February 9 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded broadcast rights for the 2010 Vancouver and 2012 London Olympic Games to América Televisión in Peru.

América Televisión has been granted the free-to-air television and radio broadcast rights for the Vancouver Winter Games and the London 2012 Olympic Games, as well as the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August 2010 and the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012.

IOC's President, Jacques Rogge said: "The agreement with América Televisión guarantees free coverage of the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games across Peru, and we are delighted to be working with them."

IOC executive board member Richard Carrión, who led the negotiations, said: "As we approach the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, we are very happy to announce this agreement with América Televisión, and I would like to thank them for their commitment to the Olympic Movement."

Eric Jurgensen, the general manager of América Televisión, said: "América TV is very happy with this agreement because as the leading television network in Peru for the last six consecutive years, we now have the rights for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games."

ESPN had been awarded the cable and satellite rights for Peru last November while Terra had been given the internet and mobile platform exhibition rights in October 2008.