Commonwealth Games daily highlight shows air on Olympic Channel – Home of the Olympic Channel

A Commonwealth Games highlight show airs daily at 6 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and streams for Olympic Channel subscribers on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.
The Commonwealth Games, a quadrennial multi-sport event, open Thursday and run through Aug. 8 in Birmingham, Great Britain.
The Commonwealth Games include athletes from Great Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations — mostly former British colonies — notably Australia, Canada, Jamaica and South Africa. Those that make up Great Britain at the Olympics, including England, Scotland and Wales, field separate teams at the Commonwealth Games.
Most of the sports are also in the Olympics, but some are not, such as lawn bowls.
Notable athletes entered include Australian swimming stars Ariarne TitmusEmma McKeon and Kaylee McKeown, two-time Olympic 100m breaststroke champion Adam Peaty of Great Britain (who will represent England) and rising Canadian swimmer Summer McIntosh.
In track and field: Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah, who swept the 100m and 200m at the last two Olympics, and Shericka Jackson, who last week won the world 200m title in the second-fastest time in history.
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The U.S. women’s volleyball team finished fourth at the world championship, one year after winning the program’s first Olympic title in Tokyo.
The Americans were swept by Italy 25-20, 25-15, 27-25 in Saturday’s bronze-medal match. The U.S. lost its previous contest to Serbia in the semifinals.
Serbia repeated as world champion, defeating Brazil in the final.
The world championship in volleyball is quadrennial, like the Olympics, making it the single biggest tournament between the Tokyo and Paris Games. The U.S. men lost in the quarterfinals of their quadrennial worlds last month.
The U.S. women’s roster at worlds lacked three-time Olympian stalwarts from Tokyo — Jordan Larson, who said before the Tokyo Games that she would retire from the national team afterward, and Foluke Akinradewo Gundersen, who came back from November 2019 childbirth to make the Olympic team at age 33.
Instead, this team, again coached by Olympic beach and indoor champion Karch Kiraly, was led on the attack by Ali Frantti, a 26-year-old in her global championship debut, with Tokyo Olympians Annie Drews and Jordyn Poulter leading the team in scoring and setting going into the bronze-medal match.
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Jennifer Valente, who in Tokyo became the first U.S. woman to win Olympic track cycling gold, added a world title in the same event, the omnium, on Friday.
“I achieved the Olympic dream before this one, but this really had been on the forefront of my mind for a long time,” she said, according to USA Cycling.
Valente, 27, prevailed at the world championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, one day after taking bronze in a separate elimination race, which is not on the Olympic program.
The omnium, which debuted at the Olympics in 2012, is an event consisting of four races that take place on the same day: the scratch race, the tempo race, the elimination race and the points race. For the first three races, riders earn 40 points for a win, 38 for second and 36 for third and on down a descending scale.
In the final 80-lap points race, points are awarded for a sprint every 10 laps, including double points for the last sprint. Cyclists also gain and lose points by lapping the field or getting lapped.
Valente led by eight points over Dutchwoman Maike van der Duin going into the points race. She ended up winning by nine over van der Duin.
Valente, who took world championships bronze in the event in 2019, is the second American to win a world omnium title after Sarah Hammer in 2013 and 2014 (the last time an American won a world title in an individual track cycling event on the Olympic program).
Valente previously won four world titles in the team pursuit.
“The team gold medal is special in a completely different way,” Valente said, according to USA Cycling. “Every team world title that I’ve won has been with a really special group of people. But this is just a completely different experience.”
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🌈🇺🇸 Jennifer Valente 🇺🇸🌈
2022 UCI Women’s Omnium World Champion 🙌#AQY2022 pic.twitter.com/sRqeKyVb0l
— UCI Track Cycling (@UCI_Track) October 14, 2022

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