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Olympic Newsdesk -- NBC Changing Hands; WADA Turns 10

December 03, 2009

U.S. Olympic Rights to Settle Before Comcast DealWhile cable giant Comcast is poised to take over control of NBC Universal, the deal is not expected to become final before neg...

Olympic Implications for NBC Comcast Deal

November 15, 2009

NBC has been the exclusive U.S. network for the Olympics since 2000. (ATR)The merger of U.S. cable giant Comcast and NBC Universal could play a pivotal role in the upcoming ba...

On the Scene: FIFA Services Benefit World Cup Broadcast Rights-Holders

October 14, 2009

HBS chief executive Francis Tellier at Sportel (Heinz-Peter Kreuzer)(ATR) FIFA will offer more services for the rights-holders of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa than previ...

Media Watch: USOC Leaders, IOC Session, Rio 2016

October 12, 2009

Dispatches from IOC Session in Copenhagen The Telegraph reports that IOC member Dick Pound wants the IOC to show more transparency.IOC President Jacques Rogge won reelection i...

Globo TV Awarded 2014, 2016 Olympic Broadcasting Rights

August 27, 2009

(ATR)The IOC’s former marketing chief tells Around the Rings a new TV agreement to broadcast the 2014 and 2016 Games in Brazil represents the most significant rights issue for...

U.S. Olympic Network Draws Fire from IOC, Plenty of Questions

July 08, 2009

The US Olympic Network would feature Olympic sports not seen often on U.S. TV, such as team handball. (Getty Images) (ATR) A dispute over a new Olympic TV channel in the U.S. ...

No Primetime Viewing for 2012 Finals

May 15, 2009

Sebastian Coe says athletics finals will not be scheduled based on U.S. broadcast rights-holder NBC's primetime television schedule. (Getty Images)  The chairman of the London...

2016 Olympic Bid Cities Star at AIPS Congress

April 30, 2009

Yelena Isinbayeva will receive her AIPS female Athlete of the Year award for 2008. (Chris Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images)Presentations from the four cities bidding for the 2016 Ol...

Media Watch -- Women's Ski Jumping, Olympic Baseball

April 26, 2009

Victorian daily The Times Colonist has an editorial calling for women’s ski jumping to be included in the Vancouver Games.

Media Watch-- Olympic Champion Retires; Tokyo 2016 High Prasies

April 19, 2009

 According to Jim Armstrong of the USA Today, Tokyo receives high praises for 2016 summer Olympics bid. Police officers of Rockford support Special Olympics by giving their ti...

Media Watch -- Chicago Gets Ready for IOC Visit; Kenya Looks for Support from Brazil

April 06, 2009

Columnist for the The Chicago Tribune, Rick Morrissey says the IOC should take Chicago the way it is. The London Free Press has an article about the mystery surrounding the fi...

U.S. Olympic TV Rights Wait for "Right Moment"

April 02, 2009

The IOC says it can wait to negotiate the U.S. TV rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics. (ATR)The chief IOC negotiator for the U.S. TV rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics te...