Olympics on NBC commentators
This article includes a list of hosts and commentators of the Olympic Games on NBC.
- 1 Hosts
- 2 By event
- 2.1 Winter Olympics
- 2.1.1 1972
- 2.1.2 2002
- 2.1.3 2006
- 2.1.4 2010
- 2.1.5 2014
- 2.2 Summer Olympics
- 2.1 Winter Olympics
- 3 References
- 4 External links
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):
- (*) Though the United States boycotted these games, NBC held the rights to the Moscow Olympics, and the number of hours broadcast were reduced from 100+ hours to little more than three. The host for the two-hour wrap-up show was Bryant Gumbel, who was scheduled to be the main prime-time host. Therefore, he is given credit for being the anchor. Among those who were also supposed to have prominent roles in NBC's 1980 Moscow coverage were Donna DeVarona, Dick Enberg, Joe Garagiola, Merle Harmon, Charlie Jones, Bruce Jenner, David Letterman, and O. J. Simpson.
- 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.
- Al Michaels was weekday and weekend host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. This marked his first Olympic assignment since the 1988 Winter Olympics, which was the last to date aired on Michaels' long-time employer ABC Sports.
- 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. Matt Lauer was the replacement for February 16. Bob Costas returned on February 17 as the anchor for the rest of the Olympics.
- Jack Perkins (features)
- Opening Ceremony tease narrators: Jim McKay and Bob Costas
- These Olympics also began NBC's still-running tradition of closing montages, with images of each Games set to the score from the Remember the Titans soundtrack.
- Jim McKay (special correspondent)
2006 Sportsdesk reporters
2010 Sportsdesk reporters
2010 Olympic correspondents
Source for all other commentators without individual sources:
- Opening Ceremony tease narrator: Peter Dinklage
- 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.
- Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, and Jeremy Roenick will serve as studio analysts for ice hockey coverage.
2014 Olympic studio hosts
- Lester Holt – (Daytime coverage)
- Bob Costas – (Primetime and Late-Night coverage)
- Al Michaels – (Weekend daytime coverage)
Substitutes for Bob Costas
Bob Costas had health problems with his eyes so, the following substituted for him:
2014 Sportsdesk reporters
2014 Olympic correspondents
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- 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".)
2000 Sportsdesk reporters
2004 Sportsdesk reporters
*These announcers were to call the action in their respective sports from NBC's headquarters in New York City.
2008 Sportsdesk reporters
2008 Olympic correspondents
*These announcers called the action in their respective sports from NBC's headquarters in New York City.
- ** - 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
- NBC did not plan coverage of sailing. Coverage in the U.S. was to be available only online at NBCOlympics.com.
2012 Sportsdesk Reporters
2012 Olympic Correspondents
- "NBCUNIVERSAL’S OLYMPIC TRADITION". NBC Sports Group Press Box. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- Brennan, Patricia (July 26, 1992). "The Olympiad Covering the Best At Barcelona". The Washington Post. p. Y07.
- "NBC's big Beijing Crew is ready to go". Sports Business News. July 17, 2008.
- "NBC Sports Group Announces Hosts and Correspondents for London Olympic Games on NBC". TV by the Numbers. April 26, 2012.
- "Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe And Lester Holt To Host Nbc Olympics Coverage". Nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com. 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- "Bob Costas To Host Both Primetime & Late Night For Nbc’S Sochi Winter Olympics Coverage". Nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- YOUR 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS ANNOUNCING ASSIGNMENTS
- Sandomir, Richard (July 21, 2005). "Remembering Games That Were Barely There". The New York Times.
- Reilly, Rick (September 26, 1988). "The Mourning Anchor". Sports Illustrated.
- "NBCUNIVERSAL’S OLYMPIC TRADITION". NBC Sports Group Home. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- Joe Garagiola - Donna de Varona - 1980 NBC Olympics Interview on YouTube
- Hanson, Jeff (17 July 1988). "NBC Recalls Moscow Olympic Boycott". Los Angeles Times.
- "Jim Lampley". HBO.
- Busbee, Jay. "Matt Lauer to take over for ailing Bob Costas on primetime NBC Olympics duty". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
- de Moraes, Lisa. "Matt Lauer Back As Sochi Olympics Primetime Anchor; Bob Costas Still "Day To Day"". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
- Chase, Chris. "Bob Costas to return to NBC's Olympic telecast on Monday night". USA Today Sports. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
- "Williams, Costas Lead CTV, NBC into 2010 Olympic Winter Games". February 12, 2010.
- Posnanski, Joe (February 22, 2010). "10 Interesting Facts You May Not Nnow About the Miracle on Ice". Sports Illustrated.
- Salt Lake City Opening Ceremony Introduction.mpg
- 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics Closing Credits
- 2006 XX Olympics Opening Ceremony: NBC's Six Minutes of Passion, Four Hours of Fire
- "NBC’s F1/IndyCar voice, Leigh Diffey, to make Olympic broadcast debut at Sochi". Motorsportstalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- Cowley, Norm (February 14, 2014). "Kevin Martin hired by NBC as a curling commentator". Canada.com. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
- "Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski & Tanith Belbin To Join Nbc Olympics In Sochi". Nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com. 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- "Two-Time Olympic Figure Skating Medalist Nancy Kerrigan To Join Nbc Olympics In Sochi". Nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com. 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- "Twitter / TheToddHarris: Hey @awfulannouncing some not". Twitter.com. 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- "Al Michaels & Apolo Anton Ohno Named To Nbc Sports Group’S Sochi Winter Olympics Team". Nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com. 2013-07-27. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- WINTER IS COMING – Peter Dinklage Narrates Opening Tease of NBC’s Opening Ceremony Coverage
- "Sal Masekela To Join Nbc Olympics In Sochi". Nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com. 2013-11-25. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- "2008 U.S. OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST NASTIA LIUKIN TO JOIN NBC OLYMPICS IN SOCHI". Nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com. 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- "International Tennis Star Maria Sharapova To Join Nbc Olympics In Sochi". Nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com. 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- "Mary Carillo, Cris Collinsworth & Ato Boldon To Join Nbc Olympics In Sochi As Correspondents". Nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com. 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- "Moscow-Based Tv Journalist Vladimir Pozner To Join Nbcuniversal’S Olympics Coverage In Sochi". Nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com. 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- "Lindsey Vonn Joins ‘Today’ & Nbc Sports". Nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com. 2014-01-27. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
- 1996 Atlanta Olympics Opening Ceremonies Intro
- Sydney 2000 Olympic Games - NBC TV Intro
- 2004 Olympics Opening Intro
- Olympic opening ceremonies: Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor lend their voices
- . deadline.com.