Eurosport’s re-runs of London 2012 includes Mo Farah, Bradley Wiggins, Greg Rutherford and many other Team GB athletes recollecting the events over Zoom calls with presenter Orla Chennaoui. She describes how it all happened in this podcast.
With TV studios on lockdown, Eurosport presenter Orla Chennaoui turned to Zoom to film interviews with a who’s who of British athletics for Eurosport’s re-runs of the London 2012 Olympics next week (24 May-31 May).
Her interviews, with the likes of Mo Farah, Adam Peaty, Chris Hoy, Rebecca Adlington, Greg Rutherford and Bradley Wiggins, were all recorded with the athletes at home, recollecting their memories of the hugely successful Olympic Games.
This came with its own challenges, and also a number of key benefits, as discussed in the podcast. The entire production was created remotely – it was filmed and edited remotely, the archive clips were all accessed remotely, and some re-commentating was also done remotely.
Impressively, the production values still manage to mirror that of a typical studio-based show. Orla discusses how it all worked in this 11-minute chat with Broadcast Sport editor Jake Bickerton.