Universal Sports Plans Tribute To Bud Greenspan

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By Marcus Vanderberg

Olympic documentarian Bud Greenspan passed away on Christmas Day at his home in New York City after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

In honor of his career, Universal Sports will pay tribute with Nine Nights of Glory. Starting on New Year’s Day, the network will air a different award-winning Greenspan Olympic film for nine consecutive nights.

“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. “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.”

Below is the entire schedule.

“Nine Nights of Glory” Television Schedule:

January 1, 2011 Los Angeles ’84 9:00 PM ET
January 2, 2011 Calgary ’88 9:00 PME T
January 3, 2011 Lillehammer ’94 9:00 PM ET
January 4, 2011 Atlanta ’96 9:00 PM ET
January 5, 2011 Nagano ’98 9:00 PM ET
January 6, 2011 Sydney ’00 9:00 PM ET
January 7, 2011 Salt Lake City ’02 9:00 PM ET
January 8, 2011 Athens ’04 9:00 PM ET
January 9, 2011 Torino ’06 9:00 PM ET