Event Spotlight @ The Hub, Social Media, The Olympics & BBC – Preparing for London 2012

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Social Media, The Olympics & BBC – Preparing for London 2012, Thursday 16th February, 5pm – 7.30pm

The BBC present this truly interactive event at the main Hub for this year’s Social Media Week London, The Design Council, sponsored by Google +.

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.

Register for the waiting list here.

Confirmed Speakers

CHAIR – 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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