IN trying to justify their â€˜so much moreâ€™ mantra, Supersport has pledged a comprehensive coverage of the prestigious Olympics games that start next month.
Digital Satellite Television (DStv) public relations officer Helena Mayanja yesterday stressed that Supersport were determined to satisfy their clientele in terms of quality and quantity by providing a thorough package on four channels.
â€œSuperSport 6 will be our 24-hour Olympic channel on which viewers will be able to catch live action of all the popular gold medal events. SuperSport 5 and SuperSport 7 and 10 will also feature live action especially when there is a clash of event times. Channel 198, the usual events channel will serve as an overflow channel,â€ Mayanja stated.
Celebrated sport anchors and analysts such as Crystal Arnold, Ponga Liwewe and Gerald de Kock will present balanced analysts of events in Beijing, with Robert Marawa and Leigh-Ann Paulick based in at Randburg studios.
Mayanja added that there will be plenty of exciting programming as part of SuperSportâ€™s build-up to the Games.
â€œOlympic enthusiasts should look out for â€œGoing For Goldâ€, â€œAfrica To Beijingâ€, â€œGreat Women Of The Olympicsâ€, Golden Moments Of The Olympicsâ€, â€œBeijing Are You Ready?â€, The Olympic Spiritâ€, â€œOpening The Gates To The Eastâ€ and â€œOlympic Century.â€
Meanwhile, Athletes from Iraq have been banned from taking part at this summerâ€™s Beijing Games, the International Olympic Committee has announced.
The team was already the subject of an interim ban after the Iraqi government replaced the country's Olympic committee with its own appointees.
Under the IOC charter, all committees must be free of political influence.
As a result the team of two rowers, two sprinters, one archer, one weightlifter and one judo competitor cannot attend.
â€œWe sent a letter to the Iraqi government today saying that as the situation stands it is unlikely to have Iraqi athletes.â€
SuperSport promise â€˜so much moreâ€™ Olympics