Winter Olympics

NBC Universal Pays Up, Secures Olympic Broadcasting Rights Through 2032

The Olympic Rings

NBC Universal has secured a new deal valued at $7.65 billion to keep the broadcast rights to the Olympic Games through 2032. The agreement, which covers rights for TV, internet and mobile, also includes an additional $100 million signing bonus to be used for promotion.

"This agreement is excellent news for the entire Olympic Movement as it helps to ensure its financial security in the long term, in particular future host cities of the Olympic Games, the athletes of the 204 National Olympic Committees and the International Sports Federations," said International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, who led the negotiations.

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Grimm Exclusive Video: Worship the Wesen!

David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby

In Egyptian times, Hank would have been bowing down to Monroe. On Friday's Grimm (9/8c, NBC), Nick (David Giuntoli) and his friends learn that the ancient Egyptians thought that the Wesen were gods ... read more

Ratings: Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremony Down from Vancouver

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

The Sochi Olympics closing ceremony took a fall from Vancouver's farewell bash.

Sochi Olympics: Highs and lows

Sunday's two-hour, tape-delayed broadcast ...
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Olympics: Russia Pokes Fun at Opening Ceremony Misfire During Closing Ceremony

Dancers reenact the Opening Ceremony ring failure

The 2014 Winter Olympics — the costliest games in Olympic history, according to NBC — have officially come to an end. The theme of Sunday's Closing Ceremony was "Reflections of Russia," and it featured tributes to Russian musicians, writers and important cultural figures.

Delegations from each participating country also paraded through the ceremony, and medals were awarded for some of the final events, including women's and men's cross-country skiing.

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Nancy Kerrigan Looks Back on "Sad" Tonya Harding Scandal, Defends Herself: I Wasn't Whining

Nancy Kerrigan

Nancy Kerrigan opened up for the first time about the Whack Heard 'Round the World Sunday on NBC's documentary Nancy & Tonya. And befitting someone who has avoided the spotlight the past 20 years, she doesn't waste many words describing the scandal that ushered in the age of salacious celebrity headlines.

It's sad," Kerrigan said. "The bizarre craziness that all transpired — it's all sad."

NBC revisits Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding scandal in "fascinating character study"

Kerrigan was infamously clubbed in the knee at the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in an attack hatched by Tonya Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and clumsily executed by Shane Stant, who jumped through a Plexi-glass door to flee. Though many people, including Harding's former coach, entertained the possibility that Harding was somehow linked to it, Kerrigan revealed that ...
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Olympics: Canada Wins Back-to-Back Men's Hockey Gold; Russia Tops Medal Count

Carl Hagelin #62 of Sweden and Marc-Edouard Vlasic #44 of Canada

Canada routed Sweden 3-0 to defend its men's hockey Olympic gold medal Sunday.

The Canadians scored in each period, behind Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz, and shut out its opponent for the second consecutive game. The gold is Canada's third in the last four Olympics and first off North American soil ...
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Olympics: What to Watch on Day 16 – Men's Hockey Final; Steven Holcomb Seeks Repeat Gold

Canadian Hockey Team

The final day of the Winter Olympics on Sunday features the men's hockey gold medal game and Steve Holcomb vying to make bobsled history. Here's what you should watch (all times ET) before the closing ceremony.

The 411 on the 12 new Winter Olympic events

All events are live-streamed at Sunday's tape-delayed daytime coverage (2 p.m., NBC) will feature cross-country and bobsled. The closing ceremony starts at 8:30 p.m.

Hockey, men's gold medal game — Sweden vs. Canada
 7 a.m. on NBC (live); 5 p.m. (replay)
Canada will go for ...
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Olympics: U.S. Men's Hockey Shut Out Again, Dutch Set Speed Skating Records

Justin Faulk #72 of the United States and Teemu Selanne #8 of Finland

In another tough loss for U.S. men's hockey, Finland shut the team out 5-0 to take the bronze medal in Sochi Saturday.

After a scoreless first period, Finland's Teemu Selanne and Jussi Jokinen scored back-to-back early on in the second. The Finns then ran away with the game, netting three more in the third. Finland's win marks the fifth hockey medal in the last six Olympics for the country. The U.S., meanwhile, ended up in a disappointing fourth place, failing to score a goal for the second game in a row after scoring 20 in its first four games.

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Olympics: Canada Shuts Out U.S. in Men's Hockey Semi; Mikaela Shiffrin Skis into History Books

Sidney Crosby, Cam Fowler

There will be no beer for Obama.

A day after the U.S. women's devastating loss to Canada in the Olympic gold-medal hockey game, the American men lost its semifinal bout against its Northern neighbor.

The 411 on the 12 new Winter Olympic events

In a rematch of the Vancouver overtime gold-medal contest, Canada prevailed Friday 1-0 with Jamie Benn's goal in the second period, while goalie Carey Price made 31 saves. They will play Sweden, which beat Finland 2-1, in the final for the chance to win its first hockey gold outside of North America since 1952. 

The U.S., which suffered its first loss in Sochi, will play Finland for the bronze on Saturday.

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Olympics: What to Watch on Day 15 — U.S. Men Go for Hockey Bronze; U.S. Bobsled Defense Starts

Steven Holcomb

Day 15 of the Winter Olympics on Saturday features the men's hockey bronze medal contest and Steve Holcomb seeking more bobsled hardware. Here's what you should watch (all times ET).

The 411 on the 12 new Winter Olympic events

All events are live-streamed at Saturday's tape-delayed daytime coverage (2:30 p.m., NBC) will feature biathlon, cross-country and snowboarding. Tape-delayed prime-time coverage (8 p.m., NBC) includes alpine skiing, bobsled, speed skating, snowboarding and the figure skating gala.

Hockey, men's bronze medal game — U.S. vs. Finland
 10 a.m. on NBC Sports (live); 6 p.m. (replay)
The U.S., the Vancouver silver medalists, will ...
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