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Australian Network ABC1 To Broadcast 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games

ABC TV has signed as Australia’s official broadcaster of the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games, which begin March 7. It will be the third consecutive Paralympic Winter Games covered by the ABC. The agreement includes the online environment. Under the agreement, ABC TV will broadcast the Opening Ceremony live on March 8 as well as a half hour daily highlights package at 10:30am on ABC1, and nightly repeats at 6:00pm, also on ABC1. The ABC will also live stream all alpine skiing events, as well as selected cross-country and biathlon events and the ice sledge hockey on ABC Grandstand’s website www.abc.net.au/grandstand, and make all daily highlights packages available to watch on iView. The ABC’s broadcast will be presented by Amanda Shalala and Darren Boyd as well as special guests from the Australian Paralympic Movement (Int'l Paralympic Committee).