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  • Olympic Honor Roll -- Mills Knighthood; Sports Emmys; African Hall of Fame


    Keith Mills during the London 2012 bid. (Getty Images)
    Keith Mills will receive Britain’s top chivalric honor for his work with the Olympics.

    On Friday, he will become a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony.

    Mills was CEO of the London 2012 bid and deputy chairman of LOCOG. Following the Games he created the sported. foundation, now the U.K.’s leading charity for sports development.

    NBC Olympics Collects Five Emmys

    NBC Studio 8H--ready for the Olympics. (ATR)
    NBC Sports Group collected five Sports Emmys, part of its 11-award haul on Wednesday.
    For its Olympic coverage, NBC received awards for Outstanding Live Event Turnaround; The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award – NBC, NBC Sports Network,, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, Telemundo;Outstanding Technical Team Studio; The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award and Outstanding New Approaches, Sports Programming –

    Bob Costas, co-host for the London Olympics won the Outstanding Sports Personality-Studio Host award. 

    “We could not be more proud of our dedicated team,” NBC sports chairman Mark Lazarus said. 

    “Tonight is particularly special because we were recognized for our coverage of the London Olympics and the NFL, two properties that touch virtually everyone in the NBC Sports Group – and our on-air commentators. It’s rewarding to know that our talent continues to be recognized year in and year out by our peers.”

    NBC’s 11 Sports Emmys were the most of any network.

    IOC member Beatrice Allen presents the African Sports Hall of Fame award to Mali basketball star Hamchetou Maiga. (ATR)
    African Sports Hall of Fame

    Four individuals were inducted into the  African Sports Hall of Fame on May 4. The honors were made during the gala of CISA, the International African Sports Convention in Dakar, Senegal.

    Moustapha Larfaoui, former president of FINA, the international aquatics federation and three athletes, former Cameroon goalkeeper Joseph Antoine Bell, Malian basketball star Hamchetou Maiga and Ghanaian football coach and international star Charles Kumi Gyamfi were the honorees.

    Written by Ed Hula III.

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