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Powering Peak Performance for Rio 2016

GE is a worldwide partner of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and has, to date, contributed to more than 170 infrastructure projects for Rio de Janeiro, South America's first host city. GE Energy has supplied all the electrical distribution technologies that will power the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) for the Rio games, enabling African TV networks and broadcasters to transmit the updates from the games back home to millions of people, who are part of a worldwide audience following the events on a global scale. GE has also provided lighting solutions for stadiums and arenas as well as healthcare diagnostic equipment to the Polyclinic located in the Olympic Village and the Americas Medical City, the medical-hospital complex for the Games. Read more. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING

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South Africa's Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk being interviewed by the press in Rio after her team lost 1-0 to Sweden in the first match of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games currently underway in Brazil. South Africa's SABC is one of many African broadcasters sending a team to Rio to provide regular updates. Broadcasters covering the Rio games will operate from within the GE-powered International Broadcast Center from where their broadcast signals will be beamed to their various countries.

  • Africa:   Powering Peak Performance For Rio 2016

    GE Africa, 2 August 2016

    Think of the preparation for the Olympic Games as running on twin tracks: one for the athletes and the other for the host city. Both will be subjected to extraordinary demands as… Read more »



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