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TSN kicks off more than 85 hours of EURO 2000

TORONTO,June 5 2000 --It's the third-largest multi-national sporting
event in the world and one of soccer's most-anticipated events: EURO 2000.
    TSN will provide more than 85 hours of coverage starting June 10,
including all 31 matches featuring 16 European teams, pre-game shows and the
EURO 2000 Tonite highlight show.
    The tournament runs from June 10 to July 2 and TSN's coverage kicks off
on June 9 with a special one-hour EURO 2000 Tonite preview show at 7:30 pm ET.
TSN's World of Soccer with Graham Leggat also has a one-hour preview June 10
at 12:00 pm.
    The first match of the tournament features host Belgium vs. Sweden June
10 at 7:30 pm.
    TSN also has blanket coverage on the web at www.tsn.ca/euro2000. It's
here that soccer fans have an opportunity to select their all-time favorite
squad in the TSN All-Time Great European Soccer Team program.
    TSN soccer analyst Leggat will be joined by host Vic Rauter anchoring
half-time, pre- and post-game shows. Canadian national team member Craig
Forrest joins the broadcast team as an analyst when the quarterfinals begin on
June 24.
    Leggat, a former Scottish international, is Canada's top soccer expert.
He explains the intricacies of the game to viewers on the strength of a 17-
year playing and 28-year broadcasting career. He's covered six World Cups and
played in one himself. He also hosts TSN World of Soccer.
    Rauter, with more than 16 years of broadcast experience, is the voice of
soccer on TSN. Since joining the network in 1985, Rauter has covered some of
soccer's biggest games, including Canadian Olympic and World Cup qualifying
bids as well as numerous Canadian international games. Most recently, Rauter
hosted TSN's coverage of the 1998 World Cup.
    Forrest, a Vancouver native, began his international career with Canada
in 1988. Since then, he's garnered 52 international caps and 17 shutouts for
Canada. Most recently, the goalkeeper was named MVP of the 2000 Gold Cup. The
32-year-old Forrest plays for West Ham United of the English Premier League.
    TSN is Canada's most watched sports network. Led by TSN SPORTSDESK, the
network's comprehensive schedule includes the Olympics through 2008, Euro 2000
soccer, Blue Jays baseball, the NHL's Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple
Leafs, international hockey, F-1, NASCAR and CART auto racing, CFL, NFL, NBA,
PGA Tour, Grand Slam tennis, Season of Champions curling and amateur sports
action. TSN's Internet site is located at www.tsn.ca.

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available
    on the Canadian Press Photo Network/



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For further information: Chris Doyle (416) 490-7365

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