Universal Sports will honor Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan, who passed away Dec. 25, with Nine Nights of Glory, a multi-night special of Greenspan's official Olympic films beginning Jan. 1.
Airing for nine consecutive nights at 9 p.m. (ET), the documentaries begin with the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, which marked Greenspan's first time as the official Olympic filmmaker, though the 2006 Winter Games in Torino.
"Bud Greenspan represented the spirit of the Olympics and his films captured the amazing accomplishments of Olympic athletes from all nations," said David Sternberg, CEO of Universal Sports, in announcing the slate. "We are honored to pay homage to such a distinguished filmmaker. His passing is a major loss to the Olympic movement, but he will live on forever through the majesty of his documentary films."
Greenspan won eight Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for his films, is a recipient of the Olympic Order, and was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004.
The television schedule follows below, with all of the films beginning at 9 p.m.:
Jan. 1 - Los Angeles ‘84
Jan. 2 - Calgary ‘88
Jan. 3 - Lillehammer ‘94
Jan. 4 - Atlanta ‘96
Jan. 5 - Nagano ‘98
Jan. 6 - Sydney ‘00
Jan. 7 - Salt Lake City ‘02
Jan. 8 - Athens ‘04
Jan. 9 - Torino ‘06