LOS ANGELES, California, October 10. UNIVERSAL Sports will provide multi-platform coverage of the FINA World Cup starting Saturday, Oct. 11 from Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Taking place in seven cities on five continents, Universal Sports TV and UniversalSports.com will feature live and on-demand coverage of this major short-course (25m) competitive circuit.
Fans can tune in to Universal Sports to watch top swimmers from around the globe compete in the first of seven-stages for the 2008 FINA World Cup series. The short course competitions will be fierce as the sports most notable athletes come together to duel for a $1.1 million prize purse. U.S. champions Randall Bal (men's 2007 World Cup winner) and Tara Kirk (American record in the 100m and 200m breaststrokes) along with top international swimmers including Beijing Olympic champions Cesar Cielo of Brazil (gold medalist in 50m free) and Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli (gold medalist in 1500m free) will all be competing.
Enthusiasts can visit the swimming section on UniversalSports.com for updated schedules for all seven stages, breaking news, video highlights, special features, photo galleries and more. Universal Sports is an official programming partner of FINA. Universal Sports and NBC Sports are home to the 2009 FINA World Championships.
WHAT: FINA World Cup
WHERE: Universal Sports TV and UniversalSports.com
Place Date Web time(EST) T.V time(EST)
Belo Horizante Oct. 11 8:00-10:00am 8:00-10:00am
Belo Horizante Oct. 12 8:00-10:00am 1:00-3:00pm
Durban Oct. 17 12:00-2:00pm 12:00-2:00pm
Durban Oct. 18 12:00-2:00pm 12:00-2:00pm
Sydney Oct. 25 4:00-6:00am 8:00-10:00am
Sydney Oct.26 4:00-6:00am 8:00-10:00am
Singapore Nov. 1 6:00-8:00am 6:00-8:00am
Singapore Nov. 2 5:00-7:00am 6:00-8:00am
Moscow Nov. 8 9:00-11:00am TBA
Moscow Nov. 9 9:00-11:00am TBA
Stockholm Nov. 11 TBA TBA
Stockholm Nov. 12 1:00-3:00pm 1:00-3:00pm
Berlin Nov. 15 TBA TBA
Berlin Nov. 16 TBA TBA