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NBC retains Olympics television rights through 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Officials with knowledge of the

decision say NBC has retained the U.S. Olympic television rights in

a four-games deal through 2020 worth more than $4 billion.

The two officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of

anonymity Tuesday because the decision has not yet been officially

announced by the International Olympic Committee.

NBC won a three-way bidding contest against ESPN and Fox.

It will have exclusive rights to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi,

Russia, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the

2018 Winter Games and 2020 Olympics, whose sites have not yet been

chosen.

NBC has broadcast every Summer Olympics since 1988 and every

Winter Games since 2002.

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