Here is what I could scrape together as for a television schedule for grappling based events at the 2012 Olympics. As you peruse the list you will most assuredly will start to frown as the coverage for wrestling is decent, certainly not great. Where women’s Judo is barely on the radar, men’s Judo is all together absent. I am trying to find out if we can view the Judo matches elsewhere. If anyone has a tip please email me ([email protected]) or post in the comments section below.
Judo throws down starting Saturday with the men’s -60kg division and womens -48kg. Progressively climbing the weight categories day by day until Friday the 3rd of August. The main website is London 2012 where you can find all sorts of stats and info. The lack of coverage is especially discerning since we have two Judo athletes from the Seattle – Tacoma area: Travis Stevens was born in Tacoma, WA. and Marti Malloy is from Oak Harbor, WA. Kicks ass guys, the Pac NW is behind you!
Frustrating that wrestling, one of the founding cornerstones of the Olympics, has such piss poor coverage. How do we ever expect to get BJJ or any kind of submission wrestling into the Olympics with such poor support and coverage!? No one reads anymore so television is sadly the main source of information, so come on NBC give us some ippon’s!
So frustrating that NO men’s Judo will be televised! So in the meantime check out this video from our friend Georgette and tell me this is not more exciting then diving (plus it has a sick track from one of favorite hip hop groups Snowgoons!):
Here is the edited grappling list. Full schedule of all televised events can be found by clicking here!
- ALL TIMES ARE EST!!
- MOST TELECASTS WILL BE AIRED AT THE SAME TIME ON THE WEST COAST, THE EXCEPTION BEING THE NBC BROADCAST NETWORK WHICH WILL HAVE A DELAY IN THE MOUNTAIN AND PACIFIC TIME ZONES (ie. if it airs at 12 est, it will air the same here). Best bet is to check local listings.
Thursday August 2nd:
4:30pm Women’s Judo 78kg Final – Taped – MSNBC
Sunday August 5th:
2:15pm Greco Roman Qualifying – Taped – MSNBC
4:20pm (coincidence????) Greco Roman gold medal final – Taped – MSNBC
Monday August 6th:
11:15am Greco Roman qualifying – Taped -MSNBC
2:30pm Greco Roman gold medal – LIVE – MSNBC
Tuesday August 7th:
4:45pm Greco Roman gold medal – Taped – MSNBC
Wednesday August 8th:
4pm Women’s Freestyle Medal Finals – Taped – MSNBC
Thursday August 9th:
10:45am Women’s Wrestling – Taped – NBC Sports Network
2pm Women’s Wrestling Repechages – Taped – NBC Sports Network
5pm Women’s Gold Medal Finals – Taped – NBC Sports Network
Friday August 10th
11am Men’s Freestyle qualifying – Taped – NBC Sports Network
1:30pm Men’s Freestyle Repechages – Taped – MSNBC
2:45pm Men’s Freestyle finals – Taped – NBC
Saturday August 11th:
2:15pm Freestyle – Taped – NBC
12:30am Freestyle Gold medal – Taped – NBC
Sunday August 12th:
7am Freestyle Qualifying – Taped – MSNBC
2:45pm Freestyle Finals – Taped – NBC