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Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From London 2012, Day 6?

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NBC may not win a Gold medal for its all-around Olympic coverage, but it definitely had fewer stumbles in bringing us the women’s all-around gymnastics competition on Thursday than it did with the men’s equivalent on Wednesday.

For starters, we got to see plenty of …REAL MORE


Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment from London 2012, Day 5?

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I’ve come to realize over the last few days that I’m really partial to Olympic swimming events. Nobody purposely tries to throw a race to avoid tougher matchups down the pike (see badminton). There are no pesky judges to witness a thing of perfection — like McKayla Maroney’s flawless vault — then score it like there were hidden glitches only they could see. And swimming is straightforward: …READ MORE


Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment from London 2012, Day 4?

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Is it possible the 2012 Olympics might’ve peaked on Day 4? There was Allison Schmitt’s Olympic record-setting Gold-medal performance in the 200 freestyle. There was the triumph of the U.S. “Fab 5″ — oh those vaults! and oh the injustice of McKayla Maroney’s imperfect vault score! — in the Women’s Gymnastics Team Final. But for me, the most thrilling part of NBC’s primetime coverage had to be …READ MORE


Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment from London 2012, Day 3?

Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura stands dejected after the initial result declaration where his team figured fourth place, during the Artistic Gymnastic men's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. After judges spent about five minutes reviewing three-time world champion Uchimura on the pommel horse, his score was revised and Japan was awarded the silver medal with Britain getting bumped down to bronze.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

U.S. swimming sensation Ryan Lochte may have dominated the early headlines, but on Day 3 of the 2012 London Summer Games all eyes were on the O2 Arena and NBC’s prime time coverage of the men’s team gymnastics final, and the prospect of the fierce, fresh-faced American heartthrobs going for the gold.

Alas, the Wheaties box will have to wait. READ MORE


Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment from London 2012, Day 2?

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To me, the Summer Olympics have always been synonymous with first names: Nadia. Mary Lou. Shawn. (That’s Comaneci, Retton and Johnson, for the uninitiated.) So as women’s gymnastics took center stage on Day 2 of NBC’s prime time coverage, I couldn’t wait to go ga-ga over the mind-bending array of flips, twists and rotations.

What I wasn’t prepared for was …READ MORE


Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment from London 2012, Day 1?

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Though the glow of the eye-popping, Hollywood-inspired Opening Ceremonies was still shining bright, Day 1 of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London gave center stage back to the real stars — the athletes.

Once I’d sufficiently recovered from the mini-shock of watching …READ MORE


Great, Britain! Olympics Burn Hot for NBC, Most-Watched Summer Games Opener Ever

2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS -- Opening Ceremony -- Pictured: Olympic Flame -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

NBC’s Friday-night broadcast of the Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London was on fire, drawing 40.7 million total viewers — the most for any Summer Games opener on record (dating back 50 years).

For comparison’s sake, the opening ceremony for the Atlanta games (1996, NBC) drew …READ MORE


Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From the 2012 Opening Ceremonies?

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Simply smashing! That pretty much sums up Friday night’s spectacular, occasionally mind-bending, and wonderfully irreverent (Queen Elizabeth, you go girl!) Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

Trying to single out a most memorable moment from NBC’s extensive primetime coverage would be akin to choosing the most dazzling shot in a Roger Federer five-setter, but here goes. READ MORE