National press agency Sportsbeat is sending its biggest-ever team to cover the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
TEAM SB AT THE OC: Chief reporter Daniel Schofield, Charlie Talbot-Smith, Ben Baker, Tom Reynolds and managing editor James Toney (left to right)
Joining Parsons on the backbench during the Olympics will be deputy editor Stephen Bond, Olympics editor Ryan Bangs and senior staffer Gerard Meagher.
Toney will be assisted by the largest reporting team Sportsbeat have ever sent to a major sports event, including chief reporter Daniel Schofield, news editor Tom Reynolds and reporters Ben Baker, Charlie Talbot-Smith and Tom Bell.
Across the editing and reporting staff there is the experience of nearly 30 major multi-sport events.
In addition to supplying text content to nearly 100 newspapers and a range of websites, including Yahoo and Eurosport, Sportsbeat will provide daily video output overseen by multimedia editor Paul Smith, who will also be part of the reporting staff on Olympic Park.
In addition Oliver Porritt will provided dedicated coverage of the Olympic sailing regatta in Weymouth while Barrie White, who has been Sportsbeat's reporter at Team GB's preparation camp, and Matt Wright will follow the Olympic football tournament.
The multimedia editing and production team for the Games is completed by Andrew Greaves, Dean Wilkins, Sean-Paul Doran, Ben Burrows and live bloggers Stephen Watson, Aimee Howarth and Phil Jones.
Toney and Bangs, who was part of Sportsbeat's staff at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, will also lead Sportsbeat's seven-strong reporting team at the Paralympics.