Michael Phelps Returns to Broadcast Booth for Olympics – Paris 2024

Michael Phelps is returning to the broadcast booth for NBCUniversal’s coverage of both the U.S. Olympic Trials and the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The swimmer has won more total Olympic medals (28) and gold medals (23) than anyone in history. He previously announced that he would be heading to Indianapolis starting for today’s trials. The news that he will be returning to the NBCUniversal team during Paris is just as exciting for Olympic fans. Phelps became a household name and fan favorite because of his achievements. Even as the torch has been passed to Katie Ledecky and others, Phelps isn’t far from the pool during the games.

Phelps, who returns to NBCU’s coverage following his role on the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, will offer commentary and analysis on the primetime and daytime shows in Paris on NBC and Peacock, and will also join Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines in the booth for select swimming competition at París La Défense Arena. Elizabeth Beisel will serve as a correspondent/analyst and Melissa Stark will serve as a reporter at the swimming venue in Paris.

Beginning tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Peacock, Phelps, who competed in five Olympic Games from 2000-16, will join Hicks and Gaines in the booth for NBC Sports’ coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials-Swimming in Indianapolis.

“We are excited to have Michael return to our coverage across both daytime and primetime, and of course, the place where no one knows more about winning – at the pool,” said Molly Solomon, Executive Producer & President, NBC Olympics Production. “With his ability to analyze and entertain, our viewers are in for another gold-medal performance.”

In Paris this summer, the world’s greatest athletes will compete against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful cities in the world where the modern Olympic Games were conceived 130 years ago. This will be the third time Paris has hosted the Olympics (1900 and 1924), tying London for the most as a Summer Games host. Los Angeles (1932, 1984) will tie those two cities when it hosts the first Summer Games in the U.S. in 32 years in 2028.

The Paris organizers are reimagining the Games to make them more accessible to the public and to showcase their city to the world. In a first, competitions will be held amidst iconic Parisian landmarks – beach volleyball at the Eiffel Tower, equestrian at the Palace of Versailles, and urban sports at Place de la Concorde. The surfing competition will take place nearly 10,000 miles from Paris in Tahiti, a part of French Polynesia.

The NBC broadcast network and streaming service Peacock will be the company’s primary platforms for its coverage of the Olympic Games Paris 2024, scheduled for July 26-Aug. 11. NBC and Peacock will present live coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 26, beginning at Noon ET. Telemundo will provide Spanish-language coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Primetime coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Peacock.

NBCUniversal owns the U.S. media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032, which are scheduled for Paris (2024), Milan Cortina (2026), Los Angeles (2028) and Brisbane (2032). The host city for the 2030 Olympic Winter Games has not yet been chosen.

The Paris 2024 Olympics will take place July 26-Aug. 11, 2024 and air or stream across the NBC family of networks and Peacock.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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