Wednesday, July 12
Great Outdoor Games website launches July 12
 July 12, 2000

The official ESPN Great Outdoors Game Web site, a joint effort between ESPN Internet Group and Times Mirror Magazines' Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines, launches today with a full complement of features targeted toward the inaugural Games taking place July 20-23 in Lake Placid, N.Y. ESPN Internet Group is part of (NYSE:GO). and, the leading hunting and fishing web sites, will provide the structure, depth and reporting for the service, The site will boast on-site event coverage and analysis from ESPN Great Outdoor Games analysts and editors of both Times Mirror magazines, as well as chats, video highlights, photo essays and photo galleries. It will also contain fan forums, event descriptions and schedules, the broadcast schedule, facts about the Games and competitors, and more. A sweepstakes will launch on the site the week of July 17, giving users the chance to win a trip to next year's Great Outdoor Games.

The Games, created and organized by ESPN, will take place July 20-23 in Lake Placid, N.Y. with more than 200 of the world's best competitors in outdoor sports vying for nearly $300,000 in prize money. The competition consists of 21 events in four sport categories. ESPN and ESPN2 will combine for 17.5 hours of original programming from July 27 - August 4. Mark Malone will host the coverage from Lake Placid, N.Y. (NYSE:GO) is the Internet business of The Walt Disney Company and manages some of the Internet's most popular Web sites, including the portal,,,,,,,,,, Mr. Showbiz,, NASCAR Online, and Soccernet. Steven M. Bornstein is the chairman of, which is headquartered in North Hollywood, California, with operations in Sunnyvale, Calif., Bristol, Conn., Seattle, New York, and London.

Field & Stream and Outdoor Life are published by Times Mirror Magazines. Times Mirror Magazines is the nation's #1 men's magazine company - ranking first in circulation, readership and advertising pages. In just four years TMM has acquired or launched some twelve magazines including the most recent launches of Outdoor Explorer and TransWorld STANCE. Times Mirror Magazines syndicates television and radio programs, produces television programming, owns and sponsors a variety of events and is a leader on the web with popular sites for golf, hunting & fishing, skiing, skateboarding and more. TMM titles include: Freeze, GOLF MAGAZINE, Motor Boating & Sailing, Outdoor Explorer, Popular Science, Ride BMX, Salt Water Sportsman, Senior Golfer, SKI Magazine, Skiing, Snap BMX, Snowboard Life, Today's Homeowner, TransWorld SKATEboarding, TransWorld SNOWboarding, TransWorld STANCE, TransWorld SURF and Yachting. TMM also publishes Skiing Trade News, TransWorld SKATEboarding Business, TransWorld SNOWboarding Business and BMX Business News, each the leading trade publication in its field.

ESPN's Great Outdoor Games