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06 May 2003
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International Broadcasting Centre handed over to ATHOC

The Athens International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) was handed over to the Athens Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (ATHOC) yesterday by the Greek government. The IBC will be the home base for all broadcasters and the centre of all broadcast operations during the Athens Games. This "village" will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Following the delivery of the IBC, the President of ATHOC Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki stated: "Today, almost 15 months before the Games, the first venue has been delivered to the ATHENS 2004 Organising Committee. The Athens International Broadcasting Centre has officially been transferred. The Games are nearing. From this Centre the images and progress of Greece will be transmitted to the whole world in 2004. This building is an important works project of the Games."
"During Games time, more than 10,000 people will work in this building, it will be a small city that never sleeps. We are responsible for this city, for these people, and for all the necessary logistical support of its infrastructure and personnel, which includes: technical infrastructure, energy, telecommunications, information systems, security, food services, transportation, banking services, the post, the medical center, waste management etc."
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