For the seventh consecutive time, NBC holds the broadcasting rights to the Summer Olympics. This year’s games will include 5,500 hour of coverage on NBC, its affiliated networks and its website.

The coverage will also feature a broadcasting team of over 100 of the world’s top announcers. Some will call sports in their preferred niche, while others will dabble in events outside of their comfort zone. NBC has also tabbed a group of Olympic rookies, some straight out of the entertainment business, to report the games to America.

Although most people may watch the Olympics for the athletes, the broadcasters have a plotline going as well. While some are familiar faces (Bob Costas as the primetime host, Dan Hicks on the call for swimming, Tom Hammond on the call for track and field), here are some of the announcers broadcasting under intriguing circumstances in London:

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