If you’re planning to watch the Summer Olympics from Tokyo, Japan this summer, you might hear a familiar voice.
NBC Olympics named Chris Lewis, who is handling Boise State women’s play-by-play duties for the broadcast team for this summer’s games. Lewis has mentioned play-by-play action for a wide variety of sports, including the Boise Hawks, basketball, football and more — but table tennis is something new.
“I’ve learned over the weeks since I got the job,” Lewis said during a recording of the BoiseDev podcast. “In table tennis there is table tennis for men, there are women, teams for men and women and then mixed doubles, so there are five different tournaments going on. I feel like going to work.”
[Its got the juice: Pickleball booms in the Boise area (and you can play)]
NBC will be broadcasting what are still called the 2020 Olympics — even though the games will be a year late due to the pandemic. Many sports announcers will broadcast from NBC Sports headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut — adding their voices to a remote feed from Japan.
“They have a remote headquarters for broadcasting and they do a lot of their coverage of the Olympics there. For much of their coverage, Stamford is the hub of it.”
Lewis said some table tennis matches will be broadcast live, some with delays and others wrapped in other programs. Matches are broadcast on NBCSN on cable, but highlights can be broadcast on NBC’s main network, according to the company.
Interesting for everyone
Lewis joins a team that includes everyone from Mike Tiricio to Tony Hawk to Tara Lipinski.
The table tennis tournament spans the entire length of the matches, starting on the day of the opening ceremony and ending with the men’s gold medal match on the last Friday.
“This is one of the most unique assignments I’ve ever had,” he said. “When you’re playing sports, you usually know that the public is relatively die-hard about it. When you name a Boise State sport… you can assume that the public knows what basketball is, the public knows what Boise State is, the public knows what the Mountain West is. There is a certain basic knowledge.”
[Olympian Armstrong joins local women for new virtual cycle training venture]
But if you’ve never watched a minute of table tennis, Lewis hopes to make it interesting and enjoyable.
“One of the things I’ve been told is to imagine your mom sitting on the couch surfing and she doesn’t know anything about the sport, the athletes, or how the rules work,” he said. “Why should they stick to table tennis? Why should they care about the two or four people competing, or the countries involved? You bring in stories and personal backgrounds. I can’t wait to dive in and tell those stories.”
Lewis will work with Sean O’Neill for the broadcasts.
“He is a former Olympian in the United States, a table tennis player and he is one of the best this country has ever produced. He has also done the last three Olympic cycles. I can trust that he goes into the strategy and the nuance of the game. I’m going to focus on what I know, which is the storylines and storytelling, and getting the audience interested in the individuals competing.”
He said that working on the Olympics has been a highlight of his career so far.
“This is why you dream of doing play-by-play. That’s why you play play-by-play when you’re ten years old and play Madden while your friends are playing so you can get assignments like this.”
[Top priority: Boise State looked at football move to AAC]
You can listen to the full podcast with Chris. We take a closer look at what to expect in table tennis this summer. We also discussed his Column Idaho Statesman 2020 in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, and more in a wide-ranging debate. You can listen below, or by searching BoiseDev on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play or in the Listen Boise app.
What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos
to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]