AP turns “Eyes on London” as Summer Games coverage unfolds

July 24, 2012
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A couple photographs themselves in front of a set of Olympic rings located on a barge in the River Thames off of Battersea Park Sunday, July 22, 2012, in London. The city will host the 2012 London Olympics which opens Friday, July 27. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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A taxi passes alongside one of the official Olympic Lanes on a street in central London Monday, July 23, 2012, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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A commuter, seen reflected in the glass of a pub window covered in British flags, walks to work ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 23, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
The Associated Press today formally introduced a centerpiece of its comprehensive Summer Olympics coverage -- a frequently updated feature called "Eyes on London." 

The short-form file of text bits from AP journalists covering the games in London, each generally between 75 and 200 words long, includes observations and details from Olympic venues, the city streets and even athletes’ hometowns. “Eyes on London” is designed to provide a flow of content, color, updates and commentary so that readers will have an entry point to the scene and events in the Olympic host city.

"Eyes on London" will be distributed over AP's news and sports services, expanding to become a round-the-clock feed on Friday, July 27, the day the Olympics officially begin. There will be multiple updates each hour, with somewhat fewer items during the overnight hours in London. 

"Eyes on London" can also be viewed on AP's Summer Games microsite, which has been embedded so far in as many as 250 websites of AP member newspapers and broadcasters.

Other highlights of AP’s London 2012 coverage:

AP’s photo coverage will include compelling images captured by robotic cameras set up at 12 Olympic venues. See them built, installed and described in this sharp video.   

Six AP writers are among the 50 must-follow Twitter feeds during the Olympics, according to Sports Illustrated. They are Nancy Armour _@nrarmour, Doug Feinberg _@dougfeinberg, Beth Harris _@bethharrisap, Brian Mahoney _@briancmahoney, Paul Newberry _@pnewberry1963 and European Sports Editor Steve Wilson _@stevewilsonap. See the full list of Olympic-related AP staff accounts.

To keep track of Olympic competition, athlete profiles, medal counts and other excitement while on the go, download the AP Mobile news app.

 
AP Images, the commercial photo unit of AP, is giving away iPads, cameras and more as part of its #APSUMMERGAMES promo. Find out how to enter.
 
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