One hundred nights from now, the 2010 Winter Olympics will begin in Vancouver, Canada. The city held a low-key celebration to mark the countdown, highlighted by the official handing over of the Olympic village from the city to the Vancouver Olympic Committee.
Interestingly enough, there was much more celebration in New York where NBC kicked-off its Olympic coverage with an event in Rockefeller center attended by numerous Olympic hopefuls. It included ice skating demonstrations, aerial skiers on trampoline and, of course, numerous mentions of the hundreds of hours of coverage on NBC and its family of networks.
Universal Sports, NBC's Olympic cable partner, debuted a prime-time studio show tonight dedicated to the Vancouver Games. It's set to air nightly beginning on Dec. 1.