Foxtel reveals Commonwealth Games presenters

Foxtel has unveiled the presenter line up for its broadcast of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games – including Olympic gold medalist Daley Thompson.  

The announcement:

FOXTEL today announced that some of Australia’s most recognised and experienced sports journalists alongside many of Australia’s most high profile athletes and coaches will provide exclusive commentary during its history-making broadcast of the Delhi 2010 XIX Commonwealth Games, beginning October 4.

The international competition will be screened on six exclusive new high definition and six standard definition dedicated interactive channels, showcasing over 500 hours of live events and more than 1700 hours of total coverage.

Steve Liebmann, one of Australia’s most respected journalists, broadcasters and television hosts, will anchor the 27 strong reporting team. Liebmann will bring viewers all the amazing moments each day of competition on the dedicated highlights channel, DELHI 1 GOLD.

Also in the studio will be seasoned sports journalist and SKY NEWS sports host Tiffany Cherry, respected international sports journalist Tracey Holmes, and FOX Sports News presenter Adam Peacock. Each host will bring viewers all of the day’s events – from the pool to the track, to the courts and the veladrome – and keep FOXTEL subscribers up-to-date with medal tallies and who to watch across the other five dedicated channels (DELHI 2-6).

Covering every aspect of the Games from India – from the cultural and colourful streets of Delhi to the various sporting venues and the athletes village – will be Olympian Matt Shirvington, FOX Sports News host Sarah Jones, SKY NEWS sports reporter James Bracey and prolific sports fanatic, Triple M’s Gus Worland. The roving reporters will be on location all over Delhi with our athletes as they “go for gold”.

FOXTEL’s Director of Sports and Olympic Games, Peter Campbell, said: “We are honoured to have a line-up of such incredibly well credentialled presenters, reporters and commentators for what will be a truly captivating 11 day competition.”

“FOXTEL is committed to bringing Australian audiences a viewing experience like never before.

The strong and promising group of Australian athletes, amidst the backdrop of Delhi presented across six interactive channels means we’re sure to deliver for our subscribers.”

Coupled with FOXTEL’s dedicated high-definition channels, the exclusive commentary team will make viewers feel like they’re part of all the amazing action with special insight into the day’s play and the hearts and minds of the athletes.

Calling the nail-biting action from the competition in the pool will be Sydney radio host, 2GB’s Ray Hadley. High profile sports journalist Rebecca Wilson will report on the popular swimming events, with expert analysis and insight from Australian swimming legend, Susie O’Neill.

Australian Olympic and Commonwealth Games track legend Raelene Boyle and sports broadcaster Peter Donegan will present all the events from the Track, with English athletics legend Daley Thompson and sports commentator Mike McCann covering all the action from the Field events.

Hockeyroos star and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Rechelle Hawkes and Men’s Hockey champ Dave Wansbrough will team up with sports broadcaster David “Christo” Christison to follow the Women’s and Men’s Hockey.

Rounding out the commentary team will be legendary gymnastics identity Liz Chetkovich with Garry Wilkinson (Gymnastics); Netball great and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Anne Sargeant with Jon Harker (Netball); Cycling champion Scott McGrory with Matt Keenan (Cycling); Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning diver Mike Murphy (Diving); and Fox Sports commentators Rod Kafer and Greg Clark (Rugby Sevens).

FOXTEL will broadcast, live and in full, every single session of the swimming (heats and finals), diving, track athletics, track and road cycling, Rugby Sevens and gymnastics, during the Games as well as every single Australian men’s and women’s hockey match and every Netball match featuring our Australian team.

Additionally, over the 11 day competition in Delhi, both sessions of Synchronised Swimming, all 10 Medal matches of Tennis, all Gold Medal bouts of Boxing, all Gold Medal matches of Lawn Bowls, all Medal event matches of Badminton, all Medal sessions of Wrestling, all Medal sessions of Squash, all Medal matches of Archery, Shooting highlights and all Medal matches of Table Tennis will be showcased on FOXTEL’s coverage.

FOXTEL’s broadcast of the Delhi 2010 XIX Commonwealth Games will be presented on six dedicated high definition and standard definition FOXTEL channels (not to be confused with FOX SPORTS).

Source: Foxtel press release


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