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IOC launches sales process for broadcast rights in Asia

The International Olympic Committee has launched a tender for the sale of broadcast rights in 24 territories within Asia for the 2014 winter Games in Sochi, Russia; the 2016 summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2014 summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

The IOC is considering bids for broadcast rights in the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

The IOC said it will consider bids from organisations that can guarantee full exploitation of the rights either on a multi-territory or country-by-country basis.

Supplemental bids will also be considered for the 2018 winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea and the 2020 summer Games, whose host city is yet to be decided.

The IOC has asked for bids to be submitted by 5pm CET on July 5.