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Auf Wiedersehen Pet

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Auf Wiedersehen Pet

It’s suitcases ahoy yet again for me as I start packing once again for my latest sporting odyssey. Dusseldorf awaits this weekend as I make my way to the Gerry Weber Open in Halle for one of the big grass court warm up events before Wimbledon. So, yours truly is off to do a spot of men’s tennis commentary for the ATP and to no doubt marvel once more at how brilliant Roger Federer is. He has a road named after him at Halle because they love him there that much and who can blame them – he is indeed a tennis god.  Never one to miss a photo opportunity, I will of course recreate Roger’s picture next week. In preparation for next week’s tennis...

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Wind, Rain, Wind Repeat….

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Wind, Rain, Wind Repeat….

Now as anyone who knows me well will tell you, I do love to be beside the seaside and last week, I was. However the last 7 days have also generally involved me getting wet. Repeatedly. My first trip to Northern Ireland, which is a beautiful place by the way, involved around 30 miles of walking up and down stunning Royal County Down in Newcastle for the Irish Open golf hosted by the Rory Foundation. It also involved approximately 14 changes of clothes, 12 pairs of sensible walking socks and two pairs of golf shoes, which bore the brunt of the worst the weather could throw at me. To add insult and almost injury to the whole experience, there were also several occasions...

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Anyone For Golf?

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Anyone For Golf?

So this week I have been staring longingly at pictures of the Mourne Mountains. The what I hear you ask? Yes, you did indeed hear correctly…..the Mourne Mountains. Why? Well because they will form the backdrop to my maiden trip to Northern Ireland next week for the Irish Open Golf at Royal County Down Golf Club. To say I am overexcited about following the world’s finest around this beautiful links course is something of an understatement. I shall be stalking Rory and Rickie Fowler et al from inside the ropes as I resume my golf commentating career with the smell of the sea wafting in my nostrils and a disaster with a gorse bush mere moments away. It takes me...

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Olympics 2012

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Olympics 2012

Well they call it the greatest show on earth and the Olympics certainly did not disappoint. London 2012 will surely go down in history as one of the best Olympics ever and from a personal perspective, it was an extraordinary time to be involved with it. I spent hours of my life in a very hot studio overlooking the Olympic Park working for BBC World TV. It was a challenging environment to work in for many reasons, not the least of which was the sweltering temperatures in our studio atop a tower block on the edge of the park. That said the views were simply breath-taking. When I wasn’t working, I did manage to see a fair chunk of events with my children, because let’s...

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