One of Australia’s greatest-ever sport stars, Kurt Fearnley, will join the Seven Network’s unrivalled team for one of elite sport’s greatest events, the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
With just 100 days to go, the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games, together with the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, will be Australia’s biggest-ever broadcast and digital event – all live, free and in HD on Seven and 7plus.
To celebrate today’s milestone, Seven has launched a spine-tingling campaign about what donning the iconic green and gold uniform means to our Paralympic team members, accompanied by footage of Tokyo 2020 gold medal hopes such as Dylan Alcott, Ryley Batt, Madison de Rozario, Curtis McGrath, Ellie Cole and Scott Reardon.
In a glittering wheelchair racing career, Fearnley won 13 medals, including three gold, across five Paralympic Games, in events ranging from the 100m relay to the marathon. The rare talent, grit and sportsmanship he displayed over two decades made him an Australian sporting icon.
Fearnley will join Johanna Griggs and fellow Paralympics gold medallist Annabelle Williams to anchor Seven’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games coverage, including the opening and closing ceremonies.
Starting 16 days after the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 close, Seven’s coverage will take fans inside the Paralympic Games like never before across 13action-packed days.
From morning to midnight every day on Seven and 7plus, viewers will be able to choose from an unprecedented offering of up to 16 live streams.
Eighteen of the 22 Paralympic disciplines will be covered live, including all the sports Australia traditionally excels in – swimming, athletics, cycling, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby. For the first time, all these events will be live on 7plus.
As he prepares for the first Paralympic Games since his retirement in 2018, Fearnley is looking forward to taking viewers inside an event with which he will be forever synonymous.
“The Paralympic community changed my life, right down to how I see myself as a person. To be able to engage in that community again as part of the Seven team is a huge honour.”