Peter Jones (sport)

1930 - 1990




BBC sports commentator, Peter Jones broadcast from most major football events from the late 1960s until 1990. He also presented or commentated on other sporting events and state occasions.

Jones is remembered for his dramatic and sympathetic descriptions of the disasters at the Heysel Stadium and at Hillsborough, although it is said that he never recovered fully after witnessing the latter. He died shortly after collapsing while commentating on the Oxford and Cambridge boat race.

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