Olympics 2012: A look back at London & NBC


Jamaica's Warren Weir, second left, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, third left, and Jamaica's Yohan Blake lead the men's 200-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza)

Hour 2

The 2012 Olympics are over, and in this hour of Radio Times, we look back on the remarkable athleticism, struggles and successes, defeats and drama, hype and history of the London Games. From Michael Phelps dripping with an unprecedented haul of gold medals to Usain Bolt’s showmanship and sprint stamina to the U.S. women’s team dominance in gymnastics, soccer, water polo, volleyball and swim and sprint relays, the Olympics offered up no shortage of storylines to remember. Helping us sift the historic from the merely trivial will be NPR’s HOWARD BERKES, and Sports Illustrated columnist TIM LAYDEN, who both covered the Games in London. Then, we’ll talk about NBC’s controversial and highly rated broadcast of the Games, with highlighted races aired on tape delay during primetime despite real-time spoilers compliments of the Web, and what we can expect in future Olympics broadcasts, with Buzzmachine.com’s JEFF JARVIS, associate professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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