Monday November 16th, 2015

NBCUniversal Telemundo has offered a multi-year contract extension to iconic soccer announcer Andrés Cantor, reports Ian Thomas of the Sports Business Journal.

The contract extension will allow Cantor to serve as Telemundo’s lead broadcaster for the 2016 Summer Olympics, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments.

Cantor, who has become famous for his lengthy and exuberant goal calls, joined Telemundo in 2000 after several years with Univision.

Cantor, 52, is a three-time Emmy winner and has covered every FIFA World Cup since 1990.

“It’s just great that I get to do it with my Telemundo family.” Cantor told Variety. “I am very, very thankful for Telemundo to give me that trust in signing me to such a contract and to put me in the spotlight to be the main broadcaster of the next World Cups and next Olympics.”

The Argentine has broadcasted four consecutive Olympic Games, as 2004 in Athens marked the first time a U.S. Spanish-language network aired the Olympics.

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