Nine is the exclusive home of the Olympics and Paralympics, and next year we say bonjour to Paris 2024 when Wide World of Sports brings the most innovative and engaging Olympics to Australia with the Opening Ceremony on July 26, followed by the Paralympics on August 28. 

The 9Network’s coverage, led by the globally renowned Wide World of Sports team, will feature Australia’s finest broadcasters, journalists, Olympians and Paralympians, making sure viewers have every angle covered of what will be one of the most beautiful Olympic and Paralympic Games ever held. 

Leading the coverage will be James Bracey, Ally Langdon, Dylan Alcott, Sarah Abo, Karl Stefanovic, Brooke Boney, Alex Cullen, Todd Woodbridge, Leila McKinnon and Eddie McGuire

9News will have a strong presence on the ground in Paris, led by Roz Kelly and Tony Jones bringing viewers all the breaking news during coverage and the 6.00pm bulletins around the nation.

Steering viewers across 32 sports in 329 events at the Olympics, the 9Network coverage will feature Australia’s most revered athletic talent as commentators and experts. 

A taste of what is to come has now been revealed, with the first wave of experts to join the Wide World of Sports team for Paris 2024.

  • Five-time Olympic gold medallist, Ian Thorpe AM, swimming expert
  • Olympic gold medallist, Giaan Rooney, swimming expert
  • Australia’s most successful female Paralympian, Ellie Cole OAM, swimming expert and Paralympic host
  • Olympic gold medallist, Steve Hooker OAM, athletics expert
  • Dual Olympian, Dave Culbert, Olympics and Paralympics commentator
  • Five-time Olympian and Australian Olympic flag bearer, Andrew Gaze AM, basketball expert
  • Olympic gold medallist, Scott McGrory, cycling commentator
  • The voice of cycling, Phil Liggett MBE
  • Dual Olympian, Kate Bates, cycling expert
  • Tour de France winner and four-time Olympian, Cadel Evans AM, cycling expert
  • Wallabies legend, Drew Mitchell, rugby sevens expert
  • Wallaroos superstar, Sera Naiqama, rugby sevens expert
  • Six-time Olympian, triple gold medallist and Australian team flag bearer, James Tomkins OAM, rowing expert
  • Olympic gold medallist, Kerri Pottharst OAM, beach volleyball expert
  • Olympian and Hockeyroos legend, Georgie Parker, field hockey expert
  • Dual Olympian and Multiple World Champion, Caroline Buchanan, BMX racing expert
  • Nitro Circus superstar and five-time X Games BMX gold medallist, Ryan Williams, BMX Freestyle expert
  • Mitch Tomlinson, skateboard and BMX freestyle commentator

With many more names set to be announced over the coming months.

Continuing Wide World of Sports’ proud history of innovation, our state-of-the-art studio will be located in the centre of Paris at the Trocadero, with the Eiffel Tower backdrop. Using cutting-edge broadcast technology, the studio will be complemented by extended reality, allowing viewers to experience a fully immersive broadcast. 

Additional cameras inside the main venues and within the Olympic Village will capture behind-the-scenes action and provide exclusive access to athletes and the Australian team during their quest for gold. 

The 9Network broadcast will feature two dedicated Olympic channels on Channel 9HD and 9GemHD filled with Olympic content 24 hours a day. Plus, 9Now will stream 40 individual channels live and on-demand, ensuring Australians do not miss a second of any event, as well as extensive curation of VOD highlights and full replays. 

And from August 28, Nine will bring Australia the most extensive coverage of a Paralympic Games ever. Live action and daily highlights shows will run across the 9Network, including prominently on primary Channel 9HD, plus 9GemHD, with 9Now offering live and on-demand content.

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