Thursday, July 10, 2008

Broadcasters Begin to Arrive

Broadcasters are now arriving from all over the world. It is interesting to witness meal times in the Main Dining area at the International Broadcast Center; you see the diversity of the globe and hear a variety of languages.

There are currently around 3,000 broadcasters, crews, support staff, and IBC staff being served each day. We expect that number to increase, almost daily, to around 10,000 within a week-and-a-half, when IBC goes to 24-hour service. By the time of the games we expect to be serving over 18,000.

As broadcasters arrive and start setting up their equipment, many are taking preliminary shots of Olympic Park for news stories. In the pictures seen here, three different Chinese stations take shots inside IBC.

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