This program presents a portion of coverage of the 2012 Summer Games of the XXX Olympiad from London. Highlights of this portion include coverage of the following events and topics:

Anchor sports commentator Bob Costas presides throughout this portion and introduces various events and highlights.

Sports commentator Alex Flanagan interviews divers Cassidy Krug (USA) and Christina Loukas (USA) after they advance from the 3m springboard preliminaries.

Costas recaps men’s and women’s tennis, featuring Roger Federer (Switzerland) as he wins at Wimbledon and faces Andy Murray (Great Britain), his same opponent as in the gold medal match, and Serena Williams (USA), who is set to face Maria Sharapova (Russia) in the gold medal match.

Costas recaps women’s beach volleyball, featuring Jennifer Kessy (USA), April Ross (USA), Misty May-Treanor (USA), and Kerri Walsh-Jennings (USA).

Sports commentator Dan Hicks hosts a segment on swimmer Missy Franklin (USA).

Hicks and sports commentator Rowdy Gaines cover the women’s 100m backstroke finals: Franklin (USA) wins the gold medal with a world record time of 2:04.06, Anastasia Zueva (Russia) wins the silver medal with a time of 2:05.92, and Elizabeth Beisel (USA) wins the bronze medal with a time of 2:06.55.

Sports commentator Andrea Kremer interviews Franklin and Beisel after the race.

Sports commentators Tom Hammond and Ato Boldon cover the first heat of the women’s 100m track and field qualifiers: Carmelita Jeter (USA) wins with a time of 10.83, Olga Bludova (Kazakhstan) takes second place with a time of 11.31, and Sheniqua Ferguson (Bahamas) takes third place with a time of 11.35.

Sports commentator Lewis Johnson interviews Jeter (USA) after winning her heat.

In the second heat of the women’s 100m qualifiers, Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica) wins with a time of 10.94, Ivet Lalova (Bulgaria) takes second place with a time of 11.06, and Gloria Asumnu (Nigeria) takes third place with a time of 11.13.

In the third heat of the women’s 100m qualifiers, Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) wins with a time of 10.93, Tianna Madison (USA) takes second place with a time of 10.97, and Michelle Lee Ahye (Trinidad and Tobago) takes third place with a time of 11.28.

Costas introduces the women’s 200m backstroke ceremony in which Missy Franklin (USA) stands for her third gold medal.

Hammond hosts a segment on Allyson Felix (USA) about running the 100m race.

Hammond and Boldon cover the fourth heat of the women’s 100m qualifiers: Felix (USA) wins with a time of 11.01, Rosangela Santos (Brazil) takes second place with a time of 11.07, and Ruddy Zang Milama (Gabon) takes third place with a time of 11.14.

Johnson interviews Felix after her heat.

In the fifth heat of the women’s 100m qualifiers, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) wins with a time of 11.00, Seemoy Hackett (Trinidad and Tobago) takes second place with a time of 11.04, and Olesya Povh (Ukraine) takes third place with a time of 11.18.

Johnson interviews Fraser-Pryce after her heat.

Sports commentator Dwight Stones recaps the men’s long jump qualifiers: Marquise Goodwin (USA), Will Claye (USA), Mauro Vinicius Da Silva (Brazil), Greg Rutherford (Great Britain), Mitchell Watt (Australia), and Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (South Africa) advance to the finals.

Stones recaps the men’s shot put finals: David Strol (Germany) leads, Tomasz Majewski (Poland) is in second place, and Reese Hoffa (USA) is in third place.

Hicks highlights Michael Phelps (USA), covering his performance in London before the 100m butterfly race.

Hicks and Gaines cover the men’s 100m butterfly finals: Phelps (USA) wins the gold medal with a time of 51.21, and Chad Le Clos (South Africa) and Evgeny Korotyshkin (South Africa) tie for the silver medal with a shared time of 51.44.

Kremer interviews Phelps after he wins his final individual event and seventeenth gold medal of his Olympic career so far.

Hicks and Gaines Cover the women’s 800m freestyle finals: Katie Ledecky (USA) wins the gold medal with a new American record time of 8:14.63, Mireia Belmonte Garcia (Spain) wins the silver medal with a time of 8:18.76, and Rebecca Adlington (Great Britain) wins the bronze medal with a time of 8:20.32.

Kremer interviews Ledecky (USA) after winning the 800m freestyle.

Hicks hosts a segment on swimmer Cesar Cielo (Brazil) about the controversy surrounding a positive doping test that was later overturned.

Notable commercials and/or promos include the following: Morgan Freeman for Visa; Apolo Anton Ohno, Nastia Liukin, and Robert Griffin III for Subway; Eli Manning and the Dion Sanders for NFL Sunday Ticket; Brenda Villa for Procter & Gamble.


  • DATE: August 3, 2012
  • RUNNING TIME: 01:36:07
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    • Bob Costas … Anchor Sports Commentator
    • Alex Flanagan … Sports Commentator
    • Dan Hicks … Sports Commentator
    • Rowdy Gaines … Sports Commentator
    • Tom Hammond … Sports Commentator
    • Ato Boldon … Sports Commentator
    • Lewis Johnson … Sports Commentator
    • Dwight Stones … Sports Commentator
    • Andrea Kremer … Sports Commentator
    • Roger Federer … Athlete
    • Andy Murray … Athlete
    • Marquise Goodwin … Athlete
    • Will Claye … Athlete
    • Mauro Vinicius Da Silva … Athlete
    • Greg Rutherford … Athlete
    • Mitchell Watt … Athlete
    • Godfrey Khotso Mokoena … Athlete
    • David Strol … Athlete
    • Tomasz Majewski … Athlete
    • Reese Hoffa … Athlete
    • Michael Phelps … Athlete
    • Chad le Clos … Athlete
    • Evgeny Korotyshkin … Athlete
    • Cesar Cielo … Athlete
    • Cassidy Krug … Athlete
    • Christina Loukas … Athlete
    • Serena Williams … Athlete
    • Maria Sharapova … Athlete
    • Jennifer Kessy … Athlete
    • April Ross … Athlete
    • Misty May-Treanor … Athlete
    • Kerri Walsh-Jennings … Athlete
    • Missy Franklin … Athlete
    • Anstasia Zueva … Athlete
    • Elizabeth Beisel … Athlete
    • Carmelita Jeter … Athlete
    • Olga Bludova … Athlete
    • Sheniqua Ferguson … Athlete
    • Veronica Campbell-Brown … Athlete
    • Ivet Lalova … Athlete
    • Gloria Asumnu … Athlete
    • Blessing Okagbare … Athlete
    • Tianna Madison … Athlete
    • Michelle Lee Ahye … Athlete
    • Allyson Felix … Athlete
    • Rosangela Santos … Athlete
    • Ruddy Zang Milama … Athlete
    • Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce … Athlete
    • Seemoy Hackett … Athlete
    • Olesya Povh … Athlete
    • Katie Ledecky … Athlete
    • Mireia Belmonte-Garcia … Athlete
    • Rebecca Adlington … Athlete
    • Morgan Freeman … Talent, Visa Commercial
    • Apolo Anton Ohno … Talent, Subway Commercial
    • Robert GriffinIII … Talent, Subway Commercial
    • Nastia Liukin … Talent, Subway Commercial
    • Eli Manning … Talent, NFL Sunday Ticket Commercial
    • Dion Sanders … Talent, NFL Sunday Ticket Commercial
    • Brenda Villa … Talent, Procter & Gamble Commercial