Extensive XXXI Summer Olympic Game Coverage Coming to AFN TV

Extensive XXXI Summer Olympic Game Coverage Coming to AFN TV

by Kim Antos
AFN Broadcast Center
AFN TV is giving the overseas military audience the same XXXI Summer Olympic experience as Americans living in the United States, as well as prime-time encores of major events.
The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics coverage begins on AFN|sports at 5 p.m. Central European Time (CET)/12 a.m. Japan/Korea Time (JKT) Aug. 3 with preliminary soccer matches.  The opening ceremony airs live on AFN|sports, Aug. 6, starting at 1:00 a.m. CET/8:00 a.m. JKT on AFN|sports from Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“Once again we are extremely appreciative of the International Olympic Committee, its broadcast partners around the world and to NBC Sports for their excellent and extensive coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games to America’s military communities around the world,” said Larry Marotta, Director of Television, American Forces Network.  AFN will broadcast over 600 hours of live and delayed Olympic coverage plus an additional 68 hours of encore NBC Primetime coverage.
AFN will also carry as many other non-Olympic sports as time allows on AFN|sports, AFN|sports2 and AFN|prime Atlantic.  
For a listing of AFN TV Olympic coverage and last minute changes, go to www.myafn.net.

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