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NBC, CBS neck and neck with Emmy nods

An Olympic year paid off handsomely in terms of sports Emmy Award nominations to the networks that carried the coverage, according to Emmy citations revealed yesterday.

NBC and CBS tied for the most nods with 22 to lead the pack in balloting. NBC was blessed with the Summer Olympics and CBS the Winter Games.

ABC followed with 16, sports cabler ESPN got 14, Home Box Office picked up 12 nominations, syndicated fare and NFL Films were named on six occasions and MTV, TNT and USA each got one.

The awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, will be given out on April 13 during a black-tie ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

A list of nominees follows:

LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL

“1992 World Series” (CBS).

“Super Bowl XXVI” (CBS).

“Holyfield vs. Bowe” (HBO).

“The Breeders’ Cup” (NBC).

“The NBA Finals” (NBC).

LIVE SPORTS SERIES

“ABC’s NFL Monday Night Football” (ABC).

“NCAA Basketball Tournament” (CBS).

“World Championship Boxing” (HBO).

“NBA on NBC” (NBC).

“Notre Dame Football” (NBC).

EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL

“Road to the Super Bowl” (Syn/NFL Films).

“Outside the Lines: The Sport of Money” (ESPN).

“Countdown to Holyfield vs. Bowe” (HBO).

“Games of the XXV Olympiad” (NBC).

“1992 Winter Olympics” (CBS).

EDITED SPORTS SERIES

“ABC’s Wide World of Sports” (ABC).

“This Is the NFL” (Syn/NFL Films).

“Inside the NFL” (HBO).

“NBA Inside Stuff” (NBC).

“MTV Sports” (MTV).

SPORTS PERSONALITY, HOST

(Play-by-play)

Jim McKay (ABC).

Al Michaels (ABC).

Bob Costas (NBC).

Verne Lundquist (CBS).

Chris Berman (ESPN).

SPORTS PERSONALITY, ANALYST

(Commentary)

Terry Bradshaw (CBS).

Tim McCarver (CBS).

Dick Vitale (ESPN).

Jim Valvano (ABC/ESPN).

John Madden (CBS).

TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE

“ABC’s Indianapolis 500” (ABC).

“Games of the XXV Olympiad” (NBC).

“America’s Cup ’92” (ESPN).

“ESPN Speedworld” (ESPN).

“The NFL Today” (CBS).

“Games of the XXV Olympiad” (NBC).

FILM CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Road to the Super Bowl” (Syn/NFL Films).

“1992 Winter Olympics” (CBS).

“Inside the NFL” (HBO).

“Expedition Earth: Mount Cook: Summit of Extremes” (ESPN).

ELECTRONIC CAMERA

“ABC’s Wide World of Sports: Donn Handicap” (ABC).

“Ironman World Championship Triathlon” (NBC).

FILM EDITING

“This Is the NFL” (Syn/NFL Films).

“Super Bowl Today” (CBS).

“When It Was a Game II” (HBO).

VIDEOTAPE EDITING

“ABC’s NFL Monday Night Football” (ABC).

“ABC’s Professional Bowlers Tour: Great Balls of Fire” (ABC).

“1992 Winter Olympics: Bonjour-Recap; Ski-Jumping; Thank You Savoie” (CBS).

“1992 Winter Olympics: Dramatic Open” (CBS).

“Games of the XXV Olympiad: Tragedy in Munich” (NBC).

WRITING

“When It Was a Game II” (HBO).

“This Is the NFL: Highlights for Highbrows” (Syn/NFL Films).

“ABC’s Wide World of Sports: Bill Shoemaker; Hoyt’s Trek Across America I & II” (ABC).

“Games of the XXV Olympiad: Olympiads Past and Present; Heroes; Teases & Closing Packages” (NBC).

GRAPHIC DESIGN

“ABC’s 1992 New York City Marathon” (ABC).

“1992 Winter Olympics: Bobsled Course Description” (CBS).

“1992 Winter Olympics: Various” (CBS).

“Games of the XXV Olympiad” (NBC).

MUSIC

“ABC’s Monday Night Football Boogie 2” (ABC).

“Games of the XXV Olympiad: Olympic Themes” (NBC).

AUDIO

“Road to the Super Bowl” (Syn/NFL Films).

“1992 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating; Jumps; Downhill” (CBS).

“Games of XXV Olympiad: Various” (NBC).

SPECIAL CLASSIFICATION

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

“1992 Winter Olympics: Speed Switch Camera With Audio” (CBS).

“1992 Winter Olympics: Camera Mount” (CBS).

“ESPN Speedworld: Point of View Technology” (ESPN).

“Games of the XXV Olympiad: Underwater Tracking Camera” (NBC).

SPECIAL CLASSIFICATION

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT

“1992 Winter Olympics” (CBS) — Charles Kuralt.

“Games of XXV Olympiad, set design” (NBC).

“In This Corner: Boxing’s Legendary Heavyweights” (HBO).

“ABC’s Wide World of Sports: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race” (ABC).

“When It Was a Game II” (HBO).

“ESPN’s America’s Cup ’92” (ESPN).

“Games of the XXV Olympiad: Tragedy in Munich” (NBC).

FEATURES

“Games of the XXV Olympiad,” (NBC).

“In This Corner: Boxing’s Legendary Heavyweights,” (HBO).

“1992 Winter Olympics,” (CBS).

STUDIO SHOWS

“College Gameday” (ESPN).

“NFL Live” (NBC).

“The NFL Today” (CBS).

SPORTS JOURNALISM

“1992 Winter Olympics: The Stasi””Outside the Lines: Men & Women, Sex & Sports” (ESPN).

“Outside the Lines: Portraits in Black & White” (ESPN).

“Sportscenter, Mike Tyson Trial Coverage” (ESPN).

“When It Was a Game II” (HBO).

“ABC’s NFL Monday Night Football: Boogie 2” (ABC).

“1992 U.S. Open: ‘Sounds’ Campaign” (USA).

“NBA: I love This game” (NBC).

“ESPN Radio: Big Names” (ESPN).

OPENS/CLOSES/TEASES

“ABC’s Wide World of Sports” (ABC).

“ABC’s NFL Monday Night Football” (ABC).

“World Championship Boxing” (HBO).

“Barcelona ’92: A New World Gathers” (NBC).

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