Nine announces full Olympics schedule, hosting lineup, and commentary team

With the Olympics set to kick off this month, Nine has released its full schedule for Paris 2024, spanning more than 40 dedicated channels, as well as revealing the commentary team, and on-ground hosting lineup.

Nine’s coverage starts on Monday, July 21, with Today, A Current Affair and 9News broadcasting from Paris – and an Olympic special presentation Let The Games Begin, screening on Wednesday, July 24 across Channel 9 and 9Now.

Prior to the Opening Ceremony, we get the Men’s Rugby Sevens and the Men’s Football, and the start of the Matildas’ medal bid.

Then, 24-hour coverage of the Olympic Games starts from 3am on Saturday, July 27 with the Opening Ceremony, and runs until the Closing Ceremony on Monday, August 12.

Below is the schedule for the fortnight of 24/7 coverage.

Channel 9
6.30am-11.00am AEST: Sarah Abo and Karl Stefanovic, as Australia wakes up
11.00am-12.00pm AEST: 9News bulletin
12.00pm-3.00pm AEST: Todd Woodbridge capturing the magic moments of the day
3.00pm-7.00pm AEST: Leila McKinnon and Dylan Alcott as live sport begins
6.00pm-7.00pm AEST: 9News state bulletins
7.00pm-1.00am AEST: Ally Langdon and James Bracey with all the prime-time action
1.00am-6.30am AEST: Eddie McGuire from Paris including competition Finals

5.00pm-10.00pm AEST: Sylvia Jeffreys
10.00pm-3.00am AEST: Nick McArdle
3.00am-8.00am AEST: Sam McClure
8.00am-5.00pm AEST: Hosted long-form replays

Nine’s expert and commentary team for the swimming includes Cate Campbell, Ian Thorpe, Giaan Rooney, Ellie Cole, Mat Thompson and Roz Kelly. Track and Field events will be led by Gerard Whateley – who will be the 9Network’s voice of athletics – alongside Tamsyn Lewis-Manou, Olympic gold medalist pole vaulter Steve Hooker, Dave Culbert, Olympic four-time gold medalist sprinter Michael Johnson and Tony Jones.

Other commentators include Cadel Evans, Andrew Gaze, Phil Liggett, Kerri Pottharst, James Tomkins, Sam Fricker, Scott McGrory, Kate Bates, Caroline Buchanan, Mitch Tomlinson, Ryan Williams, Nick Boserio, Georgie Parker, Richard Fox, Andy Raymond, Todd Woodbridge, Drew Mitchell, Sera Naiqama, Grace Gill, Emma Snowsill, Will McCloy, Brenton Speed, Peter Psaltis, Adam Papalia, Russell Mark, Sean Maloney, Annabelle Williams, Matt Hill, Will Davies, Mark Taylor, Sophie Smith, Shane McInnes, and Jenna O’Hea.

Olympic medalist swimmer Cate Campbell, who will be a swimming expert for the 9Network’s Paralympics coverage, said: “While I might have missed out on being part of the Australia Olympic team and competing in Paris, I am so excited to still be heading over the Games as part of the Channel 9 broadcast team.

“This will be the first Olympic Games I have watched since Athens 2004 and I can’t wait to cheer on our swimmers as they hit the pool. I hope Australia falls in love with our swimmers and I look forward to shining a spotlight on the incredible talent we have on the Olympic team.”


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