Ian Thorpe has become the next big name to join Channel Ten for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
One of the most successful swimmers the world has ever seen, Ian will join TEN Sport’s Mel McLaughlin in Glasgow to bring viewers extensive coverage of the Games, backed by a stellar team of hosts and expert commentators for Ten’s extensive coverage of the event.
Ian Thorpe said: “I am very excited to be joining Network Ten as a part of their commentary team for this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, alongside Mel and a number of the country’s most successful athletes. “The team at TEN have been great so far and I am looking forward to getting back into work following my shoulder surgery. “I have some very fond memories of the Commonwealth Games. They were a big part of my career and are a fantastic opportunity for athletes to represent their country on an international scale,” he said.
Network Ten Head of Sport, David Barham, said: “The Glasgow Games are on track to be one of the most memorable Commonwealth Games ever and Network Ten is committed to making it a major television event. “We are honoured and excited that Ian has agreed to join our commentary team. “Ian received global acclaim for his commentary of the 2012 London Olympics with the BBC and is one of the most successful athletes of all time. We can’t wait to share him with viewers around the country.”
in addition to Ian Thorpe, the expert commentary team features an all-star line-up of former Olympians including Steve Hooker, Leisel Jones, Emma Snowsill, Nicole Livingstone, Rob de Castella, Nikki Hudson, David Culbert, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, Scott McGrory and more. Two of Australia’s most decorated netballers, Liz Ellis and Sharelle McMahon, While former Wallaby and TEN Eyewitness News Presenter Matt Burke will be joined by TEN’s Expert Rugby Commentator Gordon Bray for the Rugby Sevens from Ibrox Stadium.
In addition to 24-hour coverage on TEN and ONE each day, eight digital channels will also be available on www.tenplay.com.au, enabling viewers to watch their favourite events and athletes from anywhere, at any time, live and free
The Commonwealth Games will air live and exclusive on Ten and One from July 24 to August 4, 2014