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NBC's Bob Costas has acknowledged a controversy over honoring Israeli athletes killed at the Olympics 40 years ago but stopped short of offering his own protest.
The Olympic host this month had said that Olympic officials were insensitive in turning down a call to include a tribute in the opening ceremony for athletes and coaches killed in Munich in 1972 by Palestinian gunmen...
Friday kicks off a familiar quadrennial tradition: trying to figure out what Bob Costas will wear on a given night, while marveling at his encyclopedic knowledge of badminton. This practice may or may not include bouts of cheering for the underdog Belgian men’s national field hockey team, hoping that the country can finally get off the gold-medal schneid. Or, even the occasional...
Alongside American sportscaster Bob Costas, Carmelo Anthony will grace this month’s Olympic issue of ‘The Hollywood Reporter‘. Check out some photos and behind the scenes footage of the shoot:
Bob Costas – the face of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics — posed with a few athletes including the New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony for The Hollywood Reporter.
The Summer Olympics opening ceremony takes place Friday, but the first of 5,535 hours that NBC is showing of the games begins Wednesday with qualifying rounds in women's soccer. With so many different options, viewers need a road map to make sense of it all.
NBC is promising that every competition in London will be available to U.S. consumers live, with the bulk of them seen...
The mother of fencing star Mariel Zagunis pushed up her flight and frantically packed her bags to make sure she gets to London in time.
After all, it's not every day her daughter leads the U.S. team in the opening ceremony of the Olympics.
So Cathy Zagunis threw her things together Thursday at her home near Portland, Ore., overwhelmed with emotion and intent on getting to Olympic...
Are you as excited as we are about the Olympics this weekend? We are especially looking forward to the events that combine multiple disciplines, such as athletics, modern pentathlon and triathlon. Not sure what goes on in those events?
No worries; we compiled a reference guide to bring you up to speed with each sport in the 2012 Olympic Games. And since for two weeks every four...
[caption id="attachment_2203" align="alignleft" width="300"] The beautiful copper-leaves Olympic cauldron capped an awesome Opening Ceremony to the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Reuters: Dylan Martinez)[/caption]
I love the Olympics – always have, always will. I will cover them as a journalist some day, and until then I'll happily watch on TV.
Over the next couple days, you’re simply going to be inundated with all things Olympics. From cheesy TV features on athletes you’ve never heard of, to learning fun facts about London you couldn’t care less about, and seeing entirely too much of Bob Costas in HD, there really is nothing quite like the Olympics Games.
However, what you might not be thinking about is the gear...