By Merryn Sherwood on 20/07/12 at 8:50 am
Just one week out from the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, it’s the perfect time to get an extra insight into the triathlon event at the Games with the official Olympic preview show on www.triathlonlive.tv.
The show includes everything you need to know to get up to speed with the event in London, including a short history of triathlon in the Olympics, including all medals to date, a profile of the London 2012 Olympic course and some of the top contenders discussing the pressure points in Hyde Park.
It also includes profiles of each of the main contenders for the London 2012 Olympic Games, including Great Britain’s home favourite Helen Jenkins, Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig, New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt, Australias Emma Moffatt and Erin Densham, Chile’s Barbara Riveros Diaz, Sweden’s Lisa Norden, Canada’s Paula Findlay, Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee, Spain’s Javier Gomez, Switzerland’s Sven Riederer, Germany’s Steffen Justus, Russia’s Alexander Bryukhankov, South Africa’s Richard Murray and Frenchman Laurent Vidal and David Hauss.
To view this exclusive preview of the triathlon event at the London Games, you an purchase a one off pass to view the show, or take advantage of the half-season pass sale with a discounted rate of 12:99 EUR, a saving of seven euro from the regular price, and you won’t miss a moment of the 2012 season. Click here to sign up for a season pass
A season pass entitles you to view every race in the season live, including this weekend’s Dextro Energy World Triathlon Hamburg, plus access to all of the 14 magazine shows, which have in-depth race highlights and go behind-the-scenes with some of the ITU’s biggest stars. Each race also includes 20 camera positions that wouldn’t be out of place in a Hollywood action movie, including boats, motorbikes, fixed, roving, jib and helicopter cameras. Coverage also includes live graphics with timing, GPS graphics, maps and athlete profiles, plus full English audio commentary from two expert sports broadcasters, including Barrie Shepley, the long-time voice of the ITU.
Overall it’s a total of 48 new video streams and a total of 80-hours worth of footage. What’s more, the video isn’t just made for computer screens; but the high definition broadcast allows you to plug your computer into a TV and watch the full screen version in its full glory.
Without a subscription, you can still follow the races for free on triathlonlive.tv with live audio commentary, live interactive text and live timing with individual athlete splits and local information like weather, maps and start lists. Video is only available through subscription.