Listed Events – Olympic Games 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020
- Start: 06 December 2013
- Status: Closed
- End: 10 January 2014
Ofcom has received a request from the BBC for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Summer Olympic Games in 2016 and 2020, and the Winter Olympics in 2014 and 2018. These are listed events for the purpose of section 97 of the Broadcasting Act 1996. The first of these, the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, starts on 7 February 2014.
In accordance with section 101 of the Broadcasting Act 1996, Ofcom’s consent is needed for exclusive live coverage of these events. The Code on Listed Events sets out the matters that Ofcom will take into account in deciding whether or not to grant consent.
Any comments that interested parties would like to make should be sent to Ofcom at the address below, by e-mail or in writing. Unless confidentiality is requested, all such comments will be available to view on Ofcom's website after the consultation has closed.
Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA (email: Jacopo.Genovese@ofcom.org.uk).