Episode 43 — Tim Gavel OAM

Photo courtesy of Tim Gavel OAM

On the eve of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, in this episode of SportsParenthood, you’ll hear from Canberra-based sports commentator, Tim Gavel OAM, who’s been in the box seat at  seven Olympic Games, along with seven Commonwealth Games and the 2000 Paralympic Games.

Other than the athletes themselves, there’s likely no one who’s anticipating these games more than the competitors’ parents, who’ll be eagerly watching from home this time, due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Emotions will be running high, knowing they’ve played a crucial role in the journey.

In this interview, Tim shares some cracking tales about being involved in the world’s biggest sporting events. The three-time ABC Broadcaster of the Year has found himself in many situations where he’s been flying by the seat of his pants in the commentary box.

From a sliding doors moment about basketball star and opening ceremony flag-bearer Patty Mills, to what it’s like to be thrown in the commentary deep end. They don’t call him Tireless Tim for nothing!




  1. Jenni Andrew

    Great advice!!! Really enjoyed the conversation.

  2. We loved having Tim on the show! What a wealth of knowledge, all round! 🙂

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