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Norway broadcaster rolls out London Olympics channels. The London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony is now less than 24 hours away and the last preparations are taking place. There has been criticism recently regarding the security of the games when the provider, G4S, did not provide the correct number of people to work at the games. The gaps have now been filled by police officers and troops. The football events have already begun but the other events will start from 08:15 on Saturday 28th July. On this first day Norway will have athletes competing in events such as Badminton, Men’s Beach Volleyball and Women’s Handball.

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Norway broadcaster rolls out London Olympics channels

Published on Thursday, 26th July, 2012 at 22:14 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

The London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony is now less than 24 hours away and the last preparations are taking place.

Workers prepare London 2012 banner,ExCel
Workers prepare London 2012 banner,ExCel
Photo: Scott Heavey/Staff/Getty Images Sport


There has been criticism recently regarding the security of the games when the provider, G4S, did not provide the correct number of people to work at the games. The gaps have now been filled by police officers and troops.

The football events have already begun but the other events will start from 08:15 on Saturday 28th July. On this first day Norway will have athletes competing in events such as Badminton, Men’s Beach Volleyball and Women’s Handball.

In total Norway are sending 34 athletes to the games who will also be competing in Rowing, Diving and Shooting.

Norway won six medals in total in the Athens Olympics in 2004, five of which were gold. In Beijing in 2008, Norway came away with nine medals, which included three gold and five silvers.

In the 2008 Olympics Norway’s gold medals were won in Athletics, Rowing and Handball.

NRK are adding seven extra channels during the Olympics in addition to NRK1 and NRK2. These channels will broadcast over 1,500 hours of footage over the course of the event.

NRK Sports Editor Rune Haug said, “It is important for us to give the audience great choice between all the different events taking place simultaneously. Therefore we are creating seven new Olympic channels exclusively for the Internet.”




Published on Thursday, 26th July, 2012 at 22:14 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: londonolympics2012, norwayathletes.





  
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