Meet BBC's athletics commentators at the 2022 European Athletics Championships

Joshua Rogers August 9, 2022
Meet BBC's athletics commentators at the 2022 European Athletics Championships
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Who are the BBC’s athletics commentators at the 2022 Commonwealth Games? Meet the experts, pundits, and guests covering the track and field events in Birmingham.

The Commonwealth Games are here with the prestigious multi-sport event taking place from Thursday, 28 July to Monday, 8 August, live from Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.

The BBC is providing all the broadcasting in the UK, with more than 200 hours of coverage across BBC One, Two and Three.

We’ve already seen BBC’s slate of presenters, pundits, and commentators in swimming and gymnastics events. On Day 5 of the Games, it’s the opening day of athletics action at Alexander Stadium, which means a number of recognisable faces will be on duty to cover the action.

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Who are the BBC’s main presenters?

There are a number of regular faces on hand to cover the events across the 12 days of action. Here are the BBC’s main presenters you’ll be seeing day to day.

Gabby Logan is part of the BBC One team presenting the Commonwealth Games with Clare Balding leading the coverage during the evening sessions.

BBC regular Hazel Irvine will take up the afternoon slot on the BBC coverage of the Commonwealth Games.

Final Score presenter Jason Mohammad will take the morning slot and will be joined by Holly Hamilton before they hand over to Irvine.

Former England cricket star Isa Guha will co-host evening highlights alongside Strictly star JJ Chalmers. Former Blue Peter presenter Ayo Akinwolere will also be on hand throughout the Games.

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Who are the BBC’s athletics commentators at the Commonwealth Games?

The opening night the of athletics takes place on Day 5. Action takes places at Alexander Stadium with six gold medals on the line. 

Covering the athletics in the commentary booth, as ever, will be Steve Backley (field events) and Steve Cram (track events).

Other guests, experts and pundits covering athletics at the 2022 Commonwealth Games include:

  • Michael Johnson
  • Denise Lewis
  • Jess Ennis-Hill
  • Colin Jackson
  • Tanni Grey-Thompson
  • Paula Radcliffe

Who are you most excited to see in the track and field events? Let us know in the comments below!

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.