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  • In this photo released by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), IOC President Thomas Bach, right, and Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation Brian L. Roberts pose for a photograph as they sign an agreement to secure the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through to 2032 for NBC Universal, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. NBC secured the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics through 2032 on Wednesday in a record six-games deal worth $7.75 billion. NBC already holds the rights through the 2020 Olympics in a four-games deal signed in 2011 for $4.38 billion. (AP Photo/Arnaud Meylan)

    NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032 for $7.75B

    The Olympics are staying on NBC in the United States through 2032 in a record $7.75 billion deal that cut out rival networks and seals the long-term financial security of the IOC.


  • In a photo provided by NBC Olympics, NBC's Bob Costas prepares for broadcast at an anchor desk in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Costas plans to make his return to NBC on Monday after being off the air for a week with an eye infection. (AP Photo/NBC Olympics)

    NBC keeps U.S. Olympics broadcast rights through 2032

    The latest deal was announced Wednesday after secret negotiations between the IOC and NBC. There was no auction or open bidding this time, with only NBC making an offer.


  • Games athletes encourage children to be active

    Arctic Winter Games athletes are taking their game to students. Athletes from the Alaska team arrived at Woodriver Elementary School to work out with kids and talk about the importance of active play every day.


  • A passenger checks the status of flights at the Sochi Airport following the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Sochi Olympics: As the world departs, clean up begins

    After 17 days of global sport and spotlight, Sochi ended the spirited chants of "Ro-ssi-ya! Ro-ssi-ya!" and started cleaning up.


  • A passenger sleeps while waiting for a flight at the Sochi Airport following the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Sochi cleans up as world leaves Olympics behind

    By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success and that the Olympic movement's chief enthusiastically labeled a victory for the region and the host nation. "Yes! We did it!" one Olympic volunteer exulted as she darted into the night.


  • Canadian hockey fan Evalyn Collinge shows off the Canadian maple leaf painted on her face before the men's gold medal ice hockey game against Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

    Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.


  • United States' Julie Chu, right, carries the flag during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Sochi Olympics: The Games were expensive, but they were a success

    Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.


  • 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics come to a close

    Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.


  • International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach answers a question during a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Bach hails 'amazing' transformation of Sochi

    IOC President Thomas Bach hailed the Sochi Olympics on Sunday for showcasing the "amazing" transformation of a fading resort town where he once feared being hit in the head by a falling roof.


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