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Thursday, February 10th, 2022
DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON STARS IN NBC SPORTS’ SPECIAL “SUPER GOLD SUNDAY” OPENING TEASE TO CELEBRATE SPORTS’ BIGGEST DAY EVER
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 10, 2022 – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in NBC Sports’ opening tease for “Super Gold Sunday” – an unprecedented day in sports media history – featuring Super Bowl LVI and the 2022 Winter Olympics this Sunday, Feb. 13. Sunday’s coverage will feature the awarding of the Lombardi Trophy in Los Angeles and multiple gold medal events in Beijing on NBC and Peacock.
Johnson narrates the open for the 5 p.m. ET hour of the Super Bowl LVI Pregame Show on NBC and Peacock, setting the stage for the day’s historic slate of action. The tease will be released across NBC Sports’ social platforms on Sunday afternoon. Johnson will also have a special role on Sunday, delivering an electrifying pre-kickoff speech from the field.
Highlights of Johnson in the piece:
Today, we celebrate something that’s never happened in 4.5 billion years on planet earth: Super Gold Sunday.
The Super Bowl and the Olympic Games. The biggest game of the year and the greatest spectacle in sports. They have never happened on the same day until now.
It’s about the Lombardi and the gold, silver, and bronze. It’s about touchdowns and twizzles, monstrous hits and the monobob.
It’s about the idea that this game and these Games can achieve one of the most precious feats of all – bringing us all together for a celebration of who we are.
Last Friday, Johnson narrated NBC Olympics’ “I Dare You” opening film for the primetime presentation of the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Sunday’s coverage on NBC and Peacock’s premium tier begins at 8 a.m. ET with the Winter Olympics from Beijing. Super Bowl LVI coverage begins at Noon ET with the NFL Films-produced Road to the Super Bowl. Click here for more details and information about NBC Sports’ commentary team for Super Bowl LVI.
At 1 p.m. ET, the five-hour Super Bowl LVI Pregame Show kicks off from Los Angeles on NBC and Peacock, leading into Super Bowl LVI at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Following Super Bowl post-game coverage, including the awarding of the Lombardi Trophy, coverage from Beijing continues with the Winter Olympics Primetime Show at 10:45 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock, which will feature gold medals awarded in ice dance figure skating and monobob. Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates and Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue (ice dance), and Kallie Humphries and Elana Meyers Taylor (monobob) are expected to contend for medals.
After 30 minutes of local news coverage at Midnight ET, the day concludes with the Winter Olympics Prime Plus Show at 12:30 a.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ Feb. 13 Schedule on NBC and Peacock (all times ET):
8 a.m. 2022 Winter Olympics
Noon Road to the Super Bowl
1 p.m. Super Bowl LVI Pregame Show
6:30 p.m. Super Bowl LVI
10:45 p.m. 2022 Winter Olympics Primetime Show
Midnight Late Local News*
12:30 a.m. 2022 Winter Olympics Prime Plus Show