Posted by: Joe English | August 7, 2008

Broadcasts: 2008 Olympic Marathon Broadcast coverage

The 2008 Olympic Games open tomorrow — August 8th — in Beijing, China. With hundreds of events on tap, there are two that all runners will want to see: the highly anticipated men’s and women’s Marathons.

The Games themselves run from August 8th to the 24th with Track and Field events spanning the period of August 15th through the 24th. The men’s and women’s marathons will be held as separate events on Sunday, August 17th (Women) and Sunday, August 24th (Men). Both events are scheduled to start at 7:30AM Beijing time (7:30PM -1 day Eastern Standard Time).

Due to the time difference between Beijing and the United States — and the crossing of the International Date Line — the Marathons will be happening Saturday evening here in the US.

The Track and Field portion of the Games– including the marathons — are championed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). You can view a complete schedule of the Track and Field events by visiting the IAFF’s web-site.

Olympic Marathon Schedule
Women’s Marathon: August 17th, 7:30AM Beijing (USA: August 16th, 7:30PM Eastern Standard Time)
Men’s Marathon: August 17th, 7:30AM Beijing (USA: August 16th, 7:30PM Eastern Standard Time)

In the United States, NBC is the official broadcaster of the Olympic Games. NBC uses various networks to show the breadth of coverage of the Games. But both of the Marathon events will be shown during NBC’s prime-time broadcasts live.

US TV Coverage
Women’s Olympic Marathon: NBC Prime-time, Saturday, August 16th 2008 9:30PM-Midnight*
Men’s Olympic Marathon: NBC Prime-time, Saturday, August 23rd 2008 7:30PM-Midnight*

* Check your local listing for NBC Prime-Time Olympic Coverage or visit their extensive web-site at www.nbcolympics.com.

Times of the marathon are subject to change due to air quality conditions.

We will have complete coverage of the marathons here at Running Advice and News.

Running Advice and News
http://www.running-advice.com

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