OLYMPIC CHANNEL PRESENTS LIVE STREAMING COVERAGE OF THE INAUGURAL ANOC WORLD BEACH GAMES

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MADRID – 10 October 2019 – The International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel will present LIVE streaming coverage of the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games from 12 to 17 October in Doha, Qatar. Daily coverage will be available worldwide on the global digital platform at olympicchannel.com and its mobile apps.

The ANOC World Beach Games are a multi-sport competition created by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) in 2015 with the aim of connecting new sports and athletes with a new generation of fans.

The inaugural event will feature 1240 athletes from 97 countries competing for 350 medals across 14 sports including aquathlon, 3x3 basketball, climbing-bouldering, beach handball, karate kata, kitefoil racing, skateboarding, beach soccer, open water swimming, beach tennis, beach volleyball 4x4, waterski, wakeboard and beach wrestling.

"The inaugural ANOC World Beach Games will be a celebration of sport and beach culture," said Mark Parkman, general manager of the IOC’s global Olympic Channel. "We are excited to showcase this exciting new event to a global audience as our team continues to provide daily coverage of sports and athletes from across the Olympic Movement as the excitement builds toward the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020."

The Olympic Channel is an over-the-top (OTT) global media destination where fans can experience 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, and is available worldwide at olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and on connected TV devices.

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About the Olympic Channel

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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Catherine Philbin

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