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Olympic Channel Welcomes Six New Federation Partners


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  MADRID – Following the recent celebration of its one-year anniversary, the Olympic Channel today announced that it has reached cooperation agreements with the Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS), and the international governing bodies for fistball, muaythai, polo, powerlifting and tug of war to collaborate on content for the multi-platform global media …

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Olympic Broadcasting Services and Olympic Channel Achieve Two Environmental ISO Certificates For Their Contributions to a More Sustainable Workplace


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MADRID – Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) and Olympic Channel Services (OCS) were recently presented with two ISO certificates at their Madrid, Spain headquarters. The certificates recognise the company’s commitment to the environment, and dedication to promoting the best management of resources. Manuel Romero, Director of Development and Business at AENOR (Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification) presented …

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Olympic Channel Names Mary Byrne Editor in Chief


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MADRID – The Olympic Channel, where fans can discover, engage and share in the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round, today announced that Mary Byrne has joined the global digital platform in the newly created role of Editor in Chief.  Effective 4 December, Byrne will be responsible for leading the Olympic Channel’s overall …

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New Olympic Channel Documentary “The Margaret Lambert Story” Provides Intimate Portrait of Resilience and Reconciliation


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MADRID – In 1936, German-Jewish track & field athlete, Margaret “Gretel” Bergmann, was barred from competing in the Olympic Games despite being considered amongst the best in Germany. From her time as a decorated athlete to her place in history and reconciliation with the past, The Margaret Lambert Story is an intimate portrait of one woman’s …

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Olympic Channel Presents LIVE Coverage of the Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony for PyeongChang 2018 from Olympia, Greece on 24 October 2017


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MADRID – Signalling the start of the countdown toward the Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Flame Lighting ceremony is a captivating and historic event which starts the Olympic Torch Relay on the road to PyeongChang 2018. The Olympic Channel will present LIVE online coverage from Olympia, Greece on Tuesday, 24 October starting at 12 p.m. …

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Olympic Heroes and Social Influencers Face Off in Olympic Channel’s Global Games


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MADRID – For the first time ever, Olympic heroes and social influencers will battle it out in mash-up competitions in the new original series Global Games. Filmed in Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Global Games will test athletes’ strength, skill and stamina through challenges such as chicken fight boxing, sumo volleyball and short track …

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Olympic Channel Presents LIVE Coverage from the IOC Session in Lima, Peru


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MADRID – On the highly anticipated occasion of the decision to award the Olympic Games 2024 and 2028 at the same time, the Olympic Channel will present LIVE online coverage from the IOC Session in Lima, Peru on Wednesday, 13 September starting at 11 a.m. PET (6 p.m. CET). The Olympic Channel’s in-depth coverage of the …

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Handball, Roller Sports and Boules Sport Join the Olympic Channel


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MADRID – On the heels of its one-year anniversary, the Olympic Channel today announced that it has reached cooperation agreements with the international governing bodies for handball, roller sports and skateboarding as well as boules sport to collaborate on content for the multi-platform global media destination. The agreements with the International Handball Federation (IHF), Fédération Internationale …

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