The IAAF is running a competition to discover an Announcer for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, title The ‘Voice of YOG‘. The competition runs from 24 July-19 August.

You should be aged 18-35, passionate about athletics and able to engage an audience.

Entrants must be fluent in English and have a passionate and engaging voice. A strong knowledge of athletics is, of course, a bonus as well as basic skills in Spanish.

You are required to submit a 60-second clip of your own commentary. You can choose between two clips on which to commentate:

Fabiana Murer’s winning vault at the IAAF World Championships, Daegu 2011 or Felix Sanchez’s 400m hurdles win at the London 2012 Olympics, available on the IAAF’s You Tube channel and record your Voice-Over selfie video with your Smartphone before posting it on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #IAAFvoiceofYOG.

Entries will be judged by an expert panel and the winner will earn the opportunity to be an Announcer for the athletics competitions at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

The expert panel includes Murer, Sanchez and Commentator Katharine Merry, who will review the clips and whittle down the entries to a short list of three candidates. The winner will be announced in early September.

The prize includes a meet and greet with Murer and Sanchez, while on-site training will be given by the IAAF’s Event Presentation Manager. Travel, accommodation, transport and meals will also be provided. Entrants must be available from 8-18 October and be willing to travel by plane.

Please do let us know how you get on, good luck.

Bridget Cushen

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