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Broadcast and Media Consultant

Mr. Patrick Furlong, with over 40 years of experience in television industry, has joined the OC CWG Delhi 2010 as Broadcast and Media Consultant. Mr. Furlong possesses extensive know-how of Sports Broadcasting and brings with him an expertise in handling prestigious multi-sports events. He has worked for 27 years with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the last six of them as Head of Sport. He left the ABC and Australia to work on major events, principally in Asia. In that time he developed strong relationships with all the major broadcasters and many sporting associations in the region. 

  •  From May 2007 to present he worked as the Broadcast and Media Consultant/Advisor with Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), Guangzhou Organizing Committee for the Asian Games 2010 (GAGOC), Vietnam Asian Indoor Games Organizing Committee 2009 (VIAGOC), Organizing Committee for the 2nd Asian Beach Games, Muscat 2010 (MABGOC), Organizing Committee for the Astana – Almaty 7th Asian Winter Games, Kazakhstan 2011 (AAAWGOC) and Organizing Committee for the 1st Asian Beach Games, Bali 2008 (BABGOC). He also worked as the Project Director for Television for the Special Celebration Event to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Libyan Revolution, and the 10th Anniversary of the African Union, Tripoli, Libya.
  • From November 2003 to March 2007, he worked for Doha Asian Games Organizing Committee (DAGOC) as the Director, Broadcasting and Media services.  
  • During the period September 2002 to November 2003, Mr. Patrick Furlong worked as Broadcast Consultant with Doha Asian Games Organizing Committee, GHD for Master Plan of Doha Asian Games, Commonwealth Games – Melbourne 2006, Morocco Bid Committee for the 2010 World Cup, South East Asian Games – Hanoi 2003, TVNZ Satellite Services and NSW Government – Olympic Issues.
  • He held the position of Chief Operating Officer, Host Broadcast Services for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Japan – Korea from April 2001 to September 2002.
  • From December 1996 to April 2001, he was Head of Sport Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and Head of ABU Production and Operations for FIFA Football World Cup – France 1998, Winter Olympics – Nagano 1998, Asian Games – Bangkok 1998 and Olympic Games - Sydney 2000.
  • During first 27 years (1969 - December 1996) of his career in television broadcasting and operations for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, he held various positions in the organisation including his six years’ tenure as the Head of Sport from 1990 to 1996.