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Karl Stefanovic, Eddie McGuire to front Nine Network Olympic coverage

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The hosts for coverage of the London 2012 Olympics on Australian television have been announced.

Karl Stefanovic, Leila McKinnon, Eddie McGuire, Mark Nicholas, Ken Sutcliffe and Cameron Williams will front the Nine Network's Olympic Games coverage later this year.

Nine Network Olympics Team: Eddie McGuire, Leila McKinnon and Karl Stefanovic

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The network's managing director Jeff Browne, who has been accused of sexism for only hiring one woman compared to five male presenters, denied that the channel is too male-orientated.

"It's an easy thing to say that and I don't believe there is any proof of that whatsoever," he told the Herald Sun. "We have some talented people at our network - as many women as there are men. But the fact is at Channel Nine, you get in on your merit. And I'm really proud of that as a person responsible for the business."

McGuire caused controversy fronting coverage for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver when he made homophobic comments about men's figure skating.

It was recently revealed that Aussie comedian Adam Hills, who has a prosthetic leg, has joined the Channel 4 team for its coverage of the London 2012 Paralympics. Rove McManus is also believed to be hosting Olympics coverage for Foxtel.

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