Olympic Games gold medallist Matthew Mitcham and Seven personality Teigan Nash have joined Seven’s Rio 2016 broadcast team to present Buzz From Brazil a daily program containing a snapshot of what’s happening across social media in and around the Games.
Buzz From Brazil will screen across the Channels of Seven, including premiere airings during Seven’s primetime show, In Rio Today, which will air nightly at 7pm, hosted by Hamish McLachlan. Buzz will also be showcased across the 7Olympics social platforms multiple times each day of the Olympic Games, highlighting the best viral video, tweets, posts and social content from athletes and fans both in Rio and back home.
Matt 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.”
Teigan said: “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!”
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 7flix and with a keen interest in sport, she brings a fresh face to Seven’s social coverage.
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.