John has reported on the action at seven Olympics, as well as many Six Nations tournaments, Ryder Cups and Commonwealth Games. Away from the mic he fulfils his responsibilities as a Director of Esher RFC and is a keen supporter of Lincoln City.


Biography

As well as his principal role as BBC’s face of rugby, John Inverdale has covered almost all the major sporting events for television and radio. After fronting rugby and football World Cups, and Wimbledon, he added rowing to his list at Beijing - and covered athletics for London 2012.

John has anchored Grandstand and Rugby Special, hosted John Inverdale’s Football Night and the sports chat show On Side. He has also presented the popular drivetime show on Radio 5 Live and several series of the World’s Strongest Man.

A wonderfully relaxed and dry-humoured presenter, John has been named Sony Broadcaster and Radio Personality of the Year. He is actively involved with Sport Relief and in his spare time serves as Chairman of Rugby at Esher RFC and President of Lincoln City Supporters Club.

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