Athletes to Compete for Qualification Opportunities for Tokyo 2020 in 22 of 39 Sports
MADRID – The Olympic Channel will present more than 280 hours of coverage from the XVIII Pan American Games, which take place from 26 July to 11 August in Lima, Peru. The global digital platform’s daily streaming coverage will include live competition and highlights on olympicchannel.com and its mobile apps, and will be available in Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
The Pan American Games are a summer sports competition held every four years for countries in North, South and Central America. Held in Peru for the first time, Lima 2019 will feature approximately 6,700 athletes from 41 member nations competing in 39 sports, 22 of which offer qualification opportunities for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Thirteen of the sports have direct qualifying places on-the-line for next summer’s Games including archery, diving, equestrian, field hockey, karate, modern pentathlon, sailing, shooting, surfing, synchronized swimming, team handball, tennis and water polo.
“We are excited to showcase the 2019 Pan American Games on the Olympic Channel ensuring global distribution of the event,” said Mark Parkman, General Manager of the IOC’s global Olympic Channel. “Lima 2019 offers sports and Olympic fans world-class competitions from a variety of sports along with a preview of the thrilling action set to take place at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 one year from now.”
The Olympic Channel provides fans with a dedicated media platform to follow the stories behind the sports and athletes before, during and after the Olympic Games. Through inspirational stories, athlete interviews, breaking news, live events, original programming and exclusive behind-the-scenes content, the Olympic Channel provides comprehensive coverage of the road to Tokyo 2020.
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The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform global media destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Offering original programming, news, live sports events and highlights, the Olympic Channel provides additional exposure for sports and athletes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in 11 languages. The Olympic Channel was launched in August 2016 in support of the IOC’s goal, set out in Olympic Agenda 2020, of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences with the Olympic Movement. Founding Partners supporting the Olympic Channel are Worldwide TOP Partners Bridgestone, Toyota and Alibaba. The Olympic Channel is available worldwide at olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and the Roku platform.
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