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Universal Sports To Broadcast Coverage Of 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Trials For Curling


12 Hours of Live Coverage Starts 6 p.m. ET This Friday; Webcast Available Worldwide

LOS ANGELES – Top curlers will take to the ice in a pressure-packed competition in Broomfield, Colo., as they seek a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. Universal Sports presents 12 hours of live broadcast and webcast coverage of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Curling this Friday and Saturday.

Coverage begins with the women’s semifinal on Friday at 6 p.m. ET followed by the men’s semifinal at 10 p.m. ET. Coverage continues on Saturday at 12 noon ET with the women’s final followed by the men’s final at 5 p.m. ET.

The winning men’s and women’s teams will be nominated to represent the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Universal Sports’ broadcast team of Andrew Catalon (play by play) and former Canadian curling champion and 2002 and 2006 NBC Olympics curling commentator Don Duguid (analyst) will call the action from the Broomfield Events Center.

COVERAGE ON UNIVERSAL SPORTS: Universal Sports, available in 45 million homes, will present 12 hours of live coverage starting Friday (all times ET):

Fri., Feb. 27,
6 – 9 p.m.
Women’s semifinal

10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Men’s semifinal

Sat., Feb. 28
12 – 3 p.m.
Women’s final

5 – 8 p.m.
Men’s final

COVERAGE ON UNIVERSALSPORTS.COM: will offer a worldwide simulcast of the Universal Sports TV coverage. Each event will be available for on-demand viewing.

2009 WORLD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Universal Sports will offer broadcast and webcast coverage of the Women’s World Curling Championships March 22 -29 from Gangneong, South Korea, and Men’s World Curling Championships April 4-12 from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

CURLING GROWTH SINCE TORINO WINTER GAMES ON NBC: Curling’s exposure on NBC’s networks during the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, greatly contributed to the upward growth of the sport in the U.S.

ABOUT UNIVERSAL SPORTS: Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, serves as the preeminent multiplatform destination for Olympic-related and lifestyle sports programming available on television and online. Universal Sports is a 24-hour television channel available in 45 million television households in markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, Reno and Omaha. Major world championship and Olympic qualifying events found on Universal Sports range from track and field, skiing, swimming, gymnastics, marathons and cycling, to volleyball, rowing, triathlon, fencing, speed skating and martial arts. delivers an immersive experience via live and on-demand competition coverage, interaction with top athletes through blogs and in-depth access to Olympic sports news and information year round. For more information on the availability of the Universal Sports 24-hour television channel, please visit


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