The quick reflexes, strategic thinking and endurance of an Olympic athlete will also serve fans well as NBCUniversal offers an astounding 5,535 hours of coverage of the 2012 London Games. Every minute of all 302 events in 32 sports will be shown live in the United States for the first time. "We think it's important to have that instant gratification and immediacy for those avid fans," says Mark Lazarus, the NBC Sports Group chairman who made the call to provide live streaming online of even the most popular events.
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As an Olympian, the bride impressed millions with her skill and speed. When it comes to her wedding day, she's also going for the gold. Bride Sanya Richards and her groom, pro-football player Aaron Ross, are one of the country's hottest celebrity sports couples. When they say, "I do," it will be one for the record books with a room full of champions in attendance. With a budget of close to $600,000, this platinum affair is first-class all the way. Sanya may sport a tracksuit when she's training, but on her big day, the beautiful bride is going for pure princess. Her spectacular $40,000 St. Pucci Couture mermaid-style gown looks like it came from a fairytale and is the perfect style statement to go along with her seven carat diamond engagement ring. Their 500 guests knew they were in for something extra special when they first got a peak of the couple's elaborately designed wedding invitations, which cost $20,000 to create. As the details continue to unfold, this wedding spectacular gets bigger and better at every turn. The couple's design team will descend on a luxury hotel located the lush green banks of Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas to make Sanya's opulent wedding dreams come true. With a theme of "Fashionable Elegance," the ballroom will be done up in white and gold. The space will be filled with impressive arrangements of orchids, calla lilies and English garden roses. Illuminated tables will be covered in gold silk, with a gold and ivory silk overlay. White chandeliers, cascading crystals, and white mink pillows will add a touch of pizzazz. In addition to the best day of her life, the bride has something else to celebrate - her 25th birthday. To mark the occasion, Sanya is setting up a sexy cocktail lounge complete with gaming tables and an all-star line up of top recording artists. From the glamorous reception to the electrifying after-party, this platinum wedding shines as an all-star event. watch
An Olympic champion and a football star throw a platinum wedding. watch