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I'm posting links to some footage of CBS coverage of the 1975 Pan Am Games in this post, but first a quick recap of how US Television first covered the Pan Am Games. ABC was the first to broadcast the games in 1963 when they devoted one episode of their "Wide World of Sports" anthology show to the games. The doubled their coverage to two episodes of the show in 1967. I have not been able to determine if there was any coverage in 1971. CBS then bought the rights to the 1975 and 1979 Games at the same time. The coverage in 1975 was mainly shown on "CBS Sports Spectacular" - CBS' version of "Wide World of Sports".
IVth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Sao Paulo 1963
ABC
Hours: 1 1/2
Host: Jim McKay
ABC's Wide World of Sports
May 11 Pan American Games from São Paulo, Brazil
Vth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Winnipeg 1967
ABC
Hours: 3
Host: Jim McKay
Saturday, July 29, 1967
ABC'S WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS (ABC, 5-6:30 p.m.). Highlights of the swimming and track-and-field events at the Pan American games, live from Winnipeg,Canada.
Saturday, August 5, 1967
ABC's WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS (ABC, 5-6:30 p.m.) Pan American Games from Winnipeg, Canada.
VIIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Mexico City 1975
CBS
Hours: 7 2/3
Host: Pat Summerall
Reporters:
Jack Whitaker (Athletics and Boxing)
Brent Musburger (Swimming and Baseball)
Adrian Metcalfe (Synchronized Swimming)
?
Analysts:
Bill Toomey (Athletics)
Sugar Ray Leonard (Boxing)
Keena Rotheimer (Swimming)
Kim Ocean-Smith (Synchronized Swimming)
?
Monday, October 13 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights of events and Opening Ceremony
Tuesday, October 14 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Wednesday, October 15 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Thursday, October 16 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Friday, October 17 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Saturday, October 18 -- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Highlights
Monday, October 20 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Tuesday, October 21 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Wednesday, October 22 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Thursday, October 23 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Friday, October 24 -- 11:30 PM - 11:40 PM
Highlights
Saturday, October 25 -- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Boxing Finals, Basketball Finals, and Soccer.
Sunday, October 26 -- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Equestrian Grand Prix Jumping
Here are some clips on youtube from CBS coverage of the 1975 Pan American Games:
Decathlon - Day 1
Decathlon - Day 2
Athletics - Men's 4x100m Relay
Swimming - Women's 100m Freestyle
Boxing - Light Welterweight Class Bout (Sugar Ray Leonard)
Boxing - Heavyweight Class Bout (Teofilo Stevenson)
Baseball - CUBA vs. USA
Synchronized Swimming - Team - USA
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In 1979, CBS again aired most of it's coverage on "CBS Sports Spectacular"
VIIIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
San Juan 1979
CBS
Hours: 12 1/4
Host: Dick Stockton
Reporters:
Jack Whittaker
Curt Gowdy
Tim Ryan (Boxing ?)
Irv Cross
Gary Bender (Basketball ?)
Analysts:
Muriel Grossfeld (Gymnastics ?)
Gil Clancy (Boxing ?)
Wilma Rudolph (Athletics ?)
Sunday, July 1 -- 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Pan American Games: Opening Ceremonies. Featuring highlights of past
Pan Am competitions, and presenting the history of the games and a preview
of the forthcoming two weeks of competition, live from Puerto Rico.
Saturday, July 7 -- 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CBS Sports Spectacular: ‘Pan American Games’--men’s and women’s
swimming and diving, gymnastics, boxing, roller skating (speed), archery,
bowling and Greco-Roman wrestling. In addition, a special feature by LeRoy
Neiman will be presented.
Sunday, July 8 -- 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Pan American Games: Among the events expected to be covered are men’s
and women’s swimming and diving, men’s gymnastics, boxing, track and field,
roller hockey, and reports on various other sports. Live from Puerto Rico.
Monday, July 9 -- 11:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Pan American Games: Highlights of the day’s events, from Puerto Rico.
Tuesday, July 10 -- 11:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Pan American Games: Highlights of the day’s events, from Puerto Rico.
Wednesday, July 11 -- 11:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Pan American Games: Highlights of the day’s events, from Puerto Rico.
Thursday, July 12 -- 11:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Pan American Games: Highlights of the day’s events, from Puerto Rico.
Friday, July 13 -- 11:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Pan American Games: Highlights of the day’s events, from Puerto Rico.
Saturday, July 14 -- 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
CBS Sports Spectacular: ‘Pan American Games’--men’s and women’s
swimming and diving, track and field, boxing, men’s and women’s basketball,
gymnastics, weightlifting, roller figure skating, and reports of various
other events.
Sunday, July 15 -- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pan American Games: Among the events to be covered are track and field,
Grand Prix horse jumping, women’s gymnastics, boxing finals, super
heavyweight weightlifting, and men’s and women’s volleyball finals. Also reports
on baseball, water polo, soccer and tennis.

Here is a video in two parts on youtube from CBS final broadcast of the 1979 games:

Part 1

Part 2

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Thanks for this material, panam! Keep those coming.

I have small excerpts of the opening of San Juan 1979 which I got from FB long time ago. I'm tempted to post them one of these days in Youtube. Seems to had been a very colorful show though the parade of nations was very disorganized compared to the Caracas '83 one plus the infamous booing at Governor Barcelo for his pro-american stances.

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For the 1983 games, CBS aired all of it's coverage on weekend afternoons. These games also marked the first of three consecutive hosting assignments of Brent Musburger, whose memorable signature line was a very dramatically delivered intro: "You are looking live....". CBS endured numerous obstacles in the run up to the games, including missing video tape machines and mobile units, inexperienced technicians from several countries, a last minute disagreement with the host broadcaster that left CBS scrambling to add 5 more cameras to the 3 it planned to use at the opening ceremony, and more. In addition, when a large doping scandal broke out at the games, including the sudden departure of 12 American athletes to avoid drug testing, Musburger made special reports on the scandal during the CBS Morning News and CBS Evening News, as well as during the regularly scheduled coverage.
IXth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Caracas
1983
CBS
Rights Fee: Just under $1,000,000
Hours: 15 1/2
Executive Producer: Terry O’Neil
Host: Brent Musburger
Opening Ceremonies: Brent Musburger
Reporters:
Gary Bender (Basketball)
Tim Ryan (Boxing)
Dick Stockton (Swimming)
John Tesh (Gymnastics and Athletics)
Pat O’Brien (Other Sports and Breaking Events)
John Dockery (Other Sports and Breaking Events)
Analysts:
Billy Packer (Basketball)
Gil Clancy (Boxing)
John Naber (Swimming)
Phil Boggs (Swimming)
Peter Kormann (Gymnastics)
Craig Masback (Athletics)
Sunday, August 14 -- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Opening Ceremony
Saturday, August 20 -- 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Basketball, Swimming, Diving, Boxing, and Gymnastics.
Sunday, August 21 -- 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Basketball, Swimming, Diving, Boxing, and Gymnastics.
Saturday, August 27 -- 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Track and Field, Boxing, and Basketball.
Sunday, August 28 -- 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Boxing and Track and Field.
-- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Boxing and Track and Field.

Here are some clips on youtube of CBS coverage of the 1983 Pan American Games:

Basketball - Men - USA vs. VEN

Basketball - Men - Gold Medal Match - USA vs. BRA

Gymnastics - Men's Team and Women's All-Around

Swimming - Men's 100m Backstroke

Boxing - Light Heavyweight (Evander Holyfield)

Judo - Women's 56kg final

Boxing - Pernell Whitaker vs. Angel Herrera

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Yeah. Our games were pretty much a hit and miss. While we were praised for the anti-doping control, we were also criticized for finishing venues at last second + all the criticism toward the dissapointing Pan American Village (many athletes opted to go to hotels instead). I think the games were mostly remembered for Michael Jordan performance at basketball.

Another weird fact was Sambo being introduced for the first and only time in the Pan Am Games, with the host country winning many of the gold medals (this was what kinda helped us end at the 5th place of the medal tally, tbh)

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CBS broadcast it's fourth consecutive Pan Am Games in 1987 and provided the host feed as well. Brent Musburger returned as host. I discovered the Pan Am Games through these telecasts and have loved the games ever since. This was the last time CBS would broadcast the games, I'm sorry to say, as they appeared to lose interest after winning the rights to the 1992 Winter Olympics. The Boxing matches in Indianapolis were what I remembered most over the years. They were raucous and crazy with bizarre judges decisions, hard fought bouts, and even 2 brawls between Cuban boxers and anti-Cuban demonstrators. (The most infamous featuring Cuban boxers charging into the stands to beat up demonstrators who had torn up a Cuban flag.) Brazil's upset of the USA in the Men's Basketball final was stunning and reminiscent of the "Miracle on Ice" at Lake Placid.
Xth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Indianapolis 1987
CBS
Rights Fee: $4,000,000
Hours: 26
Production Crew: 100
Executive Producer: Ted Shaker
Host: Brent Musburger
Opening Ceremonies: Brent Musburger ?
Reporters:
Verne Lundquist (Basketball)
Tim Ryan (Boxing)
Tim Brant (Gymnastics)
Dick Stockton (Athletics)
Jim Nantz (Swimming and Diving)
John Dockery (Baseball)
Pat O’Brien (Roving Reporter)
Anne Butler (Roving Reporter)
James Brown (Roving Reporter)
Bob Drum (Features)
Ron Luciano (Guest Essayist)
John Cougar Mellancamp (Guest Essayist)
George Plimpton (Guest Essayist)
Linda Ellerbee (Guest Essayist)
Analysts:
Billy Packer (Basketball)
Gil Clancy (Boxing)
Saturday, August 8 -- 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Opening Ceremonies, live from Indianapolis Motor Speedway; preview of
competition in all major events.
Sunday, August 9 -- 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
USA vs. Panama in men’s basketball; first round of baseball; women’s
diving; men’s and women’s swimming; track and field, including women’s
heptathlon 100m dash.
Saturday, August 15 -- 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Boxing quarterfinals in three classes; women’s platform diving;
baseball; track and field, including men’s pole vault final.
Sunday, August 16 -- 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Men’s quarterfinal basketball; quarterfinal boxing in three classes;
men’s platform diving; men’s individual gymnastics final; women’s swimming
finals from previous evening; track and field, including finals in 10
events.
Saturday, August 22 -- 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Basketball semifinal games; boxing finals in five classes; women’s
all-around gymnastics final.
Sunday, August 23 -- 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Men’s gold medal basketball game; boxing finals in five classes;
women’s individual gymnastics final.

Here are clips on youtube of CBS coverage of the 1987 Pan Am Games:

Basketball - Men - USA vs. BRA

Athletics - Women - Long Jump Final

Boxing - Lennox Lewis vs. Jorge Gonzalez


Boxing - Kenneth Gould vs. Juan Lemus

Boxing - Nelson Adams vs. Pablo Ramos

Boxing - Kelcie Banks vs. Emilio Villegas

Gymnastics - Men's Team 1/1

Gymnastics - Men's AA 1/2

Gymnastics - Men's AA 2/2 and Women's AA 1/5

Gymnastics - Women's AA 2/5

Gymnastics - Women's AA 3/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiYsR0swGYM
Gymnastics - Women's AA 4/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn5wlIDQtUs
Gymnastics - Women's AA 5/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXmcvf2MP4c
Gymnastics - Women's EF 1/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmVp8MbKCOU
Gymnastics - Women's EF 2/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx-DISo36is
Gymnastics - Women's EF 3/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id4dxvLCzEo
Gymnastics - Women's EF 4/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB69S3ePnEQ
Gymnastics - Women's EF 5/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhG9a_LnjJE
Gymnastics - Women's EF 6/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7ui5Mzj1ck
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In 1991, ABC sought the rights to the Pan Am Games in Havana.  The negotiations became bogged down in the U.S. embargo against Cuba which forbade direct payments to Cuba.  After a protracted negotiation with the U.S. Justice Department, ABC eventually inked a deal to broadcast the games.  (The fee was paid indirectly to avoid the embargo.  ABC partnered with Ted Turner's TNT cable channel for the Havana games.  TNT aired the prime time coverage with Ernie Johnson, Jr. as host, while Brent Musburger (who had been fired by CBS in March 1990) anchored ABC's weekend afternoon coverage.  This would be the last time the games were broadcast by a major broadcast network in the United States.  All coverage since has aired on cable or Spanish-language networks.

XIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES
Havana 1991
 
ABC
Rights Fee: ?
Hours: 22 (ABC) (Total Hours ABC/TNT/ TBS combined: 50 1/2)
Executive Producer: ?
Host: Brent Musburger
Reporters:
    Ron Thulin (Basketball)
    Mark Jones (Boxing)
    Gary Bender (Gymnastics)
    John Naber (Swimming)
    Bob Beattie (Volleyball)
    Jack Arute (Cycling, Tennis, Soccer, ?, and Features)
    ?
 
Analysts:
    Jim Valvano (Basketball)
    Cheryl Miller (Basketball)
    Alex Wallau (Boxing)
    Bart Connor (Gymnastics)
    Donna DeVarona (Swimming)
    Chris Marlowe (Volleyball)
    ?
 
TNT/TBS
Rights Fee: ?
Hours: 26 1/2 (TNT); 2 (TBS)
Executive Producer: ?
Host: Ernie Johnson, Jr.
Opening and Closing Ceremonies: Nick Charles (Nicole Watson, "sideline reporter")
Reporters:
    Craig Sager (Features)
    ?
Analysts:
    Hubie Brown (Basketball)
    ?
 
Friday, August 2        -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: opening ceremonies and preview. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Saturday, August 3  -- 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ABC)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: U.S. men’s basketball; men’s and women’s marathon. From  Havana, Cuba (Live).
            -- 9:50 PM - 10:50 PM (TBS)
    U.S. Olympic Gold: Pan Am Games Special Edition. (Live)
Sunday, August 4        -- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ABC)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: track & field (women’s high jump, men’s and women’s 100m); men’s and women’s basketball; diving; cycling; soccer;
women’s gymnastics; synchronized swimming. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
            -- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: track & field; basketball; women’s diving; women’s gymnastics. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Monday, August 5    -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: men’s and women’s track & field; men’s and women’s basketball; men’s gymnastics; baseball; weightlifting. FromHavana, Cuba (Live).
Tuesday, August 6   -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: men’s diving; women’s gymnastics; men’s and women’s  basketball; weightlifting; wrestling. From Havana, Cuba.
Wednesday, August 7 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: men’s and women’s track & field; men’s and women’s basketball; women’s diving; boxing; cycling; weightlifting.
From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Thursday, August 8  -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: track & field; men’s and women’s basketball; baseball; boxing; men’s gymnastics; weightlifting. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Friday, August 9        -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: boxing; basketball; women’s gymnastics; cycling; men’s and women’s tennis. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Saturday, August 10 -- 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (ABC)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: track & field; basketball; baseball; boxing; diving; cycling; gymnastics; synchronized swimming; softball; table tennis; wrestling. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
            -- 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ABC)
    Wide World of Sports Scheduled: Pan American Games from Havana, Cuba. (Highlights of Week 1); report on the Pacific Classic horse race from Del Mar, Calif. (Live).
            -- 9:50 PM - 10:50 PM (TBS)
    U.S. Olympic Gold: Pan Am Games Special Edition (Live).
Sunday, August 11   -- 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ABC)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: track & field; basketball; baseball; boxing; diving; cycling; gymnastics; volleyball; water polo; softball; table tennis; wrestling.
From Havana, Cuba (Live).
            -- 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: track & field; basketball; boxing; women’s diving; swimming;  volleyball; cycling; wrestling. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Monday, August 12   -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: baseball; basketball; boxing; swimming; volleyball. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Tuesday, August 13  -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: baseball; basketball; boxing; swimming; volleyball. From Havana. Cuba (Live).
Wednesday, August 14    -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: boxing semifinals; volleyball; soccer semifinals; tennis. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Thursday, August 15 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: basketball; swimming; volleyball semifinals; tennis semifinals. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Friday, August 16   -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: baseball semifinals; basketball; swimming; soccer finals; tennis  finals. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
Saturday, August 17 -- 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (ABC)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: women’s basketball; men’s and women’s swimming; volleyball; rhythmic gymnastics; boxing. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
            -- 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ABC)
    Wide World of Sports Scheduled: Pan American Games from Havana, Cuba (Highlights of Week 2); Travers Stakes from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Live).
Sunday, August 18   -- 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ABC)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: basketball finals; volleyball finals; rhythmic gymnastics; boxing finals. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
            -- 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM (TNT)
    Pan American Games Scheduled: closing ceremonies and review. From Havana, Cuba (Live).
 
Here are some clips on youtube from ABC/TNT's coverage of the 1991 Havana Pan Am Games:

Gymnastics - Men and Women

Gymnastics - Women's Team - Part 1

Gymnastics - Women's Team - Part 2

Gymnastics - Women's Team - Part 3

Gymnastics - Women's Team - Part 4

Athletics - Men's 110m Hurdles Final

Basketball - Women - USA vs. Cuba (2nd half)

Swimming - Men's 100m Breaststroke Final

Wrestling - Gold Medal - 62kg
 
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Just to continue the my previous posts on TV at the Pan Am Games, here is some information on Canadian TV coverage of the games that I have been able to glean (mainly from the pages of the Montreal Gazette and other Canadian newspapers - which are archived through the early 1980s at google newspaper archive. The 1967 coverage is detailed In part in the official report of the organizing committee which is available in pdf format on the Pan Am Sports official website.)

Vth PAN AMERICAN GAMES

Winnipeg 1967

CBC

Coordinator for CBC Radio and TV: John McCabe
Executive Producer for CBC TV: Len Casey
Host: Lloyd Robertson
Pan-American Games 
Sunday July 23  -- 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday July 24  -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday July 25 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday July 26   -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday July 27    -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday July 28      -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday July 29    -- 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
            -- 10:30-11:00 PM
Sunday July 30  -- 3:00-5:00 PM
            -- 10:30-11:00 PM 
Monday July 31  -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday August 1    -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday August 2  -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday August 3   -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday August 4 -- 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
            -- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday August 5   -- 3:30-5:30 PM 
            -- 10:30-11:00 PM 
Sunday August 6     -- 3:30-5:30 PM 
            -- 8:00-9:00 PM 
    The 1967 Pan-American Games, held in Winnipeg, commanded considerable 
airtime in the afternoons and evenings in the last week of July and the first 
week of August. Radio and television coverage was coordinated by John 
McCabe, Supervisor of Special Sports Projects for the CBC, and the executive 
producer for television was Len Casey. The complex organization was centred in 
the Minto Armoury to capture events at eight sites, including the Winnipeg 
Stadium, the Winnipeg Arena, the Civic Auditorium, Pan-American Pool, the 
Velodrome, and the University of Manitoba track. Nine producers coordinated 
colour and black-and-white television camera coverage, as well as film cameras. 
As well, the CBC inaugurated the use of a colour videotape recorder that 
permitted slow-motion and stop action for analysis.
ABC bought the American broadcast rights for the Games.

CBC paid $60,000 to air them in Canada, sending 354 staff to Winnipeg to produce 30 hours of programming from the Games.

Some old links to clips from the coverage at the CBC archives website (not sure if these links still work or not as CBC revamped its archives website a while back and the links may have changed):

http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/1967-pan-am-games-open-in-winnipeg
http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/harry-jerome-wins-gold-at-the-1967-pan-am-games
http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/elaine-tanner-wins-gold-and-a-world-record-at-the-1967-pan-am-games
http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/swimmer-elaine-mighty-mouse-tanner-at-the-1967-pan-am-games

VIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES

CALI 1971

CBC

Reporters: Ted Reynolds, Ernie Afaganis, and Don Wittman

Hours: 13 1/2

Saturday, July 31 - 2-4 PM
Pan American Games. Canada's 11 Golden Idols - A film about the 1967 Games in Winnipeg. Also: Highlights of this year's opening ceremonies.
Sunday, August 1 - 2:00 - 2:30 PM
Track and Field, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Women' Volleyball.
Monday, August 2 - 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Track and Field, Weightlifting, Gymnastics.
Tuesday, August 3 - 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Track and Field, Women's Volleyball, Women's Fencin (Independent Foil).
Wednesday, August 4 - 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Rowing, Gymnastics, Track and Field.
Thursday, August 5 - 9:00 - 9:30 PM
Track and Field, Synchornized Swimming, Gymnastics.
Friday, August 6 - 7:30 - 8:00 PM
Track and Field, Gymnastics, Diving.
Saturday, August 7 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Volleyball (tenative).
Sunday, August 8 - 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Swimming and Diving, Weightlifting, Cycling, Men's Fencing, Shooting, Basketball highlights.
Monday, August 9 - 10:00 - 10:30 PM
Football highlights, Boxing, Swimming and Diving.
Tuesday, August 10 - 8:30 - 9:00 PM
Cycling, Football hightlights, Swimming and Diving, Equestrian reports.
Wednesday, August 11 - 9:00 - 9:30 PM
Cycling, Football highlights, Boxing Swimming and Diving.
Thursday, August 12 - 10:00 - 10:30 PM
Cycling, Football highlights, Swimming and Diving, Basketball highlights.
Friday, August 13 - 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Cycling, Football highlights, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, Equestrian highlights, Basketball highlights.
Saturday, August 14 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Volleyball highlights, Basketball highlights, Field Hockey, Football highlights, Equestrian Grand Prix and Closing Ceremonies.

French CBC

Hours: 12 1/4

Reporters: Rene LeCavalier, Jean-Maurice Baille and Richard Garneau.

Saturday July 31 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Jeux Pan-Americains. Ceremonie d'Ouverture. CBC French network will carry a replay of the opening ceremonies of the Pan-Am Games from Cali, Colombia.
Sunday August 1 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Monday, August 2 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, August 3 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 4 - 7:00 -7:30 PM
Thursday, August 5 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday, August 6 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 7 - 2:15 - 4:30 PM
Sunday, August 8 - 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Monday, August 9 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, August 10 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 11- 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 12 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Friday, August 13 - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 14 - 2:15 - 3:45 PM
 

The Montreal Gazette Saturday July 31, 1971

Televised highlights of the pan-american games

    The Pan-American Games are the mini-Olympics of Latin and North America, held every four years before the World Olympics, and regarded, as a tryout for those bigger games.
    Approximately 3500 athletes from some 30 countries compete in 23 sports for the coveted gold, silver and bronze medals.
    Argentina was the originating country of the Pan-American Games 20 years ago, and Winnipeg was the host city for the games in 1967, in which Canada placed second following a storybook finish that saw Jim Day in the equestrian jumping competition beating out his Brazilian rival by 1.1 seconds to win the last gold medal of the games.
    The United States, as expected, swept those games with 120 gold medals, 63 second place silvers and 44 bronze for a total of 227.
    This year's games are being held in Cali, Colombia, a city of about 300,000 and an important commercial centre in this country which is the only one having seacoasts on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
    CBC-TV Sports coverage of the games will be telecast daily on both the English and French networks. Commentators for the English Network telecasts will be Ted Reynolds of Vancouver, Ernie Afaganis of Edmonton, and Don Wittman of Winnipeg.
    French commentators are Rene LeCavalier, Jean-Maurice Baille and Richard Garneau.  

    The following is the schedule of events to be televised. 

    Saturday Afternoon, July 31 - Opening Ceremonies and a look back at the 1967 games in Winnipeg.
    Sunday Afternoon, August 1 - Track and Field, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Women' Volleyball.
    Monday Night, August 2 - Track and Field, Weightlifting, Gymnastics.
    Tuesday Night, August 3 - Track and Field, Women's Volleyball, Women's Fencin (Independent Foil).
    Wednesday Night, August 4 - Rowing, Gymnastics, Track and Field.
    Thursday Night, August 5 - Track and Field, Synchornized Swimming, Gymnastics.
    Friday Night, August 6 - Track and Field, Gymnastics, Diving.
    Saturday Afternoon, August 7 - Volleyball (tenative).
    Sunday Afternoon, August 8 - Swimming and Diving, Weightlifting, Cycling, Men's Fencing, Shooting, Basketball highlights.
    Monday Night, August 9 - Football highlights, Boxing, Swimming and Diving.
    Tuesday Night, August 10 - Cycling, Football hightlights, Swimming and Diving, Equestrian reports.
    Wednesday Night, August 11 - Cycling, Football highlights, Boxing Swimming and Diving.
    Thursday Night, August 12 - Cycling, Football highlights, Swimming and Diving, Basketball highlights.
    Friday, Night, August 13 - Cycling, Football highlights, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, Equestrian highlights, Basketball highlights.
    Saturday Night, August 14 - Volleyball highlights, Basketball highlights, Field Hockey, Football highlights, Equestrian Grand Prix and Closing Ceremonies.

 

VIIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES

MEXICO CITY 1975

CBC

Hours: 3
Saturday October 18 - 2-4 PM
Pan Am Games
Saturday, October 25 - 5:00-6 PM 
Pan Am Games

FRNCH CBC

Hours: 6
Saturday, October 18 - 3:30-5 PM
Jeux Panamericains
Sunday, October 19 - 3:30-5 PM
Jeux Panamericains
Saturday, October 25 - 4:30-6 PM
Jeux Panamericains
Sunday, October 26 - 3:30-5 PM
Jeux Panamericains

VIIIth PAN AMERICAN GAMES

San Juan 1979

CBC

Hours: 6

Saturday, July 7 3PM-6PM
Sportsweekend: Pan American Games coverage.
Saturday, July 14 3PM-6PM
Sportsweekend: Scheduled events include: coverage of events in the Pan American Games from San Juan, Puerto Rico; highlights of the Grand Circuit Week of Harness Racing from Montreal's Blue Bonnets Raceway; and the British Grand Prix from Silverstone, England.
Sunday, July 15 3-5 PM
Pan American Games. Closing Ceremonies. (Ottawa Citizen July 13, 1979 - Originally, CBC announced they would air the closing ceremonies, but there has been a change of plans. Now Sunday...will not feature the post game parade, but rather will air highlights of the final day of competition.)

FRENCH CBC

Hours: 8

Saturday, June 30 2 PM - 3 PM
Prevue de Jeux PanAmericains.
Sunday, July 1 2-4 PM
Jeux Pan-Americains. Ceremonie d'Ouverture.
Saturday July 14 3-5 PM
Jeux Pan-Americains
Sunday July 15 3-6 PM
Jeux Pan-Americains

IXth Pan American Games

Caracas 1983

(No coverage in Canada.)

(I have not been able to determine if there was coverage in Canada in 1987, 1991, or 1995)

XIIIth Pan American Games

Winnipeg 1999

CBC

Hours: 38
Host: Brian Williams
Play by Play: 
    Ron McLean (Athletics)
    Scott Russell (Gymnastics)
    Mark Lee (Volleyball)
    Paul (Romanuk?) (Baseball)
?
Analysts:
    Dan Whitman (Athletics)
    Geoff Gowan (Athletics)
    Carol Angela Orchard (Gymnastics)
    Charles Parkeson (Volleyball)
?

(Note: TSN also aired some coverage with Dave Ransdorf as host.)

Friday, July 23 -- 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES OPENING CEREMONIES: Catch all the pageantry tonight as the 13th Pan American Games begins in Winnipeg. More than 5,000 athletes from North and South America and the Caribbean will gather at Winnipeg Stadium for the Opening Ceremonies tonight. It's the first time in more than thirty years that the Games have been held in Canada. Join host Brian 
Williams for the Opening Ceremonies of the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 Manitoba) on CBC Television.
Saturday, July 24 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnepeg.  Among the events you’ll see tonight: Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics 100m Semifinals, Men’s and Women’s 400m Semifinals, Men’s 5000m Final, Decathlon - Day 1, Women’s Long Jump Final,  Men’s Gymnastics, Canada versus Cuba in Women’s Volleyball, and Men’s and Women’s Triathlon. That’s the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television.
Sunday, July 25 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men’s and Women’s 100m Final, Men’s and Women’s 400m Final, Men’s 800m Final, Decathlon 1500m Final, Men’s Gymnastics, and Canada versus Brazil in Women’s Volleyball. That’s the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC 
Television. 
Monday, July 26 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Women's Gymnastics, Men's and Women's Diving, and Canada versus Argentine in Men's Volleyball. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. 
Tuesday, July 27 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men's and Women's 200 metre semi-finals, Men's 10,000 metre final, Men's Pole Vault and Women's Gymnastics Final. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. 
Wednesday, July 28 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men's and Women's 200 metre final, the Men's 400 metre Hurdles final; Women's 1500 and 10,000, Men's and Women's Diving and Cycling, plus baseball and Volleyball. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. 
Thursday, July 29 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Women's Beach Volleyball, Men's and Women's Diving, and Men's and Women's Cycling. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBC Television. 
Friday, July 30 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: the Men's High Jump final, Men's and Women's 4 by 100 relay final, Men's and Women's Cycling finals, Basketball and more. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. 
Saturday, July 31 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
AN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television Saturday night for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see: Men's Beach Volleyball, Men's and Women's Cycling, Boxing, Volleyball, Basketball and more. That's the Pan Am Games, Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television.
Sunday, August 1 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television Sunday night for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see: Men's and Women's Beach Volleyball, Men's Boxing and Basketball, Women's Volleyball, soccer and more. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. 
Monday, August 2 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: the Women's Freestyle 100 metre swimming final and 400 metre relay; the Men's Boxing quarter-finals, Men's Beach Volleyball and Basketball, and more. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. 
Tuesday, August 3 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: the Men's 100 metre Butterfly final, the Women's 200 metre Freestyle final, Men's and Women's Beach Volleyball, Men's soccer semi-final, Boxing and Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. 
Wednesday, August 4 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Women's and Men's Freestyle Swimming, Boxing Semi-finals, Men's Beach Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball and Women's Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. 
Thursday, August 5 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men's Freestyle Swimming, Women's Butterfly and Breaststroke, Boxing, Women's Basketball and Men's Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television. 
Friday, August 6 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television tonight for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see tonight: Men's and Women's Swimming, the Boxing Finals, Softball, Basketball and Women's Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, tonight at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television.
Saturday, August 7 -- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television Saturday night for coverage of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. Among the events you'll see: Men's and Women's Swimming, Women's Softball and Basketball, Boxing, Men's Soccer and Men's Weightlifting. That's the Pan Am Games, Saturday at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television.
Sunday, August 8 -- 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
PAN AM GAMES: Tune in to CBC Television Sunday night for live coverage of the closing ceremonies of the Pan Am Games from Winnipeg. The Games Flag will be lowered and the flame extinguished as athletes and spectators join in tribute to all who were a part of the Thirteenth Pan Am Games. That's Sunday night at 8:00 (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Television.

CBC, TSN teaming up to cover Pan Am Games

GLEN COLBOURN
Canadian Press
Wednesday, July 14, 1999 

It won't be the Olympics, but it will get Olympic-like coverage.

The Pan American Games, which will officially start on July 23 in Winnipeg, will dominate the broadcast schedules of both CBC and TSN for two weeks.

In fact, the Games will mark the beginning of a groundbreaking partnership between the national broadcaster and cable sports channel. CBC and TSN will also team up to cover the next five Olympics, starting with the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney.

In the past, the two networks have shared the likes of the Brier, with TSN showing round-robin games during the week and CBC showing the playoffs on the weekend. But the announcers, producers and crews would all change. This time, they'll be sharing personnel, equipment, sets and even on-air talent.

Veteran CBC announcer Don Wittman will show up on TSN and TSN's Paul Romanuk will pop up on CBC.

"I've been in the business for 25 years and I don't know if I've ever seen this before," TSN executive producer Rick Chisholm said. "This is a true partnership. The director for our program is the director for their program."

The deal was struck to share costs and as a way of getting more coverage on air without overwhelming the CBC's schedule.

The CBC will televise the Pan Ams from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT for most of the 17 days. A few nights, the network will stay on air until 11 p.m.

TSN will broadcast during the afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. EDT on most days. It will show between 90 minutes and five hours of events, depending on the day. Total airtime for TSN is 50 hours, with the CBC providing 38.

"In the end, it gave us the same coverage we would normally have on CBC, and then the added coverage of having TSN there is basically a bonus for the sports fans watching at home," said Joel Darling, an executive producer for the CBC.

The deal also helps the bottom line. The networks are splitting rights costs and personnel assignments to try to keep overtime under control. The CBC is paying more and dedicating more people -- 100, compared with roughly nine for TSN -- because it is broadcasting during lucrative prime time. The partnership also helps TSN with its licence requirements to show Canadian and amateur sports.

The two networks will not only share the same anchor set in Winnipeg's historic downtown Forks district, they will also show the same features and profiles. CBC and TSN have prepared reports on two dozen top Canadian athletes, a series of Manitoba travelogues and a look back at the top performers at the 1967 Pan Am Games, which were also held in Winnipeg.

The key difference -- in fact, practically the only difference -- between the broadcasts will be the hosts.

The CBC's signature sports host, Brian Williams, will anchor evening coverage, while TSN's Dave Randorf gets a big break with the job of hosting the afternoon shows.
 

Santo Domingo 2003
CBC
Hours: 21
Executive Producer: Dave Stewart
Host: Scott Russell
Play by Play: 
    Don Wittman (Athletics, Baseball, and Basketball)
    Steve Armitage (Diving, Swimming, Soccer and Volleyball)
    Bruce Rainnie (Weightlifting and Water Polo)
Analysts: 
    Mary Carroll (Diving)
    Helen Stoumbous (Women's Soccer), 
    Charles Parkinson (Volleyball)
    Bob Lenarduzzi (Men's Soccer)
    Sam Cosentino (Baseball)
    Brian Heaney (Basketball)
Features: 
    Catriona LeMay Doan
    Erin Paul
    Darryl Kyte
Friday, August 1 -- 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM (CBC Country Canada channel only)
    CBC Country Canada, the digital channel, will air the Opening Ceremony in its entirety
Saturday, August 2 -- 5:00 PM -6:00 PM ET LIVE
    Scott Russell presents a preview of the exciting events to come during the next two weeks. Then, Bruce Rainnie and Erin Paul host a recap of the grand Opening Ceremony - a parade of 5,300 athletes from 42 nations. Jaret Llewellyn, a six-time world champion water-skier, will carry the Canadian flag and lead Canada's 422 athletes into the stadium. Llewellyn, from Innisfail, Alberta, took home a gold and silver at the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg. He was a double gold medallist at the 1995 Games in Argentina. 
Monday, August 4 thru Friday, August 8 -- 11:30 PM - 12:00 AM Local Time
    Scott Russell hosts a half-hour magazine with a recap of the day's events, as well as colorful features about the athletes, the competition and the Dominican Republic.
Saturday, August 9 -- 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET LIVE
    Highlights of the following events:· Men's Basketball Final with Don Wittman and Brian Heaney.· Diving with Steve Armitage and Mary Carroll, Athletics with Don Wittman. Plus, highlights of the day's other events featuring the top Canadian and international performances.
Sunday, August 10 -- 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET LIVE
    Highlights of the following events:· Men's and Women's Beach Volleyball Finals with Steve Armitage and Charles Parkinson. Basketball -Women's Final with Don Wittman and Brian Heaney. Diving with Steve Armitage and Mary Carroll. Athletics with Don Wittman. Plus, highlights of the day's other events featuring the top Canadian and international performances.
Monday, August 11 thru Friday, August 15 - 11:30 PM -12:00 AM Local Time
    Scott Russell hosts a half-hour magazine with a recap of the day's events, as well as colorful features about the athletes, the competition and the Dominican Republic.
Saturday, August 16 -- 3:30-6:00 ET LIVE
    Highlights of the following events: Men's Baseball Final with Don Wittman and Sam Cosentino. Women's Soccer Final with Steve Armitage and Helen Stoumbous. Weightlifting with Bruce Rainnie. Swimming with Steve Armitage. Men's and Women's Water Polo Finals with Bruce Rainnie. Plus, highlights of the day's other events featuring the top Canadian and international performances.
Sunday, August 17 -- 4:00-7:00 ET LIVE
    Highlights of the following events:· Men's Soccer Final with Steve Armitage and Bob Lenarduzzi. Men's and Women's Volleyball Finals. Weightlifting with Bruce Rainnie. Swimming with Steve Armitage. Plus, highlights of the day's other events featuring the top Canadian and international performances.
 

CBC SPORTS NAMED AS THE HOST BROADCASTER FOR THE 2003 PAN AM GAMES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM AUGUST 1-17, 2003
CBC Sports is pleased to announce that, as part of the new core of the broadcast business for CBC, it has been named as the host broadcaster for the 2003 Pan American Games to be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from August 1-17, 2003.

"CBC is proud to have been chosen Host Broadcaster for this major multi-sport event," explains Alan Clark, Project Director. "It is further recognition of the excellence of CBC Sports production."

The 2003 Pan American Games, with more than 7,000 athletes and coaches expected to attend, will consist of a full Olympic sport program, with many of the events being Olympic qualifiers for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

CBC HBS (Host Broadcast Services) will provide live coverage of all the major sports events, with 10 crews made up of producers and technicians from the Dominican Republic, Canada and the Americas.

It will take more than 400 producers, directors, technicians and support personnel to mount what will be in excess of 500 hours of television.

CBC was the Host Broadcaster at the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, which were attended by more than 1,000 broadcasters from more than 20 countries in the Americas.

CBC HBS most recently was Host Broadcaster for the 2001 World Championships in Athletics.

CBC will cover 600 hours of 2003 Pan Am Games
    According to Terry Ludwick, an executive producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the Pan American Games in August will get 600 hours of live coverage. A crew composed of 300 cameras and over 500 technicians, 300 of whom will be Dominican, will be on site. The International Transmission Center will be installed at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center and live transmissions from the Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome, the Sports Palace, the Boxing Coliseum, and other sites, should bring interest from countries like Brazil, Argentina and the United States.

CBC forced to reduce coverage of Pan American Games events
By WILLIAM HOUSTON
Friday, July 18, 2003 - Page S2 
Money problems plaguing next month's Pan American Games have forced the CBC, which is the host broadcaster, to cut back on its coverage. In April and June, the Dominican Republic organizing committee failed to deliver two cash payments owed the CBC. As a result, the network insisted on a renegotiated contract. The Canadian network will be sending less staff and technical equipment to Santo Domingo, and will provide coverage at fewer venues. Alan Clark, the executive producer of the CBC's host broadcast, said live coverage of some events, such as track cycling and gymnastics and the finals of softball, has been dropped. Clark said organizers could not guarantee when the CBC would be paid in full. "We could have walked away, because they were in breach of contract," Clark said. "They had paid us about 80 per cent of what we were owed. But, after 3½ years there, and because of the Games and the people, we said we would give them a program plan based on the reduced budget." The Pan American organizing committee has been hit with setbacks over the past two years, including the collapse of the Dominican currency, the failure of a major bank and a decline in tourism.The CBC's coverage in Canada will consist of late night and weekend programming.
 

THE XIV PAN AM GAMES ON CBC SPORTS GET UNDERWAY SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 BEGINNING AT 5 P.M. ET
Nearly 7,000 athletes from 42 countries in North and South America and the Caribbean gather in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for the XIV PAN AM GAMES, August 1-17.

Scott Russell is in Santo Domingo to host CBC Sports' coverage. 15 days of programming kicks off with a recap of the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 2 at 5 p.m. ET. 

CBC Country Canada, the digital channel, will air the Opening Ceremony in its entirety on Friday, August 1 at 9 p.m. ET.

CBC Sports' reporting from the Games includes live weekend coverage on:
· Saturday, August 2 at 5 p.m. ET, 
· Saturday, August 9 & 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET · Sunday, August 10 & 17 at 4 p.m. ET.

Each weeknight during the Games, at 11:30 p.m. local time, Scott Russell hosts a half-hour magazine with a recap of the day's events, as well as colourful features about the athletes, the competition and the Dominican Republic. CBC Country Canada, the digital channel, will rebroadcast the weekday recap shows at 9 p.m. ET the following night.Joining Russell is Catriona 
LeMay Doan - the fastest woman on ice makes her television debut filing reports from Santo Domingo, CBC Halifax's Bruce Rainnie, The Fifth Estate's Erin Paul and Street Cents' Darryl Kyte. Don Wittman (athletics, baseball and basketball) and Steve Armitage (diving, swimming, soccer and volleyball) call the action. The analysts include: Mary Carroll-a 14-time National Champion (diving), Helen Stoumbous-a Canadian National Team member (women's soccer), Charles Parkinson-a four-time National Team member (volleyball), former Canadian 
National Team member and coach Bob Lenarduzzi (men's soccer) and Sam Cosentino (baseball). Dave Stewart is the executive producer of CBC Sports' coverage of the XIV PAN AM GAMES.
 

(I have not been able to locate information on any coverage in Canada in 2007)

XVIth Pan American Games

Guadalajara 2011

CBC offering extensive coverage of 2011 Pan Am Games


CBC Sports Posted: Sep 29, 2011 6:55 PM ET| Last Updated: Sep 29, 2011 6:49 PM ET 
The CBC announced on Thursday it is offering a multi-platform broadcasting package for the 16th Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Over 300 Canadian amateur athletes will be showcasing their talent and competing against some of the world's best, with CBC's coverage starting with the opening ceremonies on Oct. 14, 2011, at 8 p.m. ET live on CBCsports.ca and ending with the closing ceremony on Oct. 30 (8 p.m. ET, live on CBCSports.ca).

In total, CBC-TV, Radio Canada and CBCsports.ca will combine for over 50 hours of programming, with CBCsports.ca displaying 38 hours of coverage. Gemini Award-winning broadcaster Scott Russell will be hosting both the daily and weekly highlights shows.

"The 2011 Pan American Games offer another opportunity for Canadian amateur athletes to shine on the international stage," Jeffrey Orridge, CBC's executive director of sports properties, said in a release. "We continue our tradition of raising the profile of not just amateur athletics in this country but also sharing the stories of these talented individuals."

One of the most notable Canadian athletes participating is shot putter Dylan Armstrong, who won gold at the 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio. Veteran striker Christine Sinclair will lead the 2007 bronze medal-winning Canadian women's soccer team into action as well.

The multi-sport event — 46 sports involving 42 countries — encompasses nations from all over the American continent (North America and South America) and is held every four years in the year precluding the Olympic Games. The 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be hosted by London, England.

"Pan Am countries are among the top 10 leaders in high-profile summer Olympic sports such as athletics, swimming, boxing, soccer, volleyball and baseball," said Ian Troop, CEO of Toronto's Pan Am Games Organizing Committee in 2015 (TO2015). "Coverage of the 2011 Guadalajara Games will showcase the athletic stars of today as well those up-and-coming performers we hope to see in Toronto in less than four years."

Mexico will be hosting its third Pan Am Games (1955, 1975) and is the first nation to do so.

Toronto will host the Pan Am Games in 2015.

CBC To Offer Multiplatform Coverage Of The 2011 Pan American Games
Thursday October 6th, 2011    

CBC announced a multiplatform-broadcasting package to support the over 300 Canadian amateur athletes competing against some of the best in the world at the 16th Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

Starting with the Opening Ceremony on October 14th at 8:00 p.m. ET live on cbcsports.ca and ending with the Closing Ceremony on October 30th, CBC Television, Radio-Canada and cbcsports.ca will combine for over 50 hours of programing including 38 hours of coverage on cbcsports.ca 

Hosted by Gemini Award winner Scott Russell, the coverage will include a daily highlights show available on cbcsports.ca, a 30-minute highlights show broadcast on CBC Television from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. E.T on Saturday October 22nd and Saturday October 29th and special reports on Radio-Canada.

"The 2011 Pan American Games offer another opportunity for Canadian amateur athletes to shine on the international stage,” said Jeffrey Orridge, CBC’s executive director of sports properties. “We are committed to raising the profile of not just amateur athletics in this country but also sharing the stories of these talented individuals.”

“Pan Am countries are among the top 10 leaders in high-profile summer Olympic sports such as athletics, swimming, boxing, soccer, volleyball and baseball,” says Ian Troop, CEO, TO2015. “Coverage of the 2011 Guadalajara Games will showcase the athletic stars of today as well those up-and-coming performers we hope to see in Toronto in less than four years.” 

“We are thrilled Canadians will get to experience the pursuit of athletic excellence and the cultural pageantry of the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara,” says Horacio de la Vega, Commercial Director, COPAG. “We are very pleased to have CBC on board as a broadcast partner.”

About CBC/Radio Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada. 

2011 Pan American Games Broadcast Schedule
/All Programming Available On Cbc Television And Cbcsports.Ca Unless Otherwise Noted/ Schedule Subject To Change / Additional Broadcasts May Be Added

October 15th – October 31st  On Demand  Daily Highlight Show – cbcsports.ca
Friday, October 14  8 p.m. ET  2011 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony (LIVE) – cbcsports.ca
Saturday, October 15  1 p.m. ET  2011 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony
Saturday, October 22  12 p.m. ET  2011 Pan Am Games Week One Highlights
Saturday, October 29  12 p.m. ET  2011 Pan Am Games Week Two Highlights
Sunday, October 30  8 p.m. ET  2011 Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony (LIVE) - cbcsports.ca
Monday, October 31  12:30 a.m. ET  2011 Pan Am Games Closing Ceremony

XVIIth Pan American Games
Toronto 2015
CBC
Host - Prime-time: Scott Russell
Host - Late Night: Scott Russell
Host - Daytime: Andi Petrillo
Opening Ceremony: Scott Russell and Peter Mansbridge
Closing Ceremony: Scott Russell, Andi Petrillo, and Perdita Felicien
Play by Play:
    Mark Lee (Athletics)
    Steve Artmitage (Swimming)
    Dan Schulman (Basketball)
    Mitch Peacock (Gymnastics)
Analysts:
    Michael Smith (Athletics)
    Brenda Irving (Athletics Interviews)
    Byron MacDonald (Swimming)
    Ran Fracilla (Basketball)
    Elfie Schlegal (Gymnastics)

CBC/RADIO-CANADA REVEALS ROBUST MULTIPLATFORM BROADCAST PLANS FOR THE TORONTO 2015 PAN AM AND PARAPAN AM GAMES
April 29, 2015
CBC/RADIO-CANADA - French- and English-language broadcast hosts were also announced during a joint event with TO2015 in celebration of the 100-day countdown to the Parapan Am Games
Tweet this release: http://cbc.sh/wm9vMmi
April 29, 2015 – CBC/Radio-Canada today announced its broadcast plans for this summer’s Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games as part of a joint celebration with TO2015 in honour of the 100-day countdown to the start of the Parapan Am Games. CBC/Radio-Canada is the official broadcaster of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Canada and will provide Canadians with more hours of coverage than before – including unprecedented coverage of the Parapan Am Games – through an extensive multiplatform approach. The Pan Am Games run from July 10-26, 2015, while the Parapan Am Games take place August 7-15, 2015 in Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area.
The Pan Am/Parapan Am Games is the world’s third-largest international multi-sport games and Toronto 2015 will be the largest multi-sport games ever held on Canadian soil. In keeping with the magnitude of the event, CBC/Radio-Canada will broadcast nearly 750 hours of coverage over the course of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games across TV, online and mobile platforms. This year’s event marks the first time that the Parapan Am Games will be televised in English and French in Canada.
CBC-TV will offer daily broadcasts in the afternoon, primetime, and late night, covering each day’s events throughout the Pan Am Games along with daily primetime and late night broadcasts during the Parapan Am Games. The afternoon broadcasts will air in local time across the country while the evening and late night broadcasts will be live to audiences in Ontario and to the east, airing at local times to audiences west of Ontario. CBC’s Scott Russell will host the nightly primetime show from 8-10 p.m. (8:30-10:30 p.m. NT) and the late night programming block from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (12-1 a.m. NT) each night, recapping the biggest moments from each day’s events. During the Parapan Am Games, Russell will host CBC-TV’s nightly primetime coverage from 8-9 p.m. (8:30-9:30 p.m. NT), followed by the late night block from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (12-1 a.m. NT). In addition to CBC-TV’s coverage, broadcast partner Sportsnet will provide coverage of the Pan Am football (soccer) tournament and will also provide encore broadcasts of CBC-TV’s Parapan Am coverage.
French-language TV coverage on Radio-Canada will include daily afternoon broadcasts from 1-4 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 2-5 p.m. on weekends, hosted by the network’s Marie-José Turcotte during the Pan Am Games. Host Marc Durand will guide viewers through Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Parapan Am Games, which will include a nightly hour-long broadcast recapping the best from each day of competition.
From a digital perspective, CBC/Radio-Canada will again provide Canadians with unprecedented coverage with more than 650 hours of live streaming competition coverage of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games through cbc.ca/panam in English and ici.radio-canada.ca/panam in French, and via an upcoming app presented by CIBC for iOS and Android mobile devices (available in English and French). Additional features of the website and app will include the latest live and on-demand video, instant results, medal standings and news from in and around the events.
The Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will see more than 10,000 athletes, coaches, and team officials in total from 41 countries and territories visit Canada to take part in 36 Pan Am sports and 15 Parapan Am sports, many of which will be qualifying events for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. Canada will be represented by its largest teams ever at the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games with more than 750 athletes competing.
Further details of CBC/Radio-Canada’s plans for coverage of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will be made available in the coming weeks.

ORONTO 2015 PAN AM AND PARAPAN AM GAMES CBC ENGLISH SERVICES COVERAGE PLANS
CBC-TV
 Three daily hosted programs during the Pan Am Games and two daily hosted programs during the Parapan Am Games
o Scott Russell will host the Primetime and Late Night Pan Am and Parapan Am programs
 The daily weekday programming breakdown will be as follows*:
o Pan Am Games (July 10-26, 2015):
 3-5 p.m. (Local) – Pan Am Afternoon
 8-10 p.m. (Live in ET, local time in areas west of Ontario) – Pan Am Primetime
 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Live in ET, local time in areas west of Ontario) – Pan Am Late Night
o Parapan Am Games (August 7-15, 2015):
 8-9 p.m. (Local) – Parapan Am Primetime
 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Local) – Parapan Am Late Night
Digital (Online, Mobile, Social Media)
 More than 650 hours of live streaming coverage available online at cbc.ca/panam and via an upcoming app for iOS and Android devices
 The website and app will carry live video, on-demand highlights, real-time results, news, and will allow users to track Team Canada athletes through their competitions
 CBC’s digital offerings allow users one-stop access to everything Pan Am whenever they want it, no matter where they are
 CBC will be active in social media with the CBC Olympics Facebook and Twitter (#CBCPanAm) accounts, and through the @CBCSports accounts on Instagram and Periscope
 CBC Sports will also produce exclusive Vine-only features over the course of the Games, offering unique on-site and behind-the-scenes perspectives
CBC News
 Leading up to and throughout the Games, CBC News platforms will keep Canadians informed of the latest news surrounding Toronto 2015 and the athletes from a competition perspective as well as from a news standpoint, all in an effort to bring the Games, athletes, and stories closer to Canadians no matter where they are in the country
 CBC News will follow the Pan Am torch from the lighting ceremony in Mexico and as it travels across Canada
 CBC’s local news broadcasts across Canada will follow the torch relay as it crosses the country through various communities
 CBC News will follow the announcements of the various sports’ Canadian team roster announcements as they are made leading up to the Games
 Special features within CBC News broadcasts and online will include athlete profiles, inside looks at some of the sports that will be part of the Pan Am and Parapan Am competitions, and more
 CBC News will produce engaging social media initiatives designed around Canada’s athletes and the communities in which they live and train, giving Canadians a first-hand account of the lives of the dedicated men and women representing them on Pan Am and Parapan Am stage
CBC Radio
 CBC Radio will cover the Pan Am Games unlike any other broadcaster, with a special Pan Am Games Live Update included in several programs across the network throughout the entire event, featuring highlights of each day’s competition, following the progress of Canada's athletes and reporting their stories
o Live Update will be included in regular morning sportscasts every hour in all CBC Radio morning shows across the country
o Live Update from the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in the Barbara Frum Atrium at CBC Toronto will be featured every hour on all afternoon shows across the country
o World Report and The World This Weekend on Saturdays and Sundays will also include the Pan Am Games Live Update
Kids’ CBC
 Kids' CBC will produce several forms of Pan Am-themed content, including:
o A "Go Canada Go" music video featuring Indo-Canadian musician, Raghav, and Kids' CBC host, Patty
o A torch craft from CBC Parents that will be shared with schools across Canada, featured on-air and online, and at CBC station events across the country
o Kids' CBC 2 will feature an interactive Pan Am microsite including games, and cool facts and information about the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games for kids and families
Further details of CBC/Radio-Canada’s plans for coverage of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will be made available in the coming weeks.
*All schedules subject to change. Weekend schedules may differ. Consult cbc.ca/panam for up-to-date schedules

CBC announces TV and extensive online coverage plans for upcoming Pan Am Games

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TORONTO – While offering more than 650 hours of coverage online, the CBC is planning to televise only five hours of programming on most days during the Pan American Games, a total that will generally be spread over three different time slots.

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The public broadcaster announced the basic framework of its coverage plans Wednesday, inside its downtown Toronto headquarters. Since it lost the NHL rights two years ago, the CBC has made deep staffing cuts and shifted its mandate from professional sports and renewed its focus on the amateur scene.

There will be a two-hour bloc of television coverage beginning at 3 p.m. local time every weekday during the Pan Am Games, and there will be another two-hour stretch beginning at 8 p.m. The final bloc will run from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Some of the content will be on a tape delay, and some events will be condensed.

“I think they are doing what their national mandate is,” said David Peterson, chair of the Pan Am Games organizing committee. “I have no complaints, honest to God.”

The CBC has sub-licensed soccer coverage to Rogers Communications.

It was a Rogers deal that shifted the landscape for the CBC, as well as for TSN, two years ago. The communications giant hatched a 12-year deal worth $5.2-billion to snatch rights to the NHL in Canada — sub-licensing games to the CBC, but only after gaining editorial control over Hockey Night in Canada, as well as studio space at the CBC headquarters.

Mark Lee and Steve Armitage, long-time voices in the CBC’s sports department, were let go last year. Scott Russell, one of the few remaining on-air personalities, will host two of the Pan Am Games programs in July, anchoring the primetime and late-night shows.

CBC 2015 Pan Am Games Broadcast Schedule 
Friday, July 10     Opening Ceremony     7 – 10:30 pm  
Saturday, July 11     Pan Am Afternoon     1 - 3:30 pm ET
            Pan Am Primetime    7 – 10 pm ET 
Sunday, July 12     Pan Am Afternoon     1 – 3:30 pm ET 
Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17 
            Pan Am Afternoon     3 – 5 pm
            Pan Am Primetime     8 – 10 pm
            Pan Am Late Night    11:30 pm – 12:30 am 
Saturday, July 18     Pan Am Afternoon     3 – 6 pm ET
            Pan Am Primetime      7 – 10 pm ET 
Sunday, July 19     Pan Am Afternoon     1 – 4 pm ET
            Pan Am Primetime     8 – 10 pm
            Pan Am Late Night       11:30 pm – 12:30 am
Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24 
            Pan Am Afternoon     3 – 5 pm
            Pan Am Primetime     8 – 10 pm
            Pan Am Late Night     11:30 pm – 12:30 am
Saturday, July 25     Pan Am Afternoon     3 – 6 pm ET
            Pan Am Primetime      7 – 10 pm ET 
Sunday, July 26     Pan Am Games Afternoon     1 – 5 pm ET
            Closing Ceremony     7 – 10 pm ET
            Pan Am Games Late Night 11:30 pm – 2:30 am 
Please note the schedule is subject to change at any time without notice. 
Pan Am Afternoon is hosted by Andi Petrillo and Pan Am Primetime and Late Night programs are hosted by Scott Russell. 
More than 600 daily live streaming hours available at cbc.ca/panam and through the CBC Sports App on iOS & Android.   

CBC 2015 Parapan Am Games Broadcast Schedule 
Friday, August 7     Opening Ceremony     7 – 9 pm  
Saturday, August 8     Parapan Am Afternoon     4 – 6 pm ET
            Parapan Am Primetime      8 – 10 pm 
Sunday, August 9     Parapan Am Afternoon     5 – 7 pm  
Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14 
            Parapan Am Primetime     8 – 9 pm
            Parapan Am Late Night      11:30 pm – 12:30 am 
Saturday, August 15     Parapan Am Afternoon     11:00 am – 1 pm ET
            Parapan Am Primetime      10 pm – 12:30 am ET 
CBC, with AMI simulcast, will provide Described Video (DV) on all television coverage of the Parapan Am Games. Over 170 hours will be streamed daily live online at cbc.ca/panam and through the CBC Sports App on iOS & Android. 

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CBC adds 12 hours to Pan Am coverage 
By Trish CrawfordMusic
Wed., July 15, 2015

Canadian viewers who’ve been clamouring for more Pan Am Games coverage have been heard. 
The CBC announced Wednesday it adding 12 more hours of coverage until the Games close July 26. 

Brazil's Thiago Simon competes in a men's 200m breaststroke preliminary heat at the Pan Am Games on Wednesday. CBC has promised more hours of TV coverage of the Games in response to complaints from fans.  (Rebecca Blackwell / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

It immediately added an hour a day to its weekday afternoon program Pan Am Afternoon with host Andi Petrillo, which will now run three hours from 2 to 5 p.m.
Also, weekend prime-time coverage will be expanded with an extra hour Sunday, July 19 and three hours on Saturday, July 25.
In a news release, the broadcaster said it “is committed to providing audiences with as much sports coverage as is made available by Toronto 2015. To that end, all medal moments have been and will continue to be carried on TV, online at cbc.ca/panam and via the CBC Sports App . . . or via highlight clips made available through the host broadcaster.”
The sports made available live include track cycling, artistic gymnastics, athletics (excluding road races), diving, synchronized swimming, swimming, equestrian show jumping, volleyball, beach volleyball, boxing, soccer, judo, wrestling, taekwondo, karate, basketball, and opening and closing ceremonies.
“We heard in no uncertain terms that Canadians . . . want to see more coverage,” said Chuck Thompson, head of public affairs. The request for more Games programming was matched by robust audience numbers.
“There’s been a lot of positive feedback,” said Thompson, adding the CBC already had crews in place at the events so it was easily able to add the 12 hours of coverage. 
“As we are already streaming live coverage online, the cost to produce and place the additional hours on television was incremental.” 
This year marks the first time that the Parapan Am Games, which follow the Pan Am Games Aug. 7 to 15, will be televised in English and French in Canada.

CBC drops the ball on its erratic coverage of Pan Ams
Mike Koreen
Published:
July 21, 2015 
Updated:
July 21, 2015 9:56 PM EST 
Filed Under:
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Other Sports 

TORONTO
Bal Gosal was in the stands at Mattamy Athletic Centre on Monday night, taking in Canadian basketball history along with a full house of red-and-white clad fans.
Unless you were in the building — like Canada’s minister of sport — or on your computer, though, there was no way to see Canada’s first Pan Am women’s hoops gold medal win take place live, even though it was happening just a few kilometres away from the headquarters of the host broadcaster: The CBC.
For all the good things that have played out during the first 10 days of the event — big, loud crowds, outstanding Canadian performances and even surging television ratings — there is one clear downer: The inability of the Games to showcase many of its biggest events on live TV at home.
"I was surprised," Gosal said outside the beach volleyball venue when asked about the fact there was no live TV of marquee events, such as the men’s baseball final on Sunday (which was also streamed online) and the women’s basketball final on Monday.
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"I would have liked to see more coverage. I thought there would be more coverage … When I went to the Paralympics in London (in 2012), they were slated for very small coverage. Once they saw the ticket sales, once they saw the people, right away they increased coverage. That’s what I’d love to see in Canada, every amateur sport covered much more than it is right now."
The CBC won the right to broadcast the Pan Ams and serve as the host broadcaster in 2012. While a Pan Am spokesman said there were other bidders, it’s unclear just how much of a demand there was for an event that drew mostly negative headlines right up until the opening ceremony. It’s reasonable to suggest many were caught off guard by just how much interest there has been in the Games.
At the time the CBC won the bid, Jeffrey Orridge, then the executive director for sports for CBC English Services and now the CFL commissioner, said, "As the host broadcaster, CBC/Radio-Canada will also bring the Pan/Parapan Am Games to the world, which positions us well for a revenue-positive outcome."
A request to speak to Orridge through the CFL was not returned on Tuesday, but perhaps he’s right on his revenue theory. Yahoo Sports reported that the top three most-watched sporting events last weekend came from the Pan Am Games.
That’s fine and dandy (and good for the bottom line), but ultimately the CBC’s programming decisions are just odd. Baseball was an obvious big storyline — it was the No. 1 story at the Winnipeg Pan Ams in 1999 and Canada was defending its title this year. What’s more, the final was an absolute thriller. And Canada’s women’s basketball team clearly is on the rise, with the sport experiencing a boom in this country. The list goes on — go on Twitter and you’ll see communities from many sports complaining about the coverage.
"We knew we were not going to make everybody happy with every decision," said Chuck Thompson, head of public affairs for the CBC. "We’ve provided more coverage than ever before (for a Pan Am Games) and it’s been a huge success."
Money, of course, is a factor. The CBC has been rocked by cuts in recent years, including heavy hits in its sports department. Thompson confirmed that the budget for the Pan Ams is "significantly lower" than the CBC’s budget for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games or the 2016 Rio Summer Games.
But this matters not to Joe Sporting Fan, in this era of ever-expanding sports television coverage. TSN has five channels, Rogers Sportsnet has six — and yet two Canada-U.S.A. showdowns for gold in big sports in this country can’t find a place on live television?
The CBC does have a deal to show several Pan Am soccer games on Sportsnet. Why soccer?
"With soccer having such broad appeal in Canada, that decision was made some time ago," Thompson said.
It’s unclear if TSN or Sportsnet could have picked up other sports.
A Sportsnet spokesman referred all Pan Am questions to the CBC. When asked if his network was interested in the Games, TSN spokesman Greg McIsaac said, "I can confirm that we did have discussions on the Games, but we knew our focus this summer was going to be on the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015."
TSN and its partner networks showed every single minute of every single game of the World Cup this summer. While the CBC has twice boosted Pan Am coverage since the event started, it is not the extensive multi-sport Games coverage we are used to as Canadians. It feels a bit like the American treatment, where tape delays and canned features are often shown over live events.
During the women’s basketball final on Monday, the CBC aired a taped documentary on the Canadian team.
"We did sit down with CBC, the host broadcaster, over many, many months and worked out what was feasible (to broadcast) based on what we knew then, about what sports we could broadcast, about what we thought would have interest," said 2015 Pan Am chief executive officer Saad Rafi. "But (in regards to the final) choices, it’s really a question for them.
"I think CBC is trying to be as adaptive as possible. Canada is having some outstanding success, so it’s kind of a nice problem to have (not being able to broadcast all Canada’s medal successes). I think as a partner they’ve served us and Canadians as well as they can."
Indeed, true pros such as Scott Russell (a fierce supporter of amateur sports) do outstanding work for the CBC. The problem is behind the scenes — the interest among the Canadian public is not matched by the television coverage.
"Every single television station — CBC, TSN, CTV — when I talk to them, I (ask) them to put more amateur sport on television," Gosal said. "These Pan Am Games are a prime example. They are a most successful Games. People are embracing it, venues are filled up and we don’t have enough TV coverage."

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I have been compiling information on U.S. coverage of the World University Games over the years and this is what I have uncovered:

The first coverage in the U.S. of the World University Games occurred in 1973. Eddie Einhorn (later President of CBS Sports and part-owner of the Chicago White Sox) was founder and owner of TVS. TVS was a syndicated sports network. In the late 1960s and through the 1970s Einhorn would sign up various local television stations to carry sports broadcasts produced by TVS, forming a temporary national "network" for the TVS broadcasts. TVS broadcast many college basketball and football games, the World Football League in 1974, and the North American Soccer League in 1977 and 1978. On June 27, 1973 TVS broadcast the first exhibition basketball match between the USA and China from Beijing. During the telecast TVS play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg announced TVS would be covering the 1973 World University Games from Moscow, as can be seen in this video: (announcement is at 0:10:21 of the video)

TVS televised a total of 10 hours of coverage of the games. As the coverage was syndicated, the actual broadcast times would have varied from station to station. The following information is compiled from daily television listings in the Spokane Daily Chronicle newspaper for station KING-TV Channel 6.

1973 World University Games
TVS (Syndication) 10 Hours
August 15-26, 1973

Wednesday, August 15 10-11PM
World University Games From Moscow
Friday, August 17 2-3PM
World University Games From Moscow
    5-6PM    
World University Games From Moscow
Saturday, August 18 3-5PM
World University Games From Moscow
Wednesday, August 22 10-11PM
World University Games From Moscow
Saturday, August 25 2-3 PM
World University Games From Moscow
    11:30 PM -12:30 AM
World University Games From Moscow
Sunday, August 26 3-5 PM
World University Games From Moscow

Here is an alternate listing for a station in Detroit that was printed on a plastic mug for sale on ebay:

Broadcast times for WKBD TV-50 in Detroit:
Wednesday, August 15 10-11 PM*
Saturday, August 18 8-10 PM
Sunday, August 19 8-10 PM
Thursday, August 23 10-11 PM*
Saturday, August 25 8-10 PM
Sunday, August 26 8-10 PM
*Live coverage via satellite

New York Times May 24, 1973 page 76
As its first overseas activity, the TVS Television Network, which has been televising domestic sports for seven years, will cover the World University Games from Moscow, Aug. 15 through Aug. 25.
Of the 80 commercial minutes (worth $1.28 ‐million) available, 50 have already been sold to such sponsors as J. C. Penney, Equitable Life, State Farm Insurance, Colgate‐Palmolive and Wilkmson Sword.
TVS is a subsidiary of Corinthian Broadcasting and the games will be seen here on WNBC‐TV.

June 21, 1973 Stephenville Empire-Tribune
U.S. Faces China in Basketball Next Week
NEW YORK AP - They’re having a cage tilt this week, as they say in basketball circles. What makes it a bit different is that ifs in mainland China and being videotaped by a U.S. firm. The company is the New York-based TVS Television Network, which says it’ll snow the first of eight scheduled Sino-American basketball games next Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. EDT on an estimated 125 U.S. stations. Ifs the first such sports event-aside from those held during President Nixon’s trip to mainland china-covered by an American TV company since NBG filmed the now-famous table tennis matches between U.S. and Chinese teams in April 1971. The basketball battles are between a 12-man team of U.S. collegiate stars and the Chinese national men’s team. The woman’s championship team from John F. Kennedy College in Wahoo, Neb., also is on the tour and will compete against China’s national women’s team. The TVS network, which got permission from the government of mainland China to tape the first game for showing in the United States, has specialized in covering U.S. collegiate sports since the mid-1960s. TVS Vice President Alan Fubell said his company will go to Moscow to cover the World University Games which run Aug. 15-25. Often called the ‘‘collegiate Olympics,” the games, involving U.S. college athletes, will include basketball, fencing, gymnastics and wrestling, among other sports. Fubell said there’ll be about a total of 10 hours of Moscow games that TVS teams will transmit from prime-time broadcasting on about 175 U.S stations between Aug. 15 and 26 Most of it will be shown on the weekends. He said TVS initially wanted to broadcast live-via-satellite coverage of the basketball matches in mainland China, but the Chinese government vetoed the idea for reasons they didn't fully explain.

The next time the games were seen in the U.S. was in 1981 when ABC showed brief highlights of Nadia Comaneci competing in the World University Games in Bucharest (in her home country of Romania) on Wide World of Sports as seen in the clip below:

In 1983 the World University Games came to North American for the first time and were given major TV coverage in the U.S. and Canada for the first time. Canada's CBS network aired 26 hours of coverage of the games with Ernie Afaganis as host and produced the world feed. CBS aired 9 hours of weekend coverage with Brent Musburger hosting.

XII World University Games
Edmonton 1983
CBC
26 Hours

Host: Ernie Afaganis
Reporters:
    Ted Reynolds
    Anne Rohmer
    John Wells
    ?

Friday July 1 
4-6 PM
Universiade '83 (Opening Ceremony)
6:30 PM - 7 PM
Universiade '83
Sat. July 2
3-6 PM
Universiade '83
More than 4000 athletes from 85 countries gather to compete in gymnastics, basketball, fencing, and other events, live from Edmonton, Alta.
Sun. July 3
3-6 PM
Universiade '83
Scheduled events are gymnastics, basketball, fencing, swimming and diving, from Edmonton, Alta.
Mon. July 4
11:30 PM
Universiade '83
Updated coverage of basketball, cycling, gymnastics, fencing, swimming, diving, and tennis from Edmonton, Alta.
Tues. July 5
11:30 PM
Universiade '83
Updated coverage of basketball, volleyball, gymnastics finals, fencing, swimming, diving, tennis, and track and field preliminaries, from Edmonton, Alta.
Wed. July 6
11:15 PM
Universiade '83
Thurs. July 7
11:40 PM
Universiade '83
Updated coverage of track and field, basketball, volleyball, cycling, swimming, diving, and tennis from Edmonton, Alta.
Fri. July 8
11:30 PM - 12:25 AM
Universiade '83
Updated coverage of track and field, basketball, cycling, diving, tennis, and water polo, from Edmonton, Alta.
Sat. July 9
3-6PM
Universiade '83
Scheduled events are track and field, women's basketball finals, men's and women's volleyball finals, tennis and water polo, from Edmonton Alta.
Sun. July 10
2-5PM
Universiade '83
Scheduled events are track and field, diving, tennis, water polo, basketball finals and volleyball finals, from Edmonton, Alta.
Mon. July 11
7-8:30 PM
Universiade '83
Scheduled events are track and field and water polo finals, from Edmonton, Alta.
11:30-PM
Universiade '83
Coverage of the closing ceremonies from Edmonton, Alta.

The Montreal Gazette Saturday July 2, 1983 TV Times
Front Cover
Universiade '83: Pre-Olympics
by Bob Remington
Edmonton
    Rumors that Princess Diana might be bearing another bundle of joy finally ignited a spark of enthusiasm here for Universiade '83, the World University Games. Local organizers gushed with hope that Princess Di would confirm the rumors at the opening of Universiade on July 1,  - which at TV Times' press time - she and Prince Charles were scheduled to attend.
    Such an announcement may have ended a dilemma for Universiade. As recently as early June, the sporting spectacle had failed to generate the overall pregame electricity of the highly successful XI Commonwealth Games, which were staged in Edmonton in 1978, although civic promotional efforts have been impressive.
    However, there is salvation for Universiade other than a confirmation or denial from the Princess of Wales. That salvation is television.
    "This will be the first major television coverage for the World University Games and there is no doubt that it will be a major breakthrough," says Dennis Harvey, head of CBC Television Sports. "I don't think there is any doubt of that."
    The sluggish enthusiasm for Universiade that existed even a few short weeks before the opening ceremonies can be explained by the fact that the World University Games have never received much attention in North America, even though they have been a major testing ground for the Olympics. Prior to the Royal rumor, local interest in Universiade seemed contrived, compare to the Commonwealth Games in the summer of '78. Those games, laced with traditional Commonwealth rivalries, are considered a hard act to follow, even though Universiade is second in size only to the Olympics as a sporting spectacle.
    The World University Games were begun in 1923 among a few European countries and have grown in 60 years to an event that will be twice the size of the '78 Commonwealth Games and more international in scope than the Summer Olympics held in Montreal in 1976. In this, the first time they have been held on this continent, the University Games have attacted over 5000 athletes from 99 countries - more than for any previously held sports event in Canada or the U.S. Among the athletes are 21 world record holders.
    Harvey says television could establish the Universiade in North America. "I don't mean to denigrate countries like Bulgaria, which hosted the 1977 University Games, but they had a hard time mounting any coverage. Whereas we in North America are leaders in television technology,"
    CBC English language television will provide 26 hours of national network coverage from the opening ceremonies through the Games' conclusion on July 11. CBC will also make available to international broadcasters a one-hour daily summary of events. CBC, as host broadcaster, will also supply CBS with a main feed on which the network will base 10 hours of coverage to the U.S.
    CBC's budget for Univeresiade '83 is $1.7 million - far below the $8 million spent on the Commonwealth Games in '78. Because it is the first major television coverage for the World University Games, Harvey says CBC was reluctant to mount an extensive campaign. "The Commonwealth Games were a bigger production because they have been a major meet for the Commonwealth and the rivalry amont Commonwealth countries is established in tradition," he says.
    The logisitics of coverage are no less comples, however, with events taking place at 10 locations throughout Edmonton. CBC has assigned 185 production and technical personnel to handle coverage for its four networks - English and French radio and television - and to provide coverage to the international community in its role as host broadcaster. CBC's television host is Ernie Afaganis. Other commentators include Ted Reynolds and Anne Rohmer.
    Coverage will not be limited to sporting events. Edmonton has decked itself out with roadside banners and colorful murals on the walls of neglected downtown buildings in preparation for Kaleidoscope '83, the name given to the cultural activities that will take place in dozens of locations throughout the city during Universiade. Hundreds of international participants are involved. CBC's Edmonton affiliate, which will supply 15 hours of additional Universiade Games programming to Alberta viewers only, has been handling most of the Kaleidoscope production chores, and edited versions of features are scheduled to run on the national network.
    Universiade's rules say some cultural component must be held in conjunction with the Games, but the extent is up to the host city. Edmonton decided to go big. The cultural endeavors will be familiar to Canadians who tuned to the Commonwealth Games in '78, as will the locations of the athletic events. But there is still some uncertainty as to what these University Games are all about. With major international television coverage for the first time, some of that uncertainty will undoubtedly evaporate.

    Whoo-oo's Wugie?
    The mascot for the World University Games is an owl and not coincindentally, the owl is also the mascot of the Province of Alberta. The owl mascot is named Wugie, which stands for "World University Games in Edmonton."
    Wugie's credentials are impeccable. The owl has a reputation for being canny and wise, which is academic or university aspect. It is also a bird of prey which means it has prowess.

 

 

 

XII World University Games
Edmonton 1983
CBS
Rights Fee: (less than $100,000?)
Hours: 9
Executive Producer: Terry O'Neil
Host: Brent Musburger

Reporters:
    Tim Ryan (Gymnastics)
    John Tesh (Gymnastics)
    Dick Stockton (Swimming and Diving)
    ?
Analysts:
    Peter Kormann (Gymnastics)
    Billy Packer (Basketball)
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Sunday July 3     -- 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES: at Edmonton, Alberta, second full day of competition involving more than 5,000 athletes from 97 countries in 10 sports. The games run through July 12. Friday's opening ceremonies and focus on swimming, diving, men's gymnastics and basketball will be shown. 
    An estimated 5000 athletes from 97 countries participate in this binennial competition, telecast from Edmonton, Alta.  Among the expected U.S. representatives are divers Greg Louganis and Bruce Kimball, and basketball players Keith Lee and Ed Pinckney. The Soviet team is expected to include 1976 Olympic prodigy Nadia Comaneci. (Live)
Saturday July 9     -- 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES: Over 5000 athletes from 97 countries gather to compete. (from Edmonton, Alberta)
Sunday July 10     -- 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES: World University Games, at Edmonton, Alberta. Over 5000 athletes from 97 countries gather to compete. Competition in track and field, gymnastics, men's 3-meter diving and basketball will be featured in live and taped highlights. 

CLOSE UP (TV Guide July 9-15, 1983)
    World University Games. Telecast From Edmonton, Alta.
    Athletes representing 97 countries compete in this biennial event.
    Outstanding competitors in each of the featured sports include...
    Track and Field: Willie Gault (U.S.A.), (this year's first round draft choice of the Chicago Bears), who has a best time of 13.26 in the 110-meter hurdles; Benita Fitzgerald (U.S.A.), 1983 national champion in the 110-meter hurdles; Ludmila Kondrateva (USSR), 1980 Olympic 100-meter dash winner; Victor Markin (USSR), 1980 Olympic 400-meter champ.
    Basketball: All-America center Keith Lee of Memphis State and All-Big East forward Ed Pinckney of Villanova.
    Diving: Greg Louganis (U.S.A.), world champion in the three-meter springboard and the 10-meter platform events; Alexander Portnov (USSR), 1980 Olympic gold medalist in the three-meter springboard.
    Swimming: Mary T. Meagher (U.S.A.), world-record holder in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly; Vladimir Salnikov, world-record holder in the 400- and 1500-meter freestyle; Ricard Prado (Brazil), world-record holder in the 400-meter individual medley.
    Gymnastics: Yuri Kovolev (USSR), 1981 world individual all-around champion.

Boca Raton News - July 12, 1983
by Mike Antonucci
Knight-Ridder Newspapers
    The World University Games - dubbed "the WUGs" by CBS' public relations people - produced one memorable story: The Peruvian basketball team arrived in Washington, D.C., before the start of the games, mistakenly thinking it would be given transportation to the competition at Edmonton, Alberta. The Squad ended up taking an 88-hour bus trip, reaching the games broke and exhausted. CBS commentator Billy Packer gave the players $500 to see them through their stay and began trying to arrange return transportation for them. Meanwhile, the Peruvians lost to the U.S. 134-25.

The following commericals include one at 3:36 for CBS coverage of the 1983 World University Games:

After 1983, the World University Games again were ignored in North America. In 1991 SportsChannel America broadcast one hour of coverage nightly of the 1991 World University Games in Sheffield, GBR. Here are listings compiled from several newspapers of their broadcast times:

XVIth World University Games
Sheffield, 1991
SportsChannel America
Hours: 12

Sunday July 14 -- 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM 
World University Games. From Sheffield, England. (taped today)
Monday July 15 -- 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM 
World University Games. From Sheffield, England. (taped today)
Tuesday July 16 -- 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM 
World University Games. From Sheffield, England. (taped today)
Wednesday July 17 -- 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM 
World University Games. From Sheffield, England. (taped today)
Thursday July 18 -- 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM 
World University Games. From Sheffield, England. (taped today)
Friday July 19 -- 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM 
World University Games. From Sheffield, England. (taped today)
Saturday July 20 -- 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM 
World University Games. From Sheffield, England. (taped today)
Sunday July 21 -- 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM 
World University Games. From Sheffield, England. (taped today)
Monday July 22 -- 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM 
World University Games. From Sheffield, England. (taped today)
Tuesday July 23 -- 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM 
World University Games. From Sheffield, England. (taped today)
Wednesday July 24 -- 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM 
World University Games. From Sheffield, England. (taped today)
Thursday July 25 -- 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM 
World University Games. From Sheffield, England. (taped today)

Buffalo News July 14, 1991
World Games Run an Obstacle Course...
...In the United States, Sports Channel plans to broadcast portions of events and ceremonies at the Games from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. each night. 

In 1993 The World University Games were hosted by the United States for the first time. (Although the Winter Games were held, without much attention, at Lake Placid in 1972.) Buffalo's organizing committee suffered from major financial woes, due in part to lack of sponsorship. The committee initially signed a contract to pay for 10 hours of coverage on CBS, but were later forced to cancel the contract and signed with ESPN for 6 hours instead. WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo aired a nightly half-hour highlight show each night of the games. In Canada TSN cable network, partly owned by ESPN, aired one hour of highlights nightly. ESPN's coverage was host by John Saunders.

XVIIth World University Games
Buffalo 1993
ESPN
Rights Fee: $0 (Time Buy by Organizing Committee)
Hours: 6
Host: John Saunders
Reporters:
    Larry Rawson (Athletics)
    Ron Franklin (Basketball)
    Paul Sunderland (Volleyball)
    John Nabor (Diving)
    Adrian Karsten (Features)
Analysts:
    Craig Masback (Athletics)
    Sherri Howard (Athletics)
    Dwight Stones (Athletics)
    Larry Conley (Basketball)
    Kathy Gregory (Volleyball)
    Steve McFarland (Diving)
    Michelle Mitchell-Roache (Diving)

Saturday July 17     -- 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    From Buffalo, N.Y. (Live)
Sunday July 18    -- 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    From Buffalo, N.Y. (Live)

WIVB Channel 4
Hours: 5 1/2
Host:
Reporters:

Thursday, July 8 -- 11:35 PM - 12:05 AM
Highlights
Friday, July 9 -- 11:35 PM - 12:05 AM
Highlights
Saturday, July 10 -- 11:35 PM - 12:05 AM
Highlights
Sunday, July 11 -- 11:35 PM - 12:05 AM
Highlights
Monday, July 12 -- 11:35 PM - 12:05 AM
Highlights
Tuesday, July 13 -- 11:35 PM - 12:05 AM
Highlights
Wednesday, July 14 -- 11:35 PM - 12:05 AM
Highlights
Thursday, July 15 -- 11:35 PM - 12:05 AM
Highlights
Friday, July 16 -- 11:35 PM - 12:05 AM
Highlights
Saturday, July 17 -- 11:35 PM - 12:05 AM
Highlights
Sunday, July 18 -- 11:35 PM - 12:05 AM
Highlights

The Buffalo News
CBS PLANS TO TELEVISE 10 HOURS OF WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES HERE
By JON R. SORENSEN AND IRENE LIGUORI Mar 28, 1991 Updated Jul 22, 2020  0
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CBS will televise 10 hours of the 1993 World University Games from Buffalo, according to a tentative agreement reached with the network.

A handshake agreement was reached with CBS earlier this week, although a binding letter of agreement has yet to be signed, according to two sources.

The deal is for two hours of network coverage on the first and second Saturday of the two-week event to be held here in July 1993, plus three hours on the first and second Sunday.

Details of the deal were otherwise sketchy, and no one was willing to attach any price tags.

The deal is expected to help guarantee the success of the Games, which will be held in the United States for the first time in their 32-year history.

The amateur sporting competition is second in size to the Olympics and draws 6,000 athletes from around the world.

David Warfel, the Games' marketing director, could not be reached for comment, and Games chairman Burt P. Flickinger refused to discuss the talks. A spokesman for CBS Sports said the network had "no comment on the negotiations."

But sources said that in a somewhat unorthodox arrangement with the network, the Buffalo Games' London-based sports marketing arm will be solely responsible for lining up sponsors for the programming. Normally network sales staff line up sponsors.

Games officials reportedly like that aspect of the agreement. Sources say it was the only viable strategy to pursue in a soft economy and a glutted television sports market. And it allows the degree of control the Games desired.

Under the agreement, the network controls the programming, but the Games control the ad spots, a source said. "The Games will guarantee the network income, and the Games can guarantee their sponsors exclusivity," the source said.

World Games officials couldn't have picked a more difficult time to negotiate a television contract.

"The TV sports market is the worst it's ever been," one source said. "The marketplace has broadened. The economy is soft. Finite advertising budgets mean that some sports programming won't make it."

The strategy of having sponsors lined up by the London-based Pascoe Nally International Ltd. instead of network sales staff is unorthodox, but not novel. Ted Turner, owner of CNN, will reportedly use the same approach in acquiring network time for the Goodwill Games in 1994.

Also, ESPN's rights to the U.S. Olympic Festival expire this year, and industry speculation is that the U.S. Olympic Committee may try to acquire network time to get the event on TV after that.

World University Games officials apparently are still seeking cable coverage for the weekday events, the sources say.


In addition, there are plans to sell a daily one-hour program of highlights produced locally, which Games officials believe they can sell to some select markets in Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom and maybe one dominant channel in Europe as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

The Buffalo News
WORLD GAMES' TV AGREEMENT DOESN'T FOLLOW SCRIPT
By Alan Pergament Apr 9, 1991  0
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World University Games officials are paying CBS Sports between $3 million and $3.5 million to televise 10 hours of the 1993 competition from Buffalo, according to sources in New York City.

That arrangement is the opposite of what once was expected to happen.

In 1989, when local officials were still basking in the glow of winning the rights to the Games, they said the group's budget called for $5 million to be received from television and licensing of the Games' logo. The officials speculated that about $3 million was expected from the television rights alone.

Two years later, the Games will be paying the $3 million rather than receiving it.

However, officials hope to recoup that figure and more by attracting corporate advertisers.

The CBS-World University Games deal was to be announced today in New York City and was to be followed by an evening reception at the 21 Club to be attended by members of CBS Sports, the Games committee, national news media and possible advertisers.

The advertisers, no doubt, will be the most important people there. They are the ones who ultimately will determine if the television strategy is going to be successful.

Under the arrangement, Games officials have agreed to pay CBS for 10 hours of Saturday and Sunday afternoon time during the July 1993 Games. They also are paying an additional fee for production costs.


Normally, networks pay rights fees for sporting events and then offset the cost by selling advertising.

Lacking the name or the track record to attract a seven-figure rights fee, the Games officials feel this arrangement has more financial potential.

CBS, which suffered a $55 million after-tax loss on its baseball package, is happy to accept the $3 million without the risk of losing any more money in a soft economy for sports advertising sales.

Neal Pilson, the president of CBS Sports, has been the brunt of many a joke recently because of his department's extravagant spending. Only last week at the Sports Emmys, host Dennis Miller cracked that Pilson was the only one who has lost more money gambling on sports than Pete Rose.

But in the World University Games deal, CBS

isn't gambling. Jay Rosenstein, vice president of programming for CBS, said: "We've done the World University Games before. We're delighted to cover a multisports event and feel the fact it will be held in the United States for the first time will provide additional interest."

Games officials also expressed their satisfaction with the arrangement.

"We're delighted that CBS, the No. 1 sports network, will present the Games, which are second in size only to the Summer Olympics," said John T. Lazarus, the president and chief executive officer of World University Games Properties, the Games' marketing arm. "The World University Games will create excitement in this country that will carry over to the Soccer World Cup in 1994 and culminate at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta."

Burt P. Flickinger Jr., chairman of the Buffalo Organizing Committee, added, "We're extremely fortunate to have this relationship with CBS Sports, the network of the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics with a rich tradition in collegiate athletics."

It will be Lazarus' job to line up advertisers. His resume includes several years in sales at ABC Sports under Roone Arledge, director of radio and television for Major League Baseball under Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and vice president of sales for the Fox Broadcasting Network.

Lazarus said advertising on television will be only one element in an integrated package he plans to sell to sponsors that also includes the use of the World University Games logo and mascot, and VIP treatment.

The Games' TV arrangement is similar to the way golf's annual "Skins Game" and some other golf and tennis events are packaged to sponsors.

Lazarus said he hasn't approached any sponsors yet but disputes industry speculation that the Games' strategy has a big risk factor.

"I see zero risk," said Lazarus. "We are selling sponsors in the $2 million, $3 million, $4 million and $5 million range. If we bring in one good sponsor, we've covered our cost. I'm not concerned."

Lazarus said the U.S. Olympic Committee is interested in the Games' success.

"Every USOC sponsor is a logical prospect for us," said Lazarus. "The people in the sports world know of these Games. CBS doesn't take on any obscure events."

To those who suggest CBS isn't taking any of the risk, Lazarus replies: "They are lending the name of their corporation to this event. To me, that is stepping up as close to the plate as you can. I don't say no risk."

The Games, which are expected to attract 6,000 athletes from 120 nations, will be held in the United States for the first time in their 70-year history and will be seen for the second time on CBS.

CBS last televised a portion of the World Games from Edmonton, Alberta, in 1983 for a very reasonable rights fee, believed to be less than $100,000. The Games averaged about a mediocre 4 rating for nine hours of coverage over two weekends. And that was before the cable television explosion severely lowered network sports ratings.

The absence of the Games from network television since then is an indication of interest.

Games officials, however, hope that the fact they will be held in this country for the first time will increase the public's awareness of the competition.

Lazarus said he hasn't spoken to cable networks yet but he hopes to sign a deal for a one-hour nightly cable highlights show during the week.

When Buffalo was awarded the rights to the Games, Sean McManus, who helps negotiate the TV rights to major international sporting events, said the Buffalo organizing committee should be happy if a broadcast network was willing to underwrite the massive production costs in exchange for the right to broadcast the Games.

McManus added that the key to the Games' success is not television money, but how much money they can get from corporate sponsorship.

This TV deal appears to validate McManus' theories.

The Buffalo News
GAMES OFFICIALS CAN VOID CBS-TV PACT ESCAPE CLAUSE WRITTEN INTO DEAL IF SUFFICIENT SPONSORSHIPS CANNOT BE FOUND
By IRENE LIGUORI, IRENE LIGUORI AND ANTHONY CARDINALE, IRENE LIGUORI AND CHARLES ANZALONE, IRENE LIGUORI AND DAVE CONDREN, IRENE LIGUORI AND HAROLD MCNEIL, IRENE LIGUORI AND KEVIN COLLISON, IRENE LIGUORI AND MATT GRYTA, JAMES T. MADORE AND IRENE LIGUORI, JON R. SORENSEN AND IRENE LIGUORI Apr 11, 1991  0
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World University Games officials say that if they don't round up a sufficient number of sponsors, they can withdraw from a $3 million television deal with CBS-TV at no cost.

The network this week formally agreed to air 10 hours of the Games from Buffalo over the course of two weekends in July 1993.

The Games' executive director said Wednesday that there is a certain date -- which he did not reveal -- when the Games could bail out of the deal.

"But we don't think that's going to happen," Ron Ferguson said, explaining that the Games' marketing arm feels confident about selling 15 national sponsors on the idea of the event.

The Games committee will have complete control over 180 advertising spots on CBS, each lasting 30 seconds. A total of about $26 million in sponsorships is needed.

At a press conference announcing details of the marketing package, Games officials unveiled a short film, featuring recognizable former Games athletes such as basketball star Larry Bird, that they plan to use in attracting corporate sponsors.

The film is scored with segments of Johannes Brahms' emotion-tinged "Academic Festival Overture," the music traditionally played during Games medal ceremonies.

John T. Lazarus, president of the marketing arm, said experts will be trying to create a strong awareness of the World University Games. He noted that the event has been in existence in one form or another for 70 years.


For the first time in any major international athletic competition, scholarships will be awarded to qualified participants, Lazarus said. Principal - Games sponsors will contribute to a $1 million scholarship fund for 75 student-athletes for graduate studies.

"It's a way to give something back to the athletes," Lazarus said. Corporate advertisers' names will be attached to the scholarships as part of the sponsorship package.

Asked how long it will take to draw some big names into the sponsorship fold, Lazarus said: "We're shooting for a year." That also will provide sufficient time for sponsors to begin actively promoting the Games through their own marketing efforts, further raising the visibility of the event, he said.

The Buffalo News
N.J. FIRM WINS GAMES' TV RIGHTS
By Staff Oct 18, 1991 Updated Jul 22, 2020  0
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ANew Jersey firm has been awarded the global television distribution rights for the 1993 World University Games, which will be held in Buffalo.

Tofanelli & Young Inc. of Vineland, N.J. will attempt to market televised coverage of the games to broadcasters overseas, said World University Games' Properties.

The company will begin marketing the games during a broadcaster's meeting later this month in Cannes, France. U.S. and Canadian network rights have been sold to CBS-TV.

The Buffalo News
'93 GAMES COVERAGE SHIFTS TO ESPN SWITCH FROM CBS PACKAGE WILL REDUCE VIEWING AUDIENCE, SAVE OVER $1 MILLION
By ANTHONY CARDINALE AND SHARON LINSTEDT, BY SHARON LINSTEDT, CAROLYN RAEKE AND SHARON LINSTEDT, CHARLES ANZALONE AND SHARON LINSTEDT, DOUGLAS TURNER AND SHARON LINSTEDT, ESTHER MILLER AND SHARON LINSTEDT, FINISHED PRODUCT WILL BE ARCHITECTURAL GEM, LEGISLATORS TOLD BY SHARON LINSTEDT, HENRY L. DAVIS AND SHARON LINSTEDT, JON R. SORENSEN AND SHARON LINSTEDT, JUAN FORERO AND SHARON LINSTEDT Nov 20, 1992  0
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Sports fans will be tuning into ESPN, not CBS, next summer to catch the final rounds of competition in the World University Games.

In a deal nearly complete, the Games will back out of a broadcast arrangement with CBS Sports, in favor of a less-costly television package with the nation's largest cable network. The channel switch will reduce the Games' broadcast bills by more than $1 million, without a significant drop in viewers, officials said Thursday. "We think the advantages of going with ESPN outweigh any slight audience reduction it will cause," Games President Burt P. Flickinger Jr. said. "We think this is the best move we can make." Flickinger's comments followed the announcement that New York Telephone and its parent, NYNEX Corp., would contribute as much as $1 million to the Games.

The Games chief acknowledged ESPN's cable broadcasts reach only 66 percent of U.S. households, while CBS has the potential to reach virtually every home with a television. However, he said there was a possibility local CBS affiliates might have pre-empted the Games with their own programming.

"In terms of numbers, we will start out with a smaller audience, but there won't be the pre-emption problem," Flickinger added. "Another plus is we'll be broadcasting to an audience that is watching because they want to see sports." Games officials are close to striking a deal with the cable sports network to air six hours of events on July 17 and 18 at a cost of $350,000. Organizers will pay an additional television production fee of between $450,000 and $500,000 to an independent production company to package the coverage for broadcast.

The arrangement with ESPN comes after non-productive discussions with CBS Sports to rework a $3 million, 10-hour deal developed in 1990. In recent months, Games officials expected to renegotiate with CBS to bring down the cost of broadcasts to about $2 million for eight hours of coverage.

Flickinger said inquiries were made to ESPN at the suggestion of the U.S. Olympic Committee, which has worked with the network on broadcast of several U.S. Olympic Festival competitions.

Curt Pires, an ESPN publicist, declined to provide additional details of the draft contract, but said the arrangement has the potential to draw viewers.

"Because it has age restrictions for athletes, it will tend to offer a higher level of competition than the Olympic Festivals," he said.

"These will be college-age athletes, many with names people who follow these sports will recognize."

Under the proposed ESPN deal, the Games will have access to 57, 30-second commercial slots during the broadcasts Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Organizers have filled 32 of those ad openings through New York Telephone's just-announced sponsorship. The remaining 25 slots will be offered as enticements to lure other major sponsors.

New York Telephone and its parent, NYNEX Corp., announced Thursday morning they are contributing $550,000 initially to the Games, with the possibility of another $450,000 later.

This is the major cash sponsorship that organizers of the money-strapped Games have waited for, and they hope it will trigger cash support from other major corporations.

But the contribution comes with strings attached.

New York Telephone and NYNEX gave Games organizers a check for $550,000 and pledged to make additional contributions in three installments, based on the Games' private or corporate fund-raising achievements.

The Games will get $112,500 if organizers can raise $2 million by Feb. 1; another $112,500 is triggered by raising an additional $2 million by April 1. The last $225,000 would be handed over July 1 if the Games can reach $3.5 million.

"What we want to be is a catalyst," said Richard Jalkut, president and chief executive officer of New York Telephone. "We wouldn't have agreed to be a corporate sponsor if we didn't believe if could be a big success. We're going to use our corporate muscle to make that happen."

Jalkut has sent letters to several business executives, urging them to support the Games.

The importance of the New York Telephone/NYNEX sponsorship to the Games is underscored in the unveiling of a redrawn Games logo, which now incorporates New York Telephone's familiar bell emblem with the Games' existing five-colored star graphic.

The Buffalo News
CHANNEL 4 SIGNS TO BE THE STATION OF WORLD GAMES
By Alan Pergament Mar 27, 1993  0
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TALK ABOUT irony. Channel 4, which has angered sports fans by pre-empting key basketball games and golf events to carry paid programs featuring Cher and the Juice Man, has made a deal to be the "official local television station" of the World University Games.

In other words, it likes sports after all.

Some confusion reigned at Channel 2 and Channel 7 after the Games deal was announced.

What does it mean to their coverage plans?

Basically, Channel 4 is getting many things in the deal that Channel 2 and Channel 7 will be prohibited from getting.

While Channel 4 will do a nightly, 30-minute highlight show, Channel 2 and Channel 7 will only get 2 or 3 minutes of highlights a night, according to Gretchen Sorensen, the director of marketing and community relations for the Games.

Channel 4 also has the exclusive right to go live inside Games venues and the exclusive right to the use of the Games logo.

That means viewers can expect to see Carol Jasen, Jacquie Walker, Rich Newberg, Kevin O'Connell, Van Miller and Brian Blessing wearing World Games shirts during newscasts.

"The analogy would be to the networks and Olympic sponsorship," Channel 4 General Manager Stephen H. Kimatian said.

When a network like CBS purchases the rights to the Olympics, it has exclusive live broadcast rights. It also restricts the highlights that can be carried by competitors and frequently delays their use by a day.

To get its exclusive rights, Channel 4 has agreed to some profit-sharing with the Games for advertising it sells during the highlights show and some prime time specials it has agreed to carry to promote the Games.

"We will jointly market our efforts and there will be an economic benefit both ways here," said Kimatian.

He feels the Games are better off with an exclusive deal because he believes the one station that gets it will work harder to make it work.

And how are the competitors taking the restrictions?

"I've got a problem with any kind of restrictions that are basically preventing us from televising public events inside a public building," said Channel 2 News Director Bob Pfeiffer.

"The World Games seem to be funded by a lot of public monies and the state. If these games are supposed to be public events in public facilities, I don't see how one TV station should have more access than any other TV station. I think we should have complete access to these games."

Channel 7's news director, Steve Van Vliet, was more accepting of the turn of events.


"It is what we live with, with every other major sporting event," said Van Vliet. "The Olympics, the World Series, the Super Bowl."

The difference is that this so-called major event is being held in Buffalo. One wonders if the money that the Games will make from this arrangement with Channel 4 will be worth the cost it will pay from the reduced exposure on the other channels.

It stands to reason that the largest number of spectators for the Games will come from Western New York. Presumably, more viewers would be drawn to the games by maximum exposure on all the local affiliates.

The Games should have considered whether making an exclusive deal was worth the drawback of losing what is essentially more free advertising on the other two stations.

On the plus side, at least Games officials were able to convince one station to make this deal.

But without this deal, Channel 2 and Channel 7 probably would have devoted more time to the Games.

Sorensen said the Games held discussions with all the affiliates before making the deal with Channel 4.

One wonders just what did Channel 4 really "win" by getting the exclusive rights.

It now has the right to inflate the importance of the Games on television all by itself.

In a sense, Channel 4 can turn the highlights of the Games into a nightly paid program.

Unfortunately, it looks like the Juice Man and Cher have easier sells than the World Games.

Wondering what competition the World Games will be facing when ESPN carries its coverage from noon to 3 p.m. July 17 and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 18?

On July 17, CBS is carrying a baseball game at 1 p.m. (The Royals at the Blue Jays is one of three alternatives) and a senior golf tournament.

On that day, ABC is carrying the Games' most prestigious competition -- golf's British Open -- from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is also carrying a bowling event at 3 p.m. and Wide World of Sports at 4:30 p.m.

The only event on NBC's schedule that day is a women's golf tournament at 4 p.m.

On July 18, the finals of the Ameritech Senior Golf Open is CBS' only scheduled event.

On that day, ABC is carrying the final round of the British Open from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the Molson Indy auto race from Toronto from 4 to 6 p.m.

The only event on NBC's schedule that day is the finals of the women's golf tournament from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On the one hand, the soft network schedule shows that the Games are on at a good time to get attention.


On the other hand, the networks' disinterest shows they believe the Games are less compelling events than seniors golf and women's golf. Ouch.

The Buffalo News
GAMES TO BE AIRED GLOBALLY
By Staff May 29, 1993  0
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Sports fans in 43 nations will have an opportunity to tune into World University Games action under an international television deal announced Friday.

Games spokesman George Russell said broadcast deals have been signed with China Central Television, STAR TV, Thailand Broadcasting, ARE TV of Egypt, Saudi Arabia TV, and a state-owned network in India to telecast the Western New York event to a potential audience of 2.7 billion people.

The Games officials said the broadcasting contracts will allow viewers as far west as Egypt and as far east as China to watch a number of events.

The Buffalo News 
ESPN IS SENDING 13 STAFFERS TO WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
By Alan Pergament, SPORTS ON THE AIR/ Jun 24, 1993  0
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AIRWAVES: John Saunders, one of ESPN's most visible and respected personalities, will host ESPN's six hours of weekend coverage of the World University Games July 17 and 18. The cable sports network is sending 13 on-air staffers (including Saunders) to Buffalo to cover four sports -- basketball, diving, track and field and volleyball.

The lineup to be announced by the cable network later today: Basketball: Ron Franklin and Larry Conley. Diving: John Naber, Steve McFarland and Michelle Mitchell. Track and field: Dwight Stones, Sherri Howard, Craig Masback and Larry Rawson. Volleyball: Paul Sunderland and Kathy Gregory. Features: Adrian Karsten. . . .

TSN (The Sports Network), Canada's equivalent to ESPN, has signed to carry 10 days of highlights of the Games. . . .


THE NEW YORK TIMES
WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES; Buffalo Flips Over Games, Hopes for No Flops
By Richard Sandomir
July 4, 1993
Section 8, Page 7

The largest athletic event of its kind in the world except for the Olympics starts on Thursday with opening ceremonies featuring Kenny Rogers and Natalie Cole, but anxiety and civic pride are fencing for predominance as the World University Games shifts from four years of intensive planning to 11 days of reality.

Standing in line in a cavernous accreditation and operations center to enlist as a volunteer pizza shuttler, Don Naughton confessed he was there because "a lot of people don't want this to flop."

Standing nearby, Rose Marie Boraciak, another one of the 19,000 volunteers for the Games, said: "It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing." A bit defensively, but wearing a smile, she added: "We have a very good image of ourselves."

Perhaps Buffalo's defensiveness derives from its image as the world's snow capital, the Johnny Carson jokes, the devastating loss of the steel industry, or the Buffalo Bills' three consecutive Super Bowl defeats.

The last major global event held here, the 1901 Pan American Exposition, saw the assassination of President William McKinley. 'Confidence Is Lacking'

"Our confidence is lacking and we're a little unsure of ourselves," said Dennis Gorski, the Eric County Executive. "We're just a blue collar town on Lake Erie. But having this kind of event will not only establish our confidence, but we can take pride that we beat bigger cities to do this."

Backers of the World University Games Buffalo '93 portray the 11-day event as a local feel-good extravaganza to expand Buffalo's image to the world, where the Games are esteemed as the next best thing to an Olympics.

Gretchen Sorensen, marketing director of the Games, said: "There's a real hope that this will be a catalyst to take Buffalo into the 21st Century."

Whether a flood of tourism, trade or events sparked by the World Games will come Buffalo's way is impossible to measure now.

"I'd like to think this will mean more than one event," said Paul Morris, a vice president of Fleet Bank. "But a year from now tourists may not know the World Games were here." Buffalo's Misfortune

It may be Buffalo's misfortune to be host for an event known virtually everywhere but in the United States, where the Olympics, Goodwill Games, Olympic Festivals and Pan American Games are much better known. In New York, the Empire State Games, the statewide Olympics, retain a higher profile.

"I've been promoting it," said Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly. "I've done some commercials. I did a poster. But it's not easy."

In addition, some of the athletes may be past Olympians or future Olympians, but none carry the cachet of a Carl Lewis or a Dream Teamer.

Those managing the massive event, which will bring 7,000 athletes from 137 countries to western New York for the first World Games in the United States, are wrestling with the logistics of staging the games at venues from downtown to Canada and the task of merely breaking even on its $32 million budget.

No one anticipates anything like the $18 million lost by the city of Sheffield, England, in the 1991 World Games. The local group incurred no facility-building costs as Sheffield's did -- a track and field stadium at the University of Buffalo and a natatorium at Erie Community College were government funded -- but there are fears that a small loss may taint the image-building event.

"If they fall short, how will they cover the loss?" asked Stanton Lipsey, publisher of The Buffalo News. "It became a municipal liability in Sheffield, but the state has made it clear it won't pick up the deficit."

Kathy Scanlon, the executive director of the World University Games Buffalo '93, said its board of directors "wants to make every vendor whole." There is no plan for how to pay any debts. Scanlon, the chief operating officer of the 1990 Goodwill Games, added: "We have a shot at breaking even."

When Scanlon came last August, the budget had bloated to $50 million, corporate sponsorship money was lagging and no television deals had been made. "As recently as March of 1992, people were asking me whether we should cancel the Games," said Gorski, the county executive.

Much of that heavy pessimism has faded. Scanlon pared the budget mainly by reducing inflated expectations for sponsorship and television revenues, which her predecessor had budgeted at nearly $30 million. A dribble of corporate money, which accelerated in recent months, will add up to $12.5 million. But there is no television cash; the Buffalo group paid $350,000 to buy six hours of time on ESPN.

Getting up to $12.5 million in sponsorship has not been easy, and took until a week before opening ceremonies. Reasons abound: No major national corporations are based in Buffalo; the World Games are a cipher in the United States so companies frequently had to be briefed about the World Games were before they committed thousands of dollars, and the recession limited spending.

"We just committed $100,000," said Bob Rich, whose family food company owns the Buffalo Bisons baseball team. "One-time event marketing is difficult when it's something people haven't seen. It lends itself to a lot of second-guessing. But they've been making great strides."

New York Telephone's $1 million contribution demonstrated some doubt about the organizers' fundraising skills when it was announced last year. The cash was meted out in three installments to push organizers to raise the last $7.5 million from sponsors. Financial Dispute

Oddly, within weeks of that goal being met, the Brussels-based governing body of the World University Games run by Primo Nebiolo, threatened to sue the Buffalo group if it didn't share half the marketing and television revenues. Organizers say the governing group is entitled only to one-third of television revenues.

"They're not entitled to that," said Robert Fine, counsel to the games. "There is no signed agreement."

The threat demonstrates an apparent power play by Nebiolo's group and a lack of knowledge of the Buffalo finances.

Financial trouble for the Buffalo organizers will now be measured in ticket sales. The current local obsession is whether 65,000 seats available in Rich Stadium, the home of the Bills, will be sold for the opening ceremonies.

With 30,000 seats unsold, the goal of raising $2.3 million (out of $6 million for tickets to all events) is far away. The Buffalo News has quoted grumblers who insist that the ticket-selling has been executed badly, that 65,000 is an impossible dream and that Rogers is overpaid at $150,000.

Sorensen and Scanlon insist with a preternatural calm that with sales picking up at a rate of 2,500 to 3,000 tickets a day, more outlets selling tickets, and more phone lines being installed, the goal is attainable.

"Buffalo is a late town," said Sorensen, a Seattle native, "and everyone waits until the last minute."

What they will see is a show including Rogers, Cole, the Buffalo Philharmonic, a 110-member local choir, 400 local children, Native American dancers and a dozen sky jumpers landing in Rich Stadium.

"A lot of people are very much for the games," said the producer, Ricky Kirshner, who has produced the Tony Awards and two United States Olympics festivals. "Some are against them for reasons I don't know. They should just shut up."

They won't, of course, should the games lose money. But one facet of the games that cannot be argued with is the physical legacy. Without the games, the much needed $25 million field house (site of the natatorium) and the $23 million track and field/ football university stadium would not have been built.

"It took 13 years to get the facility," said Sharon West, chairwoman of Erie Community College's board of trustees. "It was in nobody's budget. Along came the games and both the state and county governments came along. If we didn't get it now, we'd probably have to go to court."

The 16,500 grass-surface stadium will allow the university's football taem to step up to Division I-AA for the 1993 season. "And one day," said Gorski, "we expect to be in Division I-A playing Penn State."

Buffalo News
LOCAL TV POLICY IS MISGUIDED ON COVERAGE OF WORLD GAMES
By Alan Pergament Jul 8, 1993  0
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AIRWAVES: A reminder. If you are looking for extended highlights of the World University Games over the next 10 days, better tune in to Channel 4, the official World Games station.

Channel 7 and Channel 2 have been prohibited from carrying more than two minutes of highlights from the Games' television supplier in any news block. Basically, that means the two stations can carry a total of two minutes of highlights in newscasts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 to 7:30 p.m., and 10 to 11:30 p.m.

The TV policy is similar to the ones networks operate under during Olympic coverage owned by one of them.

But I repeat, the policy is misguided here and evidence of Games officials' lack of understanding of this area and its media.

To get the "exclusive rights," Channel 4 is sharing any revenue it receives with the Games for its 11:35 p.m. highlights show.

Whatever the Games are receiving, it won't compare to all the free advertising they would have received if Channel 7 and Channel 2 were able to send their own photographers out to cover the competition and to devote as much time as they wanted to in newscasts.

It stands to reason that stations would spend more time on the Games if they had better access to them.

"They are not going to get the kind of coverage they would have if they allowed us to shoot some of the athletic events," said Channel 7 News Director Steve Van Vliet. "I'm covering this to the best of my ability given the limitations I'm facing."


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Asked how many staffers Channel 2 would assign to cover the Games, News Director Bob Pfeiffer said: "With no video, it doesn't do much good" to have sports reporters covering the competition.

The Olympics are an event that draws fans internationally. That may have been the original intention for the World Games, too. But it appears obvious now that the attendance primarily will come from the Western New York and surrounding area. That makes the TV decision even more misguided because it is certain to reduce the local TV hype competition. And from past Super Bowls, we know how hard the stations compete for the hype title.

If Channel 4 hadn't received "exclusive rights," all three stations would have been in a hype battle that surely would have increased attendance. . . .

Say goodbye to Channel 2 reporter-anchor Steve Keeley. He is leaving WGRZ-TV July 14 and joins WKYC-TV in Cleveland a day later. He was hired by Tony Ballew, the former Channel 4 news director who now has the same job at WKYC. Keeley had been here 5 1/2 years and did some of his best work covering the Robert Delano investigation and trial. Keeley said during the course of the Delano trial that Channel 4 reporter Marie Rice told him that Ballew was a great guy to work for. "You don't hear that much about news directors," said Keeley. Near the end of his Channel 2 stint, Keeley's aggressive reporting was put in check because he was busy with other assignments at the short-staffed station. And it looks like Channel 2 is going to be even more short-staffed. Asked if Keeley would be replaced with a new staffer, Pfeiffer said: "Not at this point." . . .

Former Channel 4 anchor Kevin O'Connell expects to know by the end of the week where he is headed. He is talking to Channel 7 officials and adds, "There are other people involved." Channel 2's Pfeiffer says his station hasn't talked to O'Connell. Ditto Channel 29 General Manager Willard Stone. "I would have no role for him," said Stone. Does O'Connell expect to stay in Buffalo? "I'm doing everything I can, yes." . . .

Linda Pellegrino, the co-host of "AM/Buffalo" and weathercaster, has signed a long-term contract with Channel 7, according to her agent, Ross T. Runfola. "It is the fairest contract I have ever been part of," said Runfola. He adds the contract gives her "an opportunity for exciting new creative ventures." . . .

Roger Moore, the former evening personality at WBLK-FM, has moved to afternoon drive. Mike Lewis, also known as "The Youngest in Charge," has taken Moore's slot. Departing the air is Program Director Eric Faison. "There is too much to do around here (to stay on the air)," explained Faison. Faison adds that WBLK has been nominated by Billboard for R & B Station of the Year. . . .

The Discovery Channel notes that the U.S. premiere of "The Wonderful World of Dung" doubled the channel's average prime-time audience. The show was described as "an offbeat look at how animals interact with their excrement." I guess this is further proof that TV is turning into . . . well, you know. If you missed it, Discovery plans repeats Oct. 23 and 24.

 

The World University Games would not be seen in the United States again until 2007 when FOX College Sports cable channel picked them up:

FCS presents World University Games marathon 
by FOX Sports Net 

Updated: December 18, 2007, 5:25 PM EST

AMERICA'S FINEST YOUNG ATHLETES SHINE ON CHRISTMAS DAY ON FOX COLLEGE 
SPORTS 

FCS TO PREMIERE THE 2007 SUMMER WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
ALONG WITH ENCORE PRESENTATIONS OF THE 2005 SUMMER & WINTER GAMES PLUS 2007 
WINTER GAMES

As a continued demonstration of its commitment to provide a showcase for 
collegiate athletics, Fox College Sports will offer an exclusive presentation 
of the 2007 Summer World University Games. FCS Pacific will provide the 
presents on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, as it premieres the 2007 Summer 
Games starting at 6 a.m. ET. FCS' presentation of the 2007 Summer World 
University Games will focus on U.S. medal-winning performances in Artistic 
Gymnastics, Swimming, Taekwondo, and Volleyball.

To supplement FCS Pacific coverage of the 2007 Summer World University 
Games, FCS Atlantic and Central take viewers down memory lane with encore 
telecasts of the 2005 Winter and Summer World University Games as well as the 2007 
Winter World University Games.

The World University Games, or the "Universiade" as it is also known, is an 
international, multi-sport event that includes both winter and summer 
versions that are held every two years for student-athletes between the ages of 
17 and 28. The event attracts thousands of university athletes for the 
purpose of competing in a variety of summer and winter Olympics-style events. FCS 
will be the exclusive home of the winter & summer World University Games in 
the U.S. through 2009.

"It's a thrill for Fox College Sports to present our Winter World 
University Games marathon on Christmas morning." said Max Casanova, Director of 
Programming for FCS. "This event has given America's student-athletes the 
tremendous opportunity to compete against their peers from all over the world while 
enjoying an Olympics-style experience."

The 24th Summer Universiade was held August 8-18 in Bangkok, Thailand. The 
event attracted more than 8,000 athletes from 200 countries, including the 
142-member delegation from the United States that fielded teams to compete in 
the 10 disciplines of swimming (men, women), diving (men, women), 
basketball (men, women), fencing (men, women), artistic gymnastics (men), rhythmic 
gymnastics (women), volleyball (men), golf (men, women), softball (women), and 
taekwondo (men, women). Golf made its first appearance at the World 
University Games.

For more information visit www.foxcollegesports.com.

In 2013 CBS Sports Network aired the World University Winter Games, 30 years after broadcasting the summer games in Edmonton:

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Starting tonight, the CBS Sports Network will air same day coverage of the 
Winter World University Games from Trentino, Italy. The Games officially run 
from December 11 through December 21 and will award medals in 12 winter 
sports of which the United States is sending teams for six.

CBS Sports Network will air ten days of competition including gold medal 
finals in men’s hockey, snowboarding and skiing. The first event to air from 
Trentino will be a men’s hockey game tonight against Sweden. It will face off 
at 9 p.m. ET on CBSSN.

We have the CBS Sports Network press release which includes the schedule of 
events from the Winter World University Games.

Winter World University Games 2013CBS SPORTS NETWORK AIRS 10 DAYS OF WORLD 
UNIVERSITY GAMES COVERAGE BEGINNING TUESDAY, DEC. 10
Coverage Includes Hockey, Snowboarding, Skiing, Figure Skating and Curling
December 9, 2013- Seattle, WA-  CBS Sports Network airs the 2013 World 
University Games from Trentino, Italy beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 10 (9:00 PM, 
ET) featuring the world’s best college-aged athletes, many of whom are bound 
for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, competing in hockey, snowboarding, 
skiing, figure skating and curling. CBS Sports Network’s schedule features nine 
men’s hockey games including the Bronze and Gold Medal games on Saturday, 
Dec. 21 (4:30 and 7:00 PM, ET), as well as the Gold Medal finals in various 
snowboarding and skiing events.

Trentino is located in the heart of the Alps, on a mountainous territory 
that has always been a link between the Mediterranean area and Central Europe.

The complete World University Games schedule on CBS Sports Network is 
listed below.

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, 
video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish 
Network Channel 158.  For more information, including a full programming 
schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

Find out more info, results, and behind the scenes at the World University 
Games and USA Teams at wugusa.com.

The Winter Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival, 
which is staged every two years in a different city. It is only second to 
the Olympic Games. The program of the Winter Universiade currently includes 6 
compulsory sports (10 compulsory disciplines) and 1 or 2 optional sports 
chosen by the host country. It gathered a record of 2,511 participants in 
Torino, Italy, in 2007 and a record number of 52 countries in Erzurum, Turkey, in 
2011.

Embracing FISU’s motto of ‘Excellence in Mind and Body’, the Winter 
Universiade incorporates educational and cultural aspects into 11 days of sports 
competitions, allowing university student-athletes worldwide to celebrate 
with the host city in a true spirit of friendship and sportsmanship.

CBS Sports Network IICBS SPORTS NETWORK WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES SCHEDULE
(ALL TIMES EASTERN)
Dec. 10 (Tuesday)
 Men’s Hockey
USA vs. Sweden
 9:00 PM
 
Dec. 11 (Wednesday)
 Snowboarding
Men’s & Women’s SBX
 10:00 PM
 
Dec. 12 (Thursday)
 Snowboarding
Men’s & Women’s SBX Gold Finals
 8:30PM
 
Men’s Hockey
Russia vs. Great Britain
 10:00 PM
 
Dec. 14 (Saturday)
 Men’s Hockey
USA vs. Latvia
 5:30 PM
 
Dec. 15 (Sunday)
 Freestyle Skiing Gold Finals
 2:00 PM
 
Men’s Hockey
USA vs. Italy
 3:30PM
 
Dec. 17 (Tuesday)
 Snowboarding
Men’s & Women’s Half-pipe
 9:00 PM
 
Alpine Skiing
Men’s Giant Slalom
 10:00 PM
 
Dec. 18 (Wednesday)
 Alpine Skiing
Women’s Giant Slalom
 5:00 PM
 
Men’s Hockey
Quarterfinal Game
 6:30 PM
 
Freestyle Skiing
Men’s & Women’s Slope Style Gold Finals
 10:30PM
 
Dec. 19 (Thursday)
 Alpine Skiing
Men’s Slalom Combined
 5:00 PM
 
Snowboarding
Men’s & Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom Gold Finals
 7:00PM
 
Men’s Hockey
Quarterfinal Game
 9:00PM
 
Dec. 21 (Saturday)
 Curling
Men’s Gold Final
 11:00 AM
 
Men’s Hockey
Semifinal Game
 2:00PM
 
Men’s Hockey
Bronze Medal Game
 4:30PM
 
Men’s Hockey
Gold Medal Game
 7:00PM
 
Men’s & Women’s Slope Style Gold Finals
 9:30PM
 
Highlights and Closing Ceremony
10:30PM

ESPN got into the act in 2013 airing the Summer Games from Kazan, Russia:

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ESPN Networks Set to Air 115 Hours of International University Sport Competition from Kazan, Russia

For the first time, the World University Games will be available to a national television audience in the United States. ESPNU and ESPN3 are set to carry 115 live hours of the 27th edition of the Summer Universiade taking place in Kazan, Russia July 6 – 17. The international competition features student athletes aged 17-28 and is second only to the Olympic Games in terms of number of participating athletes and countries represented. FISU (International Federation of University Sport) is the international governing body of the Universiades.

ESPNU will air 40 hours of competition that will include the United States Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Men’s & Women’s Beach Volleyball,Track & Field, Men’s Volleyball (indoor) and Men’s Water Polo teams in action abroad. ESPN3 will carry all 115 hours live, that will include additional coverage of the aforementioned sports as well as: Opening Ceremonies, Men’s & Women’s Diving, Men’s & Women’s Gymnastics, Swimming.


ESPN networks will air 14 events featuring some of the nation’s best collegiate athletes, over 11 days. Every event will be aired live on either ESPNU or ESPN3, with primetime re-airs on ESPNU to account for the time difference.

The Universiades have proven to showcase future stars that have gone on to perform at World Championship and Olympic level. American swimmer Dana Vollmer, a gold and silver medalist at the 2005 Summer Universiade in Izmir, Turkey went on to win three gold medals during the Olympic Games in London last summer.

This year Spencer Dinwiddie (Colorado), Luke Hancock (Louisville) and Doug McDermott (Creighton) are among the 12 chosen to represent the USA Men’s Basketball. Viewers will also have an opportunity to watch Sergey Karasev, a small forward for Russia just selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the NBA Draft. Full USA team rosters in each sport can be found here.

ESPNU World University Games (schedules subject to change; Primetime airings also listed):

Date

Time (ET)

Event

Sun, July 7

7:30 a.m.

Men’s Water Polo
UNITED STATES vs. MONTENEGRO

 

7 p.m.

Men’s Basketball*
UNITED STATES vs. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

5:30 p.m.

Men’s Water Polo (re-air)
UNITED STATES vs. MONTENEGRO

Mon, July 8

5 a.m.

Men’s Basketball
UNITED STATES vs. CZECH REPUBLIC

 

1 p.m.

Women’s Beach Volleyball*

 

7 p.m.

Men’s Basketball (re-air)
UNITED STATES vs. CZECH REPUBLIC

9 p.m.

Men’s Volleyball (Indoor)
UNITED STATES vs. RUSSIA

Tue July 9

7 a.m.

Men’s Volleyball (Indoor)*
UNITED STATES vs. RUSSIA

 

1 p.m.

Women’s Beach Volleyball*

2 p.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball*

 

9 p.m.

Women’s Beach Volleyball (re-air)

 

10 p.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball (re-air)

Wed, July 10

7:30 a.m.

Men’s Water Polo
UNITED STATES vs. BELGIUM

 

7 p.m.

Men’s Basketball*
UNITED STATES vs. SWEDEN

9 p.m.

Women’s Beach Volleyball*

 

10 p.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball*

Thu, July 11

1 p.m.

Women’s Beach Volleyball*

 

2 p.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball*

 

7 p.m.

Men’s Basketball*
UNITED STATES vs. AUSTRALIA

9 p.m.

Women’s Beach Volleyball (re-air)

 

10 p.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball (re-air)

Fri, July 12

5 a.m.

Men’s Basketball
UNITED STATES vs. CANADA

 

1 p.m.

Women’s Beach Volleyball

 

2 p.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball*

7 p.m.

Men’s Basketball (re-air)
UNITED STATES vs. CANADA

 

9 p.m.

Women’s Beach Volleyball (re-air)

 

10 p.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball (re-air)

Sat, July 13

1 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Semifinal

 

3 p.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball Gold Medal Game*

9 p.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball Gold Medal Game (re-air)

 

10 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Semifinal (re-air)

Sun, July 14

10 a.m.

Track & Field*

 

7 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Quarterfinal*

Mon, July 15

6 a.m.

Men’s Basketball Semifinal

 

7 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Semifinal (re-air)

 

1:30 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Gold Medal Game

9 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Gold Medal Game (re-air)

 

11 p.m.

Track & Field (re-air)

Tue, July 16

7 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Bronze Medal Game*

 

9 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Game*

*Same-Day delayed; live on ESPN3

ESPN3 World University Games Schedule:

Date

Time (ET)

Games

Sat, July 6

4 a.m.

Men’s Volleyball
USA vs.  ESTONIA

 

1:30 p.m.

Opening Ceremony

Sun, July 7

6:25 a.m.

Men’s Diving Springboard (3-meter)

 

7:30 a.m.

Men’s Water Polo
USA vs. MONTENEGRO.

 

10 a.m.

Track & Field

 

10:30 a.m.

Men’s Basketball
USA vs. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

 

11:30 a.m.

Women’s Gymnastics (Team Competition)

Mon, July 8

5 a.m.

Men’s Basketball
USA VS.  CZECH REPUBLIC

 

6 a.m.

Men’s Water Polo
SERBIA VS.  USA

 

6:15 a.m.

Men’s Diving Springboard (1-meter)

 

8 a.m.

Women’s Diving Platform (10-meter )

 

10 a.m.

Track & Field

 

10:20 a.m.

Men’s Gymnastics (Team Competition)

 

noon

Men’s Volleyball
 USA VS.  RUSSIA

 

TBD

Women’s Beach Volleyball

Tues, July 9

11 a.m.

Track & Field

 

11 a.m.

Men’s Gymnastics (Individual all around)

 

 noon

Women’s Volleyball
CZECH REPUBLIC vs. USA

 

TBD

Men’s & Women’s Beach Volleyball

Wed, July 10

5:40 a.m.

Women’s Diving Springboard (3-meter)

 

7:30 a.m.

Men’s Diving Platform (10-meter)

 

7:30 a.m.

Men’s Water Polo
USA vs. BELGUIM

 

7:30 a.m.

Men’s & Women’s Gymnastics (Individual)

 

9 a.m.

Track & Field

 

11 a.m.

Swimming

 

11 a.m.

Men’s & Women’s Gymnastics (Individual)

 

1 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
USA vs. SWEDEN

 

TBD

Men’s & Women’s Beach Volleyball
USA matches

Thu, July 11

4 a.m.

Women’s Diving Springboard (3-meter) Synchronized Final

 

5:30 a.m.

Men’s Diving Platform (10-meter) Synchronized Final

 

7 a.m.

Men’s Volleyball
USA vs.  SOUTH KOREA

 

10 a.m.

Track & Field

 

12:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
USA vs. AUSTRALIA

 

11 a.m.

Swimming

 

TBD

Men’s & Women’s Beach Volleyball
USA matches

Fri, July 12

4 a.m.

Men’s Diving Springboard (3-meter) Synchronized Final

 

5 a.m.

Men’s Basketball
CANADA vs.  USA

 

5:50 a.m.

Women’s Diving Platform (10-meter) Synchronized Final

 

10 a.m.

Track & Field

 

11 a.m.

Swimming

 

TBD

Men’s Beach Volleyball

 

 

1 p.m.

Women’s Beach Volleyball Final

Sat, July 13

5 a.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball Semifinals

 

6 a.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball Semifinals

 

10:30 a.m.

Women’s Basketball Semifinal

 

11 a.m.

Swimming

 

1 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Semifinal

 

1 p.m.

Men’s Beach Volleyball Final

 

TBD

Men’s Water Polo Quarterfinal

Sun, July 14

11 a.m.

Swimming

 

TBD

Men’s Basketball Quarterfinal

Mon, July 15

6 a.m.

Men’s Basketball Semifinal

 

8:30 a.m.

Men’s Basketball Semifinal

 

11 a.m.

Swimming

 

1:30 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Final

Tue, July 16

11 a.m.

Swimming

 

11 a.m.

Men’s Basketball

 

1:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Final

Wed, July 17

5 a.m.

Men’s Water Polo

ESPN to provide first Universiade coverage in United States for Kazan 2013 
Wednesday, 26 June 2013By James Crook

June 26 - World university sport governing body FISU have secured a deal 
with sports network ESPN which will see Kazan 2013 become the first 
Universiade to be broadcast live in the United States.

ESPN will provide more than 40 hours of coverage throughout next month's 
Summer Universiade in Tatarstan on ESPNU, whilst an additional 250 hours will 
be shown live on ESPN3 throughout the Games, which is due to run from July 6 
to July 17.

With the potential of reaching 85 million households online through 
WatchESPN.com, along with the WatchESPN app for smartphones and tablets and through 
Xbox Live and Apple TV, the deal represents a huge step in the progress of 
university sports.

"Our agreement to deliver FISU events is a testament to our commitment of 
serving sports fans with quality programming, both domestically and from 
around the world," said Todd Myers, director of programming and acquisitions for 
ESPN.

"We look forward to carrying these events to a US audience."

The coverage will focus mainly on basketball, water polo, swimming, 
athletics, beach volleyball and volleyball.

The United States finished fifth in the overall medal table at the last 
Summer Universiade, held in Shenzhen two years ago, taking 17 gold, 22 silver 
and 11 bronze, with 12 of those gold medals coming in the pool.

FISU President Claude-Louis Gallien hopes that the deal will prove fruitful 
for the popularity of university sports in the US.

"I am extremely pleased that ESPN will bring the FISU flagship event to the 
homes of our American student athletes, their family and friends and the 
sport-loving American audience," he said.

"Like FISU, which strives for excellence on campus and on the sports field, 
ESPN brings excellence with its quality coverage and story-telling, by 
relating the sport stories that matter most to US audiences.

"I am confident that with the help of ESPN, the International University 
Sport Movement will continue to grow in popularity on the American continent."

With Eurosport also providing live coverage from the Games to Europe, Kazan 
2013 looks set to be the most-covered in Universiade history.  


DATE        EVENT               TIME  [EST]         CHANNEL 
JULY 6      Opening Ceremonies of 
        2013 Kazan Games        1:30 PM – 6:00 PM   ESPN3.com 
        Volleyball: M USA vs EST    4:00 AM         ESPN3.com 
JULY 7      Diving Springboard 3m Men final     6:25 AM         ESPN3.com 
        Waterpolo: M MNE vs USA     7:30 AM     ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
        Waterpolo: M MNE vs USA *5:30 PM        ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
        Track and Field             10:00AM -1:00PM     ESPN3.com 
        Basketball: M USA vs UAE    7:00 PM         ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
        Gymnastics: W Team Competition 
                Sub IV      11:30 AM        ESPN3.com 
JULY 8      Basketball: M USA vs CZE    5:00 AM     ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
        Basketball: M USA vs CZE    *7:00 PM        ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
        Diving: Springboard 1m Men final    6:15 AM         ESPN3.com 
        Diving: W platform 10m final    8:00 AM         ESPN3.com 
        Volleyball: M USA vs RUS    12:00 PM        ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
        Track and Field             10:00 AM        ESPN3.com 
        Gymnastics: M Team Competition 
                Sub V       11:30 AM        ESPN3.com 
        Beach volleyball USA Women  TBD             ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
JULY 9      Track and Field             11:00 AM        ESPN3.com 
        Gymnastics: M Indi. all around  11:00 AM        ESPN3.com 
        Beach volleyball USA Men    TBD             ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
JULY 10 Diving W Springboard 3m final   5:40 AM         ESPN3.com 
        Diving: M platform 10m final    7:30 AM         ESPN3.com 
        Waterpolo: M USA vs BEL     2:30 AM     ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
        Waterpolo: M USA vs BEL *7:30 AM        ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
        Gymnastics: M &W Indi. finals   7:30 AM         ESPN3.com 
        Track and Field             9:00 AM         ESPN3.com 
        Swimming            11:00 AM        ESPN3.com 
        Gymnastics: M &W Indi. finals   11:00 AM        ESPN3.com 
        Basketball: M USA vs SWE    7:00 PM         ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
        Beach volleyball USA matches    TBD             ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
JULY 11     Diving: W springboard 
            3m synch. Final         4:00 AM         ESPN3.com 
        Diving: M platform 
            10m Synch. Final    5:30 AM         ESPN3.com 
        Track and Field             11:00 AM        ESPN3.com 
        Basketball: M USA vs AUS    7:00 PM         ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
        Swimming            11:00 AM        ESPN3.com 
        Beach volleyball USA matches    TBD             ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
JULY 12     Diving: M springboard 
            3m synch. Final         4:00 AM         ESPN3.com 
        Basketball: M CAN vs USA    5:00 AM and *7:00 PM    ESPNU and 
ESPN3.com 
        Diving: W platform 
            10m synch. Final        5:50 AM         ESPN3.com 
        Track and Field             10:00 AM        ESPN3.com 
        Swimming            11:00 AM        ESPN3.com 
        Beach volleyball USA match  TBD             ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
        Beach volleyball W final        TBD             ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
JULY 13     Beach volleyball 1/2 finals     TBD             ESPNU and 
ESPN3.com 
        Swimming            11:00 AM        ESPN3.com 
        Basketball: W JUST USA 1/2 final    1:00 PM         ESPNU and 
ESPN3.com 
        Beach volleyball M final        TBD             ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
JULY 14     Swimming            11:00 AM        ESPN3.com 
        One Hour Track Special      TBD             ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
        Basketball: M 1/4 final 
            – USA team      6:00 AM         ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
JULY 15     Basketball: M 1/2 final         6:00 AM         ESPNU and 
ESPN3.com 
        Swimming            11:00 AM        ESPN3.com 
        Basketball: W Gold Medal Game   1:30 PM         ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
JULY 16     Swimming            11:00 AM        ESPN3.com 
        Basketball: M Bronze Medal Game 7:00 PM         ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
        Basketball: M Gold Medal Game   9:00 PM         ESPNU and ESPN3.com 
    
**Times and dates subject to change * Denotes replay

ESPN again aired the Summer Games in 2015 from Korea:

ESPNU, ESPN3 to Cover World University Games From South Korea July 3-12
By Derek Volner     @DerekVolner 
Posted on June 29, 2015 
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More than 100 Hours of Coverage across 15 Sports Including Extensive Coverage of Team USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball
Kansas Represents Team USA Men’s Basketball 
ESPNU and ESPN3 will cover the World University Games from July 3 through July 14 from Gwangju, South Korea, with an emphasis on Team USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball. Team USA Men’s Basketball is comprised of mostly the Kansas Men’s Basketball roster and is coached by Kansas’ Bill Self.  Team USA Women’s Basketball team is comprised of top college players, including Maryland’s Brionna Jones and Tennessee’s Diamond DeShields.
ESPNU will televise the Team USA Men’s Basketball pool play games on July 3, 5, 7, and 8. Should Team USA advance out of the pool play, ESPNU will televise their quarterfinal game (July 11), semifinal game (July 12), and Gold Medal game (July 13).
ESPNU will also televise Team USA Women’s Basketball pool play games on July 4 and 6. If they advance to the medal round, ESPNU will televise their semifinal game (July 11) and the Gold medal game (July 13). A potential Bronze Medal game will be carried on ESPN3 (July 12).
A full schedule for both Team USA Men’s and Women’s teams are below.
Additionally, ESPNU will televise Team USA’s Men Volleyball (July 2) and a one-hour recap of Track and Field (July 15) and Swimming and Diving (July 16) competition. ESPN3 will cover more than 35 World University Games events spanning 11 sports, including Men and Women’s Gymnastics, Springboard, and Track and Field.
“The World University Games — the second largest international competition outside of the Olympics, and part of the Olympic development program for many countries around the world — is now in its 56th year and we are thrilled to be sending almost 600 NCAA athletes and participants to South Korea, our largest contingent ever,” said Craig Jonas, Head of Delegation for Team USA.  “Then, to have select events from the World University Games available on the ESPNU and ESPN3 for fans and family is just the icing on the cake for our continued growth in this world-class event.”
A complete schedule:
ESPNU Schedule 
Date
Time (ET)
Event 
Thur, Jul 2
12 a.m. - 2 AM
Men’s Volleyball: Team USA vs. Czech Republic
Fri, Jul 3
11 p.m. - 1 AM
Men’s Basketball: Team USA vs. Turkey
Sat, Jul 4
9 p.m. - 11 PM
Women’s Basketball: Team USA vs. Italy
Sun, Jul 5
7:30 a.m. 9:30 AM
Men’s Basketball: Brazil vs. Team USA
Mon, Jul 6
4:30 a.m. - 6:30 AM
Women’s Basketball: China vs. Team USA
Tue, Jul 7
1:30 AM - 3:30 AM
?
3:30 AM - 5:30 AM
?
11 p.m. - 1 AM 
Men’s Basketball: Team USA vs. Serbia
Wed, Jul 8
9 p.m. - 11 PM
Men’s Basketball: Team USA vs. Switzerland
11 PM - 1 AM
?
Thurs. Jul 9
4 AM - 6 AM
?
Fri. Jul 10
1 AM - 2:30 AM
?
2:30 AM - 4:30 AM
?
4:30 AM - 8:45 AM
?
Sat, Jul 11 
1:30 a.m. - 3:30 AM
Men’s Basketball: Quarterfinal*
 3:30 AM - 5 AM
?
5 AM - 7 AM
?
7 a.m. - 9 AM
Women’s Basketball: Semifinal*
9 AM - 11 AM
?
11 AM - 1 PM
?
1 PM - 3 PM
?
Sun, Jul 12
2 a.m. - 4 AM
Men’s Basketball: Semifinal (Option 1)*
 
5 a.m. - 7 AM
Men’s Basketball: Semifinal (Option 2)*
Mon, Jul 13
5 a.m. - 7 AM
Women’s Basketball: Gold Medal Game*
 
7:30 a.m. - 9: 30 AM
Men’s Basketball: Gold Medal Game*
Wed, Jul 15
7 p.m.
Track and Field**
Thur, Jul 16
7 p.m.
Swimming and Diving**
*Only if Team USA is participating
**One-hour special recapping the events
Please note: Team USA Women’s Basketball potential quarterfinal and Team USA Men’s Basketball potential Bronze medal games are unable to be carried as of this release  
ESPN3 Schedule 
Date
Time (ET)
Event 
Thur, Jul 3
12:15 a.m.
Women’s 1M Springboard
 
1:45 a.m.
Men’s 3M Springboard
 
6:00 a.m.
Swimming
 
7:15 a.m.
Gymnastics
Sat, Jul 4
1:45 a.m.
Men’s Synchronized 3M Springboard
 
3:15 a.m.
Women’s Platform
 
6:00 a.m.
Swimming
 
7:15 a.m.
Gymnastics
Sun, Jul 5
1:30 a.m.
Men’s Gymnastics
 
2:00 a.m.
Women’s Synchronized Platform
 
3:30 a.m.
Men’s 1M Springboard
 
6:00 a.m.
Swimming
 
6:30 a.m.
Women’s Gymnastics
 
10:00 p.m.
Gymnastics
Mon, Jul 6
2:30 a.m.
Men’s Synchronized Platform
 
3:00 a.m.
Gymnastics
 
6:00 a.m.
Swimming
Tues, Jul 7
2:30 a.m.
Women’s 3M Springboard
 
3:00 a.m.
Track and Field
 
6:00 a.m.
Swimming
Wed, Jul 8 
12:00 a.m.
Women’s 3M Synchronized Springboard
 
1:45 a.m.
Men’s Platform
 
2:00 a.m.
Track and Field
 
6:00 a.m.
Swimming
Thur, Jul 9
4:00 a.m.
Track and Field
 
6:00 a.m.
Swimming
Fri, Jul 10 
1:00 a.m.
Rhythmic Gymnastics
 
3:00 a.m.
Rhythmic Gymnastics
 
3:30 a.m.
Track and Field
 
5:30 a.m.
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Sat, Jul 11
1:00 a.m.
Rhythmic Gymnastics
 
3:00 a.m.
Rhythmic Gymnastics
 
4:00 a.m.
Track and Field
 
5:30 a.m.
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Sun, Jul 12
1:00 a.m.
Rhythmic Gymnastics
 
3:30 a.m.
Rhythmic Gymnastics
 
7:30 a.m.
Women’s Basketball: Bronze Medal Game*
*Only if Team USA is participating
 
About World University Games (Universiade) and BTI Events
The World University Games or “Universiade” is an International multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).  The Universiade is staged every two years in a different city. It is second only to the Olympic Games in size. The Summer Universiade consists of 10 compulsory sports with 13 compulsory disciplines and up to 3 optional sports chosen by the host country. The record figures are 10,622 participants in Shenzhen, China, in 2011 and 174 countries in Daegu, Korea, in 2003.  The United States teams are organized and selected by BTI Events and the United States International Sports Federation (US-IUSF) in coordination with each respective sport’s National Governing Body (NGB).
Embracing FISU’s motto of ‘Excellence in Mind and Body’, the Summer Universiade incorporates educational and cultural aspects into 12 days of sports competitions, allowing university student-athletes from all over the world to celebrate with the host city in a true spirit of friendship and sportsmanship.

The 2017 Summer Games aired on CBS Sports Network (Basketball games only):

WUG TV / Streaming Coverage Announced
Boilermaker games to be aired tape-delayed on CBS Sports Network 
Aug. 18, 2017 
LiveStream / Apple App / Android App

TAIPEI - Fans in the United States, as well as globally, will have the chance to watch the Purdue men’s basketball team represent USA Team in the World University Games, FISU announced today. 

USA Team’s games with Argentina (Aug 20; 5:30 a.m. ET), the Czech Republic (Aug 23; 5:30 a.m. ET), Romania (Aug. 24; 3 a.m. ET) and Estonia (Aug. 25; 12:30 a.m. ET) will all be streamed online at https://livestream.com/fisu, as well on the FISU TV App on Apple and Android devices. The medal rounds featuring the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will also be streamed live. 

In addition, CBS Sports Network has announced that they will air all of the games mentioned above on a tape-delay basis, typically about 30 hours after the completion of the original contest. 
• Argentina – 1 p.m. ET (Aug. 21) 
• Czech Republic – 1 p.m. ET (Aug. 24) 
• Romania – 1 p.m. ET (Aug. 25) 
• Estonia – 1 p.m. ET (Aug. 26) 
• Quarterfinals – 1 p.m. ET (Aug. 28) 
• Semifinals – 1:30 p.m. ET (Aug. 29) 
• Finals (USA Pending) – 1 p.m. ET (Aug. 30) 

The only contest not available to view will be the United Arab Emirates game on Aug. 21. Follow Purdue Basketball on Twitter (@BoilerBall) for frequent updates from that contest. 

The team will partake in opening ceremonies on Aug. 19, and open pool play against Argentina on Aug. 20, tipping at 5:30 a.m. ET. 
 

Note: In addition to the U.S. and Canada coverage, their was also coverage on British TV in 1987 and 1991 - apparently on ITV.

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I also have some information on the U.S. coverage of the 1979 Spartakiade in Moscow. The Spartakiade was the Soviet National Games. In 1979 the Soviets invited foreign athletes to compete in the Spartakiade as a test for the 1980 Olympics. In the U.S. a company called Synducast produced television coverage of the games for a syndicated network of local stations. The man responsible for organizing the telecasts was former CBS Sports President Robert Wussler, who in 1986 helped Ted Turner create and broadcast the Goodwill Games in Moscow. The listings below were compiled from TV Guide and various newpapers. No footage of these telecasts has turned up on youtube or elsewhere, although gymnastics video from the Japanese coverage has.

Spartacade 1979
Syndicated
Hours: 32
Executive Producer: Robert J. Wussler
Hosts: Win Elliot and Andrea Kirby
Reporters:
    Curt Gowdy
    Paul Hornung
    ?
Analysts:
    Leroy Walker (Athletics)
    Michael O'Hara (Basketball and Volleyball)
    ?

Sunday July 22, 1979
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM (5) “SPARTACADE ‘79.” The first installment in a month‐long presentation of videotaped highlights of the Soviet Union's athletic competition that is held in Moscow one year before the Olympic Games and that this year for the first time is open to athletes from outside the U.S.S.R. Events scheduled for coverage include the opening ceremonies, track and field, basketball, wrestling and water polo. For details, see the Close-up below. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming)
Close-up 
Spartacade
Telecast from the USSR
Special: A major pre-Olympic competition, held at the site of the 1980 Games.
    More than 80 countries have accepted a bid from the Soviet Union to participate in the sixth SPARTACADE, which had been closed to foreign entrants until this year.
    Thirty-two hours of programming will be available to members of the SPARTACADE network. (Not all members will carry all 32 hours, however.)
    A preview of the competition in three of the sports to be covered follows.
    Track and Field: Among the proven performers on the U.S. team are Edwin Moses, the 1979 400-meter hurdles champion; and Evelyn Ashford, the 100-meter winner at the Pan American Games. Familiar names on the Soviet squad include Valery Borsov, the 1972 Olympic double sprint champion; and Vladimir Yaschenko, the world-record holder in the high jump.
    Weightlifting: AAU titlists Tom Hirtz and Kurt Settterberg of the U.S. will try to hold their own against a more powerful Soviet team, led by world champions David Rigert and Yurik Vardanian.
    Gymnastics: Montreal winners Nelli Kim (vault) and Nikolai Andrianov (all-around, floor exercise, long horse, and rings) are on the Russian squad. (90 min.)
Monday July 23, 1979
11:30 PM - 1:00 AM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Competition continues in the USSR. Event scheduled for coverage include track and field, boxing, basketball, gymnastics. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Tuesday July 24, 1979
No Telecast
Wednesday July 25, 1979
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Competition continues in the USSR. Event scheduled for coverage include track and field, boxing, basketball, gymnastics. (2 hrs.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Thursday July 26, 1979
No Telecast
Friday July 27, 1979
11:30 PM - 1:00 AM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Competition continues in the USSR. Event scheduled for coverage include boxing, weightlifting. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Saturday July 28, 1979
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage of the important pre-Olympic competition continues in the USSR. Among the events available for coverage include track and field, boxing, basketball. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Sunday July 29, 1979
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage of this important pre-Olympic competition continues from the USSR. Among the events available for coverage are track and field, boxing, basketball, diving, swimming and weightlifting. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Monday July 30, 1979
11:30 PM - 1:00 AM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage of this important pre-Olympic competition continues from the USSR. Among the events available for coverage are track and field, boxing, basketball. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Tuesday July 31, 1979
No Telecast
Wednesday August 1, 1979
11:30 PM - 1:00 AM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage of this important pre-Olympic competition continues from the USSR. Among the events available for coverage are boxing, swimming, gymnastics. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Thursday August 2, 1979
No Telecast
Friday August 3, 1979
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage of this important pre-Olympic competition continues from the USSR. Among the events available for coverage are boxing, basketball, gymnastics, weightlifting, diving and archery. Hosts: Win Elliot and Andrea Kirby. (2 hrs.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Saturday August 4, 1979
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage continues from the USSR. Scheduled events include basketball, diving, weightlifting. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Sunday August 5, 1979
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage continues from the USSR. Scheduled events include boxing, diving and volleyball. (2 hrs.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Monday August 6, 1979
11:30 PM - 1:00 AM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage continues from the USSR. Scheduled events include soccer and the closing ceremonies. Hosts: Win Elliot and Andrea Kirby. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Tuesday August 7, 1979
No Telecast
Wednesday August 8, 1979
11:30 PM - 1:00 AM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage continues from the USSR. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Thursday August 9, 1979
No Telecast
Friday August 10, 1979
11:30 PM - 1:00 AM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage continues from the USSR. Hosts Win Elliot and Andrea Kirby. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Saturday August 11, 1979
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage continues from the USSR. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Sunday August 12, 1979
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage continues from the USSR. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Monday August 13, 1979
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage continues from the USSR. (2 hrs.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Tuesday August 14, 1979
No Telecast
Wednesday August 15, 1979
11:30 PM - 1:00 AM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage continues from the USSR. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Thursday August 16, 1979
No Telecast
Friday August 17, 1979
11:30 PM - 1:00 AM (5) SPECIAL: SPARTACADE: Coverage continues from the USSR. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)
Saturday August 18, 1979
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (5) Coverage of this important pre-Olympic competition in the USSR concludes. (90 min.)
(Pre-empts regular programming.)

New York Times
Soviet, in Shift, Lets Foreigners Into Festival
By FRANK LITSKYMAY 30, 1979 

The Spartakiade, the Soviet Union's quadrennial sports festival and this year a dress rehearsal for the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, will have a new look.
For the first time, there will be foreign athletes, including up to 116 Americans. For the first time, there will be American television exposure —32 hours of 90‐minute and two‐hour syndicated shows.
The Soviet athletes will be joined in Moscow and four other cities July 21 through Aug. 5 by more than 2,000 foreign athletes from 100 nations. There will be no athletes from China, Israel, Egypt or South Africa.
Israel and Egypt are members of the International Olympic Committee and are expected to take part in the 1980 Games in Moscow. The I.O.C. has banned South Africa since 1967 because of that nation's restrictive racial policies. China is not yet a member of the I.O.C.
“We have no sports relations with these countries,” said Valentin Savin, a member of the Soviet Sports Committee, at a news conference here yesterday.

Wussler Is Producer
“The Spartakiade is not a political event, but a sports event,” said Boris Davidov, first secretary of the Soviet Embassy in Washington.
Others at the conference included Lothar Bock, the West German theatrical agent and producer who holds international television rights to the Spartakiade, and Robert Wussler, president of Pyramid Enterprises Ltd., who will produce the shows for American television.
Wussler said he and Bock had urged the Russians to invite Israel. “Their response was always respectful,” said Wussler. “But they keep telling us that this is an invitation event.”
Wussler, a former president of CBS Sports, said American television rights had been offered to NBC, which will televise the 1980 Olympics from the same sites. The asking price was believed to be $10 million. NBC declined the offer.
A television‐industry source said NBC lost interest in the Spartakiade when it learned that Israel would not be invited. Simmons declined to comment.
The Spartakiade will be televised to at least 75 nations. Wussler said videotapes for American viewers would be relayed by satellite. There will be no live shows in this country.
The 29 Spartakiade sports range from track and field and swimming to such non‐Olympic competitions as tennis and chess.

Chicago Tribune
Advertisers cool to Soviet Spartakiad 

By Myron Kandel and Philip Greer 
THE CORPORATE world Is witnessing a high-powered full-court press to line up final advertising support for the sure-to- be-controversial television production of a Soviet sports extravaganza. 
The event is Spartakiad, the latest edi- tion of the huge sports festival the Soviet Union holds every four years to prepare Russian athletes for the Olympics. This year, for the first time, non-Soviet bloc athletes, including more than 100 Ameri- cans, have been invited to take part. 
Portions of the games will be televised in the United States by a group of inde- pendent stations - the networks turned the project down - during a four-week period starting July 22. 
THERE S ONE sticking point. though. The Soviets, who won approval to host the Olympics by promising to keep poli- tics out of the games, excluded Egypt and Israel in inviting some 2,000 athletes from 100 countries to participate in Spar- . 
The Soviets deny that their opposition to the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty had anything to do with the exclusion, ex- plaining blandly that they don't have "sports relations" with those two coun- tries (which are members of the Interna- 
Kandel/Greer 
tional Olympic Committee and are ex- pected to take part in the 1980 games). 
The producers of the U.S. TV presenta- tion of the event. sensitive to the resent- ment that the exclusion could create in the United States, urged the Soviets to invite Israel and Egypt. But they were unsuccessful. 
Nevertheless, 32 hours of the games will be televised by more than 55 stations around the , including the Metromedia . Gaylord, and Field chains, which account for 17 outlets. Sponsors already signed up include Anheuser- Busch, which has taken 25 per cent of the 180 national commercial minutes avail- able for its Biidweiser beer. Bristol- Myers, British Leyland, Sanyo, Seiko 
watches, and Pentax cameras. 
WORLD TV RIGHTS to Spartakiad are held by Lothar Bock, the West German TV promoter who helped NBC-TV nail down the 1980 Olympics and walked away with a couple of million dollars for him- self. Bock is syndicating the U.S. presen- tation in partnership with New York- based Syndicast Services, Inc. 
Leonard Koch. executive vice president of Syndicast, said the Soviet exclusion of Egypt and Israel has not been a factor in station clearances or the sale of commer- cial time, which he said is well over 50 per cent accounted for. 
"We certainly think the American public would not be sympathetic or supportive of using an 
international sports event to punish Egypt and 
Israel for waging peace." 
The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith expressed opposition to what an official called the Soviet Union's familiar tactic of politicizing sports. 
We certainly.think the American pub- 
lie would not be sympathetic or suppor- tive of using an international sports event to punish Egypt an4 Israel for waging peace," he said. 
ALTHOUGH THE TV syndication appears to be picking up some momentum after a very slow start - Koch's original hope to sell 180 hours of Spartakiad was cut down to 70 hours earlier this year and finally to 32 hours - another one of his plans really fell flat, at least in this country. 
The idea was to sell billboard, scoreboard, and poster locations to U.S. advertisers. An elaborate marketing pre- sentation was prepared by a New York public relations firm. It stressed the "un- usual opportunity" the games offered for reaching Soviet consumers and officials. 
"The consistent and repetitive appearance of a Western company's name associated with the most important Soviet sports events will not be lost on the Soviet bureaucrat," the sales package asserted. "They will recognize you as a reliable business partner of the -Soviet Union because you already proved your interest." 
The only trouble, a representative of the firm said, was that there weren't any sales of scoreboard or poster space that he knew of in the U.S. But he thought Koch was doing better in Europe, he hastened to add. 

WNEW's prime offering this summer, before “Against the Wind” begins, will be “Spartacade '79,” 20 programs transmitted from Moscow by satellite in a preview of the 1980 Olympics. The four unaffiliated Metromedia stations, of which WNEW is one, are part of a special national network set up by Syndicast Services. The telecasts are being produced by Robert S. Wussler, former president of CBS‐TV.
“Spartacade,” a sort of dry run of the Olympics, which will have 100 participants from the United States, will begin July 22. The schedule calls for five programs a week, of varied lengths and in differing time periods, for 32 hours’ coverage in a month.

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