List of Olympic Games TV Broadcasters

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TMC1982

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I got this info from Sportscasting History.
(S)- summer games
(W)- winter games
Prime Time U.S. Olympic Anchors.
2008 NBC Bob Costas
2006 NBC Bob Costas
2004 NBC Bob Costas
2002 NBC Bob Costas
2000 NBC Bob Costas
1998 CBS Jim Nantz
1996 NBC Bob Costas
1994 CBS Greg Gumbel
1992(S) NBC Bob Costas
1992(W) CBS Tim McCarver and Paula Zahn
1988(S) NBC Bryant Gumbel
1988(W) ABC Jim McKay
1984(S) ABC Jim McKay
1984(W) ABC Jim McKay
1980(S) NBC* Dick Enberg*
1980(W) ABC Jim McKay
1976(S) ABC Jim McKay
1976(W) ABC Jim McKay
1972(S) ABC Chris Schenkel
1972(W) NBC Curt Gowdy
1968(S) ABC Chris Schenkel
1968(W) ABC Chris Schenkel
1964(S) NBC Bill Henry
1964(W) ABC Jim McKay
1960(S) CBS Jim McKay
1960(W) CBS Walter Cronkite

Notes:
*Though the United States boycotted these games, NBC held the rights to the Moscow Olympics, and the number of hours broadcast were reduced from 100+ hours to little more than three. The host for the two-hour wrap-up show was Dick Enberg, who was scheduled to be the main prime time host. Therefore, he is given credit for being the anchor.

In 1960, Jim McKay anchored the Olympics from CBS studios in New York. Live coverage from Rome was not possible (telecommunication satellites would not be launched until 1962). Videotapes of coverage were flown in daily from Rome to New York.

Contrary to current popular belief, Chris Schenkel, not Jim McKay, anchored the ill-fated 1972 Munich Olympics. When the terrorist attack occurred, Schenkel was asleep after hosting the previous night’s coverage live from Munich, 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. local time. McKay, who was on his way to the Stadium for track & field coverage, was told to return to the ABC studio to report on the situation unfolding at the Olympic village. Schenkel returned to anchor Olympic coverage after the Games resumed.

Prime Time Canadian Olympic Anchors
2008 CBC Ron MacLean
2006 CBC Brian Williams
2004 CBC Brian Williams
2002 CBC Brian Williams
2000 CBC Brian Williams
1998 CBC Brian Williams
1996 CBC Brian Williams
1994 CTV Rod Black
1992(S) CTV Rod Black
1992(W) CBC Brian Williams
1988(S) CBC Brian Williams
1988(W) CTV Lloyd Robertson
1984(S) CBC Brian Williams
1984(W) CTV Lloyd Robertson
1980(S) No coverage
1980(W) CTV Johnny Esaw
1976(S) CBC Lloyd Robertson and Ernie Afaganis
CTV Johnny Esaw
1976(W) CTV Johnny Esaw
1972(S) CBC Lloyd Robertson
1972(W) CTV Johnny Esaw
1968(S) CBC Lloyd Robertson
1968(W) CTV Johnny Esaw
1964(S) CBC Ted Reynolds
1964(W) CTV Johnny Esaw
1960(S) CBC Doug Smith
1960(W) CBC ??
 
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Isn't there another forum for these announcer threads like a website no one visits?
 
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Isn't there another forum for these announcer threads like a website no one visits?

I'm not going to sit here and tolerate you being a wise-guy to me just because you're bored by me wanted to share some nice historical info to build upon!:mad:
 
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I'm not going to sit here and tolerate you being a wise-guy to me just because you're bored by me wanted to share some nice historical info to build upon!:mad:

Clayton, the problem is that this isn't a sports history board. Those of us who didn't care for these type of threads at DBSForums don't really care for them here either. Most of us don't get up in arms about things that happened in 1993 to MLB on CBS or about the move from the ABC Sports brand to ESPN on ABC. The information you provide isn't relevant to the audience here, that's all.
 
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Clayton, the problem is that this isn't a sports history board. Those of us who didn't care for these type of threads at DBSForums don't really care for them here either. Most of us don't get up in arms about things that happened in 1993 to MLB on CBS or about the move from the ABC Sports brand to ESPN on ABC. The information you provide isn't relevant to the audience here, that's all.

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