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ABU Sports in Rio 2016 Olympics

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.

Besides, 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

Key Facts: (From the OBS fact file)

  1.         The 2016 Olympic Games are being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 5 - 21
  2.         Rio became the first city in South America to host an Olympic Games.
  3.         The city was elected as Host City of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 during the IOC Session in Copenhagen,   Denmark on October 2, 2009
  4.        The 2016 Olympic Sports Programme includes 28 sports, with the re-introduction of Golf and Rugby      Sevens.
  5.         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.
  6.         The Football competition is played in five co-host cities: São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador   and Manaus.

International Broadcast Centre (IBC)

Located 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.

The IBC serves as the primary base of operations for OBS and the Rights Holding Broadcasters (RHBs).

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