World Athletics Championships commentators: Who is on the panel for the competition? | The Sun

THE 2023 World Athletics Championships are underway, with much excitement surrounding the huge sporting event.

The 2023 games, held in Budapest, mark the nineteenth edition of the championships, but the first time they have been held in Hungary.

Who are the commentators for the World Athletics Championships?

Luckily for athletics fans, the BBC are providing extensive coverage of the World Athletics Championships.

The broadcaster has gathered a star-studded panel of former athletes and specialists to share their expertise across the competition.

The World Athletics Championships 2023 conclude on August 27, 2023.

Much of the action is being streamed live online on the BBC Sport website and app.

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Steve Cram

Steve Cram, CBE is a retired track and field athlete.

In 1985, he set world records in the 1,500 m, 2,000 m, and the mile.

Cram won gold in the 1,500m at the 1983 World games, before going on to take home the silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games.

After retiring from athletics in 1994 Cram moved in to a career in television, acting as an athletics commentator for BBC Sport.

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In his role as commentator, Cram has covered events like the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Paula Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe is a former long-distance runner who is a three-time winner of the London Marathon.

She has also won the New York Marathon three times and the Chicago Marathon once.

Radcliffe represented Team GB at four consecutive Olympic games (1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008) but didn't bring home a medal.

She did, however, win gold in the marathon at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki.

Since ending her competitive running career after the 2015 London Marathon, Radcliffe has occasionally worked as a commentator for the BBC, covering events such as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Steve Backley

Steve Backley, OBE is a retired British track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw.

He won many accolades throughout his career, including two silvers and a bronze at the Olympic Games, and two silvers at the World Championships.

Backley set a javelin throwing world record of 89.58m in Stockholm, Sweden in July 1990.

He last competed in 2004 at the Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Since retiring from athletics, Backley has appeared onthe 2008 edition of ITV's Dancing on Ice.

He has also worked as a commentator for the BBC.

Andrew Cotter

Andrew Cotter is a Scottish sports broadcaster who has worked with the BBC for various sporting events.

He started his career with Edinburgh-based radio station Scot FM, before relocating to London to work with BBC Radio 5 Live and Sky News.

Throughout his career he commentated both rugby and golf events, covering major competitions like The Six Nations, the Rugby World Cup, the Masters Tournament, and The Open Championship.

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