Telemundo will provide extensive Spanish-language coverage of the Summer Games throughout the competition day with additional coverage on cable channel Universo. In addition to the most high-profile sports and events, the Telemundo broadcast network will be the home to the men’s and women’s soccer competitions in Spanish, with a special focus on Team USA.
Additional NBC, Peacock, and Telemundo programming details for the Paris Olympics as well as NBCU’s cable coverage of the Games on USA Network, E!, CNBC, GOLF Channel and Universo will be announced at a later date. NBCU’s coverage of the Paris Paralympics will take place Aug. 28 – Sept. 8, 2024, with details to be released at a later date.
For the first time since 2018, the Olympic Games will return to their true glory, with full stadiums and the world’s greatest athletes competing against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris, where the modern Olympic Games were conceived 130 years ago. This will be the third time Paris has hosted the Olympics (1900 and 1924), tying London for the most as a Summer Games host. Los Angeles (1932, 1984) will tie those two cities when it hosts the first Summer Games in the U.S. in 32 years in 2028.
The Paris organizers are reimagining the Games to make them more accessible to the public and to showcase their city to the world. In a first, competitions will be held amidst iconic Parisian landmarks – beach volleyball at the Eiffel Tower, equestrian at the Palace of Versailles, and urban sports at Place de la Concorde. The surfing competition will take place nearly 10,000 miles from Paris in Tahiti, a part of French Polynesia.
Similarly, the plans for the Opening Ceremony are unlike any other. Rather than a stadium, the organizers are turning one of the world’s most famous waterways, the River Seine, into the world’s biggest theatrical stage. Instead of walking into a stadium, a four-mile-long flotilla will carry athletes from more than 200 countries past hundreds of thousands of spectators seated on the banks of the Seine. It promises to be one of the most spectacular Opening Ceremonies in Olympic history.
NBC, Peacock, and Telemundo will present live coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 26, 2024.
Having led the medal count at every Summer Games since 1996, Team USA is expected to soar once again in Paris. A combination of expected returning stars – including record-breaking athletes Katie Ledecky, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, and Noah Lyles – new Olympic hopefuls, and dominant U.S. teams will have viewers riveted throughout the Games.
The women of Team USA are expected to excel once again. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was the third Summer Games in a row in which U.S. women won more than half of U.S. medals (58%). The women also won more medals in Tokyo (66) than all other nations except two.
The U.S. women’s basketball team will be vying for an unprecedented eighth consecutive gold medal, while the reigning world champion women’s gymnastics and soccer teams will be looking to reclaim their spots on top of the Olympic podium. For the men, the Dream Team will be back and looking to take on an invigorated international field led by numerous NBA superstars, and, for the first time since 2008, Team USA will compete in the men’s Olympic soccer tournament.
NBCUniversal owns the U.S. media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032, which are scheduled for Paris (2024), Milan Cortina (2026), Los Angeles (2028) and Brisbane (2032). The host city for the 2030 Olympic Winter Games has not yet been chosen.
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