Posted 17 января 2023,, 08:31

Published 17 января 2023,, 08:31

Modified 17 января 2023,, 08:59

Updated 17 января 2023,, 08:59

Russians may be deprived of TV broadcasts of the Olympic Games

Russians may be deprived of TV broadcasts of the Olympic Games

17 января 2023, 08:31
Russia and Belarus were not included in the list of European broadcasters of the Olympic Games in the period from 2026 to 2032. This was reported by representatives of the IOC - the International Olympic Committee.

As the website writes , the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the American company Warner Bros. have received exclusive rights to televise and stream international competitions on digital platforms. Discovery. And already they did not allow Russians and Belarusians to participate in the tender due to the holding of their own in Ukraine. In any case, they are not in the final list of countries where broadcasts will take place.

Thus, millions of fans in Russia and Belarus may not see the 2026 Winter Games in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the 2030 Winter Games and the 2032 Summer Games in Brisbane, as well as the Youth Olympics that will be held during this period.

Meanwhile, the rights to broadcast the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris was previously acquired by the domestic company "Telesport".

Back in February 2021, the IOC decided not to allow Russian athletes to participate in international competitions because of the situation in Ukraine. That is why Moscow believes that Russia's acquisition of the rights to broadcast the Olympic Games does not make sense. Few people in our country will be interested in watching competitions on TV without the participation of Russians.