Social Media, the Olympics & BBC – Preparing for London 2012

Event Info

Thu 16 Feb, 2012 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Design Council
34 Bow Street
London, WC2E 7DL, UK (Map)
Cost: Free


London 2012 will be the biggest event the BBC has covered in our lifetime, and will be broadcast to millions on TV, radio, online and IPTV.

So what part will social media play in the BBC’s coverage? How will athletes and journalists use social media during the Olympics? How can the BBC’s audience expect to interact with broadcast coverage and the key players from the worlds of sports and entertainment?

Chaired by the BBC’s Director of 2012, Roger Mosey, this event brings you the athletes’ and broadcasters’ view, with reigning Olympic gold medallists and world rowing champions Mark Hunter MBE and Zac Purchase MBE on the panel,alongside athlete-turned-broadcaster Gail Emms, and Lewis Wiltshire from BBC sport.

If you have questions you would like to ask the panel, let us know at #SMWLDNbbc

Watch on Livestream right here


Filmed by Kinura


Roger Mosey - BBC's Director, London 2012 - @rogermosey

Mark Hunter MBE & Zac Purchase MBE – reigning Olympic and World rowing Champions - @MarkHunterGB and @ZacPurchase

Gail Emms MBE - Former World and Commonwealth badminton champion, Olympic silver medallist, and now a BBC television presenter. Gail will be part of the BBC's team at London 2012 - @gailemms

Lewis Wiltshire, BBC’s Digital Olympics Editor & Social Media Editor, BBC Sport - @lewiswiltshire



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