The 2008 Beijing Olympics in China will be broadcast on Australian TV and streaming video online by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) between September 6-17 2008.
Overview of ABC Coverage 2008 Beijing Paralympics
Comedian and TV presenter Adam Hills, Paralympic Gold Medallist Louise Sauvage, and ABC Sport presenters Karen Tighe and Steve Robilliard will present ABC TV’s exclusive coverage of the Paralympic Games Beijing 2008.
The team will be in position to bring viewers all the excitement of the Games when they start on Saturday September 6, with the spectacular Opening Ceremony broadcast live from the National Stadium in Beijing.
The ABC will broadcast more than 100 hours of the 2008 Beijing Paralympics LIVE on ABC1 and ABC2.
At seven‐and‐a‐half hours per day this is the biggest coverage of a Paralympic Games ever worldwide, with a highly experienced team of Paralympian commentators and technical crew who will bring high quality HD coverage of the games to the homes of all Australians.
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ABC Beijing Paralympics Broadcast Summary
Beijing Paralympics Opening Ceremony: LIVE on ABC1, ABC2 & ABC HD Saturday September 6 at 9.50pm. Hosted by Adam Hills, Louise Sauvage and Karen Tighe
Daily Highlights on ABC1 & ABC HD: Sunday September 7‐ Wednesday September 17. 6pm – 7pm – Hosted by Steve Robilliard & 11.30pm – 12.30am – Hosted by Karen Tighe
Daily LIVE Coverage of Competition on ABC2 & ABC HD: Sunday September 7 – Wednesday September 17. 1pm – 5pm ‐ Hosted by Steve Robilliard. 7.30pm –11pm ‐ Hosted by Karen Tighe
Beijing Paralympics Closing Ceremony: LIVE on ABC1, ABC2 & ABC HD. September 17 at 10pm. Hosted by Adam Hills, Louise Sauvage and Karen Tighe
ABC Paralympics Website & iView
The ABC’s coverage of the Paralympic Games Beijing 2008 continues online at the dedicated website abc.net.au/paralympics
On the site you will find all the latest news, results and medal tallies from Beijing. The ABC’s team of experienced commentators will report on the results of competition as they unfold. You’ll also find comprehensive athlete profiles, feature stories, image galleries and video.
And if that isn’t enough, all the 2008 Beijing Paralympics events will be available for free video replay online at ABC iView.
ParalympicSport.TV Live Video Coverage
ParalympicSport.TV is a top quality 24/7 television channel broadcasting via the Internet. Free of charge, people all over the world are able to watch live and delayed programming, or see the coverage on demand later.
With this channel the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) tries to promote the Paralympic sports and the Paralympic spirit. ParalympicSport.TV allows more people to experience and witness the outstanding sporting performances of athletes with a disability.
Australian Team at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics
When Australia sends its largest ever Paralympic team of 170 athletes to compete at the 2008 Beijing Games, ABC TV will be there to bring you all of the excitement.
Athletes from every Australian state and territory have earned selection to compete in 13 sports. There are 95 first‐time Paralympians in addition to 75 returning athletes, who have a total of 180 medals to their credit.
Having featured at every Paralympic Games since the first summer Games in Rome 1960, Australia’s record is formidable, highlighted by numerous top 10 finishes and capped by its number one ranking on the medal tally at the Sydney Games in 2000.
With 908 medals from previous Paralympic competition, the 2008 team could be on the verge of earning Australia its 1000th Paralympic medal in Beijing.