GAMES OF THE XXX OLYMPIAD, THE {2012 LONDON OLYMPICS}: DAY 9 {PART 1} (TV)

Summary

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.

Costas recaps the men's 10000m track and field race: Mohamad Farah (Great Britain) wins the gold medal with a time of 27:30.42, Galen Rupp (USA) wins the silver medal with a time of 27:30.90, and Tariku Bekele (Ethiopia) wins the bronze medal with a time of 27:31.43.

Sports commentators Tom Hammond, Ato Boldon and Lewis Johnson provide coverage of the first heat of the men's 100m qualifiers: Tyson Gay (USA) wins with a time of 10.08 seconds, Richard Thompson (Trinidad and Tobago) is in second place with a time of 10.14 seconds, and Gerald Phiri (Zambia) is in third place with a time of 10.16 seconds. Boldon notes that completion times are going to be slow due a predominate head wind.

Johnson interviews Gay after the race and discusses his comeback after several injuries and surgeries.

Hammond profiles Justin Gatlin (USA) and discusses his comeback from suspension from steroid use in competition eight years ago.

Hammond, Boldon and Johnson provide coverage of the second heat of the men's 100m qualifiers: Gatlin (USA) is in first place with a time of 9.97 seconds, Denrick Atkins (Bahamas) is in second place with a time of 10.22 seconds, and Rondel Sorrillo (Trinidad and Tobago) is in third place with a time of 10.23. Boldon notes that the wind has switched a predominate tail wind.

Hammond profiles Usain Bolt (Jamaica): Bolt's father Wellesley Bolt claims that it is the fabled Jamaican yam that makes Jamaican runners so fast, and that Jamaica's national track meet 'Champs' is what helps develop young runners. Also featured is coach Glen Mills.

Hammond, Boldon and Johnson provide coverage of the third heat of the men's 100m qualifiers: Bolt (Jamaica) is in first place with a time of 10.06 seconds, Daniel Bailey (Antigua) is in second place with a time of 10.12 seconds, and James Dasaolu (Great Britain) is in third place with a time of 10.13 seconds.

Johnson interviews Bolt after his men's 100m qualifying heat.

Hammond, Boldon and Johnson provide coverage of the fourth heat of the men's 100m qualifiers: Yohan Blake (Jamaica) is in first place with a time of 10.00 seconds, Ryota Yamagata (Japan) is in second place with a time of 10.07, and Su Bingtian (China) is in third place with a time of 10.19.

Hammond provides key qualifiers to men's 100m semifinals, including Bailey (USA), Gatlin (USA), Gay (USA), Blake (Jamaica), Bolt (Jamaica), Powell (Jamaica), Ben Youssef Meite (Ivory Coast), Yamagata (Japan), Dwain Chambers (Great Britain), and Justyn Warner (Canada).

Hammond, Boldon, and Johnson provide coverage of the first heat of men's 400m qualifiers, featuring Oscar Pistorius (South Africa), who is the first double amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes.

Hammond covers the first qualifying heat of the men's 400m event: Luguelin Santos (Dominican Republic) is in first place with a time of 45.04 seconds, Pistorius (South Africa) is in second place with a time of 45.44 seconds, and Maksim Dyldin (Russia) is in third place with a time of 45.52.

Johnson interviews Pistorius after his qualification for the men's 400m semifinal race.

Costas notes that Lashawn Merritt (USA) injured a hamstring during the men's 400m race.

A segment "Passport To London" is presented by Hewlett Packard, featuring the town of Glastonbury.

Sports commentator Mary Carillo discusses her chronicles of Glasgow, Scotland, featuring The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the sport of piping, and the Highland Games.

Sports commentators Chris Marlowe, Kevin Wong and Heather Cox provide coverage of the women's beach volleyball game featuring Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings (USA) versus Marleen Van Iersel and Sanna Keizer (Netherlands): the USA wins the first set 21-13.

Marlowe, Wong and Cox provide coverage of the second set of women's beach volleyball elimination round match, Cox recaps her conversation with May-Treanor and Walsh-Jennings about how the men's USA basketball team has been supporting their matches and served as their impromptu warm-up partners.

Marlowe notes presence of Robert "Butch" May, who competed in men's indoor volleyball during the 1968 Olympic Summer Games in Mexico City.

Marlowe, Wong, and Cox provide coverage of the second set in women's beach volleyball elimination round match: USA wins the second set and the match by a score of 21-12 and advances to quarterfinals.

Marlowe notes that May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings are undefeated in Olympic play: their record stands at 18-0 in matches and 36-1 in sets.

Sports commentators Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines cover the women's 50m freestyle swimming finals: Ranomi Kromowidjojo (Netherlands) wins the gold medal with a new Olympic record time of 24.05, Aliaksandra Herasimenia (Belarus) wins the silver medal with a time of 24.28, and Marleen Veldhuis (Netherlands) wins the bronze medal with a time of 24.39.

Notable commercials and/or promos include the following: Shaquille O'Neal for IcyHot; Ken Jeong for Coke Zero; Jay-Z for Budweiser; Lolo Jones for McDonald's; Sanya Richards-Ross for BP.

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: August 4, 2012
  • RUNNING TIME: 01:34:38
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 112945
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Beach Volleyball, beach volleyball women
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CREDITS

    • Bob Costas … Anchor Sports Commentator
    • Ato Bolden … Sports Commentator
    • Rowdy Gaines … Sports Commentator
    • Tom Hammond … Sports Commentator
    • Dan Hicks … Sports Commentator
    • Lewis Johnson … Sports Commentator
    • Chris Marlowe … Sports Commentator
    • Kevin Wong … Sports Commentator
    • Mary Carillo … Sports Commentator
    • Heather Cox … Sports Commentator
    • Denrick Atkins … Athlete
    • Daniel Bailey … Athlete
    • Tariku Bekele … Athlete
    • Su Bingtian … Athlete
    • Yohan Blake … Athlete
    • Usain Bolt … Athlete
    • Dwain Chambers … Athlete
    • James Dasaolu … Athlete
    • Maksim Dyldin … Athlete
    • Mohamad Farah … Athlete
    • Justin Gatlin … Athlete
    • Tyson Gay … Athlete
    • Ben Youseff Meite … Athlete
    • LaShawn Merritt … Athlete
    • Gerald Phiri … Athlete
    • Oscar Pistorius … Athlete
    • Asafa Powell … Athlete
    • Galen Rupp … Athlete
    • Richard Thompson … Athlete
    • Luguelin Santos … Athlete
    • Rondel Sorrillo … Athlete
    • Justyn Warner … Athlete
    • Ryota Yamagata … Athlete
    • Aliaksandra Herasimenia … Athlete
    • Sanna Keizer … Athlete
    • Ranomi Kromowidjojo … Athlete
    • Misty May-Treanor … Athlete
    • Marleen Van Iersel … Athlete
    • Marleen Veldhuis … Athlete
    • Kerri Walsh-Jennings … Athlete
    • Glen Mills … Coach
    • Wellesley Bolt … Cameo
    • Robert 'Butch' May … Cameo
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers … Cameo
    • Sanya Richards-Ross … Talent, BP Commercial
    • Jay-Z … Talent, Budweiser Commercial
    • Ken Jeong … Talent, Coke Zero Commercial
    • Lolo Jones … Talent, McDonald’s Commercial
    • Shaquille O'Neal … Talent, Icy Hot Commercial