More than 11,000 athletes from over 200 national Olympic committees compete for their countries in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The biggest event in sport comes to Brazil, athletes from around the globe come together to compete in the most important sporting event on earth. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games have been the focus of attention for months, even before anyone stepped on a starting line. This year’s games have been the centre of interest after doping scandals, Zika virus fears and construction constraints, created concerns that the games may end up being a non-starter.
However these concerns were quickly dashed, when on August 5th the Maracanã Stadium lit up with over 6000 volunteers dancing in the huge artistic spectacle that was the 2016 opening ceremony.
Since then the games have been an action packed extravaganza. Fans have been treated to breath taking moments that will certainly go down in sporting history. From Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten’s horrifying crash which saw her lose first place and miss out on gold. To Japans amazing win against New Zealand in the Rugby 7’s.
We’re excited to see what else is in store for the rest of the thrilling, Rio 2016 Olympics.
Hyperactive Broadcast supplied equipment to the BBC who are broadcasting the event. The kit was set up and installed by three of our top engineers, Gareth Steven, Simon Tomkinson and James Fishwick.
The three engineers spent months prepping the kit at our base and the support of the Hyperactive Team of seasoned technical engineers, who guaranteed that it was one hundred percent ready for the Olympic Games and ensured that this huge sporting event has been broadcast perfectly to excited fans around the globe.