Olympic Mission for Discovery+

During the Summer and Winter Games in Tokyo and Beijing, I consulted as Digital Sports Editor for Discovery+ and created daily highlight cuts and sweeps for discoveryplus.se. In the summer of 2021, I had the opportunity to assist the digital team at Discovery+ with highlight cuts during the Summer Games in Tokyo. I worked as a consultant and my task was to extract highlights from the matches and then put them together for the DiscoveryPlus digital platform. We were about ten people who worked in shifts during these intensive weeks in order to cover as much as possible. In addition to covering individual matches, I often created highlight sweeps from the past day, focusing on the efforts of the Swedes. We were all stationed around Sweden, so communication took place via Slack, which worked incredibly well. The following year there was also the question of the Winter Games in Beijing, which I agreed to.

It was a tough assignment that I had to fight hard to navigate through without burning myself out completely. I am grateful for the opportunity but have realized that I prefer to work in less stressful circumstances.

/ Linus

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