Simmelkjaer’s contributions to the NBC Sports Group are as varied as the sports themselves. He launched the World Series of Beach Volleyball on NBC and NBCSN and also negotiated a deal to bring the sport of obstacle racing (Spartan Race) to television for the first time ever. He oversaw continued growth of NBC Sports Radio, which now has more than 400 affiliates and digital traffic growth. And he obtained international rights for NBC to events including the Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and Global Rallycross. Known for being a strategic thinker with broad industry knowledge, he has a unique perspective on the business world of sports as host of “Speaking of Sports with Rob Simmelkjaer.”

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