The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the winners of the Golden Rings Awards for the best broadcast coverage of the Olympic Games, Rio 2016. China took the Silver in the category of “Best Olympic Feature” for A Sequel of Love, produced by China Central Television (CCTV).
IOC President Thomas Bach said, "Half the world's population followed the Olympic Games Rio 2016, and there was more television and more digital coverage than ever before. This clearly demonstrates the continuing global appeal of the Olympic Games.”
“Thanks to the broadcasters that we are honouring tonight with the Golden Rings Awards, the iconic Olympic moments and the athletes' achievements will live on forever in our collective memory,” he said.
The Golden Rings Awards is a prestigious international competition organized by the IOC to promote and award excellence in the broadcasting of the Olympic Games.
Awards were presented across six categories, including Best Olympic Sports Production, Best Olympic Feature, Best Athlete Profile, Best On-Air Promotion, Best Olympic Digital Service, and Best Olympic Program.
The awards ceremony took place in Lausanne, where the IOC is currently hosting a series of IOC Commission meetings.
A complete list of the award winners is as follows:
CATEGORY 1 – Best Olympic Sports Production
BRONZE - Sailing - Producer: Henry Mok. Directors: Denis Harvey, Leon Sefton.
CATEGORY 2 – Best Olympic Feature - Presented by Marisol Casado and Danka Bartekova
Producers: Jim Bell, Mark Levy, Joe Gesue, Jack Felling, Phil Parrish, Matthew Allen.
Producers: Zhang Wi, Bi Ran, Luo Gang. Directors: Yang Shuo, Sun Yan, Meng Fanhao, Lu WeiI, Zhang Hu, Li Jingliang, Cui Jia.
BRONZE - TV Globo - Esporte Espetacular.
Producer: IVY JANNIBELLI. Directors: ROSANE ARAUJO, RENATO RIBEIRO.
CATEGORY 3 – Best Athlete Profile - Presented by Yang and Kirsty Coventry
GOLD - NBC Olympics - Wayde van Niekerk
Producers: Jim Bell, Mark Levy, Joe Gesue, Jack Felling. Director: Tom Davidson, Ryan Yeager.
SILVER - TV Globo - Izaquias Queiroz.
Producers: Victor Pozella, Mariana Monteiro, André Modesto, Janir Silva, Gustavo Serra, Rubian, Natanael, André Amaral, Ari Junior, Lucas Munhoz. Reporter: Pedro Bassan.
BRONZE - RTBF Radio Télévision de la Communauté Française de Belgique, Portrait of Nafi Thiam, Athletics, Heptathlon.
Producer: Mathieu Istace. Cameraman: Cedric Hamiet. Editor: Billy Moens.
CATEGORY 4 – Best On-Air Promotion – Presented by Gianni Merlo
GOLD - BBC Sport - Rio 2016 The Olympic Games – The Greatest Show On Earth
Producers: Ryan Goodwin Smith (Passion) / Keeley Pratt (Y&R). Directors: Derek Picken & Niklas Rissler (againstallodds) – Passion Pictures.
SILVER - NBC Olympics - Rio 2016 Olympic Promotional Campaign
Directors: John Miller, Jennifer Storms, Joseph Lee, Jeremy Quayhack, Justin Greenlee, Joseph Uliano, Nicholas Dobrowolski. Producers: Alexis Coble, Charles Jensen, Nate Robinson.
BRONZE - Bulgarian National TV - Olympic Dream – Tereza Marinova Triple Jump Olympic Champion, Olympic Games Sydney 2000.
Producer: Metodi Mantchenko. Director: Georgi Panayotov Tornev.
CATEGORY 5 – Best Olympic Digital Service – Presented by Patrick Baumann and Mikaela Cojuangco-Jaworski
GOLD - NBC Olympics - The Games of the XXXI Olympiad on NBC
Producers: Rick Cordella, Eric Black. Director: David Gabel.
SILVER - ZDF-German TV - Rio 2016 – 3D perspective.
Producers: Anke Scholten, Christian Hoffrichter. Director: Studio 71, Ansgar Pohle.
BRONZE - SporTV/Globosat - App SporTV Rio 2016.
CATEGORY 6 – Best Olympic Programme - Presented by IOC President Thomas Bach
GOLD - SporTV/Globosat - É Campeão (Champions) - SporTV
SILVER - TV Globo - Globo Esporte.
Producers: Ary Cunha, Camila Nogueira, Edmundo Goulart, Rafael Pirrho, Bruno Torres, Fernando Gimenes, Otto Conde, Sergio Neves, Vinicius Iannuzzi Director: Ricardo Jacomo.
Producer: Alastair Mcintyre. Director: Sally Richardson.