Countdown to London will feature a weekly rundown of all the most important Olympic qualifying and trials events taking place in the U.S. and internationally, including extensive highlights footage. The program will also showcase Olympic athletes through interviews and profiles, with scheduled guests including Liukin, two-time Olympic gold medalists in volleyball Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, four-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Janet Evans, two-time bronze medalist sprinter Walter Dix, reigning Olympicgold medalist in decathlon Bryan Clay, world champion sprinter Carmelita Jeter and world champion hurdler Jason Richardson. Additional guests will be announced at a later date.
In addition, the show will feature a variety of recurring segments, including:
The Countdown Conversation with Fred Roggin presented by Budweiser: Guest segment hosted by Fred Roggin as he sits down with Olympians of the past and present, beginning with 1972 Olympic gold medalist marathoner Frank Shorter.
Reliving the Glory presented by Panasonic: Flashbacks to great moments in Olympic history with the airing of archived short films by legendary Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan.
On the Web presented by Dow: A social media roundup of what Olympic athletes are talking about across social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and blog sites.
Inside the Research Room: A check-in with the NBC Olympics production team to see what stories they areworking on heading into the Games.
Additional content will include event previews, breaking news coverage and a weekly update from a journalist from London.
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