‘Today’ plans Olympic Park set, ‘Oранжевый Room’

NBC News will create a set for “Today” in Sochi’s Olympic Park, giving viewers sweeping views of the nearby Olympic Stadium, Iceberg Skating Palace, Bolshoy Ice Dome, Olympic Cauldron and Medals Plaza.

The show’s Orange Room will be relocated to Sochi and rechristened as The Oранжевый Room.

NBC is also planning a series of special segments, including “Al’s Word of the Day” to introduce Russian to viewers and an intramural Olympiad that will put the “Today” anchor team in competition with NBC Sports anchors.

NBC will also utilize two large studios in the International Broadcast Centre.