The broadcasting of the Olympic Games throughout the years and its evolution, has been the main focus of the conference The Olympics in the TV of the future which was lucky enough to count with the presence of three guests of honor. Paloma del Río, journalist for RTVE, has been working in the broadcasting of the Olympic since 1988 and has participated in 14 Games since; José Ramón Díez, Production Deputy Manager RTO ’92 during the Olympic games of Barcelona ’92, as well as Producer of the opening and closing ceremonies for Barcelona 1992, Sidney 2000, Athens 2004, Turín 2006, Pekín 2008, London 2012, And the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games; last but not least Isidoro Moreno, Engineering Chief for OBS (Olympic Broadcasting Services).
The activity brought to light the influence that the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games had in future editions of the Olympics, both at a technical level and implantation of new technologies that hadn’t been used up to that moment, as well as in the artistic aspects of the games, producing an opening ceremony that marked a turning point in the history of the Games.
The knowledge of each guest in their own field, has allowed for this activity to offer a detailed vision of novelties that each edition of the games has delivered form Athens1896 up until Rio 2016.
Isidoro explained the evolution of the Olympic Games media coverage, as well as the technological achievements that have happened during the past decades in the Olympic sphere. From José Ramón Díez we learned about the artistic and technical aspects of the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as some curious and interesting facts that came about during said events. Everything was explained from a very up-close and personal point of view. Since he was the one who produced the broadcasting of these events.
Lastly, it was in Paloma’s hands to moderate the debate from her Olympic journalist’s eyes.