The International Olympic Committee has awarded the broadcast rights in Sub-Saharan Africa to Infront Sports & Media AG for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi, Russia, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014 in Nanjing, China. Infront has acquired exclusive broadcast rights on free to air television and non-exclusive internet and mobile broadcast rights.
Oceans TV, award-winning provider of in-cabin TV entertainment to cruise lines and a subsidiary of Global Eagle Entertainment, has announced that it will supply Norwegian Cruise Line with Russian TV channels on-board Norwegian Jade for the duration of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next year. The liner, which has been chartered by TUI Travel, will serve as a floating hotel and will be anchored in the port of St. Petersburg from February 5th-25th 2014.
Basel Aero, a part of Russia’s industrial diversified group Basic Element, has announced AirBridgeCargo delivered the first 30 tonnes of Olympic cargo from Moscow to Sochi International Airport earlier. The delivery was made by the longest Boeing 747-8F civil jet.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has underscored his confidence that the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi next February would be “excellent, unique and a perfect stage for the athletes to perform at their best”. On his third day of a four-day visit to the Black Sea city, Bach attended the unveiling of the Sochi 2014 Games-time uniforms and met with students of the Russian International Olympic University.
The International Olympic Committee has awarded SKY Network Television the right 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. IOC president Thomas Bach said: “The IOC is delighted to have reached this agreement with SKY. With 13 medals, the New Zealand Olympic team enjoyed one of its strongest ever performances at London 2012.”
The host city of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games is abuzz with activity with a little over four months to go until the start of the Games on February 7th 2014. The organisers of the Sochi 2014 Games are busy with a number of initiatives aimed at bringing the event to life while also putting the final touches on preparations, as Sochi gets set to welcome the world in impressive fashion next year.
Organisers of the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference have revealed the event will this year focus on Russia investment in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games and how tourism can leverage related infrastructure improvements. The region’s premier event for the hotel and tourism investment industry will be held in Sochi, Russia, from October 22nd-23rd.
The International Olympic Committee has awarded the rights to América Móvil 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. IOC president Jacques Rogge said: “In 2016 the Olympic Games in Rio will be a significant moment in Olympic history, and we are very pleased to have reached this important agreement to ensure fans across the continent are able to have the best broadcast experience of the Games.”
The International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission, which was joined by representatives from all seven Olympic winter International Federations, has paid its penultimate visit to Sochi this week, as local organisers continued to draw lessons from an array of test events ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
The International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge has officially invited the world’s National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and their athletes to take part in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
The Sochi 2014 Organising Committee has unveiled one of the main features of the relay for the 2014 Winter Olympics Games: the torch that will carry the flame. The torch for Sochi 2014 was developed by a team of famous Russian designers and engineers.
The eighth visit of the International Olympic Committee coordination commission to Sochi has concluded with chairman Jean-Claude Killy praising the local organisers of for the notable progress they have made. During the three-day visit, the commission paid visits to a number of the future Olympic venues, including the sliding centre, ski jump facility, cross country/biathlon area and the coastal cluster.