According to Chris Zelkovich of Yahoo! Sports, we now know the amount that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (better known as the CBC) spent to get the rights for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The answer is $90 million. Quite possibly a little outrageous to be honest, but at least it was $60 million less than the $150 million CTV spent for the rights for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Another interesting fact from Zelkovich's report is that the CBC's bid for the last two Olympic Games was $90 million as well.
A major change from the Canadian Olympic coverage over the next couple of years will be the fact that there will be no Brian Williams at the desk. Williams went to CTV/TSN prior to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
However the bottom line is it does not really matter how much money was spent for the rights, as long as Canadians will get to see all of the meaningful events live.