(CNN) - While Mitt Romney is expected to be a spectator at this summer's Olympic Games, those watching from home may see President Barack Obama, thanks to a large ad buy.
Obama's reelection campaign has bought $6.5 million of U.S. national advertizing time for the London games, a Republican ad buying source told CNN.
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The time is on the networks of NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, and NBC Sports Net, according to the source. The time includes approximately $1 million for time during the opening ceremonies.
The New York Times was first to report the buy and that it was $5.5 million.
Obama and Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaigns each spent several million dollars advertizing during the 2008 Olympic games.