Via Press Release:
Network Ten is thrilled to announce that Winter Olympic gold medalists Steven Bradbury OAM and Alisa Camplin OAM are joining its Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games commentary team.
With over 370 hours of live and exclusive coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games,Steven and Alisa will prove an invincible team in the TEN commentary box as they bring all of the action, drama, passion and suspense of the games to Australian audiences.
Network Ten Chief Executive Officer, Hamish McLennan, said: “We are honoured that Australia’s two most successful Winter Olympians have agreed to join our coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
“The Sochi Games will be the biggest, most spectacular and most entertaining Winter Olympics ever. Australia is sending its biggest Winter Olympics team and we have the best Winter Olympians to bring all the action and excitement to viewers.”
Steven Bradbury said: “February 2014 and the Sochi Olympic Winter Games are fast approaching and I am excited about working with Network Ten.
“TEN will broadcast a record number of live hours of the game and I’m looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge of winter sports with Australia.
“The Aussie winter team is our strongest to date. Personally I have my fingers crossed for 17-yearold short track speed skater and medal hopeful, Deanna Lockett. I’m living proof that at the Winter Olympics anything can happen, so make sure you’re watching every minute to see if someone else can ‘do a Bradbury’,” he said.
Alisa Camplin said: “The Winter Olympics are always a visual feast and true spectacle of sporting excellence. It will be an honour for me to spend 16 days and nights sharing the thrill of the Sochi Games with all of Australia.
“I can’t wait to watch our Sochi 2014 Winter Olympians take on the world. Better still, I get to be part of the team broadcasting all the action.
“Australia is sending one of its strongest-ever Winter Olympic teams to Sochi 2014. I can’t wait to help all Australians support our current and future winter champions, as they put their hearts and souls on the line for Olympic glory,” she said.
Network Ten, Head of Sport, David Barham said: “To have Australia’s best known Winter Olympians as part of our commentary team for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games is fantastic.
“We are thrilled to welcome Alisa and Steven to the team.”
Speed skater Steven Bradbury created history in Salt Lake City in 2002 when he became the first Australian to win a Winter Olympic Games gold medal.
Steven’s remarkable and unlikely victory was achieved after a spectacular final-lap spill took out his four rivals.
Aerial skier Alisa Camplin is the first Australian skier to win medals at consecutive Winter Olympics.
Alisa won gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics, the second-ever Winter Olympic gold medal for Australia, and finished third at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be broadcast live and exclusively on Network Ten from February 8, 2014.