Bringing Sport to Life

Part of the Radio Academy Presents

13 Sep 2021 1:00 pm

Sport on the radio is enjoyed by millions - but for every gold medal, or cup winning moment, there’s a rain delay in Taunton, or an ice cold 0-0 in Blackburn.

How do you bring sport to life on the radio? We’ve got guests from BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT to share their stories, and give you the inside track.

With the Summer of 2021 providing an expected boon of live sport - much of it postponed from 2020 - we'll have a lot to talk about, from Euro 2020, to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, plus rugby, cricket and more.

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Chris Iwelumo is a former Scotland international, he has played at the very top level in both Scotland and England with Watford, St.Johnstone, Burnley and Wolves. He is a regular talkSPORT Pundit/Co-Commentator and was a very influential part of the station’s EURO2020 coverage this summer.

Vicki Sparks is a freelance football commentator and reporter who regularly features on Match of the Day and BBC Radio 5 Live. She's worked on several major international tournaments for the BBC, including the Euros this summer, and has just finished covering the Tokyo Olympics with OBS.

Andy Stevenson has forged a successful career in TV sports production and radio broadcasting. He has just got back from Tokyo, where he presented the Paralympics for 5 Live. This summer, Andy also worked on 5 Live's coverage of the Olympics (from his spare bedroom!) and was at Royal St George's to interview the players at the Open golf.  In 2018, Andy was named as one of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK.

Daniel Norcross is a freelance broadcaster and cricket commentator. He is part of the BBC Test Match Special team and provides updates into 5 Live - a few years back, the Telegraph praised his “unusual perspective” on the game.

Ellie West-Thomas is talkSPORT’s Production Manager. She’s the reason sporting events go so smoothly on talkSPORT. Ellie’s also an alumni of The ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 under 30.

Lynsey Hooper (our host) is the lead football reporter for WSL on Sky Sports, a Premier League reporter for Premier League Productions, and co-founder and host of 'The Offside Rule' podcast.

Chris Iwelumo 550
Vicki Sparks 550
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Daniel Norcross 550
Ellie West-Thomas 550
LynseyHooper 550