Bruce McAvaney Returns For His 11th Olympics, As Seven Unveils Tokyo Commentary Team

Bruce McAvaney Returns For His 11th Olympics, As Seven Unveils Tokyo Commentary Team

After a year when the world faced its toughest fight in a generation, nations that have been darkened by lockdowns, curfews and quarantines will soon be lit by the Olympic flame.

With just 100 days to go until Tokyo 2020 begins, and athletes from all corners of the globe prepare to reunite in Tokyo to prove the human spirit cannot be defeated, the Seven Network has assembled a world-class Olympic and Paralympic commentary team that will lead the country’s biggest-ever broadcast and digital event.

For the first time in Australian free-to-air television history, there will be 45 dedicated Olympic channels across Seven and 7plus all live, free and in HD.

Australia’s most loved and respected sports broadcaster Bruce McAvaney returns for his 11th Olympic Games coverage, with Seven’s team featuring some of Australia’s greatest ever Olympians, who between them have racked up numerous Olympic and World Championship gold medals and 22 World Titles plus hundreds of Games both as competitors and broadcasters.

On Wednesday, Seven announced its coverage would be anchored by Hamish McLachlan, Abbey Gelmi, Johanna Griggs, Luke Darcy, Matt Shirvington, Edwina Bartholomew, Lisa Sthalekar and Andy Maher.

Leading Seven’s contingent on the ground in Tokyo, Mel McLaughlin, Mark Beretta, Jason Richardson and Nathan Templeton will make sure audiences are kept up to date with all the latest news, colour and atmosphere of the Games.

For pre-eminent broadcaster Bruce McAvaney, anticipation is building for what promises to be a remarkable Games across 17 days featuring the world’s greatest athletes, new sports and in the perfect time zone:

“We’ve been waiting a long time for this. Like our Australian athletes, Seven’s broadcast team have been deep in preparation for an unprecedented Games.

“We’re anticipating milestone performances and a new crop of athletes who’ll become household names.

“The Olympics remains the greatest event in international sport and it’s exhilarating to be able to share the experience with all Australians, in our own time zone.”




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