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Sprint Cup To Be Broadcast in Eight Markets Today -- December 8, 2001

PHOENIX, Dec. 8. THE Novo Nordisk Sprint Cup, one of the most exciting and innovative swim meets ever, will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net in eight markets today, Saturday, Dec. 8.

The meet will be broadcast in the West (California), Arizona, MidWest, New England, Northwest Rocky Mountain, South and Southwest (Texas). For times in your area, see below.

The Novo Nordisk Sprint Cup was the brainchild of triple Olympic gold medalist, Gary Hall, Jr., and took place in East Meadow, New York, on October 20. It brought together 54 of the world’s greatest sprinters who competed on three teams – Stars and Stripes, European Union and World – for the coveted, silver Novo Nordisk Sprint Cup.

The events, held in a 25-meter pool, were limited to sprints: 25 and 50 meter free; 50m back, breast and fly; 100m individual medley; and 4 x 50m freestyle and medley relays. Only three swimmers qualified for finals in each event.

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, the meet was held to promote increased awareness of diabetes and its treatment. Gary Hall, Jr., suffers from the disease, yet still is able to swim at the highest level of international competition.

A complete story on the Novo Nordisk Sprint Cup appears in the December. Issue of Swimming World.


TV Broadcast Times on December 8

Network Time Zone

Fox Sports West 03:00 pm Pacific
Fox Sports Arizona 12:00 noon Mountain
Fox Sports MidWest 02:00 pm Central
Fox Sports New England 02:00 pm Eastern
Fox Sports Northwest 05:00 pm Pacific
Fox Sports Rocky Mt. 01:00 pm Mountain
Fox Sports South 02:00 pm Eastern
Fox Sports So.West(TX) 02:00 pm Central