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Topic - Richard Carrion
Bach is the first Olympic gold medalist to become IOC president. He won gold in team fencing for West Germany in 1976.
NBC retained its hold on U.S. Olympic television rights Tuesday in a four-games deal through 2020 worth about $4.4 billion, defeating rival bids from ESPN and Fox, officials with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.
ESPN, Fox and the other main contenders for U.S. television rights have shown interest in buying a package covering four Olympics rather than the usual two-games deal, the IOC's chief negotiator told The Associated Press.
"What was very important was the four-games bid," Carrion said. "That is what put us over the line. NBC has proven its worth time and again over the years, and we're very excited to continue working with them."
IOC TV rights negotiator Richard Carrion said the deal is worth $4.382 billion overall.