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MOSCOW, March 21 (RIA Novosti) – The RIA Novosti Group, which includes the R-Sport sports news agency, opened a new newsroom as the host nation news agency and photobank for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, on Wednesday.
RIA Novosti’s First Deputy Editor-in-Chief Maxim Filimonov, Editor-in-Chief of R-Sport Vasily Konov and Director of Internet and Multimedia Projects Irina Kedrovskaya took part in a presentation held in the RIA Novosti building on 4 Zubovsky Boulevard, where journalists in attendance were shown how news will be released during the Games.
“As the host nation news agency, we want to make our work as clear and transparent for our clients and audience as possible,” Mr Filimonov said at the presentation. “This is exactly why we prepared a detailed description of our products for our media clients well in advance of the Games. We are also actively developing new mobile and online applications for delivering our content from Sochi to our readers and viewers.”
The newsroom will accommodate 60 people. RIA Novosti will release Olympic information products for all kinds of modern media platforms – tablets and smartphones, information screens, websites and news wires.
The Games host nation news agency newsroom is the seventh in the RIA Novosti Group, joining the newsrooms of Integrated News Production, Prime Business News Agency, the integrated Moscow Newsdesk and the Moskovskiye Novosti Editorial Office, the Photography Desk, RIA Foreign Language News Production and the RAPSI Legal Information Agency.
In September 2011, the IOC designated the RIA Novosti Group, which includes R-Sport, as the official host nation news agency and photobank of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
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