NBCUniversal's deal with the International Olympic Committee to secure coverage of the Olympic Games through 2032 gave the company rights to main draws such as the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil as well as other iterations of the Games. That includes the Summer Youth Olympic Games, which was established in 2010 in Singapore. NBCSN and Universal Sports Network will join NBC in providing coverage of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, which will take place in Nanjing, China.
Coverage of the competition, which features athletes ranging in age from 14 to 18, will begin with NBCSN's telecast of the event's Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 16. NBC Sports Group's Josh Elliott and Mary Carillo will provide coverage of the ceremony, with Elliott maintaining his position as studio host throughout the remainder of the Games.
NBCSN will follow a schedule familiar to viewers of NBC's Olympic primetime programming, which includes airing highlights and additional footage from each day's events during that time slot.
The network's coverage will conclude with the Closing Ceremony on Thursday, August 28.
In addition to NBCSN, Universal Sports Network will provide coverage from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day of the event beginning Monday, August 18 and NBC will air three one-hour specials, beginning Sunday, August 17 at 3 p.m. ET.
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