Award-winning South African sports broadcaster and MC, Carol Tshabalala, has taken centre stage in Rio at the 2016 Olympics.
As well as proving her worth as a global sports ambassador, Carol’s role at the Rio 2016 Olympics provides another opportunity for viewers across the world to see just how versatile in sport she is.
“It’s special to be part of the team keeping Africa informed on everything that is happening with its athletes in Rio. This fourth Olympics experience has been memorable, with South Africa performing the best it ever has since re-admission to the Olympic family in Atlanta, 1996,” she shares.
Carol has had the pleasure of talking about her Rio Olympic experience with celebrated Olympian Carl Lewis and actor Matthew McConaughey. From interviews along Copacabana beach, following the SA under 23 football team to Brasilia, watching Banyana Banyana’s campaign begin at the Olympic stadium, witnessing Nigeria’s ‘D Tigers’ men’s basketball team’s gallant effort at the Carioca Arena in Barra, to interviewing our very own South African medallists; these are just a few of the highlights that she has experience in Rio thus far.
Always at the forefront of global sporting events, Carol Tshabalala reminds us why she is the undisputed ‘First Lady of Sports’.
Fans can follow Carol on social media, to view her Rio highlights in pictures, and as she attends the women’s 800m final tomorrow where South Africa’s Caster Semenya is set to compete.