With all the solemn news bombarding us lately, I would like to mention something great. The Paralympics, which ran from August 24 to September 5, received outstanding and unprecedented television coverage thanks to the good folks at NBC!
I was thrilled to see extended and well-deserved live and tape-delayed coverage of the Games; they were broadcasted about 20 hours most days due to NBC, NBCSN, USA, and the Olympic Channel. It was exciting to be able to watch Minnesota athletes Chuck Aoki, Rose Hollermann, and Mallory Waggemann compete for gold in their respective sports live from Tokyo!
Also, watching Team USA defeat Japan in the Wheelchair Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Game in real-time was epic! In addition to covering the twenty-four sports, NBC put forth excellent studio shows, where they featured athletes and had a daily “Best of Social Media” segment.
Thank you NBC for great coverage and for highlighting these 4,537 deserving Paralympic athletes from across the world! I am excited to see what you have planned for Beijing beginning March 4!