“Mannouncer” (man + announcer) and “mannouncing” (man + announcing) were used in August 2016, during the Rio Olympics. The terms apply to male announcers who are clearly more comfortable covering male athletes.
“Tired of ‘mannouncers’?” was posted on Twitter on August 10, 2016. “‘Mannouncing’ Won’t Stop Female Olympians or Their Fans” by Elizabeth Daley was published in the Advocate on August 12, 2016, popularizing both “mannouncer” and “mannouncing.” The Times of India (New Delhi) stated on August 20, 2016:
“These commentators are sexist and underplay the triumphs of women achievers’ vis-a-vis men. The word (mannouncer—ed.) was coined recently, following a slew of incidents at the Rio Olympics this year.”
Tired of “mannouncers”? Follow @Lesdoggg s #Rio2016 olympics tweets. Hilarious!
9:14 AM - 10 Aug 2016
“Mannouncing” Won’t Stop Female Olympians or Their Fans
While men dominate sports coverage year-round, the Olympics offers a brief glimpse at the talent of female athletes.
BY ELIZABETH DALEY
AUGUST 12 2016 11:19 AM EDT
Still, many women find themselves hitting mute to block out the daft comments of mostly male sportscasters, or “mannouncers,” as they have been called. It seems like 90 percent of people talking over athletes are men, and it seems 90 percent of the time, they can’t just not talk.
Despite the #mannouncing the #olympics is amazing for fans of female athletes http://www.advocate.com/sports/2016/8/12/mannouncing-wont-stop-female-olympians-or-their-fans …
1:02 PM - 12 Aug 2016
Great word: #Mannouncing 😊
‘Mannouncing’ Won’t Stop Female Olympians or Their Fans. http://www.advocate.com/sports/2016/8/12/mannouncing-wont-stop-female-olympians-or-their-fans#.V7BBurorSWI.twitter … #ShowYourWorth
5:03 AM - 14 Aug 2016
The Times of India (New Delhi)
These women are on top, but ‘mannouncers’ don’t think so
Priya Sugathan | TNN | Aug 20, 2016, 01.00 AM IST
What is a mannouncer?
These commentators are sexist and underplay the triumphs of women achievers’ vis-a-vis men. The word was coined recently, following a slew of incidents at the Rio Olympics this year.