The Nine Network was last night awarded for its coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Lausanne, Switzerland, last night.
It picked up two of the four categories at the Olympic Golden Rings Awards for excellence in Olympic broadcasting, presented by the International Olympic Committee.
Nine won Bronze for the Best Olympic Program award for its combined entry of both the Vancouver Live and Vancouver Gold broadcasts.
Gold went to NBC and Silver to China’s CCTV.
Nine also won Silver in the Best Olympic Feature category for its Last Man Standing vignette, depicting Bradbury’s unlikely gold medal win in the men’s short track 1,000 metre speed skating event at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
Steve Crawley, Head of Sport for the Nine Network said, “These awards are testament to the tireless efforts of our world-class team of professionals who strived to produce the most spectacular sporting telecast this country has ever seen.
“Our coverage represented the biggest investment by an Australian broadcaster in Olympic Winter Games history. We’re now focussing on London 2012 and I am confident that those games will set a new benchmark for sports broadcasting in this country.”
Nine sent a team of 70 to Vancouver, far fewer than the 3000 from NBC.