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).