Venezuela confirms Olympics broadcast after blocked payment

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The government Venezuelan reported on Thursday (22) that it had purchased the rights to broadcast in the country of Tokyo Olympic Games, a day after claiming that payment for this purpose had been blocked due to international sanctions.

“We want to announce Venezuela’s first victory in the Olympic Games and it is because the International Olympic Committee has confirmed that Venezuela will have the official broadcast of the opening ceremony, competitions, closing ceremony and all the details”, said the Minister of Sport, Mervin Maldonado, in Japan’s contact with state TV.

Maldonado explained that the Olympics will be broadcast on the open channel of the state broadcaster TVES and “from there (by) all the information sources in our country”.

“From tomorrow, July 23, until Sunday, August 8, they will be able to enjoy each of the competitions of our national delegation,” he highlighted.

Payment for broadcasting rights had been blocked, according to President Nicolás Maduro, who said on Wednesday there was a “financial harassment of the banks”.