All-year Olympics TV channel proposed
July 21, 2014
By Chris Forrester
Olympic Games leaders and supporters met in Switzerland this weekend, and one of the items under discussion was an all-year TV channel totally devoted to the Olympic Games, its athletes, and the Games themselves. One other key focus would be to look at events that generally didn’t make the big headlines at the Games themselves.
One report from the meeting is that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would act as the moderator or facilitator of the channel, but its national sports federations, national committees as well as broadcasters and sponsors would participate.
An IOC statement said it would be contacting “all the relevant stakeholders” over the next few months to gather their opinions and further develop the concept prior to making a decision in December.