EME NEWS (OCT 26, 2011)
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LAUSANNE (SUI): The Helsinki 2012 European Athletics Championships are set to be the first-ever sports event at which the European Broadcasting Union will be directly involved as host broadcaster. In partnership with Finnish national broadcasters YLE, the Eurovision Production Co-ordination SA will produce the first European Athletics Championships to follow the new two-year cycle entirely in High Definition. “The Barcelona 2010 European Athletics Championships set a high benchmark and we are committed to take it to another level. We are going to bring an unprecedented video quality into the homes of athletics fans next year” said Franck Choquard, Managing Director of Eurovision Production Co-ordination SA and Chief Executive of the host broadcast team of Helsinki 2012.
LONDON (GBR): Also legendary hurdler Edwin Moses has joined a team of international ambassadors that supports London’s bit to host the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Moses, the recipient of the 2012 Global UNESCO Award for social change for good with the power of sport, won gold at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics and first competed in England in 1978. „There is a great culture of the sport in this country and the spectators really respect athletics and the athletes. A World Athletics Championships in London would also see so many fans travelling to the Championships from Europe which would provide an unrivalled atmosphere.“ Moses was quoted on Insidethegames.