Games of the XXX Olympiad: July 27 – August 12, 2012 – Closing ceremony NBC to air live online Sunday

April 17, 2012

Athletics, International

NBC to stream London Olympics closing ceremony live online
The event still will air Sunday on a tape-delayed basis on NBC in prime time

 
 
NBC announced it has changed plans and will stream Sunday’s Olympic closing ceremony live online.
 
Sunday’s ceremony from London will still air on a tape-delayed basis on NBC in prime time. For the opening ceremony, NBC took some heat for not making the event available to anyone in the United States for hours after the fact.
 
NBC has since found that streaming live all of the Olympic sports events online has not cut into its prime-time audience, which has been unexpectedly bigger than the 2008 Beijing Games.
 
The closing ceremony is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. PDT.
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U.S. Olympic uniforms

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Schedule

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NBC networks Olympic TV listings

http://www.nbcolympics.com/get-local/tvlistings.html

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U.S. Olympic team trials

The 2012 London Summer Olympics begins on July 27, 2012
The United States Olympic Committee and the NBC Sports Group has announced a television schedule for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. NBC plans to show a record 67.5 hours including many live primetime events.
This is a full television schedule of the 10 sports included in coverage. Coverage will be provided on both NBC and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).

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Source: USA Track & Field

Ashton Eaton brought a record capacity crowd to full roar Saturday at Hayward Field as the Oregon graduate set a world record in the decathlon, scoring 9,039 points to break the previous record of 9,026 set in 2001 by the Czech Republic’s Roman Sebrle. The official attendance was 21,795. It was but one highlight of a dramatic and newsmaking day at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field.

Eaton’s record was the first world record set at the U.S. Olympic Trials since Michael Johnson’s 19.66 in the 200m at Atlanta in 1996. It was also the fifth time an American set a decathlon world record at the Trials, a feat most recently achieved in 1976 by Bruce Jenner. Former record holders Jenner and Dan O’Brien were on hand to great Eaton at the finish line.

 Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh finished in a dead heat for the last U.S. spot in the London Games at the Olympic trials, each finishing in 11.068 seconds.

Troy Dumais qualified for his 4th Olympic diving team on June 22, 2012, joining Greg Louganis as the only American men to do so.

Galen Rupp  set an Olympic 10K trials record, finishing in 27 minutes, 25.33 seconds to make his 2nd Olympics.

David Boudia is returning to the Olympics in two events after winning the 10-meter platform title at the U.S. diving trials. Nick McCrory, who finished 2nd with 1,582.55 points. They had already made the team for the London Games by winning the platform synchro event in the eight-day meet.

Source: ESPN

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Men’s 100 Meter Run Final
1 Justin Gatlin  9.8           
2  Tyson Gay  9.86           
3 Ryan Bailey 9.93 

Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles Final
1 Aries Merritt  Reebok 12.93   
2 Jason Richardson  Nike 12.98      
3 Jeffrey Porter  Unattached 13.08 

Men’s 200 Meter Dash Final
1 Wallace Spearmon Jr  19.82 
2 Maurice Mitchell   20.14  
3 Isiah Young   20.16

Men’s 400 Meter Run Final
1 LaShawn Merritt  44.12             
2 Tony McQuay 44.9              
3 Bryshon Nellum  44.8 

Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles Final 
1 Michael Tinsley 48.33   
2 Angelo Taylor  48.57        
3 Kerron Clement  48.89

Men’s 800 Meter Run Final
1 Nicholas Symmonds   1:43.92              
2 Khadevis Robinson   1:44.64              
3 Duane Solomon Jr  1:44.65

Men’s 1500 Meter Run Final
1 Leonel Manzano  3:35.75              
2 Matthew Centrowitz  3:35.84              
3 Andrew Wheating   3:36.68

Men’s 10000 Meter Run Final
1 Galen Rupp  27:25.33             
2 Matt Tegenkamp 27:33.94              
3 Dathan Ritzenhein  27:36.09              
4 Chris Derrick 27:40.23

Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles Final
1 Dawn Harper Nike 12.73         
2 Kellie Wells Nike 12.77       
3 Lolo Jones Asics 12.86      
4 Virginia Crawford Nike 12.90     

Women’s 100 Meter Dash Final
1 Carmelita Jeter Nike 10.92     
2 Tianna Madison Saucony 10.96      
3 Jeneba Tarmoh Nike 11.07       
3 Allyson Felix Nike 11.07   

Women’s 200 Meter Dash Final
1 Allyson Felix  Nike 21.69    
2 Carmelita Jeter  Nike 22.11      
3 Sanya Richards-Ross  Nike 22.22

Women’s 400 Meter Run Final
Sanya Richards-Ross 49.28
De’Hashia “DeeDee” Trotter 50.02
Francena McCrory 50.43

Women’s 400 Meter Hurdles Final
1 Lashinda Demus  53.98      
2 Georganne Moline   54.33        
3 T’Erea Brown 54.81  

Women’s 800 Meter Run Final
1 Alysia Montano   1:59.08              
2 Geena Gall   1:59.24              
3 Alice Schmidt   1:59.46

Women’s 1500 Meter Run Final
1 Morgan Uceny  4:04.59              
2 Shannon Rowbury   4:05.11              
3 Jenny Simpson  4:05.17

Women’s 10000 Meter Run
1 Amy Hastings 31:58.36              
2 Natosha Rogers 31:59.21              
3 Shalane Flanagan  31:59.69              
4 Lisa Uhl  32:03.46

Men’s High Jump Final
1 Jamie Nieto 2.28m 7-5 ¾     
 2 Erik Kynard Jr  2.28m 7-5 ¾     
 3 Nick Ross 2.28m 7-5 ¾     
 4 Jesse Williams 2.28m 7-5 ¾

Men’s Pole Vault Final
1 Brad Walker  Nike 5.67m 18-7 ¼     
2 Jeremy Scott  Nike 5.60m 18-4 ½     
3 Scott Roth Unattached 5.60m 18-4 ½     
4 Derek Miles  Nike 5.60m 18-4 ½

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Video: Jeneba Tarmoh: My Heart Wasn’t In Runoff
U.S. sprinter Jeneba Tarmoh explains to NBC’s Lewis Johnson why she decided to pull out of her 100m runoff with Allyson Felix and concede the Olympic spot to Felix.

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The 2012 US Olympic men’s basketball team pose for a photo after the lineup was unveiled in Las Vegas. Photograph: Jason Bean/AP

Five members of the gold-medal-winning lineup at the 2008 Bejing Games have been included in the 12-strong US Olympic men’s basketball team.

LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Deron Williams return for another attempt at Olympic glory. The US team are favourites at London 2012.

The USA Basketball chairman, Jerry Colangelo, announced the selections after two US team training sessions in Las Vegas. Final approval is still required by the US Olympic committee.

Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)

Kobe Bryant (Lakers)

Tyson Chandler (Knicks)

Kevin Durant (Thunder)

Blake Griffin (Clippers)

James Harden (Thunder)

Andre Iguodala (76ers)

LeBron James (Heat)

Kevin Love (Timberwolves)

Chris Paul (Clippers)

Russell Westbrook (Thunder)

Deron Williams (Nets)

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Olympics: List of venues for the 2012 London Games

AFP Relax News

Here are the main venues for the 2012 London Games, which mark 100 days to go on April 18. The sites will be centred around the Olympic Park at Stratford in east London.

Outside London, the football competition will be held around Britain at Cardiff, Coventry, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.

Slalom canoeing will take place north of the capital, with rowing and sprint canoeing to the west and mountain biking to the east. The sailing events take place at Weymouth on the southern English coast.

— OLYMPIC PARK VENUES —

OLYMPIC STADIUM

Capacity: 80,000

Sport: Athletics (and will host opening and closing ceremonies)

Venue: New, permanent

Location: Olympic Park

– Unlike Beijing’s Bird’s Nest, the showpiece stadium, costing £486 million ($790 million, 550 million euros), has a simpler design, drawn up with a view to scaling it down after the Games. The steel and concrete upper tier can be dismantled, leaving a 25,000-seater sunken bowl. Construction was completed under budget in March 2011. East London football club West Ham is one of four bidders for the lease once the Games are over.

AQUATICS CENTRE

Capacity: 17,500

Sports: Diving, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Modern Pentathlon

Venue: New, permanent

Location: Olympic Park

– Designed by the architect Zaha Hadid, the £269 million centre has a 160-metre-long (525-foot-long) long wave-like roof. It contains a 50-metre competition pool, a diving pool, and a warm-up pool. One of the few Olympic-sized pools in Britain, it will be scaled back to 2,500 seats after the Games. Has already held the 2012 Diving World Cup and the British Swimming Championships, where Paralympian Ellie Simmonds set the venue’s first world record.

RIVERBANK ARENA

Capacity: 15,000

Sport: Hockey

Venue: New, temporary

Location: Olympic Park

– The arena will hold 15,000 fans and has a warm-up pitch behind it. The blue and pink pitches have been laid, with the seating to be complete before a test event in May. After the Games, the hockey centre will move to a 3,000-seater facility north of the park that can be extended to 15,000 for major events.

BASKETBALL ARENA

Capacity: 12,000

Sports: Basketball, Handball

Venue: New, temporary

Location: Olympic Park

– The fourth-largest venue on the park and one of the largest-ever temporary venues built for any Games. Construction completed within the £43 million budget in June 2011. The frame of 20 steel arches has been wrapped in fabric to form the canvas for an innovative lighting display. After the Olympics, parts of it are expected to be reused or relocated elsewhere in Britain.

COPPER BOX

Capacity: 6,500

Sports: Handball, Modern Pentathlon (fencing)

Venue: New, permanent

Location: Olympic Park

– The distinctive, £43 million copper-clad arena will host the early handball rounds. The copper will develop a rich colour as it ages. Completed in May 2011. After the Games, it will be converted into a multi-purpose indoor sports centre for community use. It has retractable seating.

VELODROME

Capacity: 6,000

Sports: Track Cycling

Venue: New, permanent

Location: Olympic Park

– The lower tier has 3,500 seats, with the rest suspended in two upper tiers under the curved roof. In between, a glass wall will allow people to watch the action from outside. Costing £93 million, it was completed in February 2011 and held a leg of the Track Cycling World Cup in February this year. Australia’s Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch set the first world record at the Velodrome on February 17 in the team sprint. It was nominated for the 2011 Stirling Prize, Britain’s most prestigious architecture award.

WATER POLO ARENA

Capacity: 5,000

Sport: Water Polo

Venue: New, temporary

Location: Olympic Park

– Construction was completed in April. The wedge-shaped venue is covered in a silver-coloured wrap and its sloping roof made from air-inflated plastic cushions. It features a warm-up pool inside. The arena will be taken down after the Games and parts of it are expected to be reused within Britain.

— OTHER KEY VENUES —

ALL ENGLAND LAWN TENNIS AND CROQUET CLUB

Capacity: 30,000

Sport: Tennis

Venue: Existing, permanent

Location: Southwest London

– The home of the Wimbledon championships will host the entire tennis tournament. Centre Court, dating back to 1922, has a 15,000-seater capacity and a retractable roof, enabling play during rain or bad light. Court One can host 11,500 spectators. The club hosted the 1908 Olympics at its pre-1922 venue.

NORTH GREENWICH ARENA

Capacity: 20,000

Sports: Gymnastics (Artistic, Trampoline), Basketball finals

Venue: Existing, permanent

Location: Southeast London

– Once known as the Millennium Dome, this arena cost £789 million to build but lay idle for years after the Millennium Experience exhibition in 2000. Eventually taken into private hands, it was transformed into a highly successful sports and entertainment arena with shops, restaurants a nightclub and a cinema. The main arena will seat 16,500 for the gymnastics, with the full capacity for the basketball finals. It has hosted sell-out NBA exhibition games and the 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

ExCeL

Capacity: Depends on configuration

Sports: Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Venue: Existing, permanent

Location: East London’s Docklands

– Five arenas will be created in the Exhibition Centre London, an enormous grey rectangular box on the edge of the semi-derelict Royal Victoria Dock. The venue has two long exhibition halls of 32,250 square metres each. ExCeL is used to rejigging its space to host major events, including a G20 summit in 2009 and the British Motor Show. It has already held several test events.

LEE VALLEY WHITE WATER CENTRE

Capacity: 12,000

Sport: Canoe slalom

Venue: New, permanent

Location: 30 kilometres north of Olympic Park

– The centre is built upstream on the River Lee, which runs through the Olympic Park. A new, 10,000 square metre lake provides the 300-metre course with 15 cubic metres of water per second. It also has a 160-metre intermediate/training course. Already open to the public. Temporary seats will be removed after the Games.

WEMBLEY ARENA

Capacity: 6,000

Sports: Badminton, Rhythmic Gymnastics

Venue: Existing, permanent

Location: Northwest London

– The concert venue, next to Wembley Stadium, was built for the 1934 Empire Games swimming events. It has hosted sports such as boxing, ice hockey, snooker and the Horse of the Year Show. The August 2011 Badminton World Championships served as a test event.

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