IOC awards 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games broadcast rights in Canada

IOC awards 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games broadcast rights in Canada

The International Olympic Committee has announced an agreement with CBC/Radio-Canada to broadcast the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014 and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.

CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s national public radio and television broadcaster, has acquired the rights across all broadcast platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile phone in all languages. 

IOC president Jacques Rogge said: “Canada is a sports loving nation and Canadians are big fans of the Olympic Games.

“CBC/Radio-Canada has a wealth of experience in broadcasting sports and the Olympic Games and we are pleased that we will once again be joining forces with them in the future.”

IOC executive board member Richard Carrión, who led the negotiations, said: “We are delighted to have completed this agreement with CBC/Radio-Canada.

“Our broadcast partners enable fans around the world to enjoy the magic of the Olympic Games, and the revenue generated by the sale of broadcast rights is absolutely critical in supporting the Olympic Games, the Olympic Movement and sport around the world.”