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01 August 2016

Christian media team to report from Olympics

Christian media team to report from Olympics

Christian media agency and Alliance member Passion for Sport will be reporting this summer from the Olympic Games in Rio.

With more than 20,000 of the world's media expected in Rio, Passion for Sport brings a unique perspective as the only media group at the Games working to introduce sports fans to Jesus through media.

PAssion for Sport will be producing content for a range of platforms, including audio, images, video and text.

Tom Ellis from London, Passion for Sport's content manager in Rio, said: "Sports fans will be able to access this content from our websites, and engage with us on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube and more!"

Passion for Sport will be producing radio material for its two weekly programmes, Planet Sport and Planet Sport Football Africa heard on more than 70 stations in 20 countries. 

The team will also be serving media clients across the world including the UK's Premier Radio, based in London.

Marcus Jones is Premier's Group head of news: "Premier is delighted to be linking up, once again, with Passion for Sport to deliver content from a Christian perspective from the biggest sporting event of the year.

"We look forward to hearing from athletes taking part and churches getting involved in their communities as well as regularly crossing over to Rio for the latest updates."

Meanwhile Spanish language reporter Pedro Pablo Arias will be serving radio stations in Europe and across the American continent, as he has since first reporting from the Olympics at Barcelona in 1992.

Team leader Norman Brierley said: "We are passionate about sport and passionate about Jesus. We want sports fans to capture the excitement of the Olympic Games and hear stories from athletes and others in Rio about the change that Jesus has brought to their lives."

Sports fans can follow the sights, the sounds and the stories from Rio with Passion for Sport from 2-22 August at www.passionforsport.com, on Facebook and on Twitter.

As a member of the Evangelical Alliance, Passion for Sport is one of 600 organisations supported by the Alliance. We facilitate members' initiatives and campaigns and offer support to increase their impact and provide training for organisations on how to engage with the local government and media.

If you would like to become a member of the Evangelical Alliance as an organisation, church or individual, you can find out more here.

For more articles and stories on the Olympics please go to our special Olympics webpage