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02 November, 2000
Athens 2004 (ATHOC) organizers awarded the upcoming Olympics' radio-television coverage to the consortium International Sports Broadcasting (ISB) on Wednesday, thus apparently concluding one of the most urgent issues organizers face.
The ISB consortium, which covered the Atlanta and Sydney Games, will include Greece's state-run ERT network.
The full text of the ATHOC press release follows:
"The Commission of the OCOG Athens 2004 responsible for the negotiation of the Tender for Services related to the Broadcasting of the 2004 Olympic Games (OBO), in compliance with the terms of the Request for Proposals (RfP), unanimously proclaimed as "Preferred Participant" the company "International Sports Broadcasting" (ISB).
The proposal of the above mentioned company was evaluated as being technically superior (a finding which had already been made independently by the IOC Panel of Experts, made up of representatives of the most important Broadcasting Rights Holders of the 2004 Olympics), while its financial proposal was significantly lower than that of the other candidate "European Broadcasting Consortium" (EBC).
The representatives of ISB were invited to commence negotiations on 09/11/2000, in order to finalize the Contract's terms.
Upon completion of the negotiations, the award of the contract and its final content will be submitted for approval by the 17-member Board of Directors of ATHOC.
Before the Contract is signed, it will be submitted, as provided for by Law 2598/98 as amended, to the Three-Member Auditing Committee, comprised of independent judges to the State Audit Council."
Source: Athens News Agency