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Covering Sports events

Sports represent one of ASBU’s most important activities throughout the years. A number of objectives, sought by ASBU, explain such an importance:

  • Increase the quantity and improve the quality of sports news exchanged between ASBU members.
  • Boost ASBU members’ relations with Arab Sports Unions with a view to securing the broadest radio and TV sports coverage throughout the Arab world.
  • Collect the largest amount of information on Arab sports events’ and initiate appropriate measures to ensure a coordinated coverage of such events for the benefit of as many ASBU members as possible.
  • Maintain contacts and negotiations with rights’ owners, sponsors and advertisers so as to ensure for ASBU members access rights to cover regional and international sports events. ASBU would then ensure coverage of such events to the benefit of its members and other users in the region at an acceptable cost.

Regional and international events ASBU holds rights for:

  • 2012 Summer Olympics to be held in London
  • 2014 Winter Olympics
  • 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Different Asian football championships (2000 – 2013), including the following:
    • Asia Champions League: every year
      • Asian Football Cup (2009 – 2012)
  • World Volleyball and Beach Ball cups 2009 – 2012.