Blast from Summer Games Past: Yahoo! Launches Memorable Moments Series
Iconic Olympians including Jesse Owens, Michael Phelps, Nadia
Comăneci, Bruce Jenner and Usain Bolt among those to be celebrated
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Yahoo!, (NASDAQ:YHOO), the premier digital media company, launched a
unique editorial series entitled Memorable Moments to celebrate
the most iconic moments from the history of the modern Summer Games.
Memorable Moments (http://sports.yahoo.com/moments)
will live on Yahoo! Sports, the No. 1 global sports destination online
with over 101 million unique visitors a month.*
Yahoo! Sports is bringing to life a range of remarkable, emotive stories
from the greatest sporting event in the world through video,
photography, essays from Yahoo! Sports' award-winning writers, outside
voices of influential individuals, and its users. The stories include
Nadia Comăneci's perfection in Montreal and Usain Bolt's stunning world
records in Beijing 2008, as well as controversy such as Marion Jones'
doping admission in 2000 and the drama of Mary Decker's collision with
Zola Budd in 1984.
"While I have many memorable moments from my career, one of my favorite
moments as an athlete was walking into the Georgia Dome in 1996 to
40,000 screaming people -- for training," said Shannon Miller, Yahoo!
Sports Analyst. "The Yahoo! Memorable Moments capture all of the
best stories from past Games, from the incredible gold medal
performances and world records to the inspiring stories of personal
Every compelling moment features original Yahoo! Sports editorial
content and is brought to life with video and unforgettable images. The
stories are shared through the eyes of those who were there, and many of
the Memorable Moments include brand new documentary video footage
and interviews, including Carl Lewis' emotional visit back to the
stadium in which he triumphed with four gold medals in 1984 and a
reflective Comăneci on a balance beam. Yahoo! Sports interviewed dozens
of current and past athletes about their Moments, and travelled to
countries around the world to document the stories.
This summer the stage is set for a host of new Memorable Moments
to capture the imagination of fans around the world. Yahoo! Sports will
have its expert team right in the heart of the action telling the
stories (and the story behind the stories) as they unfold on the ground
in London. More than a dozen credentialed journalists including Dan
Wetzel, Pat Forde, and Adrian Wojnarowski will team up with former
Olympians Dan O'Brien (Track and Field), Summer Sanders (Swimming), and
Shannon Miller (Gymnastics) to bring these moments to life on Yahoo!
Fans will want to make time to catch additional Memorable Moments that
will be released weekly between now and the Opening Ceremony. Upcoming
moments include the spectacular success of the 1992 US Dream Team,
Michael Phelps' unbeatable eight gold medals in Beijing, and Muhammad
Ali in Rome and Atlanta.
Fans will be able to share their reactions to the Memorable Moments
through Yahoo!'s new ‘sentiment slider' and post their favorites across
social networking sites.
Yahoo! Sports is already delivering compelling reporting on the lead-up
to this year's competitions with a site dedicated to coverage of all the
action around the Games (http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/).
Fans can find the latest breaking news, major headlines, and recaps
daily across multiple screens and languages. Yahoo! Sports will also
provide the most up-to-date photo galleries from London, making sure
every user has access to the biggest moments of the summer, as well as
multiple video broadcasts showcasing the day's events and scenes in
London and breaking down stories as they happen.
Yahoo! is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal
digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected
to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. And
Yahoo!'s unique combination of Science + Art + Scale connects
advertisers to the consumers who build their businesses. Yahoo! is
headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit the
or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal (yodel.yahoo.com).
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Yahoo! is home to ten No. 1 properties in the U.S. — including the
Yahoo! News Network, Yahoo! Sports, omg!, and Yahoo! Finance. (comScore
Media Metrix, U.S., March 2012)
* Source: comScore World Metrix, March 2012
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