Winter Olympics: Eleven Sports to provide coverage, stream Games 'live' on Facebook for selected events

Short track speed skater Cheyenne Goh trains at the Goyang Eoullimnuri Ice Rink in preparation for her 1,500m race on on Feb 17, 2018, at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.
Short track speed skater Cheyenne Goh trains at the Goyang Eoullimnuri Ice Rink in preparation for her 1,500m race on on Feb 17, 2018, at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.PHOTO: SINGAPORE NATIONAL OLYMPIC COUNCIL

SINGAPORE - Global sports provider Eleven Sports was announced as the official broadcast partners for the 2018 Winter Olympics on Thursday (Feb 8), less than 24 hours before the Olympic cauldron is lit in Pyeongchang marking the start of the Feb 9-25 Games.

In a press statement, Eleven said it would provide coverage of the Winter Olympics through various platforms, including television, online and on its smartphone app.

Coverage will also be broadcast daily on Eleven's seven channels on Singtel TV - 109, 110, and 901 to 907 - as well on Mediacorp's Toggle (online) and Okto (TV) platforms.

Okto will carry a "live" broadcast on its television channel daily, from 9pm to midnight.

Eleven's coverage online on www.elevensports.sg is free, although users will have to sign up for a Pyeongchang 2018 pass.

In addition, Eleven will provide "live" coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies, daily highlights, and selected events - such as sole Singaporean Winter Olympian Cheyenne Goh's 1,500m speed skating races on Feb 17 - on its Facebook page.

Shalu Wasu, Eleven Sports Singapore managing director said: "We are thrilled that Eleven Sports is the official broadcast partner for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Singapore.

"It is very important for us to provide coverage for free so that all Singaporeans can enjoy our comprehensive, multi-platform coverage of the Games.

"For the first time in history, Singapore will be represented at the Winter Olympic Games, and Eleven Sports could not be prouder to bring coverage of this milestone to all Singaporeans.

"We will also stream Cheyenne Goh's races and other key events on Facebook to allow Singaporeans to collectively experience the games together online in what promises to be an historic Games for our country."