ABU Sports team at the XXXI Olympaid in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The ABU Sports continue to serve its members in many key
areas from negotiating and securing broadcast rights to supporting production,
coordination and logistics. For the on-going Rio 2016 Olympics, the ABU is
working for, and with eight territories – Iran, Mongolia, Laos, Cambodia, Papua
New Guinea, Brunei, Timor Leste and Afghanistan.
the ABU is also supporting other members like North Korea and those in South
Asia region. The ABU Sports team led by the Secretary General has been
instrumental in negotiating and securing rights to planning and logistics
support among others
Facts: (From the OBS fact file)
- The 2016 Olympic Games are being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 5 - 21
- Rio became the first city in South America to host an Olympic
- The city was elected as Host City of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016
during the IOC Session in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 2, 2009
- The 2016 Olympic Sports Programme includes 28 sports, with the
re-introduction of Golf and Rugby Sevens.
- Thirty-two Olympic competition venues are spread across four
regions of the city of Rio: Barra (home to Olympic Village and the IBC/MPC),
Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracanã. Events taking place at 15 existing venues,
12 new purpose-built venues and five temporary venues, which will be removed
following the Games.
- The Football competition is played in five co-host cities: São
Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador and Manaus.
Broadcast Centre (IBC)
in the Olympic Park in Barra, the facility is near nine Olympic venues and
adjacent to the Main Press Centre (MPC). The IBC consists of approximately
85,500 square metres of functional space housing a variety of technical and
administrative facilities for both OBS and the RHBs including edit suites,
control rooms, studios and offices.
serves as the primary base of operations for OBS and the Rights Holding
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