May 10, 2006 at 11:32 pm #5188
INDIANAPOLIS – NBC will rebroadcast in its entirety the telecast of the 112th Penn Relays at noon Eastern Time on Sunday, May 21, USA Track & Field announced Tuesday.
NBC coverage features USA vs. The World events, held as part of the Penn Relays on Saturday, April 29. Two world-best performances were set during USA vs. The World's international team relay competition, with Olympic and World Championships medalists Justin Gatlin, Lauryn Williams, Sanya Richards, Shawn Crawford and Bernard Lagat taking on teams from Jamaica, Kenya, China, Great Britain, Russia, Bahamas, Finland, Germany, Canada and Trinidad & Tobago. Nearly 50,000 fans attended the Penn Relays on Apri 29 alone, bringing the three-day meet attendance to an all-time record 114,194 fans.
NBC originally broadcast the Penn Relays on Sunday, April 30. Due to an overtime game of a live NHL playoff telecast, the broadcast was truncated. The May 21 broadcast will be shown in its entirety.
“We are pleased to help ensure that fans around the country will have an opportunity to watch what was an amazing Penn Relays,” said USATF CEO Craig Masback. “It is one of the world's truly unique sporting events, and USA vs. The World captures the essence of head-to-head, international team competition. We are heartened that millions of fans around the country now have a chance to see these relays.”
Fans are encouraged to contact their local NBC affiliates for more information about the rebroadcast. To find the affiliate in your area, visit http://www.nbc.com/nbc/header/Local_Stations/
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