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07 Jun 2011
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IOC live teleconference today to announce an agreement for the Olympic broadcast rights in the USA – Information for the media

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, will announce at 8 p.m. (CET) today via teleconference the media organisation to be awarded the broadcast rights in the USA for future Olympic Games.

The decision will be announced today after the conclusion of two days of meetings held at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, during which interested bidders gave a presentation and submitted their proposals to the IOC.

Media are invited to take part in the live teleconference and will be given the opportunity to put questions to the IOC President, IOC Executive Board member Richard L. Carrión, who led the negotiations in the USA, and (a) representative(s) from the successful media organisation.

We are offering this service at the earliest opportunity following the decision being made, hence the short notice in sending this media advisory. We hope you can join the teleconference.

Teleconference call and playback

The number and access code for the live teleconference at 8 p.m. (CET) will be as follows:

Number to dial:

+41 91 610 56 00 (Switzerland and International)
+44 800 368 1054 (UK)
+44 203 059 5862 (London, UK)
+1 866 291 4166 (USA, Toll free)
+1 631 570 5613 (New York, USA)
+1 213-799 1725 (Los Angeles, USA)

Media representatives will also have the opportunity to access the audio recording of the US Olympic broadcast rights announcement one hour after it takes place for a period of 48 hours until 5 p.m. (CET) on 9 June.

Depending on where they are calling from, participants requesting the digital playback should dial: 

+41 91 612 4330 (Europe) 
+44 207 108 6233 (UK)
+1 866 416 2558 (USA)

PIN code: 10358#

Video News Release

APTN Corporate Services will be distributing the following Video News Release on behalf of the International Olympic Committee at the following times:


On APTN Global Video Wire

Tuesday 7 June: 1915-1930 GMT,

Replays 7 June 2200-2215 GMT and 8 June at 0200-0215 GMT and 0520-0530 GMT


Non-APTN US broadcasters can access the material in 525 NTSC via US Domestic Satellite on 7 June at 1915-1930 GMT:

AMC3/txp K16 Slot C (6MHz Ku band digital), U/L 14305 Horizontal (X), D/L 12005 Vertical (Y), Symbol Rate: 3.9787, FEC: ¾


London-based broadcasters and correspondents can access the material at the same times on: Local end digital BGNG 53


This VNR includes: Free to air Interview footage with IOC President Jacques Rogge and (a) representative(s) of the winning media organisation as well as powerful B-Roll archive footage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony and swimming events, the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games skiing competitions and medal ceremonies (please see copyright on B-Roll).


Follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information regarding this announcement:              including press release, high-resolution photos and free broadcast-quality footage. These will also be available on

For more information, please contact the IOC Media Relations team:
tel: +41 21 621 6000 e-mail:, or visit our web site at

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