Matthew Mitcham and Saturday Disney host Teigan Nash will present a daily social show during Seven’s coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Buzz from Brazil will be a regular segment containing a snapshot of what’s happening across social media, including during the primetime show, In Rio Today, which will air nightly at 7pm, hosted by Hamish McLachlan.
Matthew Mitcham said: “Since one of my favourite pastimes is Facebook-stalking other athletes, I couldn’t think of a better way to be part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games than hosting Seven’s social media segment Buzz From Brazil. With my co-host Teigan’s experience on TV, my insider knowledge of the village and my thorough ‘researching skills’, we’re going to bring viewers a fresh perspective of the Games.”
“I am so excited to be a part of Rio 2016 hosting Buzz from Brazil! My co-host Matt has a lot of experience with the Olympic Games winning #GOLD, so I am so thrilled to be ‘diving’ into this adventure with him. The Olympics brings with it much buzz from the athletes to the viewers, so bring on the fun, the excitement, the journeys, the golds and the green and golds!” Teigan Nash added.
As an athlete, Matt has achieved the ultimate Olympic success – a gold medal in the 10m platform diving event in Beijing and in doing so, the highest single diving score in Olympic history. Since retiring earlier this year, Matt has taken his one man cabaret show, Twists and Turns, on the road and is a passionate advocate for male mental health issues.
Teigan is a co-host of Saturday Disney on 7TWO and with a keen interest in sport, she brings a fresh face to Seven’s social coverage.
Rio 2016 is the first truly mobile and social Olympic Games. As athletes and fans alike flock to social, so too Seven will be front and centre – bringing unique content to our audience across all platforms and leveraging our position as rights holder for the best access to viral video content.
The 7Olympics social media channels and website www.seven.com.au/Olympics have already launched and will continue to evolve on the countdown to Rio 2016, while the ‘Olympics on 7’ app launches August 1.
Seven’s coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games commences Saturday, August 6 at 6am AEST.