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Olympic Photodesk -- NBC Wins U.S. TV Rights; Rio 2016 Inspection

June 10, 2011

LOCOG chair Sebastian Coe unveils the Olympic torch at St. Pancras station. (Getty Images) (ATR) Around the Rings was on the scene in Lausanne as NBC won Olympic TV rights in...

GE, IOC Deal Days Away; Progress with USOC

June 11, 2011

GE Close to Renewing Olympic Sponsorship An announcement on a new eight-year worldwide sponsorship for GE could come within the next week or so. A source familiar with the ...

Basketball Arena Finished; Handball Test; Hospitality Roundup

June 09, 2011

The temporary basketball venue stands 35 meters high and seats 12,000. (Getty Images) Construction Complete on 2012 Basketball Arena London Olympic Park is taking shape wi...

Olympic Organizers Applaud IOC, NBC for TV Rights Deal

June 09, 2011

(ATR) Olympic organizers in Sochi and Rio de Janeiro tell Around the Rings they are thrilled NBC will broadcast the Games in the U.S. through at least 2020. Sochi 2014 presid...

IOC Balances Finances, Familiarity in TV Rights Deal with NBC

June 07, 2011

(ATR) President Jacques Rogge tells Around the Rings the IOC considered finances and familiarity in awarding broadcast rights through the 2020 Olympics to longtime partner NBC...

NBC Wins Olympic TV Rights Deal

June 07, 2011

(ATR) The IOC says NBC will retain Olympic broadcasting rights through the 2020 Olympics. Rights for the deal cost the network $4.38 billion. The 2014 Games cost $775 ...

US TV Networks Wait for IOC Decision

June 07, 2011

Fox chief operating officer Lawrence Jones hands over the network's bid as IOC lead negotiator Richard Carrion and director general Christophe De Kepper look on. (IOC/Juilliar...

U.S. Broadcasters Pitch IOC for T.V. Rights

June 06, 2011

Negotiations take place at IOC headquarters in Lausanne. (Getty Images) (ATR) Fox has made its case for Olympic broadcast rights in the U.S. from 2014 to 2020 during a Monda...

Monday Memo -- Final 2018 Power Index; U.S. TV Rights; Rio Co Comm

June 05, 2011

One Month Until 2018 Vote Around the Rings will release its final 2018 Olympic Bid Power Index on Monday, the one-month-to-go mark until the IOC host decision. Durban's In...

USOC Heads to Lausanne for Olympic TV Rights

June 03, 2011

The Beau Rivage Hotel in Lausanne is the site of the TV rights auction. (ATR) (ATR) The U.S. Olympic Committee has so much riding on the outcome of the U.S. television rights...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Badminton Dress Code Fight ; Live Broadcast Pledge; IOC Competition

May 27, 2011

A rule requiring female badminton players to wear a skirt as their outermost garment goes into place June 1. (Getty Images) Women Shuttlers Fighting Rule A group of femal...

Dick Ebersol Resigns from NBC; IOC Reaction

May 19, 2011

Dick Ebersol was the man behind NBC's coverage of the Olympic Games. (ATR) (ATR) Dick Ebersol's surprising resignation as chairman of the NBC Sports Group casts doubts on the...