NBC Announces Olympics Contest


NBC Cable Networks on Monday announced details for its 'Visions of Glory'
community-relations affiliate campaign tied to the upcoming Winter Olympics.

The Visions of Glory Creativity Contest will encourage students to submit not
only essays and posters, but even costume designs and snowboard art, according
to Mark Hotz vice president of marketing at NBC Cable Networks.

Judging will be held in three age brackets -- 1 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 12
--with winners announced in April. Winners will receive grants worth up to
$5,000 for both themselves and their schools.

There also will be a Visions of Glory special produced by NBC Sports
and shown at 3 a.m. on Jan. 8 for Cable in the Classroom.

Hosted by Olympics medalist Summer Sanders, the special will focus on the
determination of figure skater Michelle Kwan, the speed of lugers and downhill
skiers, as well as the growing popularity of such new events as snowboarding,
freestyle skiing and skeleton skiing.

The 2002 Winter Olympics will air on NBC, CNBC and MSNBC
from Feb. 8 through Feb. 24.