TV5 begins coverage of Winter Games
MANILA, Philippines — TV5’S coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games started early morning Saturday when it beamed live the spectacular opening ceremony.
Figure skater Michael Christian Martinez is the sole Philippine representative although two other bets with Filipino blood are seeing action in the Games being held in Russia.
Gilmore Junio is representing Canada while JR Celski is competing for the United States.
Ramirez will be performing in the Feb. 13 eliminations in the hopes of making it to the top 24 finals on Feb. 14.
Junio will be competing in the men’s 500 meter (Feb. 10) and 1000 meter speed skating (Feb. 12), while Celski will be participating in four short track events—500 meter, 1000 meter, 1500 meter and 5000 meter relay.
Sports5, the production arm of TV5, will have Aaron Atayde, Anthony Suntay and Patricia Bermudez-Hizon as broadcast presenters from the TV5 Olympic Center in Novaliches, Quezon City.
In Sochi to give Filipino viewers daily updates are James Velasquez and Chiqui Roa-Puno.
The Kapatid Network will be delivering live and delayed coverage through Aksyon TV and Hyper, the 24/7 sports channel.
The Winter Olympics will also be shown online and via mobile platforms in partnership with PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and digital satellite provider Cignal.
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