The 2021 Summer Olympic Games are right around the corner and NBC has shared a bit more about its plans to cover the event.
Leading the way, former Olympic Gold Medalists Candace Parker, Vince Carter and Kara Lawson will lead the network’s basketball coverage in Tokyo, Japan. Rounding out the broadcast team, Bob Fitzgerald, Fran Franschilla, Monic McNutt and Kate Scott will add to the coverage from the network’s Connecticut studios.
“We are excited to have this distinguished trio of U.S. Olympic basketball stars join our commentary team in Tokyo. Vince, Kara and Candace will bring viewers their unique perspectives on what’s happening on the court while also telling the stories about what it takes to make it to the medal stand – from tryouts, to practices and qualifying, to medal-round play,” Rebecca Chatman of NBC said.
The opening ceremony for the 2021 Summer Olympic Games is set to take place on July 23 in Tokyo. The men’s team will compete in Group A alongside France and Iran. Meanwhile, the women’s team will compete in Group B against Nigeria, France and the host nation, Japan.
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