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Brian Williams will lead an all-star roster of 140 English and French broadcasters from sports, news, entertainment and music which will form Canada's Olympic broadcast team for Vancouver 2010.

The Canadian Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium will also consist of 31 Olympians who have combined to win 27 Olympic medals.

Never before has there been a media commitment of this magnitude by an Olympic rights-holder in this country, as Canadians will be able to experience the Games on a variety of official platforms - 11 television networks, 10 radio stations, and a national print publication.

There will also be a dedicated website, CTVOlympics.ca / RDSolympiques.ca, featuring live streaming of all Olympic events, as well as articles and blogs written by the Olympic broadcast team.

"The advantage of the Consortium is the diverse and broad scope of talent from various assets, giving us expertise and star power in all areas - sports, news, entertainment and music. The breadth and depth of high-calibre talent available to the Consortium is unparalleled," said Keith Pelley, President, Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. "By announcing 13 months in advance of the Games, the Olympic broadcast team will be able to closely follow the World Cup circuit and develop a strong rapport with the athletes and National Sports Federations leading up to 2010."

The dean of Olympic broadcasting, Brian Williams, will lead the Consortium's coverage from Vancouver as host of CTV's Olympic Prime Time. Vancovuer will mark the 13th Olympic Games for the six-time Gemini Award winning broadcaster.

Williams will also team with legendary CTV news anchor Lloyd Robertson to bring viewers all the English-language coverage from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies from within BC Place Stadium.

NHL on TSN award-winning host James Duthie will work alongside CTV news journalist Lisa Laflamme as co-hosts of Olympic Daytime on CTV. Duthie will also pull double duty as Host of Team Canada's men's hockey coverage.

TSN sports anchor Jennifer Hedger will be seen nightly as Whistler host of Olympic Prime Time on CTV, capturing the exhuberance and magic of the mountain setting.

Michael Landsberg, host of TSN's Off The Record, rounds out the CTV crew as Whistler host of Olympic Daytime.

On TSN, 13 year veteran Darren Dutchyshen anchors the nightly coverage as host of Olympic Prime Time while Dave Randorf serves as host of Olympic Daytime.

On Rogers Sportsnet, popular Vancouver personality Don Taylor joins Martine Gaillard, Brad Fay and Evanka Osmak as hosts of the network's Olympic coverage.

The daily sports news programs on TSN and Rogers Sportsnet will air live from Vancouver during the Games, bringing viewers all the Olympic excitement and highlights from the world of sports. TSN's Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole will co-host SportsCentre while Rogers Sportsnet's Sean McCormick will anchor Sportsnet Connected.

The biggest names in French sports broadcasting will also bring Canadians a record amount of French-language coverage of the Games with nearly 50 hosts, play-by-play announcers, analysts, reporters and Olympians. Every second of Olympic competition will be seen live in French on one of the Consortium's official French-language platforms - RDS, TQS, RIS Info-Sports and APTN.

Three-time Gemini Award winner Pierre Houde will team with Richard Garneau, the dean of Olympic French broadcasting, for French-language coverage of the opening ceremonies.

Claude Mailhot, whose sports broadcasting career spans almost four decades, will host Olympic Morning, which will air on both RDS and TQS. On RDS, long-time network broadcaster Denis Casavant will lead the network's coverage as host of Olympic Prime Time, with sports anchor Yanick Bouchard as host of Olympic Daytime. On TQS, popular late-night sports host Jean Page, one of Canada's most experienced sportscasters, will host Olympic Prime Time, with veteran RDS sports anchor Chantal Machabee as host of Olympic Daytime.

In addition, French-language pre-Olympic programming will be at an all-time high with extensive Olympic news, documentaries and magazine shows including a weekly half-hour program, Vers Vancouver 2010. Hosted by Mailhot and Nathalie Lambert, the show will highlight Canadians on the World Cup circuit, profile this country's top high-performance athletes as well as focus on Olympic venues and the intricacies of the various Olympic sports.

In an ongoing effort to provide Canadians with more choice than ever before, the Consortium will capture the Olympic Games beyond sport through a diverse and wide-ranging scope of talent from different streams - News, Sports, Entertainment, Music, Fashion and Youth - bringing viewers the lifestyles and stories behind the Games.

Following is the esteemed broadcast team that will bring Canadians English-language coverage of all the action:

Network Hosts

Brian Williams – Host, Olympic Prime Time (CTV)

James Duthie – Co-Host, Olympic Daytime (CTV)

Lisa LaFlamme – Co-Host, Olympic Daytime (CTV)

Jennifer Hedger – Whistler Host, Olympic Prime Time (CTV)

Michael Landsberg – Whistler Host, Olympic Daytime (CTV)

Don Taylor – Co-Host, Olympic coverage (Rogers Sportsnet)

Martine Gaillard – Co-Host, Olympic coverage (Rogers Sportsnet)

Brad Fay – Co-Host, Olympic coverage (Rogers Sportsnet)

Evanka Osmak – Co-Host, Olympic coverage (Rogers Sportsnet)

Darren Dutchyshen – Host, Olympic Prime Time (TSN)

Dave Randorf – Host, Olympic Daytime (TSN)

Hosts – Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Brian Williams – Co-Host, Opening and Closing Ceremonies (CTV)

Lloyd Robertson – Co-Host, Opening and Closing Ceremonies (CTV)

Men's Hockey

Chris Cuthbert – Play-by-Play Announcer, Team Canada

Gord Miller – Play-by-Play Announcer, Team Canada

Peter Loubardias – Play-by-Play Announcer

Pierre McGuire – Game Analyst

John Garrett – Game Analyst

Ray Ferraro – Game Analyst

James Duthie – Host, Team Canada

Daren Millard – Host

Dave Hodge – Host

Nick Kypreos – Analyst, Panel

Bob McKenzie – Analyst, Panel

Darren Pang – Analyst, Panel

Gene Principe – Reporter

Darren Dreger – Reporter

Ryan Rishaug – Reporter

Women's Hockey

Kevin Quinn – Play-by-Play Announcer

Cassie Campbell-Pascall – Game Analyst

Lisa Bowes – Reporter

Figure Skating

Rod Black – Play-by-Play Announcer

Jamie Sale and David Pelletier – Analysts, Pairs (with Pelletier also doing Men's)

Elizabeth Manley – Analyst, Ladies and Dance

Jennifer Robinson – Analyst, Ladies and Dance

Sara Orlesky – Reporter

Curling

Vic Rauter – Play-by-Play Announcer, Team Canada

Bryan Mudryk – Play-by-Play Announcer

Linda Moore – Analyst

Ray Turnbull – Analyst

Russ Howard – Analyst

Cathy Gauthier – Analyst

Dan Murphy – Reporter

Long Track Speed Skating

Rod Smith – Play-by-Play Announcer

Catriona Le May Doan – Analyst

James Cybulski – Reporter

Short Track Speed Skating

Rod Black – Play-by-Play Announcer

Susan Auch – Analyst

Louis Jean – Reporter

Alpine Skiing

Gerry Dobson – Play-by-Play Announcer

Brian Stemmle – Analyst, Men's

Cary Mullen – Analyst, Men's

Karen Percy Lowe – Analyst, Women's

Perry Solkowski – Reporter

Cross-Country Skiing / Biathlon / Ski Jumping / Nordic Combined

RJ Broadhead – Play-by-Play Announcer

Beckie Scott – Analyst, Cross-Country Skiing

Jack Sasseville – Analyst, Cross-Country Skiing and Nordic Combined

Daniel Lefebvre – Analyst, Biathlon

Rob Keith – Analyst, Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined

Craig MacEwen – Reporter

Freestyle Skiing

Holly Horton – Play-by-Play Announcer

Veronica Brenner – Analyst, Aerials and Moguls

Jeff Bean – Analyst, Men's Aerials

Katherine Dolan – Reporter

Snowboard

Jamie Campbell – Play-by-Play Announcer

Tara Teigen – Analyst

Mark Torlay – Reporter

Bobsleigh / Luge / Skeleton

Rob Faulds – Play-by-Play Announcer

Chris Lori – Analyst, Men's Bobsleigh

Christina Smith – Analyst, Women's Bobsleigh

Chris Wightman – Analyst, Luge

Duff Gibson – Analyst, Skeleton

Farhan Lalji – Reporter

News

Lloyd Robertson – Chief Anchor, CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson

Beverly Thomson – Co-host, Canada AM (CTV)

Seamus O'Regan – Co-host, Canada AM (CTV)

Marci Ien – News Anchor, Canada AM (CTV)

Jeff Hutcheson – Sports and Weather Anchor, Canada AM (CTV)

Gino Reda – Olympic Anchor, Canada AM (CTV)

Bob McCown – Host, Olympic Prime Time Sports (Rogers Radio)

Stephen Brunt – Olympic Columnist (The Globe and Mail, CTVOlympics.ca);

Co-Host, Olympic Prime Time Sports (Rogers Radio)

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Hosts – Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Brian Williams – Co-Host, Opening and Closing Ceremonies (CTV)

Lloyd Robertson – Co-Host, Opening and Closing Ceremonies (CTV)

Great team. They can share personal anecdotes from the original 776BC Games.

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