Sue Barker was the face of the Olympics for BBC’s coverage of London 2012.
•Presenter of BBCs Wimbledon coverage
•Longstanding host of BBC’s Question of Sport
•Presenter of BBC Sports Personality of the Year
•Former British No 1 and winner of The French Open Grand Slam
•Awarded an MBE for her contribution to sport
Sue is a British Grand Slam winning former tennis champion who was crowned as the French Open winner in 1976 and also reached the semifinals at bothWimbledonand the Australian Open. Sue won the last singles title of her career at Brightonin 1981, finishing the year ranked World No. 16.
Upon retiring from tennis Sue became a commentator and sports reporter for Australia’s Channel 7 in 1985 before going on to anchor tennis coverage for British Sky Broadcasting in 1990. In 1993, Sue joined the BBC team to present their Wimbledon coverage and now anchors the two week long broadcast for the network. She has since branched out becoming one of their chief sports presenters and is the long standing host of A Question Of Sport which she begun in 1997.
Sue has hosted BBC Sport’s coverage of the Australian Open, the French Open, Queens Club Championships, Eastbourne, Davis Cup, the Albert Hall Masters andWimbledon. Sue also hosts the Summer Olympic Games every four years and other major sporting events have included; The Grand National (1996-2006), The Derby (2001-2007), Racing at Ascot and Longchamp (1995-1999), Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury, Rugby league Challenge Cup, The Great North Run, World Athletics Championships and European Athletics Championships (both since 1999), Commonwealth Games (since 1994), Winter Olympics (since 1994), and the infamous BBC Sports Personality of the Year (since 1994).
In 2008, Sue’s contract with the BBC was extended to cover the London 2012 Olympic Games.