NBC Global It announced today that it will provide an unprecedented 7,000 hours of coverage of this summer’s Tokyo Olympics on two broadcast networks, six cable networks and multiple digital platforms, serving viewers in English and Spanish.
The company said the games postponed from last summer will take place from July 23 to August 8 in Tokyo, Japan, dispelling rumors that there is local discontent and low vaccination rates in Japan.
“After a devastating year, the world is coming together again, finally, in Tokyo this summer,” said Molly Solomon, Executive Producer and President of NBC Olympics Production. “We will provide the most comprehensive – and accessible – coverage of any sporting event in history. The depth and breadth of our broadcast will be unprecedented, showcasing athletes from one generation and stories that will exemplify the incredible uniqueness of these games and our time.”
The games, which will be held without fans, will be the first major global gathering since the pandemic began.
NBC Universal said a major focus of its coverage will naturally be on Team USA, which has won more overall medals than any other nation in six consecutive Summer Games. Some athletes including Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, Caleb Dressel, Simone Manuel, Alison Felix, Noah Lyles and others are expected to lead the group.
In team sports, American women are especially great and must compete for gold via basketball, soccer, softball, and water polo, as well as many team events, such as gymnastics and eights in rowing. In men’s basketball, the “dream team” will attempt to win the fourth consecutive gold medal and 16The tenth Inclusive.