SM – Olympic Assignment

Posted August 4, 2016 7:57pm ; Updated August 7, 2016 9:54pm

During the XXXI Olympic Summer Games in Rio, NBC will be broadcasting a record number of hours, over 6000 hours, over 17 days.  All events will air in their entirety on, in addition to what may be watched on the various NBC networks airing the action.

Each student in TV Pro 2 must do 1 event/sheet.
If you are in TV3 or higher (Honors Credit), you will need to complete 2 events/sheets.
(If you have multiple sections of Sports Media, you will need to do 2 sheets per class enrolled)

Each sheet is worth 25 points, and will be applied to the Daily grade category. Since we will not have much video to work on the first few weeks of school, this will constitute the grade for class work. All the items on the worksheet must be completed to earn full points.

Each sheet must be done during the Olympics, and each sheet must be for a different Venue, not different genders for a sport or sports that are very similar at the same location.  If completely different sports are contested at the same venue, you may do these as different sports.

An example of this, each of the following sports are at the same location, but are not similar to each other:  Diving, Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming.  As a result, each will have different camera placements that are designed to give complete coverage to the individual sport.

You are NOT allowed to do a sheet for the following sports: Basketball, Golf, Soccer, or Tennis (These sports are commonly on television at non Olympic times).

The events may be watched during the NBC Broadcasts on Television or online at You DO Not have to watch the event live, you may watch an event replay from a previous day; as long, as you watch the entire event to complete the form, not a highlight. The highlight may only show portions of the event.

Attempt to do a sport that you have NEVER watched before; 1 extra credit point will be earned if you do a sport that no other student has done.

Note:  The Olympics are my favorite sporting event, I WILL be watching many of the same events (and counting cameras) that you will be watching and completing sheets for.

All sheets must be turned in no later than Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Below you will find multiple PDF files:

The sheet that will need to be completed for each of the events in Rio
2 Examples from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games (The examples are to show what is expected)

2016 Rio Olympic Worksheet
2014 Sochi Example – Snow Board Half Pipe
2014 Sochi Example – Speed Skating

The links above will take you to a page where you can view or print a copy each of the sheets.  You DO NOT have to print these, if you do not want to, I will have copies in class once school starts.  If you choose to wait to get the copies, please take notes while you watch, as not to waist the opportunity.

You may click on the images below to view, but they are not high enough quality to print


Click here to see the NBC TV Schedule

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Nease Sports Media - 2016 - Rio Olympic Worksheet

2016 Rio Worksheet

Sochi Example - Snow Board Half Pipe

2014 Sochi Example – Snow Boarding

Sochi Example - Speed Skating

2014 Sochi Example – Speed Skating