IAAF agrees 6 year broadcasting rights deal with CCTV in China

first_imgOn the last day of his visit to Beijing, IAAF President Lamine Diack visited the headquarters of China Central Television (CCTV) to make a new broadcasting agreement in the world’s most populous country, China. President Diack signed the agreement with Controller of Sports Jiang Heping in CCTV Tower, the recently completed 53 floor skyscraper that is now one of Beijing’s landmark buildings and will serve as base for 20,000 staff.CCTV has been appointed by Dentsu Inc., the IAAF’s exclusive agency for marketing rights worldwide and for media rights outside Europe and Africa, for a six year period from 2014-2019.The agreement covers three editions of the IAAF World Championships, which include the venues of the last two Olympic Games, Beijing 2015 and London 2017, as well as the 2019 World Championships.CCTV will also have the right to broadcast the following events of the IAAF World Athletics Series in this period, including the IAAF World Indoor Championships, the IAAF Continental Cup, the IAAF World Junior Championships, the IAAF World Youth Championships, the IAAF World Cross Country Championships and the recently created IAAF World Relays.IAAF President Lamine Diack said: “I am particularly pleased that this agreement will ensure that coverage of the IAAF’s most important events will not only be seen in China but by the broadest possible audience, thanks to CCTV’s status as the country’s most important free to air broadcaster.One of the key pillars of the IAAF’s commercial and sporting strategy is to fully develop the potential of our sport in Asia, and this deal is a major step in this direction.”last_img read more

NASA invites Stephen Curry to see moon rocks

first_imgDuring a wide-ranging discussion, Curry moved the conversation from dinosaurs to space exploration, asking: “We ever been to the moon?”After his fellow NBA players replied ‘”no,” the Warriors star added: “They’re going to come get us. Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies.” Related News Stephen Curry doesn’t believe humans have been to moon NASA has invited Stephen Curry to see “hundreds of pounds of moon rocks” at the Johnson Space Center in Houston after the two-time NBA MVP suggested that lunar landings were faked.Speaking on The Ringer’s ‘Winging It’ podcast, Curry questioned whether man had ever landed on the moon, and he received support from Vince Carter, Kent Bazemore and Andre Iguodala. “We’d love for Mr. Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the [Houston] Rockets,” NASA spokesman Allard Beutel told the New York Times.”We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo Mission Control.”During his visit, he can see first-hand what we did 50 years ago, as well as what we’re doing now to go back to the moon in the coming years, but this time to stay.” Curry went on to state his case for the landings having been faked, which prompted NASA to issue a statement inviting the three-time NBA champion to see the evidence for himself.last_img read more

Wellington Rec Rap: Jan. 21-Feb. 4, 2013

first_imgSuper Sloppy Fun for 3-6 year olds will be held on Monday, Feb. 4th at Elsass Art Center. Session 1 of Rock & Roll Kids will be held on Saturdays, January 26th-February 16th at the WRC. WRC rec rapSumner Newscow report — The following is the Wellington Recreation Commission report for Jan. 21 – Feb. 4, 2013:Register for WRC programs online @ wellingtonrec.com, by phone or at the Rec Center. Pick up a copy of the 2013 Winter-Spring Program Guide at area businesses, schools and the WRC.Youth/TeenJoin the WHS Cheer Squad for a Cheerleading Camp and performance on Friday, Feb. 1st during half time of the WHS Homecoming boys basketball game. Practices at the WRC will be held on January 29th and 31st. Register deadline is Jan. 25th, the $18 price includes a team t-shirt. Princesses & Pixie Dust will be held for 3-6 year olds at the Elsass Art Center on Monday, Jan. 28th.There will be a RedLine After Game Pizza Party for Middle school students after the Homecoming game, Feb. 1st against Mulvane at the WRC, (the Memorial Aud. is in renovation). Catch a WRC Youth Basketball game, Saturdays at the WHS Gym, Little Hoopers, (5 yr.-Kind.) games are played at the Lincoln. FitnessSchedule a consultation with Personal Trainers, Cherity Elder and Debbie Murphy by calling the Fitness Center, 326-3435.center_img Session 2 of Goju-Ryu-Karate will be held on Feb. 2nd-26th on Tuesdays and Saturdays at the WRC. Session 1 of the following Fitness classes starts this week, Jan. 21st-Feb. 28th at the WRC. Classes include; Zumba Fitness, Zumba Tone, Gentle Yoga, Sunrise Yoga, Hi/Lo Power Mix and Butz & Gutz. The Fitness Center Membership Special is available now thru Thursday, Jan. 31st, purchase a one year membership and receive great savings.1 yr. Single- $160, 1 yr. Family- $225, 1 yr. Single Senior- $110, 1 yr. Family Senior- $190. Call the FC at 326-3435 for more information. SportsOpen Gym Basketball takes place each Sunday, thru Mar. 3rd at the High School gym.last_img read more