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Australian athletics to be broadcast on Network Ten

Australian athletics to be broadcast on Network Ten

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Thursday, 20 February 2014/Categories: News

Athletics Australia today announced that all three upcoming Australian Athletics Tour events and the 2014 Australian Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games Selection Trials will be broadcast in Australia on Network Ten from this weekend.

 

All four athletics meets will be shown as one-hour highlights packages and will receive their first run on TEN, the home of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The meets will then be replayed on both ONE and Fox Sports.

 

Athletics Australia Chief Executive Officer Dallas O’Brien said teaming with Network Ten as host broadcasters of the 2014 Commonwealth Games was a positive move for the sport.

 

“With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games broadcast on TEN later this year, it makes absolute sense to have our premiere domestic competition, the Australian Athletics Tour, and our national titles also broadcast on TEN,” O’Brien said.

 

“To also have our coverage rebroadcast on both ONE and Fox Sports ensures we will take athletics to the widest possible audience and thus expose our great sport to thousands of people.”

 

The opening meet of the Australian Athletics Tour, this Saturday’s Go For 2&5 Perth Track Classic, will receive its first run on TEN this Sunday, February 23, at 1:00pm nationally.  

 

Event                                                                                        TEN                                                                      Fox Sports

Go For 2&5 Perth Track Classic                      Sunday, February 23, 1:00pm                         Monday, February 24, 11:00am

Sydney Track Classic                                         Sunday, March 16, 9:00am                              Sunday, March 16, 5:30pm

IAAF Melbourne World Challenge                 Sunday, March 23, 12:00pm                           Saturday, March 23, 4:00pm

Australian Athletics Championships            Sunday, April 13, 12:00pm                              Sunday, April 13 4:00pm

 

Through its ‘Go Glasgow’ program, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) is distributing $8 million of its own funds to support athlete preparation in the 18 Games programs sports in addition to meeting the full costs (approximately $7 million) of sending the Team to compete in Glasgow (SCO) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

 

Australian athletics is a major beneficiary of the ‘Go Glasgowprogram and is grateful for the ACGA’s ongoing support.

 

-ENDS-

 

For more information, please contact Cody Lynch, the Media & PR Executive at Athletics Australia

 

m: +61 (0) 411 104 567

d: +61 (3) 8646 4564

e: cody.lynch@athletics.org.au

 
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