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    • Why was NBC not broadcasting the 1980 Olympics?

      • NBC had won the U.S. broadcast rights for the 1980 Summer Olympics, but when the United States Olympic Committee kept U.S. athletes home to honor the boycott announced by President Jimmy Carter, the telecasts were greatly scaled back. In the end, what had been 150 hours of scheduled coverage, had substantially decreased to just a few hours.
  1. 3 days ago · History Early coverage 1964 Summer Olympics. NBC televised its first Olympic Games in 1964, when it broadcast that year's Summer Olympics from Tokyo.The network originally had intended to film the events from Tokyo but the Syncom team had a 1-hour test on the Syncom 3 satellite and it was discovered that it can transmit up to two hours from the US to Japan as with signals from the West Coast.

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