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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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,… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read more

Jacqui Oatley is a member of the BBC and ITV football team. She joined BBC Radio 5 live in 2003, having previously worked in local radio for BBC Radio Leeds and BBC London as a sports reporter. She also worked… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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,… 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… Read more