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Yahoo Announces Editorial Plans for 2016 Summer Games

2016_Summer_Olympics_logo.svgYahoo! has announced its full global editorial lineup for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, including Olympic gold medalists Shawn Johnson and Summer Sanders. Yahoo will send more than 15 experts and writers to Rio, plus another 15 video producers and crew to cover the Games from every angle. Yahoo’s focus for the 2016 Summer Games will be to tell compelling stories and produce instant reactions across all content platforms.

“We will use our world-class reporting to seek out the unscripted moments that make the Summer Olympics so riveting,” said Bob Condor, Vice President, Yahoo Sports Media Group. “We’re poised to offer our most comprehensive Olympics coverage ever with a relentless emphasis on mobile-first content. We look forward to Shawn (gymnastics) and Summer (swimming, host) along with Canadian Olympian Karina LeBlanc (Yahoo Canada) providing insider commentary on Yahoo’s global stage.”

Yahoo’s experts will create unique content for Yahoo’s global audience leading into the Olympics and throughout the Summer Games. Content from Yahoo’s talent will include video originals such as Instant Reactions, Power Rankings, Yahoo Sports Rio 101 and the Yahoo Sports Rio Minute, while Yahoo’s award-winning writers like Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde, Eric Adelson and Jeff Passan will create in-depth features to tell the untold stories of Olympians and how medals were won or lost. Former Canadian national team and pro soccer goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc will bring expert analysis to Yahoo Canada and host “Bring Your Eh Game” podcasts throughout the games. Finally, Yahoo’s Miami and Rio de Janeiro based production teams will create three daily shows in Spanish and English, as well as documentary-style video content capturing the lively and colorful environment on the ground at the Games.

Yahoo’s Rio Olympics Editorial Team:

  • Shawn Johnson – Gymnastics Expert
  • Summer Sanders – Swimming Expert
  • Karina LeBlanc (Yahoo Canada) – General Assignment Writer
  • Dan Wetzel – Lead Columnist
  • Pat Forde – Swimming and Track & Field Columnist
  • Jeff Passan – Track & Field Columnist, Features Reporter
  • Eric Adelson – Gymnastics Writer and General Assignment Reporter
  • Greg Wyshynski – General Assignment Blogger and Video Commentator
  • Kevin Iole – Boxing and Wrestling Writer
  • Michael Lee – Basketball Writer
  • Jeff Eisenberg – General Assignment Writer
  • Ryan Bailey – Soccer Expert

Yahoo Summer Games coverage can be found across platforms from its custom destination page featuring medal counts and on the Yahoo Sports app. Yahoo will also translate its coverage into a variety of languages to reach its over one billion unique users worldwide. Yahoo’s editorial staff will work around the clock to make sure fans across the globe won’t miss any piece of the action or unique story whether they’re cheering for the U.S., Brazil, Great Britain, Spain, Canada, etc.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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