- Associated Press - Monday, June 6, 2016

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - NBC Sports Network will air 330 hours of events during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the most of any of NBCUniversal’s TV networks.

NBC announced Monday that the cable channel’s lineup will feature extensive coverage of men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s soccer - including the U.S. men’s basketball and women’s soccer teams. A wide range of other sports will also be broadcast on NBCSN, track and field among them.

NBC Olympics executive producer Jim Bell calls it “the perfect complement to our NBC broadcasts, allowing us to present long-form coverage of many of the games’ most popular sports and athletes.”

Most days, the network will air 16 hours of events from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. EDT. Coverage will start two days before the opening ceremony with women’s soccer Aug. 3.

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