RAI announced as host broadcaster for Roma 2022
The RAI has been announced as the host broadcaster for the European Aquatics Championships that will be held in Rome and in Ostia Lido from 11-21 August 2022. The Italian State Television will provide the domestic and international signal and, in conjunction with the Local Organising Committe, will plan and offer all the required logistical support to get the best media coverage of the event.
There will be over 100 hours of TV production to live stream each of the five events to reach an estimate number of 200 million of viewers. The European Championships are expecting large numbers: 1,500 athletes coming from 50 countries will take part in the scheduled 77 events that will award 231 medals. The tribunes will accommodate 100,000 spectators in the five competition venues: the Stadio del Nuoto, the swimming stadium, located in the Foro Italico sporting complex will be the main venue for swimming and diving; the Stadio Pietrangeli will be the artistic swimming main competition site; Ostia Lido, the Rome’s coastline, will host the open water swimming while an iconic and strategic location in Rome will be soon unveiled for high diving. The European Aquatics Championships will be back in Rome after 39 years, following the 1994 and 2009 world championships that are still remembered for the Settebello water polo national team’s victories and Federica Pellegrini’s sporting feats, as well as for the sporting facilities being their important legacy for aquatics athletes and all sport lovers.
Italian Swimming Federation president Paolo Barelli said: “We are proud to have signed this important partnership with RAI that I am sure will offer the best possible media coverage to all aquatics fans thanks to the excellence and high-profile expertise of their operators, and the use of cutting-edge technologies. With RAI we are sharing a long-lasting cooperation across 20 years that made the Italian State TV home of the aquatics sports and this partnership comes naturally out from a mutual interest and trust. On behalf of the entire Italian Swimming Federation, I would like to thank RAI president Marinella Soldi, RAI CEO Carlo Fuortes and all RAI team for the attention given to our event. Good luck for the important committment and hard work that await all of us during summer.”