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CANOC awarded 2016 Olympic Games broadcasting rights for Carib

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2013 | 9:18 AM

An agreement for people in the Caribbean to see live on television the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil has been reached between the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the CANOC Broadcasting Inc (CBI).



IOC president Thomas Bach says the agreement was reached to enable extensive broadcast coverage of the Rio 2016 Games in the region.



Bach says the Caribbean deserved to see the Olympics live because throughout the history of the Games, athletes from across the region have produced outstanding and inspirational performances.



CBI has acquired broadcast rights on all media platforms in all languages.



IOC Member Richard Carrion says CBI will now work to secure broadcast partners across the region to ensure the best coverage of the Olympic Games in Rio.



Carrion says the agreement includes assurances that there will be expansive free television coverage of the Games.



CBI was formed by the National Olympic Committees and Commonwealth Games Associations across the Caribbean to manage the broadcast rights for the Olympic Games and other sporting properties.



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