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Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Jason Brown Highlight NBC Sports’ Coverage of 2017 Grand Prix Final

NBC Sports: NBC Sports Group presents 10 hours of 2017 ISU Grand Prix Final coverage from Nagoya, Japan, this week, where the top six skaters after six Grand Prix events will compete against each other. Live coverage begins tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and continues throughout the week, culminating this Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.

Terry Gannon handles play-by-play on NBC, joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir.

For the first time since 2009, three Americans will compete in the men’s competition: reigning U.S. champion Nathan Chen, the only man to win two Grand Prix events this season, 2016 U.S. champion Adam Rippon, who finished second to Chen at Skate America, and 2014 Olympian Jason Brown.

The ice dance competition will feature three American teams: siblings and three-time world medalists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani; two-time world medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates; and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue.

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