28 October - 2 November 2010
FICTS (FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE CINÉMA TÉLÉVISION SPORTIFS, 113 MEMBERS COUNTRIES), RECOGNIZED BY IOC, IS THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SPORT TELEVISION AND OF THE IMAGES ON THE SCREEN

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LAUSANNE. THE OLYMPIC MUSEUM: INTERACTIVE AND HIGH-TECH

The Olympic Museum (TOM - http://www.olympic.org/museum) in Lausanne - is characterized by an excellent style and multimedia with a display of technological prowess, is the ancestor of 12 Olympic Museums around the world that make up the Olympic Museum Network. The Director of Museum is Dr. Francis Gabet while the curator is Dr Fédérique Jamolli.

FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne

TOM has been renovated thanks to a significant investment of the International Olympic Committee. The impressive building, located on the shores of Genève’s Lake, was redesigned in what would be more correct to call a “temple” in honor of the Olympic Games. The tour begins at the top of the building and down a spiral along the first of three floors of which is dedicated to the “World Olympic” and its history.

From ancient Greece to Sochi, the Museum offers - thanks to 3D technology - a unique, lively and interactive on the Olympic movement. Advanced technologies in the field of audiovisual, computer science and robotics allow visitors to relive the most exciting moments of the Olympic Games.

 

BEIJING, OSLO, ALMATY APPLICANT CITIES FOR OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 2022

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) unanimously agreed today that Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China) would progress from the Applicant City Phase to the Candidate City Phase in the bid to host the Olympic Winter Games 2022.

The EB based its decision on a technical analysis of the Applicant Cities’ applications submitted earlier this year. The analysis and subsequent report were made by an IOC-appointed working group of Olympic Games experts who assessed each Applicant City’s potential for successfully staging the Olympic Winter Games 2022. The technical assessment was based on a number of criteria, covering a variety of areas such as venues, transport, accommodation and security.

 

 

THE OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020: WORKING GROUPS GATHERED IN LAUSANNE AT IOC HEADQUARTERS

Excellent initiative of the IOC President Thomas Bach who has established 14 Working Groups with as many themes in order to analyze and prepare operational guidelines for the Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, meet between 16 and 24 June at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne. On the agenda, a chance to discuss in detail the proposals made by the Olympic Movement, the world of sport and individual members of the public. The refined proposals for Olympic Agenda 2020 will lastly be presented for discussion by the entire IOC membership and final approval at an IOC Extraordinary Session in Monaco on 8 and 9 December 2014.


The IOC has awarded its broadcast partner Japan Consortium, which includes NHK (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation) and the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association, the broadcast rights (across all media platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile) in Japan for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang and the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 in Tokyo, as well as the broadcast rights for the 2022 and 2024 Olympic Games, the third Summer Youth Olympic Games, in Buenos Aires in 2018.

 

OLYMPIC GAMES: NBCUNIVERSAL HAS ACQUIRED THE BROADCAST RIGHTS IN USA

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded NBC Universal (NBCU) the broadcast rights in the USA for the Olympic Games through to 2032. NBCU has acquired the broadcast rights across all media platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile.

The agreement from 2021 to 2032 is valued at USD 7.65 billion, plus an additional USD 100 million signing bonus to be used for the promotion of Olympism and the Olympic values between 2015 and 2020. IOC President Thomas Bach led the negotiations together Brian Roberts Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation.

 

6 APRIL 1896 – 6 APRIL 2014: HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLYMPIC GAMES

On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece. The International Olympic Committee met for the first time in Paris in June 1984 and chose Greece as the site of the inaugural modern Olympiad.

From left: Antoine De Navacelle de Coubertin, grand nephew of Baron de Coubertin (in portrait),
Prof. Franco Ascani FICTS President  and Francis Gabet Director of Olympic Museum

At the first modern Olympics, 241 male athletes representing 14 Nations competed in 43 events, however the presence of women athletes were not included at that time. America’s James Connolly became the first modern Olympic champion when he won the triple jump on the opening day of the Games. For his achievement, he was awarded a silver medal and an olive branch. To the delight of the hometown crowd, Greek runner Spyridon Louis won the marathon. The first Olympiad closed on April 15, 1896.

The crown was adopted by FICTS as a prize for the winners of "Sport Movies & Tv" with the name of "Guirlande d'Honneur".

 
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