FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 30th, 2012
2012 LONDON OLYMPICS — PRIMETIME HIGHLIGHTS
Bob Costas with John McEnroe
“After meeting this guy (Ryan Lochte), I started to wonder if he was going to be lucky enough to make it to the Games in one piece.”
–John McEnroe on Ryan Lochte
John McEnroe feature on Ryan Lochte
McEnroe’s feature on Lochte included a look at Lochte’s new workout regimen, his goals for the London Olympics and an in-depth look at Lochte’s walk-in closet.
Bob Costas with Ryan Seacrest
“They’re all back together again here in London and they’re hoping to share a little more history together.”
– Ryan Seacrest on the Phelps family celebrating another Olympic Games together.
Ryan Seacrest feature on Michael Phelps and his family
Seacrest’s feature on Phelps includes a sit down interview with the swimmer at his childhood pool. Seacrest also has a conversation with Phelp’s mother Debbie and his sisters Hilary & Whitney.
“I’m ready. It’s been a long time in the sport. I’m just trying to relive all the memories and just enjoy the last days.”
-Michael Phelps on the London Olympics being his last Olympic Games.
“It’s fun to see these athletes in their real lives, and that’s what we are going to try to capture.”
-Ryan Seacrest on the athlete profiles he will be presenting during the London Olympics.
Bob Costas with Meredith Vieira
“I understand for the next Bond film, the Queen is auditioning for the role of Moneypenny.”
-Bob Costas on the vignette the Queen filmed with Daniel Craig for the Opening Ceremony.
Ryan Seacrest Social Media Segment
NOTE: During NBC’s coverage each day and night, the network will feature social media segments that shine a light on the messages, tweets and Olympic moments the world is sharing on Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms. NBC will produce social media segments during each day part, and the segments will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest, Michelle Beadle, and Tamron Hall.
On Facebook, the Queen got the most buzz. The favorite moment for men was the lighting of the Olympic flame and for women, not surprisingly, it was David Beckham.
On Twitter, the Queen inspired more than 1.2 million tweets and a photo of Paul McCartney was the most re-tweeted image from the Opening Ceremony.
The U.S. swim team’s video of “Call Me Maybe” had almost two million views.
Sports featured in the broadcast….
–Men’s Swimming (Men’s 400 Meter IM – Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps)
“Will he even get on the Podium? No second and no third.”
-Dan Hicks on Michael Phelps placing fourth in the race.
“So far, these Olympic Games belong to Ryan Lochte.”
-Dan Hicks on Ryan Lochte taking the gold over Michael Phelps.
Phelps’ post-race interview: “I don’t know, frustrating race this morning. I didn’t really feel that great. I figured 4:06 would be about first, and Ryan had a good one. I guess I saw Tiago and them in the first 50-free and I guess the plan we had coming into it wasn’t the best plan. I don’t know. I have a lot of races and I guess it’s just about putting this one behind me and moving onto the next one…It’s not the start I’d like, but, I don’t know. Like I said before, it’s frustrating. I don’t know. Just have to move on.”
–Beach Volleyball (Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings)
“I pointed out their undefeated record to Kerri before the match and asked her if she thought it would be possible to carry the streak through the London Games. She told me that their plan was to win every set and match, and keep their opponents to under 17 points each set.”
-Chris Marlowe on the undefeated record of May-Treanor and Walsh in the Olympics. May-Treanor and Walsh went on to win their two sets and held their opponents to 18 points for each set.
“Once again, to those of you who are new to volleyball, Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh have never lost a match, not a set.”
-Chris Marlowe on the winning record May-Treanor and Walsh-Jennings have had during the past two Olympic Games (15 consecutive matches and 30 consecutive sets won in Athens & Beijing). Marlowe pointed out the record before the game and again early on in the second set. May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings went on to win the second set and the match, to continue the streak.
-Men’s Gymnastics Team Competition