European Broadcast Rights Open To Tender For 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games
Last week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) began reviewing the offers tendered for the Olympic broadcast rights in Europe for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 and the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012.
The IOC has received numerous offers, all delivered in sealed envelopes to the IOC headquarters by the Lausanne-based public notary, to whom bidders had to submit their proposals by 5 p.m. on 22 April. Each envelope was opened by IOC President Jacques Rogge and Dr Thomas Bach, IOC Vice-President and coordinator of the European negotiations, in the presence of the notary, and each proposal examined in detail.
After having reviewed the various offers, the IOC will now immediately proceed with discussions and negotiations with a number of bidders.
"We are extremely satisfied with the number and quality of the proposals that we have received today, which underline the confidence of broadcasters, media companies and the general public in the Olympic Games",
said the IOC President. "This very high interest demonstrates the clear potential to increase the coverage and the promotion of the Olympic Games, and the value of Olympic broadcasting rights in Europe."