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  • A look at Olympic events then, now and in the future

     
    The Olympics are now in their third century. In that time, the spirit of the Games hasn’t much changed — seemingly everywhere, people have followed them and been swept up in the euphoria of it all — but the events that are part of it...
  • Olympics: London Opening Ceremony sets summer record

     
    Paul McCartney performs at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics. Photo credit: Cameron Spencer/AFP/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Orlando, you really, really liked the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics. In this TV market, NBC's...
  • Friday's Opening Ceremony sets an Olympic record for TV viewers

     
    NBC paid a lot of money to televise the London Summer Olympics and at least for one night that was money well spent. Friday's coverage of the opening ceremonies attracted an average of 40.0 million viewers, which is nearly 6 million more than the...
  • Ryan Lochte’s winning swim brings gold to NBC

     
    Ryan Lochte acknowledges the crowd after receiving the gold medal for the 400-meter individual medley Saturday. Photo credit: Vernon Bryant/Dallas Morning News/MCT THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Olympic fans knew Saturday afternoon that Ryan Lochte had won a...
  • London Olympics average 31 million viewers through 16 nights

     
    U.S. diver David Boudia won gold in the men's 10m platform. Photo credit: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH LOCAL NUMBERS: With numbers in for 16 of 17 nights, the London Olympics have averaged 31.1 million viewers, NBC...
  • The Olympics aren’t over until NBC says they’re over!

     
    After paying $1.1 billion to license the U.S. broadcast rights to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London (plus another $200 million in production costs), it makes sense that NBC would want to continue milking the event for all that it's worth, even...
  • Telemundo to broadcast “The Great Golden Soccer Final” – Mexico vs. Brazil men’s Olympic gold medal match

     
    This story was updated at 2:50pm CT on Aug. 9. This Saturday, Aug. 11, at 9am ET, Telemundo will broadcast the gold medal Olympic men's soccer match between Mexico and Brazil — what the network is calling a “dream final” since it is a...
  • Disappointed Kenya to investigate its Olympics 'debacle'

     
    Kenyans were so deflated by their "lackluster" showing at the London Olympics that the government has announced it will investigate why the country took home only two gold medals....
  • Telemundo Mexico vs Brazil gold medal match coverage sets network Olympic viewing record

     
    “God bless soccer,” said sportscaster Andrés Cantor, as he prepared to call last Saturday's historic Olympic men's gold medal soccer match between Mexico and Brazil at Wembley Stadium in London. Telemundo might be expressing the same...
  • London Olympics go out a winner for NBC, bolster sitcom

     
    Mel B of the Spice Girls performs during the Closing Ceremony at the London Olympics. Photo credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The Summer Olympics left London in style and kept NBC the ratings leader Sunday evening. The Closing...
  • USA vs. Spain in Olympic men’s basketball gold medal game

     
    It was probably a foregone conclusion that Dream Team 2012 was going to be in the gold-medal game on Sunday. The team won its Olympic tournament games by an average of 36 points. The USA will face Spain in the gold-medal game on Sunday, Aug. 12, live on...