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  • Istanbul 2020 Lays Out Presentation Featuring A Number Of Media-Friendly Proposals

    A delegation of Istanbul 2020 Olympic media experts demonstrated the bid committee’s plans for welcoming the world’s media to Turkey with a presentation to leading int'l sports journalists at the 76th Association Internationale de la Press Sportive Congress in Sochi, Russia. They described a media operations concept based around one of the most compact media footprints in Olympic history. The IBC/MPC and the 16,500-bed Media Village will be co-located in the Olympic Park, 15 minutes from the airport and with average travel times within the Olympic Park of just five minutes. A further 3,500 media hotel rooms will be distributed among the four venue zones to maximize convenience for the media. A number of other media-friendly proposals will offer a free Wi-Fi based Games-time information service accessible by handheld device, and a second satellite media center at the Int'l Convention and Exhibition Centre (Istanbul 2020).

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  • Olympic Notes: Final Opportunity To Bid On London Game Memorabilia

    The final opportunity to bid on memorabilia from the 2012 London Olympics will take place on April 27-28 at the City of Coventry Stadium in the U.K. Included are four Olympic torches, a Team GB cycling jersey signed by 11 Gold Medalists, and a complete Mary Poppins costume from the Opening Ceremony. Also starring is a large-scale London 2012 Royal Mail stamp signed by Mo Farah (Paul Fraser Collectibles). ... Atos has signed a contract extension with the Int'l Paralympic Committee to be its worldwide Paralympic IT partner through to the end of '16 (IPC).

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