OLYMPICS; Hidden impact of a boycott

Though many countries have agreed with the proposed US Olympic boycott in principle, few appear ready to withhold their own athletes from the Moscow competition. But even if few nations join the US in boycotting, an American decision to stay home would still make a substantial impact monetarily on just about everyone.

Why? Because part of the sum paid for TV rights goes toward balancing the budgets of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), other international sports federations, and national Olympic committees. NBC, with the largest stake in TV rights of any network would be due a $12.6 million refund from the IOC should it cancel plans to cover the Moscow Games.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK