NBC Sports and World Championship Sports Network are forming a partnership to create a network that airs Olympic sports.

Universal Sports will include a television network and Web site, the two organizations announced Monday. WCSN, which will operate under the Universal Sports name, had broadcast many events between Olympic Games. NBC, a unit of General Electric Co., owns American TV rights to the Olympics.

Early-round coverage of the U.S. Olympic trials for gymnastics and diving will air on Universal Sports later this week.