London 2012 Olympic Games in Spanish start today!

Telemundo Media, “The U.S. Home of the Olympic Games in Spanish,” announced its programming plans for the kick-off of its London 2012 Olympic Games coverage starting on Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 A.M. ET. Telemundo’s programming line-up for the first days of the Games will highlight a wide variety of sports of interest to Hispanics including boxing, swimming, gymnastics and especially soccer, featuring the qualifying matches of Mexico vs. Korea and Brazil vs. Egypt on Thursday, July 26; and Mexico vs. Gabon and Spain vs. Honduras on Sunday, July 29. Starting on Thursday, July 26, Telemundo’s Olympic fans will be able to watch highlights, reviews and extended analysis of the day’s games every night from 12 midnight until 2:30 A.M. Fans also will find up-to-the-minute news, analysis, videos and competition results on http://www.olimpiadastelemundo.com and http://www.deportestelemundo.com and on Facebook on the fan page facebook.com/olimpiadastelemundo and on Twitter @olimpiadastlmd.

The network also introduced “Sueña” (Dream), a song exclusively produced for Telemundo by music mogul Emilio Estefan and performed by novela star and singer Jencarlos Canela to celebrate the network’s coverage of the world’s most important sporting event across all its shows and platforms. In addition, Telemundo announced former Olympic athletes Ramón Rivas and Nicolás Massú will join Telemundo’s award-winning team of expert commentators and analysts lead by renowned sports commentator Andres Cantor, to present the basketball and tennis matches, respectively. Rivas was the second Puerto Rican player to join the NBA with the Boston Celtics and represented his country at the Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. Massú was recently named Chilean Olympic icon by the British edition of Time magazine and represented Chile in three Summer Olympics: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. A two times medalist, Massú is the only tennis player who has been awarded the gold medal on single and double matches at the same Olympic Games.

Telemundo’s broadcast of the 2012 London Olympic Games during its first days will include the following:

Thursday, July 26
Starting at 6:30am ET/3:30amPT a 5pm ET/4pmPT

Olympic Soccer
• Honduras vs. Morocco
• Mexico vs. Korea
• United Arab Emirates vs. Uruguay
• Egypt vs. Brazil

Saturday, July 28
Starting at 8am ET/8amPT a 5pm ET/5pmPT

• Review of the Opening Ceremony
• Swimming
• Volleyball
• Beach Volleyball
• Boxing

Sunday, July 29
Starting at 7am ET/4amPT a 6pm ET/3pmPT

Olympic Soccer
• Mexico vs. Gabon
• Senegal vs. Uruguay
• Spain vs. Honduras

• Swimming
• Men’s Basketball
• Beach Volleyball
• Boxing
• Volleyball
• Tennis

Telemundo’s Olympic team includes the following hosts, presenters, analysts and reporters:

ANDRÉS CANTOR
Main Host

JESSI LOSADA
Co-Host

MÓNICA NOGUERA
Co-Host

SAMMY SADOVNIK
Sports Presenter
Soccer, Swimming and Tennis

EDGAR LÓPEZ
Sports Presenter
Basketball, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Track & Field

RENE GIRALDO
Boxing Play by Play

VERÓNICA CONTRERAS
Sports Reporter
KARIM MENDIBURU
Lifestyle and Color Reporter

LETI COO
Lifestyle and Color Reporter

DANIELA RODRIGUEZ
Mun2 Host
Beach Volleyball and Synchronized Swimming

OMAR AMADOR
Mun2 Show Host
Beach Volleyball Analyst

GUADALUPE VENEGAS
Mun2 Co-Host

ERIK MORALES
Boxing Legend Analyst

JEFFERSON PÉREZ
Track & Field Analyst

CLAUDIA POLL
Swimming Analyst

MARA MONTERO
Olympic Specialist
Gymnastic, Diving, Track and Field and Synchronized Swimming

NICOLÁS MASSÚ
Tennis Analyst

RAMÓN RIVAS
Basketball Analyst

JESSICA ROSA ANDINO
Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Play by Play

KAZIRO AOYAMA
Dedicated Reporter for the Mexican National Team

OSCAR GUZMÁN
Sports Anchor
Football and Volleyball

LUCRECIA FRANCO
Athletes Profiles and Human Interest Reporter

FRANCISCO CUEVAS
Athletes Profiles and Human Interest Reporter

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