FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 6th, 2014
NBC SPORTS GROUP LAUNCHES 2014 SOCHI OLYMPICS EDITION OF “PRESS BOX” WEBSITE
New Edition Serves Media Covering NBC Olympics’ Coverage of 2014 Sochi Winter Games
Updated Design Features 2014 Sochi Olympics Media Guide & Content
Stamford, Conn. – January 6, 2014 – NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com, the premier website dedicated to serving the needs of the media covering NBC Sports Group, launches its 2014 Sochi Olympics edition and media guide today, one month prior to the first day of competition at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com is the leading resource for press announcements and comprehensive media information about NBC Olympics’ coverage of the 2014 Sochi Games. Leading up to and during the Winter Games, the site will feature a breadth of content and information about NBC Sports Group’s programming, coverage and listings, and will serve as the foremost source for up-to-date communication for sports media.
The new edition of the “Press Box” now features an enhanced collection of media materials and assets for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games including:
- Bios and headshots for NBC Olympics’ announcers, analysts, hosts, commentators, production leadership and NBC Sports Group executives;
- Details about NBC Olympics’ history, tradition, production, programming and marketing;
- And information about the Sochi Games and venues.
In addition, NBC Sports Group Press Box will be updated throughout the Games with press releases, transcripts, photos, videos and listings with highlights looking ahead to upcoming Olympic competition.
The all-encompassing press site remains home to media materials and programming information for all NBC Sports Group properties on its “Shows and Properties” page, including: NBC Olympics, NBC Sports Regional Networks, Sunday Night Football, Football Night In America, NHL, Ryder Cup, Premier League, MLS, College Football, Formula One, IndyCar, Triple Crown horse racing, Tour de France, Dew Tour, Costas Tonight, NFL Turning Point, The Dan Patrick Show and more.
THE OLYMPICS BEGIN FEB. 6, 2014
With more Winter Olympic events than ever before, competition for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, will begin one day prior to the Opening Ceremony. As a result, NBC will begin its primetime coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, Feb. 6, one night before the broadcast network provides its traditional primetime coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7. This marks the first time NBC will air Olympic primetime coverage before the Opening Ceremony. The primetime broadcast on Thursday, Feb. 6, is scheduled to include competition in snowboard slopestyle (men’s and women’s), in which two-time gold medalist Shaun White is expected to compete in slopestyle’s Olympic debut; team figure skating, which is also in the Olympics for the first time; and women’s freestyle moguls.