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Allyson Felix headlines Yahoo Sports broadcast team for Paris 2024 Olympics

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NUMEROUS past USA gold medalists will appear on Yahoo Sports’ broadcast team for the upcoming summer Olympics.

The seven-time U.S. gold medalist Allyson Felix will headline Yahoo‘s Paris coverage.

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U.S. legendary track star Allyson Felix will be part of Yahoo Sports’ broadcast team for the 2024 Paris OlympicsCredit: Getty
The company will have other gold medalists including American volleyball icon Kerri Walsh Jennings lead its Olympic coverage

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The company will have other gold medalists including American volleyball icon Kerri Walsh Jennings lead its Olympic coverageCredit: Getty

Yahoo Sports has hired a bevy of gold medalists to lead its Olympics coverage.

The ex-gold medalists Felix, Shawn Johnson East, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Missy Franklin, and former silver medalist Katie Hoff will be broadcasters for the company.

On Monday, Yahoo Sports chief Ryan Spoon shared the outlet’s reasoning for their latest hires.

“These are the top of the list in terms of skill, personality, results, knowledge, interest,” Spoon said during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“They’ve all done this at the highest level with absolute success, I think they are all multi-time Olympians, so what’s it mean to do that abroad?

“What’s it mean on these different scales and these different personalities?”

Each of the correspondents will have tasks as Felix will cover track and field events, Walsh Jennings will provide analysis for beach volleyball, Franklin and Hoff will commentate the swimming events, and Johnson East will cover gymnastics events for Yahoo.

The company announced the hire of Johnson East in April.

Yahoo Sports has also struck a partnership deal with USA Swimming ahead of the trials and games.

The move will give Yahoo exclusive rights to distribute content for the business.

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The Yahoo Sports website will have a landing page for USA Swimming.

The organization will also lean on NBC Sports – the exclusive broadcast partner of the Olympics.

“Obviously, we start with trying to serve the most fans possible, and you do that through scale,” Spoon said. We have relationships with all of them. We aim to create the best content across written analysis, deliver the results, provide personality, video, do that on social.

“But we also acknowledge that we cannot personally — whether we are the best in the world or not — we can’t be comprehensive there ourselves, and so we look at partners who help us in that case.”

Yahoo Sports has also struck a partnership deal with USA Swimming ahead of the trials and games

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Yahoo Sports has also struck a partnership deal with USA Swimming ahead of the trials and games

The Olympics viewership in the United States has been trending down due to time zone gaps, among other reasons.

Still, plenty of news outlets will travel to Paris to cover the Summer Olympics.

How to watch the Olympics

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The Olympics are headed to Paris in July, but don’t worry if can’t catch a flight to France, we’ve got you covered.

You can watch all of the action from the comfort of your own home, and there’s still time to get your stream sorted:

You can also follow The U.S. Sun for all the latest from this year’s biggest sporting event.

It’s safe to say Yahoo will be investing in the upcoming games.

The Olympic Games will take place from July 26 to August 11.

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