Telegraph claims 200-strong Olympics editorial team

The Daily Telegraph today said that it will have a 200-strong editorial team working on its coverage of the London 2012 Olympics.

At the heart of the coverage will be a daily Olympics supplement of up to 48 pages.

During the Games the normal daily business supplement will be absorbed into the main body of the paper. An extra Olympic edition of the iPad app will be published at 5 pm every day and on Saturday the Telegraph is to publish a 60-page Olympic preview magazine.

The Telegraph believes it will sell an extra one million copies over the Olympic fortnight and it has recruited a 100-strong team of street sellers to work at key Olympic venues and fan sites.
It will be giving away free bottles of water with the paper at WH Smith travel stores during the Olympics and Paralympics.

Telegraph Olympics contributors are said to have 30 gold medals between them and include: Sir Steve Redgrave, Denise Lewis, James Cracknell, Steve Cram, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Ed Moses and Haile Gebrselassie.

Editor Tony Gallagher said: ‘The Telegraph was the first newspaper to support London 2012 at the bid stage and since then we have been preparing ourselves for the most important sporting event the UK has ever hosted.

‘It is an historic opportunity for The Telegraph and I am confident we will offer unrivalled coverage on every platform.’

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