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EURO 2008

Fussballfeld © photocase.com/simmel

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7. June 2008

EURO 2008 - Opening in Bangkok

Austria and Switzerland are proud to be host of the UEFA European Football Championship, UEFA EURO 2008.

On 7 June 2008, the Austrian and Swiss Ambassadors, H.E. Arno Riedel and H.E. Rudolph Imhof, presided over the event’s official opening in front of Thailand’s largest shopping centre, Central World, in Bangkok. Apart from the speeches, the opening ceremony, organised by the media group RS, included animation games, music and performances of live bands, which attracted many Thai and foreign visitors interested in European football.

The media group RS has bought the live-broadcasting rights of the UEFA EURO 2008. RS will broadcast the games starting from 7 June 2008 on TV-Channel 7 and 9. Moreover, a programme has been organized by RS, starting daily at 14:00 going until after midnight at the outdoor area of Central World. This programme will lead each evening to the main event, the live-broadcast of the football games with comments in Thai language on an eight meter LED video screen in front of Central World, starting at 23:00 pm. and/or 01:45 am.

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