BBC Olympic Presenters

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