most people don't even get?

Barb    San Diego, CA

8/19/2008 12:09:06 PM

Who's carrying the last event - 8/21 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - no channel is listed! Show Jumping Individual Gold Medal Final

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