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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has excluded Russia and Belarus from tendering media rights for upcoming international events including the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. The next available Olympics are the Los Angeles Games in 2028 and the Milan – Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics in 2026.

Russia and Belarus have been left out of the tendering process due to the war in Ukraine — an illegal incursion.

The next Games on tap have already been bid on and awarded with the Summer Games in Paris 2024.

The invitation to tender (ITT) was issued by the IOC on March 10, 2022, and interested parties would then receive the ITT and sign a Confidentiality Agreement.

The IOC is considering bids for multiple territories or a single territory and is offering various packages across media platforms. Bidders also have the opportunity to submit an offer for an additional Olympiad to include the Olympic Winter Games 2030 (not yet allocated) and the Olympic Games Brisbane 2032.

The IOC generates large sums of money when selling the right to corporations, who in turn must produce a broadcast, streaming and other media production worthy of the Olympics and sell advertising contracts.

“Amendment – 2 March 2022

The communication originally published on 24 February 2022 included, in addition to the above countries, Belarus and the Russian Federation. The media rights within these countries have now been suspended from the tender process.

Please find here the IOC Executive Board’s statement regarding the breach of the Olympic Truce by the Russian government and the government of Belarus through its support in this.”