The 2008 Summer Olympics

The 2008 Summer Olympics

The 2008 Summer Olympics, also known as Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad will be seen worldwide on 100's of TV networks in the US it will be seen on NBC. This every 4 year sports spectacular will air 7 days a week for 17 straight days on many of NBC's affiliate networks as well as on NBC itself. The opening ceremonies will be seen live on Friday night, 08-08-08. This time The 2008 Summer Olympics is being broadcast not only via tape but also many live events straight from Beijing, China. The theme of this year’s Summer Olympics is “One World One Dream”. The official opening ceremonies will air live in the U.S. on NBC on Friday night, August 8th. The closing ceremonies will air on NBC on Sunday night, August 24th.

The 2008 Summer Olympics Statistics:

Nations participating: 204 (approx.) - Note: 1 or more nations could drop out for any number of reasons before the games begin
Athletes participating: 10,500 (approx.)
U.S. athletes participating: 596 (approx.)
Events: 302 in 28 sports

The 2008 Summer Olympics will be the first to be produced and broadcast entirely in high definition television, and will likely garner upwards of 4 billion viewers worldwide.

Sports to be contested at these games and the number of events to be contested in each sport:

Archery (4)
Athletics (47)
Badminton (5)
Baseball (1)
Basketball (2)
Boxing (11)
Canoeing (16)
Cycling (18)
Diving (8)
Equestrian (6)
Fencing (10)
Field hockey (2)
Football (2)
Gymnastics (18)
Handball (2)
Judo (14)
Modern pentathlon (2)
Rowing (14)
Sailing (11)
Shooting (15)
Softball (1)
Swimming (34)
Synchronized swimming (2)
Table tennis (4)
Taekwondo (8)
Tennis (4)
Triathlon (2)
Volleyball (4)
Water polo (2)
Weightlifting (15)
Wrestling (18)

NBC owned affilates that may or may not air 1 or more events of the games live or taped in the U.S. and the U.K. include:

• Bravo (USA)
• CNBC (United Kingdom)
• Diva TV (United Kingdom)
• Sci-Fi (United Kingdom)
• SciFi (USA)
• Telemundo (USA)
• Telemundo (Mexico)
• Universal HD (USA)

Episode Info

Final: 1x17 -- 2008 Closing ceremonies Live from Beijing, China (Aug/24/2008) [Special Airtime: 07:00 pm]

Bill PatrickBill Patrick
As Himself (Host)
Bob CostasBob Costas
As Himself (Host)
Jim LampleyJim Lampley
As Himself (Host)
Matt VasgersianMatt Vasgersian
As Himself (Host)
Matt VasgersianMatt Vasgersian
As Himself (Host)
Melissa StarkMelissa Stark
As Herself (Host)
Cris CollinsworthCris Collinsworth
As Himself (Special Correspondent)
Tom BrokawTom Brokaw
As Himself (Special Correspondent)
Tom BrokawTom Brokaw
As Himself (Special Correspondent)
Mary CarilloMary Carillo
As Herself (Special Correspondent)

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Recurring Guests

Michael Phelps (6 eps)
Peter Vanderkaay (6 eps)
Katie Hoff (6 eps)
Rebecca Soni (6 eps)
Aaron Peirsol (5 eps)
Christine Magnuson (5 eps)
Elaine Breeden (5 eps)
Brendan Hansen (4 eps)
Ryan Lochte (4 eps)
Margaret Hoelzer (4 eps)

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Network: NBC ( USA)
Type: Sports
Genres: Competition, Current Events
Status: Canceled/Ended
Airs: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 240 Minutes
Premiere: August 08, 2008
Ended: August 24, 2008
• Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (Alternate title)
• Games of the XXIX Olympiad (Alternate title)
• Summer Olympics (Alternate title)
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