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2008 FINA Swimming World Cup Live on Universal Sports Network

Multiplatform coverage begins Oct. 11 from Belo Horizonte Brazil


Universal Sports will provide coverage of the FINA World Cup starting Saturday, October 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 Swimming Championships.

FINA Swimming World Cup Broadcast Schedule (EST):

Location, Date, Web Time(EST)/TV 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
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