Rio – Olympics Games – 2016. … Time has come to cheer for the World!

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The Olympic torch relays for more than 90 days until it will reach the Olympic Games in

Rio  – August, 5.2016.

For those who will not make it to the Olympic Games – 2016 may stop by watch live the sporty world’s grand athletics and still will have a chance to cheer along, have also a glance of Rio’s sights-and-sounds at the Fan Center in Budapest.
So the Hungarians and of course foreigners living, staying or just spending their time in Budapest may follow the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Fan Center’s screen  – Budapest  showing … 33 different venues … 4 different districts … around 10,500 athletes within 306 competitions of 42 different sport activities will be showing their best throughout the coming 17 days, arriving from 207 countries. Rio will bring back Rugby and Golf again to this Olympic Games . The opening and closing ceremony will be held at Rio’s Maracana Stadium.

The Fan Center will be open during the weekdays from 3 p.m until 11 p.m. on weekends from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

At Tuesday’s press conference the organizers, reporters spoked about  the huge Fan Center, located at the district, V., Március 15. Tér – Budapest  (March, 15 Square) to the media and press individuals.

Vodafone Hungary, as a dedicated supporter of Hungary’s water polo is happy to back the Fan Center, said György Beck – chairman of Vodafone Hungary. Two years ago, at the time of the water polo European Championship in Budapest, thousands cheered for the team in and around the Vodafone Water Polo Arena at the same location … see:

https://rollinginbudapest.com/2014/07/23/olympia-champs-opened-to-day-at-the-15th-of-march-square-the-vodaphone-water-polo-arena/

The visitors will get a chance to watch replays of the previous day’s events from opening until the live broadcast starts, along with games and programs for the family during the weekends. During the afternoons and evenings will be focused on the live broadcasts with the involvement of former Olympic athletes and sports experts, told Miklós Vaszily  – Acting CEO of MTVA – M4 Sport Channel. Also added, M4 Sport’s ongoing broadcast will go to the Fan Center live several times during the day.

Deputy mayor – Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky stated that Budapest prioritizes supporting venues and events that give families the chance to spend quality time together. The Fan Center does exactly that, and besides being fun, it also gives children appreciation for sports through the experience of cheering together, which is why Budapest’s government joined as a supporting partner.

At the press meeting the organizers also introduced a time capsule which was placed on the spot and the individuals present were able to submit their own guesses for the Olympic results. The capsule will be opened after the last day of the Olympics and whoever guessed the actual result or came the closest is in for a special surprise on the Fan Center’s stage.

During the stay at the Fan Center, there will be many additional events to support the broadcasts, and there will also be a huge, white color wooden box to collect new or used, but still functional sporting equipment.

These items will go to the mostly disadvantageous children studying in the 25 schools that are members of the Vodafone Digital School Program.

Update and snaps: Aggie Reiter

 

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