IOC to look into developing Olympic channel

Last updated 05:51 06/02/2014

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Phelps had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech IOC happy with progress for Rio Olympics All go for the Black Sticks men and women Kansas City Royals get rare postseason win NZ pitcher set for a key role in MLB playoffs Two renowned freeskiers killed by an avalanche NFL 'wrong' to penalise player for praying Olympics champion Michael Phelps arrested NFL star sprains ankle chasing peeing puppy MLB playoffs race to World Series wide open

IOC members have backed the idea of setting up an Olympic television channel.

IOC President Thomas Bach put the proposal up for debate on Wednesday (local time) at the International Olympic Committee's general assembly in Sochi.

No members asked to speak. Bach then asked whether they all approved of the proposal, and the members applauded in support.

The IOC says the channel would promote Olympic sports in the years between the games and help connect the games with younger people.

IOC vice president John Coates said the IOC would act as a "curator or moderator" to develop digital content. He said the project could use the National Geographic Channel as a model.

Sports federations, national Olympic committees, broadcasters and sponsors would be asked to take part.

The IOC will undertake a feasibility study on the costs before a final decision.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who would you most like to come to your aid after a road accident?

Mike Tyson - boxing

Lewis Hamilton - motorsport

Maria Sharapova - tennis

Valerie Adams - shot put

The Undertaker - WWE

Lindsey Vonn - skiing

Ana Ivanovic - tennis

Steven Adams - basketball

Rory McIlroy - golf

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content