A new Olympic wire service has gone live today from news agency the Press Association.
The dedicated news service covering the 2012 Games in London marks the start of the countdown with just over a 1,000 days to go until the opening ceremony.
The Press Association Sport 2012 Wire will cover reports and results from Olympic sport tournaments in the UK and abroad and features interviews with British Olympians and Paralympians, insight into the country’s preparations and progress towards the event.
In July, PA announced it had assembled a team of 28 reporters, including some from its news division, and assigned them sports to cover exclusively in the build-up to the London Games.
Over the next few days a selection of special editorial packages will be delivered to mark 1,000 days to go, including an exclusive interview with International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge.
PA says it the 2012 Wire will deliver up to 75 stories a month during the winter and 150 during summer, rising to thousands by 2012.
MD of Press Association Sport Ian Campbell said: “This is a fantastic development for Press Association Sport and demonstrates our commitment to deliver extensive, expert coverage of all Olympic sport disciplines.
“In 2010 we will be covering more tournaments and events featuring British competitors than ever before, including the Triathlon World Championships, the British Cycling Championships and the Diving World Series.
“The launch of the 2012 Wire is a key milestone in our preparations for the Olympics Games and we look forward to announcing digital services for both media customers and sponsors over the coming months.”
Onlooker (29/10/2009 12:30:22)
I hope they keep everyone up to date on ‘whiff whaff’ developments and the like.