Bob Ballard: “There should be a Tom Daley in every single sport for people to look up to.”

Bob Ballard's voice is one that will be familiar to many. In his work as a commentator he has called the action at multiple Olympic Games (summer and winter), Commonwealth Games and world championships, and described several historic occasions. Possibly best known for his work poolside covering swimming and diving, Ballard has also commentated on …

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Extra Time 4 with Pride of the Terraces

A prevalent theme for underrepresented communities in sport is that you can’t be what you can’t see. It is a refrain often repeated in women’s sport, football especially, but it is just as true for the LGBT+ community. It was particularly pleasing, therefore, to see such a prominence of articles across several media outlets for …

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LEAP Sports launch Pride Active Conversations with Philippa York as first guest

Cycling legend Philippa York will be the first guest in a new series of interviews organised by LEAP Sports Scotland to raise awareness of LGBTIQ+ issues in sport. The Pride Active Conversations will run over the coming weeks with guests already confirmed from the worlds of cycling, football and golf serving as an online alternative …

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Nick Heath: “On the whole, people are ready to say it’s whether you’re getting them a beer that they’re worried about, not their sexuality, and I’m happy with that.”

Nick Heath is an established voice in rugby broadcasting, having worked on World Cups, Six Nations and Premiership matches. But in lockdown, he has gone viral through his Life Commentaries and pub quizzes as well as putting plans together to continue his Cue Commentator podcast.

Jack Murley: “I get to speak to amazing sportspeople, and that isn’t anything I’m going to wish away in a hurry.”

How can we expect elite athletes to be open and honest about who they are when the people telling their stories are not doing the same? When looking at LGBT+ in sport, the media has such a crucial role to play, and Jack Murley is one broadcaster who is doing all he can to promote LGBT+ sportspeople.