NBC, owner of the U.S. media rights to the Olympic Games in Beijing, won’t be covering sailing on broadcast or cable TV, but it will offer daily video coverage of all the sailing events on its Web site, www.NBCOlympics.com, says Derby Anderson, press officer for US Sailing, the sport’s national governing body.
Every day starting at 8 a.m. during the Aug. 9-21 schedule of Olympic sailing, NBC will webcast the previous day’s races in a full, on-demand format on the NBCOlympics.com sailing page. Sailing commentator Gary Jobson will narrate the action. The network also will stream daily video highlights of racing on the site, and present video and text features, interviews, biographies and photos, Anderson says. Videos of earlier races will be archived and also available on demand.
US Sailing plans to offer daily coverage as well, both on its Olympic Web site, www2.ussailing.org, and in daily e-mails through its e-USSailing service, Anderson says. The Web site will post press releases and photos of the day’s racing, interviews with team members, and blogs written by coaches and team leader Dean Brenner. Sign up for a free subscription to thee-mail service at www.ussailing.org/e-ussailing . Usually a weekly e-mail, e-USSailing will convert to a daily service during the Olympics and focus exclusively on the racing in Qingdao, Anderson says.