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This article includes a list of hosts and commentators of the Olympic Games on NBC.

Hosts[edit]

Source (please note that the paragraph containing the anchors for the 2008 Olympics was accidentally copied and pasted into the capsule for the 2010 Olympics):[1]

Year Prime-Time Host Daytime Host(s) Late-Night Host(s) Cable Host(s)
1964 Summer Bill Henry
1972 Winter Curt Gowdy
1980 Summer Bryant Gumbel*
1988 Summer Bryant Gumbel Gayle Gardner, Jimmy Cefalo, and Jane Pauley Bob Costas and Gayle Gardner
1992 Summer[2] Bob Costas Bob Costas, Dick Enberg, Gayle Gardner and Katie Couric Jim Lampley and Hannah Storm Don Criqui, Gayle Gardner, Ahmad Rashad Dan Hicks and Kathleen Sullivan (both for the Olympics Triplecast)
1996 Summer Greg Gumbel
2000 Summer Hannah Storm Bob Costas Jim Lampley (MSNBC) and Pat O'Brien (CNBC)
2002 Winter Dan Hicks Jim Lampley (both CNBC and MSNBC)
2004 Summer Jim Lampley Pat O'Brien (first week) and Dan Hicks (second week) Fred Roggin (CNBC), Lester Holt (MSNBC), Pat O'Brien (MSNBC), Mary Carillo (Bravo), and Jim Lampley (USA)
2006 Winter Jim Lampley Fred Roggin (MSNBC/USA/CNBC (Curling)), Bill Clement (MSNBC/USA/CNBC (Hockey)), Bill Macatee (USA)
2008 Summer Mary Carillo[3] Alex Flanagan (CNBC/USA), Matt Vasgersian (USA), Melissa Stark (MSNBC), Bill Patrick (MSNBC), Fred Roggin (CNBC) and Lindsay Czarniak (Oxygen)[3]
2010 Winter Al Michaels Fred Roggin (MSNBC/USA/CNBC (Curling)), Bill Patrick (MSNBC/USA/CNBC (Hockey)),
2012 Summer Al Michaels and Dan Patrick[4] Michelle Beadle (NBCSN), Liam McHugh (NBCSN), Willie Geist (NBCSN), Kelly Tilghman (MSNBC), Rob Simmelkjaer (MSNBC), Fred Roggin (CNBC) and Pat O'Brien (Bravo)
2014 Winter Bob Costas, Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira Lester Holt (weekdays) and Al Michaels (weekends)[5] Bob Costas, Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira[6] Dan Patrick (NBCSN, weekdays and weekends),[5] Rebecca Lowe (NBCSN, weekdays and weekends),[5] Al Michaels (NBCSN, weekdays only),[5] Fred Roggin (CNBC/MSNBC/USA Network (Curling)),[7] Liam McHugh (MSNBC/NBCSN/USA Network (Hockey)),[7] Kathryn Tappen (MSNBC/NBCSN/USA Network (Hockey))[7]

Additional notes[edit]

  • Another of NBC's hosts is Jim Lampley. Lampley has served as late-night host in 1992, 1996 and 2006. He was the daytime host in 2004, 2006 and 2008. During 2000 and 2002, he hosted cable coverage. The Beijing Games were his 14th Olympic assignment (including work for ABC, CBS and TNT), more than for any other commentator.[13]
  • Hannah Storm also hosted four Olympics (late-night: 1992 and 1996, daytime: 2000 and 2002) for NBC. She left NBC for CBS News in 2002, then moved to ESPN in 2008; she began her new assignment as SportsCenter anchor on the first weekday of the Beijing Games (August 11).
  • Pat O'Brien anchored coverage of the 2002 Winter Olympics from the Medals Plaza in Salt Lake City.
  • Due to an eye infection, Costas was replaced by Matt Lauer for the Primetime and Late Night telecasts on February 11, 12, and 13th, 2014. Meredith Viera took over the Prime Time duties from Lauer due to Costas' prolonged illness for February 14 and 15.[14] Matt Lauer was the replacement for February 16.[15] Bob Costas returned on February 17 as the anchor for the rest of the Olympics.[16]
  • For the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, limited tape-delayed coverage aired on NBC, NBCSN, and Universal Sports, with 54.5 total hours of coverage airing - 24.5 hours on NBC and NBCSN, and the remaining 30 on Universal Sports.[17] Josh Elliott was listed as a studio host,[17] although for the NBCSN broadcasts, the play-by-play announcers for each sport tossed to commercial breaks and pre-taped segments.

By event[edit]

Winter Olympics[edit]

1972[edit]

Sport Play-by-play announcer Color commentator Reporter
Alpine skiing Jim Simpson Billy Kidd
Biathlon
Cross country skiing Jim Simpson
Figure skating Jim Simpson Peggy Fleming
Men's ice hockey Al Michaels[18][19]
Ski jumping Jay Randolph Art Devlin
Short track (demonstration sport) Jay Randolph Terry McDermott
Speed skating Jay Randolph Terry McDermott
Other[edit]

2002[edit]

Sport Play-by-play announcer Color commentator Reporter
Alpine skiing Tim Ryan Todd Brooker
Christin Cooper
Steve Porino
Biathlon Bob Papa
Al Trautwig
Paul Robbins Dwight Stones
Bobsleigh Tim Singer John Morgan
Bonny Warner
Mary Carillo
Cross-country skiing Bob Papa
Al Trautwig
Josh Thompson Dwight Stones
Curling Don Chevrier Don Duguid Elfi Schlegel
Figure skating Tom Hammond Scott Hamilton
Sandra Bezic
Tracy Wilson
Beth Ruyak
Freestyle skiing Steve Podborski Trace Worthington Tara Teigen
Men's ice hockey Gary Thorne
Kenny Albert
John Davidson
Joe Micheletti
Darren Pang
Women's ice hockey Kenny Albert Lisa Brown-Miller Darren Pang
Luge/Skeleton Tim Singer Duncan Kennedy Mary Carillo
Short track Ted Robinson Eric Flaim Chris Wragge
Ski jumping Mike Breen Jeff Hastings Len Berman
Snowboarding Pat Parnell Kevin Delaney
Tara Teigen
Speed skating Dan Hicks Dan Jansen Andrea Joyce
Other[edit]

2006[edit]

Sport Play-by-play announcer Color commentator Reporter
Alpine skiing Tim Ryan Todd Brooker Steve Porino
Lewis Johnson
Biathlon Len Berman Chad Salmela
Bobsleigh/Skeleton Bob Papa Carol Lewis
John Morgan
Bob Neumeier
Cross country skiing Al Trautwig Paul Robbins Dwight Stones
Curling Don Chevrier Don Duguid Elfi Schlegel
Figure skating Tom Hammond Scott Hamilton (Singles)
Dick Button (Pairs)
Tracy Wilson (Ice Dance)
Sandra Bezic
Andrea Joyce
Freestyle skiing Steve Podborski Trace Worthington Robbie Floyd
Men's ice hockey Mike Emrick
Kenny Albert
Dave Strader
John Davidson
Brian Hayward
Peter McNab
Joe Micheletti
Pierre McGuire
Women's ice hockey Mike Emrick
Kenny Albert
Dave Strader
A.J. Mleczko
Joe Micheletti
Peter McNab
Pierre McGuire
Luge Bob Papa Duncan Kennedy Bob Neumeier
Short track Ted Robinson Dan Weinstein Lesley Visser
Ski jumping Matt Vasgersian Jeff Hastings Tim Daggett
Snowboading Pat Parnell Todd Richards Tina Dixon
Speed skating Dan Hicks Dan Jansen Melissa Stark
2006 Sportsdesk reporters[edit]

2010[edit]

Sport Play-by-play announcer Color commentator Reporter
Alpine skiing Tim Ryan Todd Brooker
Christin Cooper
Steve Porino
Biathlon Al Trautwig Chad Salmela
Bobsleigh/Luge/

Skeleton

Bob Papa Duncan Kennedy (Luge)
John Morgan (Bobsled)
Lea Ann Parsley (Skeleton)
Lewis Johnson
Cross country skiing Al Trautwig Chad Salmela
Curling Andrew Catalon Don Duguid
Colleen Jones
Elfi Schlegel
Figure skating Tom Hammond Scott Hamilton (Pairs, Men's Singles)
Tracy Wilson (Ice Dance)
Sandra Bezic (Ladies Singles)
Andrea Joyce
Freestyle skiing Todd Harris Jonny Moseley Tina Dixon
Men's ice hockey Mike Emrick
Kenny Albert
Eddie Olczyk
Joe Micheletti
Pierre McGuire
Mike Milbury
Cammi Granato
Jeremy Roenick
Women's ice hockey Mike Emrick
Kenny Albert
A.J. Mleczko
Joe Micheletti
Short track Ted Robinson Andy Gabel Andrea Joyce
Ski jumping Matt Vasgersian Jeff Hastings
Snowboarding Pat Parnell Todd Richards Tina Dixon
Speed skating Dan Hicks Dan Jansen Andrea Kremer
2010 Sportsdesk reporters[edit]
2010 Olympic correspondents[edit]

2014[edit]

Source for all other commentators without individual sources:[7]

Sport Play-by-play announcer Color commentator Reporter
Opening Ceremony Matt Lauer
Meredith Vieira
David Remnick
Alpine skiing Dan Hicks Todd Brooker
Christin Cooper
Steve Porino
Biathlon Steve Schlanger Chad Salmela
Stacey Wooley
Alex Flanagan
Bobsleigh/Luge/

Skeleton

Leigh Diffey[23] Duncan Kennedy (Luge)
John Morgan (Bobsled)
Bree Schaaf (Skeleton)
Lewis Johnson
Cross-country skiing Al Trautwig Chad Salmela Alex Flanagan
Curling Andrew Catalon
Jason Knapp
John Benton
Pete Fenson
Kevin Martin[24]
Trenni Kusnierek
Figure skating Terry Gannon (NBCSN)
Tom Hammond (NBC Primetime)
Scott Hamilton (NBC Primetime)
Sandra Bezic (NBC Primetime)
Tracy Wilson (NBC Primetime)
Johnny Weir[25] (NBCSN)
Tara Lipinski[25] (NBCSN)
Nancy Kerrigan[26]
Andrea Joyce
Freestyle skiing Matt Vasgersian
Todd Harris (ski cross)[27]
Jonny Moseley
Luke Van Valin
Carolyn Manno
Men's Ice Hockey Mike Emrick
Dave Strader
Kenny Albert
Eddie Olczyk
Pierre McGuire
Brian Engblom
Women's Ice Hockey Mike Emrick
Dave Strader
Kenny Albert
A.J. Mleczko
Natalie Darwitz
Nordic combined Bob Papa (ski jumping)
Al Trautwig (cross-country)
Jeff Hastings (ski jumping)
Chad Salmela (cross-country)
Randy Moss
Short track Terry Gannon Apolo Ohno[28] Andrea Joyce
Ski jumping Bob Papa Jeff Hastings Randy Moss
Snowboarding Todd Harris[27] Todd Richards Tina Dixon
Speed skating Ted Robinson Dan Jansen Steve Sands
  • Opening Ceremony tease narrator: Peter Dinklage[29]
  • For the very first time, NBCSN will air complete coverage of figure skating live, with expanded coverage and features aired as a part of NBC's Primetime coverage.[7]
  • Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, and Jeremy Roenick will serve as studio analysts for ice hockey coverage.[7]
2014 Olympic studio hosts[edit]
Substitutes for Bob Costas[edit]

Bob Costas had health problems with his eyes so, the following substituted for him:

2014 Sportsdesk reporters[edit]
2014 Olympic correspondents[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

1988[edit]

Sport Play-by-play announcer Color commentator Reporter
Baseball (demonstration sport) Jay Randolph Jim Kaat
Basketball Dick Enberg
Tom Hammond
Al McGuire (men) and Nancy Lieberman-Cline (women)
Boxing Marv Albert Ferdie Pacheco Wallace Matthews
Canoeing Joel Meyers Steve Gladstone
Cycling Gary Gerould Brian Drebber and Davis Phinney
Diving Tom Hammond
Charlie Jones
Steve McFarland
Equestrian Jim Simpson Bill Steinkraus
Football Seamus Malin
Gymnastics Dick Enberg Mary Lou Retton and Bart Conner
Kayaking Bucky Waters Eric Evans
Rowing Joel Meyers Steve Gladstone
Marathon Larry Rawson
Swimming Don Criqui Candy Costie-Burke (synchronized) and John Naber Armen Keteyian
Tennis Bud Collins JoAnne Russell
Track and field Charlie Jones
Greg Foster
Frank Shorter
Dwight Stones
Volleyball Bob Trumpy Chris Marlowe
Water polo Jim Kruse
Wrestling Russ Hellickson Jeff Blatnick

1992[edit]

Sport Play-by-play announcer Color commentator Reporter
Baseball
Basketball Marv Albert Mike Fratello
Boxing Bob Trumpy Al Bernstein Beasley Reece
Canoeing Joel Meyers
Cycling
Diving Tom Hammond
Charlie Jones
Equestrian Tom Leibel Melanie Smith-Taylor
Football Jim Donovan Seamus Malin
Gymnastics John Tesh Tim Daggett and Elfi Schlegel
Rowing Joel Meyers
Swimming Charlie Jones
Tennis Bud Collins
Track and field Tom Hammond Dwight Stones
Volleyball Chris Marlowe Paul Sunderland
Water polo Charlie Jones Jim Kruse
Wrestling Russ Hellickson Jeff Blatnick

1996[edit]

Sport Play-by-play announcer Color commentator Reporter
Baseball
Basketball Marv Albert (men)
Mike Breen (women)
Matt Goukas and Magic Johnson (men)
Cheryl Miller (women)
Cheryl Miller (men)
Boxing Marv Albert
Bob Papa
Al Bernstein Beasley Reece
Canoeing Charlie Jones Bill Endicott
Cycling Phil Liggett
Diving Dan Hicks Cynthia Potter
Equestrian Melanie Smith-Taylor
Football Jim Donovan Seamus Malin
Gymnastics John Tesh Tim Daggett and Elfi Schlegel Beth Ruyak
Rowing Charlie Jones Bill Endicott
Swimming Dan Hicks Summer Sanders and Rowdy Gaines Mary Ann Grabavoy
Tennis Bud Collins Mary Carillo
Track and field Tom Hammond Dwight Stones
Craig Masback and Carol Lewis
Volleyball Chris Marlowe
Randy Rosenbloom (beach)
Paul Sunderland
Kirk Kilgour (beach)
Bill Walton
Water polo Don Criqui Jim Kruse
Weightlifting Bob Trumpy Phil Simms
Wrestling Russ Hellickson Jeff Blatnick
  • Opening Ceremony tease narrator: Bob Costas (Costas, however, only narrated the first 27 seconds of the tease; the remainder of the tease was a montage of athletes from different countries training, and of shots of cities like Beijing, Athens, and Sydney, among others, all of which was set to a truncated version of Neil Diamond's "America".[36])

2000[edit]

Sport Play-by-play announcer Color commentator Reporter
Archery John Dockery
Baseball Ted Robinson Joe Magrane
Basketball Mike Breen Doug Collins (men)
Peter Vecsey (men)
Ann Meyers (women)
Craig Sager
Beach Volleyball Jim Watson Mike Dodd Bill Walton
Boxing Marv Albert Teddy Atlas Fred Roggin
Canoeing Gary Thorne Jon Lugbill Len Berman
Cycling Al Trautwig (road cycling)
Phil Liggett (track cycling and mountain biking)
Jessica Grieco (track cycling)
Diving Dan Hicks Cynthia Potter Andrea Joyce
Equestrian Tim Ryan Melanie Smith-Taylor Harry Smith
Gymnastics Al Trautwig
Michele Tafoya (rhythmic gymnastics)
Tim Daggett
Elfi Schlegel
Beth Ruyak
Rowing Gary Thorne Yasmin Farooq
Sailing Gary Jobson
Soccer Andres Cantor Alexi Lalas (men)
Amy Allmann (women)
Softball Michele Tafoya Tracy Warren
Swimming Dan Hicks Rowdy Gaines Jim Gray
Synchronized Swimming Andrea Joyce Tracie Conforto
Tennis Bud Collins Mary Carillo
Track and field Tom Hammond Dwight Stones
Carol Lewis
Lewis Johnson
Marty Liquori
Frank Shorter (marathon)
Jim Gray
Triathlon Al Trautwig Mark Allen Mark Morgan
Volleyball Chris Marlowe Paul Sunderland
Water polo Bob Papa Jim Kruse
Weightlifting Ernie Johnson, Jr. Sam Maxwell
Wrestling Russ Hellickson Jeff Blatnick Mike Adamle
2000 Sportsdesk reporters[edit]

2004[edit]

Sport Play-by-play announcer Color commentator Reporter
Archery John Dockery
Badminton Don Chevrier Bill Clement
Baseball Matt Vasgersian Joe Magrane
Basketball Marv Albert (men)
Mike Breen (women)
Doug Collins (men)
Ann Meyers (women)
Craig Sager
Beach Volleyball Chris Marlowe Karch Kiraly Heather Cox
Boxing Bob Papa Teddy Atlas Kenny Rice
Canoeing Randy Rosenbloom
Ted Robinson
Jon Lugbill
Cycling Pat Parnell
Steve Podborski
Paul Sherwen Robbie Floyd
Diving Ted Robinson Cynthia Potter Melissa Stark
Equestrian Tim Ryan Robert Ridland
Fencing John Dockery
Field Hockey Spero Dedes Siri Lindley
Gymnastics Al Trautwig Tim Daggett
Elfi Schlegel
Andrea Joyce
Handball Pete Pranica [Dawn Lewis]
Modern Pentathlon Bill Clement Marty Liquori
Rowing Randy Rosenbloom Yasmin Farooq Trace Worthington
Sailing Gary Jobson
Shooting John Dockery Steve Mason
Soccer JP Dellacamera Marcelo Balboa (men)
Lori Walker (women)
Softball Matt Vasgersian Dot Richardson
Swimming Dan Hicks Rowdy Gaines Melissa Stark
Synchronized Swimming Don Chevrier Tracie Conforto
Table Tennis Don Chevrier Bill Clement
Taekwondo John Dockery Pat Croce
Tennis Barry MacKay Jim Courier Len Berman
Track and field Tom Hammond Dwight Stones
Craig Masback
Carol Lewis
Lewis Johnson
Marty Liquori
Tom Feuer
Bob Neumeier
Triathlon Al Trautwig Siri Lindley Mark Morgan
Volleyball Jim Watson Mike Dodd
Water polo Mike Emrick Julie Swail
Weightlifting Pat Parnell Ray Bentley
Wrestling Russ Hellickson Jeff Blatnick Len Berman
2004 Sportsdesk reporters[edit]

2008[edit]

*These announcers were to call the action in their respective sports from NBC's headquarters in New York City.

Sport Sports commentator Color commentator Reporter
Opening Ceremony Bob Costas
Mary Carillo
Dan Hicks
Matt Lauer
Joshua Cooper Ramo
Craig Sager
Heather Cox
Jim Gray
Marty Snider
Bob Neumeier
Andrea Kremer
Andrea Joyce (artistic only)
Archery Joe Castellano* Denise Parker*
Badminton Jim Kozimor* Steve Kearney*
Baseball Eric Collins* Joe Magrane*
Basketball Mike Breen
Chris Carrino*
Mike Crispino*
Eric Collins*
Doug Collins
Ann Meyers
Teresa Edwards*
Bob Salmi*
Craig Sager
Beach volleyball Chris Marlowe Karch Kiraly Heather Cox
Boxing Bob Papa Teddy Atlas Jim Gray
Canoeing Tim Ryan (flatwater)
Craig Hummer (whitewater)
Joe Jacobi (both disciplines)
Cycling Craig Hummer Kenan Harkin
Paul Sherwen
Marty Snider
Diving Ted Robinson Cynthia Potter Bob Neumeier
Andrea Kremer
Equestrian Kenny Rice* Melanie Smith-Taylor*
Fencing Joe Castellano*
Pete Pranica*
Andrew Catalon*
Mika'il Sankofa*
Gymnastics Al Trautwig (artistic and trampoline)
Andrea Joyce (rhythmic)
Elfi Schlegel (all disciplines)
Tim Daggett (artistic and trampoline only)
Andrea Joyce (artistic only)
Team handball Andrew Catalon* Dawn Lewis (handball)
Field hockey Mike Corey* Nick Conway*
Modern pentathlon Ron Vaccaro Rob Stull
Rowing Tim Ryan Yaz Farooq
Shooting Bill Clement* Shari LeGate*
Soccer JP Dellacamera*
Glenn Davis*
Adrian Healey*
Steve Cangialosi*
Marcelo Balboa*
Brandi Chastain*
Shep Messing*
Lori Walker*
Softball Joe Castellano* Michele Smith*
Swimming Dan Hicks
Craig Hummer (open-water races)
Rowdy Gaines Andrea Kremer
Synchronized swimming Craig Hummer Heather Olson
Table tennis Bill Clement* Sean O'Neill*
Tennis Barry MacKay* Jimmy Arias*
Track and field Tom Hammond
Ron Vaccaro (race walking)
Lewis Johnson
Carol Lewis
Dwight Stones
Ato Boldon
Craig Masback
Ed Eyestone
Bob Neumeier
Triathlon Craig Hummer Siri Lindsey Marty Snider
Volleyball Paul Sunderland Kevin Barnett
Water polo Bob Fitzgerald Wolf Wigo
Weightlifting Pete Pranica* Shane Hamman*
Wrestling Matt Devlin Rulon Gardner
Closing Ceremony Bob Costas
Mary Carillo
Dan Hicks
Matt Lauer
Joshua Cooper Ramo
Craig Sager
Heather Cox
Jim Gray
Marty Snider
Bob Neumeier
Andrea Kremer
Andrea Joyce (artistic only)

NBC did not plan coverage of judo, sailing, or taekwondo on any of its networks. Coverage in the U.S. was to be available only online at NBCOlympics.com.

2008 Sportsdesk reporters[edit]
2008 Olympic correspondents[edit]

2012[edit]

*These announcers called the action in their respective sports from NBC's headquarters in New York City.

Sport Play-by-play announcer Color commentator Reporter
Opening Ceremony Bob Costas
Mary Carillo
Matt Lauer
Meredith Vieira
Archery Craig Hummer* Rick McKinney*
Badminton Jim Kozimor* Steve Kearney*
Basketball Bob Fitzgerald
Chris Carrino*
Dave Strader*
Doug Collins
Ann Meyers
Tim Capstraw*
Donny Marshall*
Lisa Leslie*
Carolyn Peck*
Doc Rivers (studio analyst)
Craig Sager
Beach Volleyball Chris Marlowe Kevin Wong Heather Cox
Boxing Bob Papa Teddy Atlas
BJ Flores* and Laila Ali* (studio analysts)
Russ Thaler
Canoeing Terry Gannon (Flatwater)
Randy Moss (Whitewater)
Eric Giddens
Cycling Steve Schlanger (Road)
Todd Harris (Track & BMX)
Paul Sherwen (Road & Track)
Jamie Bestwick (BMX)
Todd Harris
Diving Ted Robinson
Dan Hicks**
Cynthia Potter Alex Flanagan
Equestrian Tim Ryan Melanie Smith-Taylor
Fencing Craig Hummer* Jeff Bukantz*
Field Hockey Mike Corey* Missy Meharg*
Gymnastics Al Trautwig (Artistic & Trampoline)
Andrea Joyce (Rhythmic)
Elfi Schlegel (All Disciplines)
Tim Daggett (Artistic & Trampoline)
Andrea Joyce (Artistic & Trampoline)
Handball Mike Gorman* [Dawn Lewis]
Judo Craig Hummer* Leo White*
Modern Pentathlon Steve Cangialosi* Eli Bremer*
Rowing Terry Gannon Yaz Farooq
Shooting Jason Knapp* Shari LeGate*
Soccer Arlo White
JP Dellacamera*
Glenn Davis*
Steve Cangialosi*
Allen Hopkins*
Kyle Martino
Marcelo Balboa*
Shep Messing*
Cobi Jones*
Brandi Chastain
Kate Markgraf*
Cat Whitehill*
Angela Hucles*
Michele Tafoya
Swimming Dan Hicks
Steve Schlanger (open-water races)
Rowdy Gaines Andrea Kramer
Synchronized Swimming Randy Moss Heather Olson
Table Tennis Ari Wolfe* Sean O'Neill*
Taekwondo Jim Watson* Pat Croce*
Tennis Brett Haber
Andrew Catalon
Ted Robinson (men's singles final only)
Justin Gimbelstob
Rennae Stubbs
John McEnroe (men's singles final only)
Jon Wertheim
Track and Field Tom Hammond
Randy Moss (Marathon)
Ato Boldon
Dwight Stones
Craig Masback
Tim Hutchings
Chris Maddocks (Marathon)
Lewis Johnson
Triathlon Steve Schlanger Julie Swail
Volleyball Paul Sunderland Kevin Barnett Michele Tafoya
Water Polo Mike Emrick
Steve Schlanger
Randy Moss
Wolf Wigo
Julie Swail
Pierre McGuire
Weightlifting Jim Watson* Shane Hamman*
Wrestling Jason Knapp* Rulon Gardner*
Closing Ceremony Bob Costas Al Michaels
Ryan Seacrest
Michele Tafoya and Lewis Johnson
** - Hicks only called diving on Day 9, when Robinson called the men's singles final for tennis.
  • Opening Ceremony tease narrators: Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor[39]
  • NBC did not plan coverage of sailing. Coverage in the U.S. was to be available only online at NBCOlympics.com.
2012 Sportsdesk Reporters[edit]
2012 Olympic Correspondents[edit]

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Summer Youth Olympics[edit]

2014[edit]

*Source for all commentators, hosts, and reporters; please note that the press release does not specify which sports Knapp, Watson, and Corey are covering during the Games: [17]
*All commentary for sports and ceremonies is being done from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Connecticut.

Sport Play-by-play announcer Color commentator
Opening Ceremony Josh Elliott Mary Carillo
Beach Volleyball Mike Corey Kevin Wong
Diving Jim Watson Laura Wilkinson
Gymnastics Jim Watson Alicia Sacramone
Swimming Jason Knapp Kaitlin Sandeno
Track and Field Jason Knapp
Mike Corey
Nick Symmonds

On-site reporters[edit]

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