NBC Olympics and Universal Sports Network will combine to present 54.5 hours of the upcoming Summer 2014 Youth Olympic Games from Nanjing, China. NBC Olympics will air 24.5 hours of coverage, marking the first time the Youth Olympic Games will be televised on NBC and NBCSN. In addition, Universal Sports Network will provide 30 hours of Youth Olympic Games coverage. NBC Olympics' coverage begins with the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 16 at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, hosted by NBC Sports Group's Josh Elliott and Mary Carillo. Elliott will also serve as a studio host throughout the Youth Olympic Games. Coverage will include highlights from each day's events, normally airing in primetime on NBCSN, similar to NBC's traditional Olympic primetime presentation. NBCSN will present coverage each day, beginning with the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 16, and concluding with its coverage of the Closing Ceremony on Thursday, August 28. NBC will air three, one-hour presentations of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games beginning Sunday, August 17 at 3 p.m. ET.
A wide array of events will be featured, including beach volleyball, diving, gymnastics, swimming, and track and field. NBCUniversal will present coverage of every edition of the Youth Olympic Games through 2032, per its agreement with the International Olympic Committee that was announced in May. This marks the second iteration of the Summer Youth Olympic Games, following the inaugural event in Singapore in 2010. The 2014 Youth Olympic Games will feature approximately 3,800 athletes, ranging in age from 14 to 18, competing in 222 events across 32 sports. The Youth Olympic Games aim to bring together and celebrate the world's best young athletes, promote the Olympic values to youth communities throughout the world, and raise sports awareness and participation among young people.