Sunday, January 5th, 2014

2014 Sochi Olympic Media Guide – THE 2014 SOCHI OLYMPICS BY THE NUMBERS


Hours of coverage across six NBCUniversal platforms – NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network and NBC – more than Vancouver and Torino combined

1000+ Hours of live streaming coverage on and NBC Sports Live Extra

1000+ Employees on-site in Sochi

700 Total cameras used for NBC Olympics coverage (including OBS, venue and studio)

539 Hours of television coverage, the most ever for a Winter Olympics, eclipsing Vancouver (436) in 2010.

450 Cameras used for the OBS host feed

400 Employees working in NBC Sports Group’s IBC in Stamford, Conn.

230+ Hours of coverage on NBCSN

192 Miles of fiber optic cable in NBC’s compound in Sochi, Russia

185 Hours of coverage on NBC

100+ Monitors in the highlights factory

100 Percent of content will live on hard drives. Robots in Stamford will service all video and media needs for the IBC in Sochi and Stamford as well as each venue.

98 Gold medals awarded to athletes

50+ Feeds coming in from Russia

50 Years since NBC‘s first broadcast of the Olympic Games (1964 Tokyo Games)

45 Hours of coverage on MSNBC

45 Edit suites located in the NBC Olympics compound in the International Broadcast Center in Sochi

43 Hours of coverage on USA Network

39 Olympic medals earned by NBC Olympics’ commentators (11 gold, 15 silver, 13 bronze). Team NBC would have beaten Team USA in the medal count.

37 Medals won by Team USA at the 2010 Vancouver Games (9 gold, 15 silver, 13 bronze) – the most overall medals won by a nation at a single Winter Games

36 Hours of coverage on CNBC

34 Years since the Miracle on Ice. At the 1980 Lake Placid Games, the U.S. team, which had an average age of 22 and was mostly made up of college players, defeated the heavily favored Soviet team in the medal round. Al Michaels‘ famous call ―Do you believe in miracles? Yes! has become one of the most-famous calls in television sports history Team USA would go on to win the gold medal after defeating Finland in the gold medal game.

30 Miles of hybrid cable in NBC’s compound in Sochi, Russia

22 Feet – the height of the Olympic halfpipe walls that Shaun White and others will be dropping into in Sochi. Skiers will also get their first chance in the pipe at these Games as ski halfpipe makes its debut

21 Technology vendor partnerships

20 Years since the tabloid-fueled 1994 Lillehammer Games, where NBC Olympics correspondent Nancy Kerrigan earned a silver medal and speed skating analyst Dan Jansen collected his first Olympic gold medal

18 Days of coverage

15 The age of figure skater Tara Lapinski when she collected a gold medal in ladies figure skating at the 1998 Nagano Olympic Winter Games, becoming the youngest individual Winter Olympic champion. Lipinski will serve as a figure skating commentator for NBCSN in Sochi

12 New Olympic events making their debut in Sochi: figure skating team event; snowboarding men and women‘s slopestyle and parallel slalom; freestyle skiing men and women‘s slopestyle and halfpipe; women‘s ski jumping normal hill; biathlon mixed relay; and the luge team relay

10 Countries participating in figure skating team event

8 Olympic medals won by short track speed skating reporter Apolo Ohno — the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian ever

6 NBCUniversal platforms presenting live coverage (NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network and

3 Americans Shaun White (snowboarding—halfpipe), Shani Davis (speed skating— 1000m), and Seth Wescott (snowboard cross) are all going for their third consecutive individual Olympic gold medal in Sochi

3 International Broadcast Centers (Olympic Village, Mountain Venue and NBC Sports Group’s Stamford facility)

3 (Two studios and control rooms in Sochi, Russia, and one studio and control room in Stamford, Conn.)

2 Apps available for fans following the games (NBC Sports Live Extra and NBC Olympics Highlights and Results)

1 Helicopter providing aerial footage

1 Number of times Russia has hosted the Winter Games