IOC AWARDS BEST TELEVISION SPORTS COVERAGE OF THE SYDNEY OLYMPIC GAMES
Lausanne, 6 November 2000 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the winners of the 2000 “Olympic Golden Rings” competition for television sports programming. The award ceremony will take place tonight at 20:30 during the Sportel Golden Podium ceremony at the MC Sporting Club in Monaco.
Category I (best sports coverage by the host broadcasting organization, SOBO 2000):
- Golden Rings: Men’s and Women’s Pole Vault Finals – Bob Kemp
- Silver Rings: Men’s Triathlon – Pedro Rozas
- Bronze Rings: Archery - Men’s and Women’s Individual Finals – Bob Kemp
Category II (Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney):
- Golden Rings: BBC Television Sport – Olympic Grandstand
- Silver Rings: NBC Olympics – 2000 Sydney Olympic Games
- Bronze Rings: ARD German Television – Olympia Boulevard
Category III (Olympic Athletes’ profiles competing for the Sydney Games):
- Golden Rings: NBC Olympics – Cathy Freeman, Athlete Profile
- Silver Rings: Seven Network – The Winner is Sydney
- Bronze Rings: Eurosport – Profile of Alexander Popov
The international jury, who met in Lausanne on 4 and 5 November, was chaired by Manolo Romero, Chairman of SOBO, and composed of: S.E.M Alpha Ibrahim Diallo, IOC member and member of the IOC Radio-Television Commission, Amaury Daumas and Jarle Hoysaeter, members of the IOC Radio-Television Commission, Dan Suratt, NBC representative, Boris Acquadro, member of the IOC Radio-Television Commission and EBU representative, Rolf Hauschild, representative of the written press, Peter Tallberg, IOC member and IOC Athletes’ Commission representative, Klaus Schormann, International Federations’ representative and Donna de Varona, guest.
The “Olympic Golden Rings” is an international television competition created by the IOC in 1976 to promote the best television sports broadcast of the Olympic Games. The competition is organized every two years.