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Universal Sports Network’s Countdown to London Continues to Provide Exclusive Interviews and Features Ahead of 2012 Olympic Games in London  

Triathlete Matt Chrabot, Decathlete Bryan Clay and Archer Khatuna Lorig

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Los Angeles – May 15, 2012 – With 74 days until the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Universal Sports Network’s Countdown to London show will continue this Wednesday, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET to take a comprehensive look at the most compelling stories leading up to the Olympics this summer.    

Hosted by Craig Hummer and Amy Bender, this week’s Countdown to London will feature American archer Khatuna Lorig, a four-time Olympian who is vying for her fifth Olympics appearance and a chance win her first medal this summer.Also, the show will feature a day in the life of triathlete Matt Chrabot, who has been the top ranked American in the ITU World Championship Series for two consecutive years. The Countdown Conversation with Fred Roggin presented by Budweiser will welcome reigning Olympic gold medalist decathlete Bryan Clay, who is training to qualify for his third Olympic team, while analyst Paul Sunderland will join the show to discuss Olympic volleyball during the Focus on Volleyball presented by BMW. 

The show’s other weekly features include Reliving the Glory presented by Panasonic with flashbacks to great moments in Olympic history with the airing of archived short films by legendary Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan, On the Web presented by Dow, a social media roundup of Olympic athletes and news, as well as additional content including event previews, breaking news coverage and a weekly update from a journalist from London.  

Click here for a highlight from the Countdown to London segment featuring the rise and fall of cyclist Taylor Phinney at the Giro d’Italia as he first won the pink jersey during Stage 1 only to be involved in a crash during Stage 3 (embed code listed at bottom of advisory):  

http://universalsports.com/video/countdown-to-london-phinneys-dramatic-rise-and-fall/  

Universal Sports Network recently transitioned to a multi-platform, high definition cable, satellite and IPTVservice. Currently, DIRECTV, DISH and numerous cable providers offer Universal Sports Network. Viewers whose cable, satellite or IPTV providers are not currently offering the network should call 1-800-55-GET-US or visit www.IWantUniversalSports.com and demand access to the network’s coverage of the world’s biggest championships. 

Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, is the premier multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the United States.  Offeringmore than 1,200 hours of original programming each year, Universal Sports has exclusive rights to world and national championship events in a wide array of sports, including swimming, track and field, gymnastics, cycling, skiing, figure skating and rugby. Whether on television, online, or on the go with mobile and tablet applications, Universal Sports offers a four-screen experience to fans of global sports every day of the year. For more information, please visit UniversalSports.com.

 


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