ESPN Deportes to air 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying

ESPN Deportes has acquired the rights to the 2008 CONCACAF
Men’s Olympic Qualifying. In addition will cover the event on its
broadband network. The 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament will
crown the Confederation’s champion and serve as a qualifier to the Men’s
Football Tournament to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

“This agreement clearly underscores ESPN’s leadership and
commitment to offering first-class sporting events to the Latino sports fans
and advertisers across multiple media in the U.S.,” said Lino Garcia, general
manager, ESPN Deportes. “The CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament
represents national pride, honor, and glory and we’re thrilled to showcase
these national soccer teams on television, broadband and radio, as they compete
to represent their home countries at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.”

“CONCACAF is very pleased to partner with ESPN Deportes for
the Men’s Olympic Qualification tournament,” said CONCACAF General Secretary
Chuck Blazer. “ESPN’s unique Spanish-language multi-media platform will provide
an excellent promotional vehicle for this important competition.”

ESPN Deportes will air all 16 matches live, including the
finals March 23. Additionally, the network will also air a preview show each
round and provide extensive coverage of the tournament across news and
information shows led by SportsCenter, Fuera de Juego and Cron metro. ESPN
Deportes Radio, the only around-the-clock national Spanish-language radio
network in the U.S., will also broadcast all 16 matches of the 2008 CONCACAF
Men’s Olympic Qualification.

U.S. soccer fans will also be able to see all 16 matches
live, and via replay, on Each match will be available for
on-demand replay for 48 hours following its completion. The deal adds to an
already robust, and fast-growing, lineup of live broadband soccer coverage on in the U.S. that includes UEFA Champions League, Euro 2008, UEFA
Cup, FIFA World Cup and Women’s World Cup, Italian SerieA and Italian Cup, MLS,
FIFA U-20 and Beach Soccer World Cup, UEFA U-19 and U-17 Championships, and
several top invitational tournaments.

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