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08 May 2008
IOC News , Press Release

IOC launches tender process for sale of broadcast rights in Europe

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today launched the tender process for the sale of the broadcast and exhibition rights for all territories within Europe for the XXII Olympic Winter Games (2014) in Sochi, Russia, and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (2016).
The Invitation to Tender issued by the IOC provides organisations interested in acquiring the rights with specific guidelines relating to bid submissions. The IOC has asked for bids to be submitted by 5 p.m. (CET) on 1 July 2008.  
The IOC will assess bids on their ability to meet the highest standards in broadcast quality, their capacity to reach the broadest possible audience across different media platforms, their commitment to promoting the Olympic Games and the values of the Olympic Movement, as well as on the financial offer.
The IOC will consider bids from any organisations who can guarantee full exploitation of the rights either on a multi-territory or country-by-country basis.
All parties interested in receiving the broadcast and exhibition rights Invitation to Tender for Europe should contact:
For further information, please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 60 00; E-mail:
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