Following on from earlier speculation, Nine has confirmed Eddie McGuire will spearhead its Winter Olympics coverage, together with Ken Sutcliffe.
Nine will broadcast more than 130 hours from Vancouver next February, in what is billed as the biggest free-to-air broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games ever seen in Australia.
McGuire will host the prime-time coverage with Sutcliffe hosting the daily live coverage. He will also commentate the Opening and Closing Ceremonies with Leila McKinnon.
Also on the Nine team are Cameron Williams, Steven Bradbury, Alisa Camplin, James Brayshaw, Michael Kennedy, Jay Onley, Phil Liggett, Steven Lee, Roger White, Andrew Voss, Belinda Noonan, Warren Smith, Mike McCann, Carla Zijlstra and Dwayne Russell.
They are joined by Grant Hackett, Giaan Rooney, Tony Jones, Tim Sheridan and Tim Gilbert, Damian Ryan, Peter Stefanovic, some of whom will report on the Vancouver atmosphere.
Nine Network Head of Sport, Steve Crawley, said, “This is an outstanding group of talented presenters, commentators and reporters set to bring Australian viewers all the action and excitement of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
“Nine is committed to providing more than 130 hours of exceptional coverage across 17 days of elite competition.”