How vain it is to sit down to write when you haven't stood up to live?
The London Olympics kick off in just a few hours, and this year’s event promises to be the biggest one ever. For the first time, NBC is live streaming all sporting events online, including all medal ceremonies. That’s 3,500 hours! It is also offering an unprecedented amount of TV coverage – 270 hours on NBC alone. And then there’s all the other coverage - from large media companies to individual bloggers – plus a whole host of new topics to follow. These Olympics are going to be the most “social” yet, with Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook playing a big role.
It’s truly exciting but keeping up with it all is going to be a challenge. Fortunately, Trapit has you covered.
We’ve added an additional 60 new Olympics sources, including 30 feeds from NBC alone. So whether you’re a fan of popular events such as Swimming or Track, or more interested in Equestrian or Trampoline, you can either build your own trap or follow what our curation team has created, knowing that you’ll have access to an incredible range of material.
We’ve also brought in a ringer to assist our ace Sport curator Geoff Ziemer, who probably won’t be sleeping much over the next couple of weeks as he seeks out the best topics and stories. We’re pleased to announce that Beau Dure will be helping us cover the Olympics this year. A veteran of six Olympic Games—four on site, two covered remotely—for USA TODAY, he also has written on Olympic sports, soccer and mixed martial arts for ESPN, including coverage of the 2011 Women’s World Cup for espnW. He’s the author of “Long-Range Goals: The Success Story of Major League Soccer” and a forthcoming book on the UFC. This year, he has compiled complete medal projections for the London Games at SportsMyriad.com.
Follow both of them on Twitter @TrapitSports.
-Liz Lufkin, Chief Content Officer