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Universal Sports Network Showcases 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series in San Diego in Final U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team Qualifier

Los Angeles – May 18, 2012 – Universal Sports Network will continue its multiplatformcoverage of the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series this weekend with the inauguralITU World Triathlon San Diego. The network will air the women’s race thisSaturday, May 19 at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the men’s event Sunday, May 20 at 1p.m. ET. The San Diego race serves as the second and final automaticqualifier for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team that will compete in the2012 Olympic Games in London. Also, will offer livestreaming of all ITU races free to authenticated users with televisionsubscriptions to Universal Sports Network. Select races will be available tonon-authenticated users for $4.99 per event.

In addition to providing coverageof the U.S. Triathlon Team’s final Olympic Qualifier, Universal Sports Networkwill continue to air exclusive Olympic sports coverage of qualifying, trialsand highlights. The network also airs a weekly news studio show Countdown to London, which provides a comprehensivelook at the most compelling stories leading up to the Olympics this summer.  

Universal Sports Network will also providecoverage of women’s and men’s triathlon races in Madrid, Spain; Kitzbuehel,Austria; Hamburg, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Yokohama, Japan; and the GrandFinal in Auckland, New Zealand. A full schedule is below.

Universal Sports Network alsoprovides extensive endurance programming coverage, as it is also home to three WorldMarathon Majors (WMM), with multiplatform coverage of the Boston Marathon, VirginLondon Marathon and Berlin Marathon. Additional endurance sports programming onthe network includes the Rotterdam Marathon, Honda LA Marathon and Kona Ironman.

Universal SportsNetwork Broadcast Schedule: 2012 ITU Triathlon World Championship Series

schedule subject tochange


Date                                       Time(ET)                               Event/Location                                    

May 19                      1:00PM – 2:30PM                 Women/San Diego, Calif.

May 20                      1:00PM – 2:30PM                 Men/San Diego, Calif.

June 2                        11:00 AM – 12:30 PM             Women/Madrid,Spain

June 3                        11:00 AM – 12:30 PM                        Men/Madrid, Spain

June 29                      2:00 PM –3:30 PM                             Women/Kitzbuehel, Austria

June 30                      2:00 PM – 3:30 PM                             Men/Kitzbuehel, Austria

August 25                   1:00 PM – 2:30PM                           Men/Hamburg, Germany

August 26                   1:00 PM – 2:30PM                           Women/Hamburg, Germany

September 3                 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM                            Sprint/Stockholm, Sweden

September 4                6:00 PM – 7:30 PM                            Team/Stockholm, Sweden

October6                    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM                            Women/Yokohama, Japan

October7                    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM                            Men/Yokohama, Japan

October 27                  2:00PM – 4:00 PM               Women Grand Final/Auckland, New Zealand

October 28                  2:00PM – 4:00 PM               Men Grand Final/Auckland, New Zealand

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