Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The London Olympics are coming!

In a little over a month the world stops to watch one of the biggest sports specials ever...the Olymipcs. NBCUniversal will provide 5,535 hours of coverage for the 2012 London Olympics across NBC, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, Telemundo, NBCOlympics.com, two specialty channels, and the first-ever 3D platform, an unprecedented level that surpasses the coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics by nearly 2,000 hours. Telemundo is the only Spanish-language station that will carry over 170 hours of games. This nearly equals the total coverage broadcast by NBC for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics (176.5). Telemundo's coverage will begin at 6 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. This makes perfect sense since people need to watch their novelas. Follow Telemundo's Olympic coverage at @olimpiadasTLMD and Facebook.com/OlimpiadasTelemundo.

Here's something to put into perspective. Cuba leads Central/South America (Spanish-speaking countries) with 67 gold medals and 189 total. The United States has 929 gold medals and 2,302 total. Come on Colombia...you only have one gold medal.

For a sneak peak at this year's Olympics, watch Telemundo Philadelphia's interview with U.S. Olympic athlete Carli Lloyd.

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