NBC Olympics logoSports fans who can't wait until NBC's tape-delayed primetime coverage to see if Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt will be able to win Olympic gold won't have to anymore. NBC announced Tuesday that every event from next summer's London Olympics will be aired live on television or streaming over the Internet.
It's a major reversal from NBC's prior policy of withholding live events from the West Coast and airing many others on tape delay throughout all time zones. For years the network has angered fans across the country by refusing to air events until the start of its 8 p.m. coverage window. For the last summer Olympics in Beijing, this meant sitting on footage of Usain Bolt's record-breaking runs for as long as 15 hours.
NBC hasn't announced how it will air the events. A mix of streaming Internet coverage and use of NBC's cable networks is expected. The primetime telecast on NBC will likely feature the same mix of event coverage, human interest stories and Bob Costas.
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