IOC defends NBC's coverage

Updated: August 6, 2012, 1:30 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- If NBC wants to show Usain Bolt's 100-meter victory on tape delay, the IOC says that's up to the network.

Bolt's blinding dash in the signature event of the London Olympics on Sunday came at 4:50 p.m EDT. NBC broadcast the race on television hours later in prime time, frustrating fans accustomed to watching action as it happens and sharing instant reaction through social media.

On Monday, International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams deflected criticism aimed at NBC, ...

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