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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:

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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To-day opened the biggest attractions of Budapest!

Heads-up to the giant projector to watch the last 4-days of the Water Polo Championship finals at the spectacular pool  established by the  banks of the River Danube, located at the 15th of  March Square,  where 290 viewers can follow the water polo finals!

Rita Drávucz, Alexandar Sostar, Gergely Kiss, Zoltan Kos and Zoltán Szécsi world, European and Olympic water polo champions were also present  on the spot during the opening ceremony.

György Beck – chairman of  Vodafone – Hungary at the Wednesday’s press conference,  pointed out by highlighting his thanks for the co-operation  between the Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA) to set-up the Arena within  the period of a week, to view all the clashes happening  at the same time on the Margaret Island  through broadcasting here on the Arena’s giant projector. So through the giant projector.  At the pool  the locals and foreigners. can  follow the water games  in comfort.  Tomorrow when the final countdown begins two more giant projectors will be placed for the audience left outside due to the lack of space  from  the Margaret Island .

Dénes Kemény – president of the Hungarian Water Polo Federation at to-day’s opening he highly welcomed  the space and timing to have been built the Vodafone Arena in the heart of Budapest. Added by wishing a successful European Championship to all teams in Budapest. He also wished to mention that a couple of the water polo champions of the world will be present in commentating the water polo events on the spot.  Will most probably be full of joy and jump into this awesome water pool by seeing the awaited shinning results. By-the-way, nothing will remain in secret what’s happening under the water, because all motions can be viewed through the pool’s major glass walls. Here at the Vodaphone Area it is a superb place to be beside the Margaret Island where hundreds of spectators can view the last four day’s pool matches. The president told us that already fifty thousand visitors made it to the Margaret Island’s pool and through the TV channels broadcasting constantly the Water Polo European Championship, approximately a half-a-million folks where interested to follow the  flying ball on the water. Mr. Kemény also spread the news of tomorrow by saying … the European Championship success in water sports international associations (FINA, LEN) leadership has been recognized. Furthermore, Hungary is the world’s water sport’s center of  gravity. Int he coming years Margaret Island will be the venue in the European competition. It will be the beginning of a very special series  of water polo event beginning in 2017  „Junior Swimming World Championships”. In 2021 the World Championships and jointly the „Masters World Championship”  as well in Budapest.  On Sunday, 27.,  due to take place with a boost off to be holding  presentation matches. Before the  men’s Bronze match, and the Championship Finals Firsts match, Ádám Steinmetz – Olympic champion, Frank Tóth – World Cup winner and Szilárd Jansik and Márton Lévai  (as to previously selected team members)  will be competing, challenging the amateur water polo players.

For those fans interested which team will be the European Cup winner and missed purchasing their tickets to the main venue at the Margaret Island may follow the water fights hitting the ball into the net may watch the team in an environment of an arena set-up with a giant screen . The casual Sport Television will  hold a studio whereas the  Olympic water polo champions will be present to comment on the games.

Vodafone Water Polo Arena Budapest can be visited by the public between July, 24 to 27. 2014.

To enter fee is needed at the arena, only just a registration is required on the spot.

Opening hours at the Vodaphone Water Polo Arena – Budapest:

Thursday, July, 24. … 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  … Friday, July, 25, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. … Saturday, July, 26. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. … Sunday, July, 27. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The video was taken at the press conference of to-day,  playing for fun by the a/m Olympic and World Champs:


Update, video and snaps by Aggie Reiter