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Leon Taylor – born 2 November 1977 – is a former competitive diver. Taylor represented Great Britain at three Summer Olympic Games and was a member of the Great Britain team for 16 years wining medals at all major international championships. In the diving events… Read more

Hugh Porter MBE began cycling at the age of 16 and went on to become one of Britain’s greatest professional cyclists. During his career Hugh was four time World Champion for the Individual Pursuit as well as a gold medallist in the 1966 Commonwealth Games…. Read more

Steve Cram is one of the UK’s most famous sporting personalities. As an athlete his career was forged alongside Coe and Ovett to form a period of unprecedented success in British athletics and since his retirement he has built a solid broadcasting career as a… Read more

Garth has spent his entire adult life immersed in football and the politics of sport. He was introduced to the media in 1981 while preparing for the FA Cup Final. Having been left out of England’s World Cup squad bound for Spain in 1982 he… Read more

Colin Jackson is without a doubt one of the greatest athletes that Great Britain has ever produced, with almost over a decade spent at the very pinnacle of his sport. As a 110m hurdler, Colin was ranked in the world top ten for 16 years… Read more

Olympic medallist Christopher Boardman, MBE, is one of Britain’s most successful cyclists. In 1992 he won an individual pursuit gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics and then went on to win the Individual Time Trial bronze medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta…. Read more

Brendan Foster’s athletics career saw him compete in in three Olympic Games; the 1970 Commonwealth Championships in Edinburgh (15,000m), the 1974 European Championships (5,000m) and the 1978 Commonwealth Championship in Edmonton (10,000m). He also set two world records for the 3,000m (1972 and 1974), competed… Read more

Tanni Grey-Thompson is the winner of 11 Paralympic gold medals and a six-time winner of the London Wheelchair Marathon, ensuring her place as Britain’s greatest Paralympic athlete. She was voted BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year in 1992, 2000 and 2004. Now retired, Tanni… Read more

Olympic rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave won gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. He is one of only five athletes in history to have achieved this. Due to his sporting achievements Sir Steve became the first athlete to have the… Read more

Mark Foster is one of Britain’s best known swimmers and TV sporting personalities. He became a fixture on the International swimming scene from the age of 16 when he represented England at the 1986 Commonwealth Games. He went on to represent his country more times… Read more

Shirley Robertson OBE made history by becoming the first British woman to win two Olympic Gold Medals at consecutive games, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004. Born in Dundee, Shirley started sailing at the age of seven and began training for the Olympics after she graduated… Read more

Part of the BBC presentation team for the London Olympics 2012, Sonali also co-presents British Olympic Dreams. During her time at the BBC Sonali has also covered the Commonwealth Games, the Cricket World Cup, the Boat Race, the London Marathon, the Epsom Derby, the Royal… Read more

Rishi Persad is a presenter of Channel 4’s horse racing coverage Rishi began his broadcasting career in May 2002 when attheraces was first launched. This was followed by a move to Racing UK where he introduced their first show in May 2004 from Kempton Park… Read more

Seven-and-a-half years on Blue Peter established Matt Baker as one of the best loved and most versatile presenters in the show’s history, winning him 2 BAFTAs for Best Children’s presenter and a Royal Television Society award. Matt is a key face across the BBC as… Read more

Jonathan Edwards’ achievements on the track have earned him a place in history as one of the World’s greatest and most admired athletes. Almost 17 years after his incredible efforts in Gothenburg, Jonathan Edwards still holds the world record for the triple jump at 18.29m…. Read more

Sharron Davies was just 13 when she competed as a swimmer in her first Olympic tournament in Montreal, the following year, aged just 14 she took two bronze medals at the 1977 European Championships. At the age of 15, Sharron won gold medals at the… Read more

Helen Skelton joined the Blue Peter team in the summer of 2008, as the 33rd presenter of the long running show and during this time she has firmly cemented her place alongside the likes of John Noakes as a Blue Peter action star. In 2009… Read more

Jacqui Oatley is a member of the BBC football team, commentating for BBC Television and Radio 5 live. Jacqui also presents sports news on the BBC News Channel and in April 2007, became the first female commentator on Match of the Day. Jacqui joined BBC… Read more

Lucy has spent most of her senior career with Leeds Carnegie. She joined Leeds United Ladies when it was a community team, staying with the club as they rose to be one of the best teams in England. She moved to Doncaster Rovers Belles in… Read more

Jonathan Pearce became a commentator on Match of the Day during the 2004/5 season following three years at BBC Radio 5 live. He started his career at BBC Radio Bristol in 1979. His first match commentary was Bristol Rovers against Exeter City in the League… Read more

Born in Lancashire Mark began his career at his home town club, Preston North End and also played for Brighton and Hove Albion before Bob Paisley paid £900,000 to bring him to Liverpool in 1981. Mark won a host of major honours with Liverpool before… Read more

Tracy Austin is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States who won the women’s singles title at the US Open in 1979 and 1981 and the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 1980, which she won with her brother. At… Read more

Sam was National Champion in 1997 and British No. 1 from 1996-99. She reached her highest world ranking – 55 – in February 1999 and represented Great Britain in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, as well as the Federation Cup and European Team Championships. Sam… Read more

Phil is the BBC’s trackside athletics reporting, having first taken on that role at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. He subsequently covered the Beijing Olympics in 2008, World Championships in Osaka in 2007 & Berlin 2009 and European Championships in Gothenburg in 2006 &… Read more

In February 2004 Manish joined BBC’s “Football Focus” team, a weekly magazine style show that previews the weekend’s top football action. Manish had previously been at ITV’s Central News, where he presented in-depth coverage of the region’s essential sport, including a comprehensive analysis of the… Read more

In 2010 Guy was promoted to Chief Commentator on retirement of John Motson from International Football. Over the past decade Guy has established himself as one of the leading football commentators on British television. Recruited by the BBC in 2004, he has become a permanent… Read more

Clare Balding is a freelance presenter, writer and broadcaster. She has worked in radio for 15 years and been a leading sports presenter on television since becoming the face of the BBC’s racing output in 1998. Since then, she has worked on four Olympic Games,… Read more

Tim Henman was one of Britain’s most successful male tennis players of the open era. He was Britain’s No 1; reached four Wimbledon semi-finals and peaked at No 4 in the ATP world rankings in a career that lasted 14 years, beginning in 1993 and… Read more

John Inverdale is one of Britain’s leading sports presenters, having worked on just about every major event from Olympic Games, football and rugby world cups, to Wimbledon, the Ryder Cup, Grand Nationals, World Athletics Championships, Champions League and FA Cup finals. He began his career… Read more

Sue Barker, born 19 April 1956, is a sports presenter working with the BBC. Sue is a former professional tennis player. During her tennis career, she won the women’s singles title at the French Open in 1976 beating Renáta Tomanová 6–2, 0–6, 6–2 and reached… Read more

Jill Douglas is an experienced sports broadcaster with a strong journalistic background. She began her career as a newspaper reporter before moving into television news as a reporter and presenter. With a passion for sport, she moved to the BBC Scotland in 1997 as the… Read more

Jake is the main Premier League Football presenter on BT Sport An experienced and knowledgeable television and radio broadcaster, Jake was at the forefront of much of BBC Sport’s coverage for many national and international events. In 2012 he hosted the Summer Olympics coverage for… Read more

Now Match of the Day’s stalwart presenter, Gary began his broadcasting career in 1992 with Radio 5 show Gary Lineker’s Football Night. Following the end of his playing career he took over as host on Sunday Sport in 1995 on the re-launched Radio 5 live…. Read more

A key member of the BBC’s presentation team for the London 2012 Olympics, Gabby also presents Final Score, Inside Sport, the Six Nations and the Autumn Rugby Internationals for BBC One. She hosted a live daily show on Channel 5, LIVE with Gabby Logan and… Read more

Alan is one of the most successful British football players of all time. Having won all of the honours available at club level at least twice, he also captained his Liverpool side to a historic double in 1986. His playing career was ended in 1991… Read more

‘Brighty’ has been a BBC football pundit for many years now. He made his name as part of the famous Wright (Ian) and Bright strike partnership at Crystal Palace. The two forwards helped fire the Eagles to the top flight in the late 1980s and… Read more

?Denise Lewis OBE is a retired British athlete who specialised in the heptathlon, in which and she won the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Alongside Kelly Holmes, Paula Radcliffe and Christine Ohuruogu, Lewis is one of the current “golden girls” of British athletics… Read more

Lisa Knights represented Great Britain for almost ten years as a member of the GB water polo team and competed in two European swimming championships, world cups and the Commonwealth Water Polo Tournament in Manchester. Lisa then moved to Australia where she played Water Polo… Read more

Andrew is best known as a commentator on Wimbledon and other tennis tournaments. He joined GMTV as a presenter in September 2000, although for some years he had presented the breakfast station’s Wimbledon coverage, after ten years in August 2010 it was announced he would… Read more

Dan currently presents Football Focus, the long-running BBC One Saturday lunchtime football show as well as presenting the BBC’s Open Golf coverage. You’ll also see him at The Grand National, Wimbledon and a number of the BBC’s other showpiece events. Dan also presents his own… Read more

Andrew Cotter is one of the most recognised voices across BBC radio and television’s coverage of golf, rugby and tennis. Originally a presenter of sports bulletins on BBC Radio 5 live, as well as Radio 1, 2 and 4, Andrew went on to become a… Read more

Celina got her first break in broadcasting by winning the BBC talent scheme. Early on in her career, she worked as a sports reporter for the World Service and Radio 5 live. In the summer of 2002, she joined BBC news and has been a… Read more

Hazel Irvine is one of BBC Sport’s most experienced and versatile broadcasters. She presents the corporation’s golf coverage, is the BBC’s face of snooker and a key member of the team reporting from major multi-sport events. She presented from the Beijing Olympics in 2008, marking… Read more

Huw Edwards is presenter of BBC News at Ten, Britain’s most popular television news programme. Huw has been a BBC journalist for more than 25 years, and has anchored some of the BBC’s biggest outside broadcasts, including the Royal Wedding, the Inauguration of President Obama,… Read more

From the USA Masters Golf to the World Cup, to Royal Ascot and Wimbledon, Chris Hollins is recognised as one of television’s most popular sports presenters. Chris was the main sports reporter on BBC Breakfast from October 2005 to March 2012, on air on Monday… Read more

Mishal is well known internationally for her work on BBC World News, where she fronts the flagship programme ‘Impact with Mishal Husain’. She also presents news bulletins on BBC One. Mishal has reported from around the world for the BBC for over ten years and… Read more

Bill first joined Breakfast as a reporter in 1988, and says he feels like he’s never really left. He has been a presenter on the programme since 2001. Bill’s first film for the programme all those years ago was about wild flowers, he says. He… Read more

Sian is a presenter on Channel 5 News. Sian has been a broadcast journalist for the BBC for more than 26 years. She started in local radio in the North West of England, before moving to Radio 4 as a current affairs producer. She then… Read more

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