ANOC World Beach Games San Diego 2019 and NBC Olympics Announce Media Rights Agreement

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Multiplatform U.S. coverage for inaugural Games includes NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and NBC Sports app

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NBC is proud to bring the World Beach Games to a National Audience- Jim Bell, President NBC Olympics Production and Programming

Multiplatform U.S. coverage for inaugural Games includes NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and NBC Sports app

The ANOC World Beach Games Local Organizing Committee today began the one-year countdown to San Diego 2019 by announcing a media rights agreement with NBC Olympics, coupling its peerless Olympic pedigree and established digital platforms with the first global festival of elite beach, water and action sports.

San Diego 2019 competitions begin exactly one year from today, on Oct. 9, 2019, with the local organizing committee expecting approximately 1,300 athletes from every Olympic continent, and more than 400,000 fans for the event. With 15 sports over six days, qualification procedures geared towards attracting the world’s top athletes, and live musical performances every night, the event will be compact, competitive and compelling. NBC Olympics will present coverage across NBC, NBCSN,, the NBC Sports app, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

The full schedule will be announced in the near future, including a one-hour recap special on NBC following the conclusion of the Games. More than 50 hours of world feed coverage will be available for broadcasters around the world, featuring six days of live and recorded sport, Opening and Closing ceremonies, medal ceremonies and the concert series.

“This agreement is excellent news for the 206 National Olympic Committees and the international Sports Federations,” said ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg. “NBC’s proficiency in sports broadcasting and passion for the Olympic Values mean we can guarantee fantastic exposure for the elite athletes and exciting new sports on show at the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games.”

“San Diego has a rich history as a pioneer of beach sports and a hub for creativity, so this is a great opportunity to further that legacy,” said Local Organizing Committee Chairman Vincent Mudd. “With NBC Sports as our domestic broadcasting partner, the ANOC World Beach Games San Diego 2019 will provide an incredible opportunity to bring new athletes and new sports to a new generation of fans in America.”

“NBC Sports is proud to bring the World Beach Games to a national audience,” said Jim Bell, President, NBC Olympics Production and Programming. “We’re excited to showcase these world-class athletes on our extensive digital and linear platforms, and to introduce fans to this unique event.”    

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The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) was established in June 1979 during the Constitutive General Assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Over the last 38 years, the number of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) whose interests ANOC represents has risen to 206.

ANOC is administered from its headquarters in the Olympic Capital, Lausanne, where it has been based since June 2010. When the ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah was elected in April 2012 his stated objective was to reform, modernize and professionalize the organization in order to better serve the needs of the world’s NOCs.

Under Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah’s visionary leadership, ANOC has strived to protect and promote the collective interests of the NOCs by delivering an unprecedented level of assistance and support. ANOC also aims to build and strengthen the relationships between the NOCs and the Olympic Family for the benefit of the entire Olympic Movement.

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