Published on November 11, 2021
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has selected the winners of their prizes to recognize the best television coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The awards were presented in 12 categories: Best Coverage by Host Broadcaster; Better athlete profile; Better content on equality and inclusion; Best innovation; Best Olympic digital service; Best Olympic Feature / Documentary; Best Olympic program; Better promotion on air; Better social media content / production; Digital fan engagement; Remark; and a lifetime commitment award.
Topping the list was the sail, which won the award for Best Host Broadcaster Coverage:
Gold: OBS – Sailing Team – Producer: Henry Mok – Director: Leon Sefton
Silver: OBS – Cycling – MTB – Producer: Chris Jensen – Director: Olivier Moser
Bronze: OBS – Surf Producer: Helen Borobokas – Director: Lyle Fielmich
âThe Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were the most engaged Olympic Games of all time and another historic moment in the history of sports broadcasting,â said IOC President Thomas Bach. âThrough the IOC’s partnerships with leading media companies around the world, we are able to share the magic of the Olympic Games to inspire billions of people.
Audience is a critical metric for the IOC as it becomes a consideration for inclusion of events in the Olympics, so it’s encouraging that overall engagement has increased despite Japan’s difficult time zone.
“Our close partnership with our broadcasters is an excellent reflection of the fact that we can only go faster, we can only aim higher, we can only become stronger, if we work together – in solidarity”, added Bach. âThere have been more nominations for the Golden Rings Awards than ever before, and the scale, diversity and creativity of the production is a testament to the passion and commitment of the people who work with us to broadcast the Olympic Games. . ”
Full report: https://olympics.com/ioc/news/olympic-golden-rings-award-winners-unveiled
Broadcast of Voile reruns: https://olympics.com/en/sports/sailing/