Historic Overview Barry Davies
|Date of birth||18-Nov-1946 - Glossop (Derbyshire)|
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Barry George Davies MBE (born 24 October 1937) is an English retired sports commentator and television presenter. He covered a wide range of sports in a long career, primarily for the BBC.
Although best known for his football commentary, Davies has commentated on numerous other sports, including tennis, badminton, ice hockey, ice skating, gymnastics, field hockey, cycling, beach volleyball, and athletics, and primarily in the BBC's Olympics coverage, where he twice (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004) commentated on the opening and closing ceremonies of the Summer Games, and he covered both ceremonies for the Olympic Broadcasting Service coverage of the London 2012 games.
Davies was also the 'Voice of the Boat Race' between 1993 and 2004 (until the BBC lost the rights to cover the event), the presenter of Maestro in the 1980s (a series of interviews with retired sporting legends), and the voice that welcomed tourists to London Heathrow in 2012 as they arrived for the Olympic Games. He has covered more Summer Olympics (12) than any other British sports broadcaster.
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