Olympic Channel Puts Ceremonies Front and Center

The Olympic Channel is launched a new “Olympic Ceremonies Channel” that gives fans around the world a chance to relive the Olympic Games through the pageantry, excitement and iconic moments of past Opening and Closing Ceremonies highlighted by the parade of nations, flame lightings and artistic programs on the.  The new 24/7 streaming channel launched today on the IOC’s Olympic Channel global media platform on olympicchannel.com and its apps for mobile, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and the Roku platform.

The Olympic Channel is now giving fans a chance to relive past Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Highlights include Paralympic archer Antonio Rebello lighting the Barcelona 1992 cauldron with the shot of an arrow, the Queen’s skydiving entrance at the London 2012 Games alongside Agent 007, or the two torchbearers from North and South Korea carrying the torch as one while climbing a massive staircase together. And moments like 2008’s dazzling Opening Ceremony from Beijing highlighted by 2008 drummers in stunning unison to Muhammad Ali’s demonstration of strength over Parkinson’s disease to light the Olympic cauldron at Atlanta 1996 add to the sense of celebration and unity.

In addition to the “Olympic Ceremonies Channel”, fans are invited to visit the Olympic Channel’s interactive  Olympic Games history page for a playful journey through infographics of the history of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games detailing the facts and figures about countries, participation, mascots and medals.

The IOC’s Olympic Channel is an over-the-top (OTT) global media destination where fans can experience the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Through inspirational stories, athlete interviews, breaking news, live events, original programming and exclusive behind-the-scenes content, the Olympic Channel provides fans with a dedicated media platform to follow the stories behind the athletes anytime, anywhere. The Olympic Channel is available worldwide at olympicchannel.com and its apps for mobile and connected TV devices.

The “Olympic Ceremonies Channel” on the Olympic Channel currently features Opening and Closing Ceremonies from the Summer and Winter Games held during the past 30 years including:

Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016
Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014
Olympic Game London 2012
Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010
Olympic Games Beijing 2008
Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006
Olympic Games Athens 2004
Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002
Olympic Games Sydney 2000
Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998
Olympic Games Atlanta 1996
Olympic Winter Games Lillehammer 1994
Olympic Games Barcelona 1992
Olympic Winter Games Albertville 1992
Olympic Games Seoul 1988
Olympic Winter Games Calgary 1988