Sir Steve Redgrave will join talkSPORT as a pundit for Paris Olympics, after five-time gold medallist was let go by the BBC ahead of the summer Games

Trending 1 week ago
  • Sir Steve Redgrave will subordinate talkSPORT for this summer's Olympic Games 
  • The five-time Olympic golden medallist was fto spell by nan BBC earlier this year

By David Coverdale

Published: 07:13 EDT, 3 July 2024 | Updated: 07:20 EDT, 3 July 2024

Sir Steve Redgrave will activity for talkSPORT arsenic a pundit astatine nan Olympics aft being fto spell by nan BBC.

The five-time Olympic golden medallist revealed to Mail Sport successful April that he would not beryllium portion of nan Beeb’s line-up successful Paris and feared he whitethorn miss his first Games since Moscow 1980.

However, Redgrave, 62, has now been snapped up by nan BBC’s power rivals talkSPORT, who person secured unrecorded commentary authorities for nan Olympics for nan first time.


The erstwhile rower will beryllium portion of nan station’s broadcast squad successful Paris astatine nan commencement of nan Games earlier offering his penetration from their workplace successful London.

Redgrave won Olympic golden astatine each Games from Los Angeles 1984 to Sydney 2000. He past worked for nan BBC astatine Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Sir Steve Redgrave is group to subordinate talkSPORT for nan Olympic Games aft leaving nan BBC

His BBC activity dried up, whilst erstwhile crew-mate Matthew Pinsent (right) remains connected their team

However, he was not utilized by nan Beeb astatine nan Covid-affected Tokyo 2020 aft he became precocious capacity head of nan Chinese rowing team.

Redgrave’s erstwhile unit mate Matthew Pinsent will proceed to study connected nan rowing for nan BBC astatine Paris 2024, pinch London 2012 champion Katherine Grainger offering analysis, and Rio 2016 golden medallist Moe Sbihi besides joining nan team.

About his BBC snub, Redgrave told MailSport successful April: ‘I wasn't told that I've been discontinued, but it’s benignant of evolved.

‘Matt is nan presenter and Katherine Grainger is nan balanced to what I was doing. The 3 of america worked together astatine nan World Championships nan twelvemonth aft Rio, but past they went, “Male-female, covered connected Olympic medals, why person three?”.

‘Working for China astatine nan past Games astir apt didn't thief matters.’

Redgrave will beryllium joined astatine talkSPORT by double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes and Tessa Sanderson, who won javelin golden astatine Los Angeles 1984.

The erstwhile rower will beryllium portion of nan station’s broadcast squad successful Paris astatine nan commencement of nan Games earlier offering his penetration from their workplace successful London

Rio 2016 lucky champion Alex Danson, two-time metallic medal-winning swimmer Jazz Carlin and erstwhile rowers Polly Swann and Jack Beaumont are besides successful their line-up of pundits. Natalie Sawyer will anchor talkSPORT’s sum of nan Olympics each night.

In February, nan position announced they had managed to unafraid authorities to broadcast nan Games, pinch nan International Olympic Committee making them disposable for commercialized power for nan first time.

The BBC will besides person unrecorded power commentary of nan Olympics arsenic accustomed but their authorities are not exclusive.


Copyright © PAPAREAD.COM 2024

ALL SPORTS