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Sochi Olympics to be broadcast live at UN headquarters in New York

January 23, 2014, 10:50 UTC+3 UNITED NATIONS
Broadcast series will be arranged on the second floor of the UN Secretariat Building close to the UN Security Council and the UN Economic and Social Council
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A view of a scale model of the headquarters of the United Nations complex in New York, USA

A view of a scale model of the headquarters of the United Nations complex in New York, USA

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UNITED NATIONS, January 23. /ITAR-TASS/. The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi will be broadcast live at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Russia’s permanent mission to the UN told Itar-Tass on Thursday.

“Live broadcasts will start on February 7 with the Olympic opening ceremony and will last till the closing ceremony,” the mission said.

Broadcast series will be arranged on the second floor of the UN Secretariat Building close to the UN Security Council and the UN Economic and Social Council. “Screens that will broadcast the Olympic Games in two languages - Russian and English - will be installed there,” the mission said.

Russia’s Black Sea resort will host the Olympic Games from February 7 to February 23.

According to the Russian Olympic Committee, athletes from 80 countries will contest for 98 set of medals in seven Olympic competitions.

In November at the initiative of Russia and Greece the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Olympic Truce Resolution for the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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