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CURLING: NBCOlympics.com, WCSN.com to provide free webcast of 2008 World Championships

March 19, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2008 NBCOlympics.com and WCSN.com to provide free webcast of 2008 World Championships (STEVENS POINT, Wis.) - NBCOlympics.com, in conjunction with the World Championship Sports Network (WCSN.com), will provide a free webcast of the 2008 World Curling Championships beginning with the 2008 Ford World Women's Curling Championship on March 24-30 in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, and continuing with the 2008 World Men's Curling Championship on April 5-13 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. NBCOlympics.com and WCSN.com will provide fans with coverage of the World Women's Curling Championship, including select USA preliminary round matches and complete coverage of medal round match. Coverage of the World Men's Curling Championships will feature a comparable schedule. Check WCSN.com for a complete up-to-date schedule. The World Men's and Women's Curling Championships is free on NBCOlympics.com and WCSN.com, with live daily coverage and on-demand access. Fans can also check out additional event details, scheduling and highlights at www.nbcolympics.com or www.wcsn.com. About NBC Olympics: NBC, "America's Olympic Network," owns the exclusive U.S. media rights to the Olympic Games, television's most powerful property, through 2012, which includes Beijing in 2008, Vancouver in 2010 and London in 2012. The 2008 Olympic Games from Beijing, China, will represent the 11th Olympics broadcast by NBC, a record for the most Olympic broadcasts by any network. From August 8-24, 2008, NBC Universal will present an unprecedented 3,600 hours of coverage, highlighted by NBC's live primetime coverage of swimming, gymnastics and beach volleyball and more than 2,200 hours of live-streaming video for the first time on NBCOlympics.com. In August 2004, 203 million viewers watched as the networks of NBC Universal-NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA, Bravo, Telemundo, and NBC's HD affiliates-offered a then record 1,210 hours of Olympic coverage from Athens. For additional information, go to NBCOlympics.com, a year-round destination for fans of Olympic sports, featuring news, Beijing previews, athlete features, expert blogs, photos, Olympic video from the NBC archives and social tools enabling users to build communities around their favorite sports, post comments and blogs. About WCSN: World Championship Sports Network (WCSN) is the premier destination for fans of Olympic and lifestyle sports, delivering an immersive experience via exclusive live and on demand coverage of world class competitions, interaction with top athletes and in depth access to sports news and information year round. WCSN offers comprehensive coverage of more than 60 sports disciplines, through exclusive long term programming agreements across a number of key International Federations and National Governing Bodies. Major championship events in sports ranging from Track , Field, Skiing, Swimming, Gymnastics and Cycling to Volleyball, Karate and Taekwondo are featured online at www.wcsn.com and on television via WCSN's 24/7 cable sports network. WCSN also markets Olympic sports in partnership with International Federations, National Governing Bodies, local organizations, clubs, sponsors, and through related websites and publications. For more info or complimentary press accounts to WCSN.com, please contact T.K. Gore at 240.396.1907, tkgore@wcsn.com or Bret Ingraham at 323.933.3399, bingraham@mprm.com. You may also contact Terry Kolesar, USA Curling, at terry.kolesar@usacurl.org, 1-888-287-5377, Ext. 202.
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