Jackson, Atkinson among ESPN Olympic broadcast team
ESPN Caribbean, the official broadcaster of Rio 2016, has announced an impressive list of Olympic experts reporting from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including Caribbean’s top former Olympic athletes and sports journalists.
The on-air team of experts will complement ESPN’s extensive coverage that will be presented to the Caribbean audience as part of its agreement with the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC). The coverage will be featured across ESPN’s platforms and also distributed via local broadcasters throughout the region.
ESPN Caribbean’s team of commentators will be led by ESPN FC and ESPNcricinfo commentator Alexis Nunes and British cricket World Cup Champion (ICC WC, IPL and CPL commentator) Isa Guha. They will serve as hosts of the Rio 2016 coverage. Former steeplechase British athlete Jo Ankier joins them as onsite reporter. Their coverage will be supplemented by contributions and analysis of renowned Olympian athletes and experienced ESPN commentators:
• Grace Jackson - the Jamaican silver Olympic medalist (100-200m) will serve as analyst and play-by-play commentator for the track and field competitions.
• Felix Sanchez – Dominican-American track and field athlete known as “Super Sanchez” will serve as analyst. Sanchez is a Dominican Republic’s first-ever Olympic Champion winning two gold medals at the 2004 and 2012 Olympic Games.
• Dwight Stones – the renowned American television commentator and two-time track and field Olympic medalist will contribute as analyst. (and play- by-play commentator for track and field)
• Janelle Atkinson – former Olympian swimmer and three-time silver medallist at the Pan American Games. The Jamaican athlete will serve as analyst for all swimming competitions.
• Shaka Hislop – ESPN’s football expert and former Trinidad & Tobago and England footballer will serve as football analyst.
• Bernardo Osuna – ESPN’s commentator will serve as analyst for all boxing competitions.