15 December 2004
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced yesterday the winners of the 2004 "Olympic Golden Rings" for the best television coverage of the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad - Athens 2004.
This year, around 30 films from various countries were presented to an international jury, chaired by the IOC Honorary President for Life, Juan Antonio Samaranch, which met from 13 to 14 December 2004 at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The award ceremony took place last night at the Olympic Museum where gold, silver and bronze trophies were awarded in three categories, as follows:
Category I: The Best Sports Coverage by the host broadcasting organisation, Athens Olympic Broadcasting (AOB)
Golden Rings: Gymnastics - Makoto Nakamura and Kostas Katapais
Silver Rings: Swimming - Greg Clarke and Ian Hirst
Bronze Rings: Canoe/Kayak Slalom - Daniel Costeris and Kostas Katapais
Category II: The Best Olympic Programme
Golden Rings: Seven Network Australia - Seven Network Australia Telecast
Silver Rings: NBC Olympics - "Games of the XXVIII Olympiad"
Bronze Rings: CBC - "Perdita Felicien Coverage"
Category III: The Best Olympic Athlete Profile
Golden Rings: Eurosport Olympic Magazine - "Heike Drechsler - One Life"
Silver Rings: NOS Television Sports Departments - "Inge de Bruijn"
Bronze Rings: ZDF German Television - "Runner's Land Ethiopia: Track and Field Athletics - Running"
Created by the IOC in 1976 and held every two years, the “Olympic Golden Rings” is an international television competition to promote the best television sports broadcast of the Olympic Games.