It lacks the mainstream appeal of the Olympics, but diehard gymnastics enthusiasts no doubt will be watching the 2014 World Gymnastics Championships from Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning, China. NBC’s coverage airs Saturday, Oct. 11, from 2-3pm ET and Sunday, Oct. 12, from 3-6pm ET. Televised events include the both the women’s and men’s team finals and the women’s and men’s all-around competitions. Al Trautwig, Tim Daggett and Nastia Liukin are the broadcast team. Full press release from the NBC Sports Group below:
WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SATURDAY AT 2 PM ET & SUNDAY AT 3 PM ET ON NBC
Reigning World All-Around Champion Simone Biles Leads Women’s Field for Team USA
Al Trautwig, Tim Daggett, and Nastia Liukin Host Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 8, 2014 – NBC presents coverage of the 2014 World Gymnastics Championships this Saturday, October 11 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET, with three hours of coverage on Sunday, October 12 from 3 – 6 p.m. ET.
Featuring more than 600 athletes from 74 countries, the World Gymnastics Championships are taking place at the Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning, China. NBC’s coverage will include the women’s and men’s team finals and women’s and men’s all-around competitions.
Headliners in the women’s field include two-time U.S. all-around champion and reigning World all-around champion Simone Biles, who looks to become the first woman to win back-to-back World all-around titles since Russia’s Svetlana Khorkina in 2001 and 2003, and 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist and three-time World silver-medalist Kyla Ross.
The men’s competition will feature two-time U.S. all-around champion and 2012 Olympian Sam Mikulak, 2012 Olympic all-around bronze medalist Danell Leyva and 2014 U.S. vault champion Donnell Whittenburg.
NBC Sports Group’s gymnastics team of Al Trautwig, Tim Daggett, and Nastia Liukin will host coverage.
Coverage of the 2014 World Gymnastics Championships will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.