Telemundo Media Kicks-off 2012 London Olympics Coverage Thursday, July 26 at 6:30AM

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July 25th, 2012

via press release:

TELEMUNDO MEDIA, “THE U.S. HOME OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN SPANISH,” KICKS-OFF “2012 LONDON OLYMPICS” COVERAGE STARTING THURSDAY, JULY 26 AT 6:30 A.M.

 

 

The Spanish-language Network Introduces “Sueña” (Dream), An Exclusive Song Produced by Music Mogul Emilio Estefan and Performed by Novela Star and Singer Jencarlos Canela, To Celebrate the Network’s Olympic Coverage

 

 

Olympic Basketball Player Ramón Rivas and Olympic Tennis Player Nicolás Massú To Join The Award-Winning Telemundo Team of Olympic Presenters and Commentators

 

 

 

 

Miami – July 24, 2012 – Telemundo Media, “The U.S. Home of the Olympic Games in Spanish,” announced its programming plans for the kick-off of its London 2012 Olympic Games coverage starting on Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 A.M. ET. Telemundo’s programming line-up for the first days of the Games will highlight a wide variety of sports of interest to Hispanics including boxing, swimming, gymnastics and especially soccer, featuring the qualifying matches of Mexico vs. Korea and Brazil vs. Egypt on Thursday, July 26; and Mexico vs. Gabon and Spain vs. Honduras on Sunday, July 29. Starting on Thursday, July 26, Telemundo’s Olympic fans will be able to watch highlights, reviews and extended analysis of the day’s games every night from 12 midnight until 2:30 A.M. Fans also will find up-to-the-minute news, analysis, videos and competition results on www.olimpiadastelemundo.com and www.deportestelemundo.com and on Facebook on the fan page facebook.com/olimpiadastelemundo and on Twitter @olimpiadastlmd.

 

The network also introduced “Sueña” (Dream), a song exclusively produced for Telemundo by music mogul Emilio Estefan and performed by novela star and singer Jencarlos Canela to celebrate the network’s coverage of the world’s most important sporting event across all its shows and platforms. In addition, Telemundo announced former Olympic athletes Ramón Rivas and Nicolás Massú will join Telemundo’s award-winning team of expert commentators and analysts lead by renowned sports commentator Andres Cantor, to present the basketball and tennis matches, respectively. Rivas was the second Puerto Rican player to join the NBA with the Boston Celtics and represented his country at the Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. Massú was recently named Chilean Olympic icon by the British edition of Time magazine and represented Chile in three Summer Olympics: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. A two times medalist, Massú is the only tennis player who has been awarded the gold medal on single and double matches at the same Olympic Games.

 

Telemundo’s broadcast of the 2012 London Olympic Games during its first days will include the following:

 

Thursday, July 26

Starting at 6:30am ET/3:30amPT a 5pm ET/4pmPT

 

Olympic Soccer

• Honduras vs. Morocco

• Mexico vs. Korea

• United Arab Emirates vs. Uruguay

• Egypt vs. Brazil

 

Saturday, July 28

Starting at 8am ET/8amPT a 5pm ET/5pmPT

 

• Review of the Opening Ceremony

• Swimming

• Volleyball

• Beach Volleyball

• Boxing

 

Sunday, July 29

Starting at 7am ET/4amPT a 6pm ET/3pmPT

 

Olympic Soccer

• Mexico vs. Gabon

• Senegal vs. Uruguay

• Spain vs. Honduras

 

• Swimming

• Men’s Basketball

• Beach Volleyball

• Boxing

• Volleyball

• Tennis

 

Telemundo’s Olympic team includes the following hosts, presenters, analysts and reporters:

 

ANDRÉS CANTOR

Main Host

 

JESSI LOSADA

Co-Host

 

MÓNICA NOGUERA

Co-Host

 

SAMMY SADOVNIK

Sports Presenter

Soccer, Swimming and Tennis

 

EDGAR LÓPEZ

Sports Presenter

Basketball, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Track & Field

 

RENE GIRALDO

Boxing Play by Play

 

VERÓNICA CONTRERAS

Sports Reporter

KARIM MENDIBURU

Lifestyle and Color Reporter

 

LETI COO

Lifestyle and Color Reporter

 

DANIELA RODRIGUEZ

Mun2 Host

Beach Volleyball and Synchronized Swimming

 

OMAR AMADOR

Mun2 Show Host

Beach Volleyball Analyst

 

GUADALUPE VENEGAS

Mun2 Co-Host

 

ERIK MORALES

Boxing Legend Analyst

 

JEFFERSON PÉREZ

Track & Field Analyst

 

CLAUDIA POLL

Swimming Analyst

 

MARA MONTERO

Olympic Specialist

Gymnastic, Diving, Track and Field and Synchronized Swimming

 

NICOLÁS MASSÚ

Tennis Analyst

 

RAMÓN RIVAS

Basketball Analyst

 

JESSICA ROSA ANDINO

Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Play by Play

 

KAZIRO AOYAMA

Dedicated Reporter for the Mexican National Team

 

OSCAR GUZMÁN

Sports Anchor

Football and Volleyball

 

LUCRECIA FRANCO

Athletes Profiles and Human Interest Reporter

 

FRANCISCO CUEVAS

Athletes Profiles and Human Interest Reporter

 

 

 

 
  • Charles

    I usually turn to the Spanish channels for futbol, since I know I can’t count on American ones. But I have to say I am disappointed by Telemundo’s refusal to show any female soccer action. I understand of course that Telemundo’s audience is mostly Latino and Mexico was out of the competition (though Colombia was in it). Still, aren’t many Latino watchers US residents? In Mexico’s absence, wouldn’t most of them be interested in how well their adopted country is doing, especially since the adopted country has a good shot at goal? Please show the final.

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