Winter Olympics leads NBC to Sports Emmys wins

Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, won seven Sports Emmys for NBC Sports on Tuesday.

(Nathan Denette / Associated Press)

NBC Sports Group, boosted by its coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the Super Bowl, took home the most awards at the 36th Sports Emmys on Tuesday night.

The Olympics in Sochi, Russia, were covered on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA, MSNBC and online and took nine Emmys, while NBC Sports overall took home 17 awards. Super Bowl XLIX won for Outstanding Live Sports Special.

ESPN and its collective of cable channels was second with 15 Emmys. Fox Sports Media Group was third with 11.

Aside from the Olympics, Fox Sports Live was a big winner with four Emmys. The 2013 FIFA World Cup and ESPN’s news magazine took three Emmys each.


Former ESPN President George Bodenheimer, who helped expand the network to a variety of sports-related channels, including ESPN Plus and ESPNU, received the lifetime achievement award.

The awards were handed out at a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. 

A complete list of winners can be found here.

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