Student Olympic Stadium commentator competition launched

Posted by mc234 at Mar 13, 2012 05:10 PM |
Universities Week competition now open

Students across the UK have the opportunity to become the commentator at the Olympic Stadium during the BUCS Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships (OAC), a London 2012 test event as part of the London Prepares Series. The once in a lifetime opportunity is exclusive to UK higher education students, as part of Universities Week 2012 (30 April-7 May).

The Become the Commentator competition is encouraging all students, whatever their academic pathway, to upload their own 90 second commentary clip reporting on a University sporting event to the Universities Week YouTube channel available through The judges will be looking for truly inspirational sports reporting, worthy of London’s world-class stadium, which brings to life the event with passion and precision.

On Saturday 5 May 2012, three finalists will compete in the commentary box and get coaching from Britain’s best known sports commentator, John Inverdale before one gets to report to thousands across the stadium. John Inverdale, sports broadcaster and British Universities Colleges and Sport president, said, “For budding reporters and sporting enthusiasts alike, Become the Commentator is a unique and wonderful opportunity for university students to get involved in a London 2012 test event and Universities Week.

Ed Marsh, Vice President of Union Development at National Union of Students (NUS) said, “Become the Commentator at the London 2012 test event is about making sure that you as a student can make the most of the once in a life time opportunity that the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games presents. For one lucky winner of the Universities Week Become the Commentator competition, this means speaking to thousands of spectators at the Olympic Stadium during a London 2012 test event; unmissable!”

Entry is now open via the Universities Week website and closes 1 April 2012. 


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