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The NBC Olympics -- A Phelps Major and Frolics in the Fountain

August 26, 2008

(ATR) NBC, U.S. rights holder for the Olympics, can brag deservedly about record audiences from the Games notes ATR’s Steve Woodward in a review of the network’s coverage. Woo...

Press Release -- Beijing Olympics become most-viewed event in U.S. TV history

August 25, 2008

Beijing Olympics become most-viewed event in U.S. TV history 211 million watch Beijing Games on NBC Universal through 16 days, surpassing the Atlanta Games' 209 million 86 Mil...

On the Scene in Beijing -- Legacy of Olympic Venues Not Clear

August 21, 2008

Bird's Nest -- or white elephant? Use of Olympic venues after the Games appears to be a work in progress. (ATR) Cost QuestionsThat much was made clear at a Thursday press brie...

Table Tennis Hits New Heights in Beijing as Sport Eyes More Changes

August 20, 2008

China won the women's team gold, in a match attended by Chinese president Hu Jintao and IOC president Jacques Rogge. (Getty Images)(ATR) Table tennis is continually putting ne...

IOC Session Hears Call for Stronger Role in Olympics Preps

August 05, 2008

Expert Says IOC Needs Stronger Role in Games Prep The head of the IOC coordination commission for Beijing says the organization will have to take a more pro-active stance in p...

IOC Ups Donation for Quake Relief, No Winter Youth Games Shortlist

August 02, 2008

IOC communications chief Giselle Davies faced more questions about internet censorship for journalists covering the Olympics in her first meeting with the press in Beijing. (A...

Press Release -- NBC to Broadcast 2008 U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

August 01, 2008

NBC to Broadcast 2008 U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Presented by Allstate COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - From 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. ET Sunday, August 3, sports fans acr...

On the Scene in Beijing -- China Cracks Open the Web for Olympic Journalists

August 01, 2008

Sun Weide, BOCOG's deputy media chief, refuses to say whether any more politically sensitive websites will be unblocked. (ATR)(ATR) Despite IOC pressure on Beijing organizers ...

New Books Examine Games History, Personalities

August 01, 2008

“The Complete Book of the Olympics" 2008 Edition by David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky Olympic fans eagerly await each new edition of this book, which Wallechinsky introduced...

Korean TV Breaches Ceremony Rehearsal with Forbidden Video

July 31, 2008

Performers for the opening ceremony wit outside the stadium for their part in the rehearsal. (Getty Images)(ATR) BOCOG could punish Korean television station SBS after one of ...

The Olympic World According to Wallechinsky

July 31, 2008

(ATR) Just in time for the Beijing Olympics: the latest edition of the book that could be considered the "Encyclopedia Olympica." David Wallechinsky compiled the first edit...

Beijing Briefs -- Peres Travel Woes Solved, NBC On Pace to Set Revenue World Record

July 30, 2008

Shimon Peres will walk to the opening ceremony, in compliance with Judaic law. (Getty Images)Peres to Observe Sabbath, Walk to CeremonyShimon Peres, the President of Israel wo...