IOC awards Olympic TV rights in Cuba for 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Cuba’s state broadcaster has been awarded the country’s exclusive television rights to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The IOC says it granted the rights across all broadcast platforms to the Instituto Cubano de Radio y Television.

Terms of the deal were not announced.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says the organization has now completed all its broadcast deals for the Rio Games, the first in South America.

IOC member Gerardo Werthein, a member of the IOC’s TV rights commission, says ”ICRT has been an excellent partner to the Olympic movement for many years in promoting the Olympic Games and the values of the Olympic Movement in Cuba.”