UK students have the chance to be involved at the Olympic Stadium during a London 2012 test event as part of the London Prepares Series. 02/04/2012
The Become a Commentator competition will take place at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships (OAC) as part of Universities Week 2012 (30 April-7 May).
John Inverdale, sports broadcaster and BUCS president, said, ‘For budding reporters and sporting enthusiasts alike, Become the Commentator is a unique opportunity for university students to get involved in the Olympic events.'
The competition is encouraging all students, whatever their academic pathway, to upload 90 second commentary clips reporting on a local sporting event to the Universities Week YouTube Channel .
Then, on Saturday 5 May, three lucky finalists will be coached by two of Britain’s sports broadcasters, John Inverdale and Paul Dickenson, before competing in the commentary box. The winner will be selected by the stadium’s sports presentation team to commentate in the OAC’s evening finals in front of spectators at the Olympic Stadium.
‘Universities Week is about showing how universities and their students contribute to every aspect of UK society. Through the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we see this through our top athletes, world-class research, facilities for students and local communities and Cultural Olympiad projects. And the army of volunteers who will make the logistics of the ceremonies and the Games possible,' said Inverdale.
The deadline has been extended until Monday 9 April and you can enter at Universities Week .
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