July 31 2017

Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford joins Eurosport

July 31 2017

Eurosport’s coverage of the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 has been boosted with Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford joining the ranks as an expert analyst.

Current world champion long-jumper Rutherford was last week ruled out of the championships in London through injury, but fans will still be able to watch one of the most decorated British track and field athletes of all-time on Eurosport screens from the 4th August.

Rutherford will link up with lead presenter and compatriot Jonathan Edwards to review and preview the latest action from the Olympic Stadium, which starts with the Opening Ceremony this Friday, offering expert analysis and unique insights at the end of each day to viewers across Europe and Australia.

Greg Rutherford said: “As an athlete there is no substitute for the thrill of competing in a world-class event such as the World Championships. However, being given the opportunity to provide my own analysis and experience to millions of athletics fans watching on Eurosport is easily the next best thing.

“There are some incredible athletes competing in London over the 10 days or so of competition and Eurosport viewers are in for a real treat. This is the first major athletics event of the new Olympic cycle leading up to Tokyo in 2020 so I am absolutely certain we will see some new stars emerge from the shadows and become household names.”

Rutherford is one of the most successful track and field athletes in the history of British athletics having clinched a gold medal in long jump at the London Olympics in 2012 before adding to his collection with a bronze in Rio last August. Rutherford also won a gold medal at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing two years ago and is a double European Championships gold medal winner.

The IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 takes place between 4-15 August with Eurosport broadcasting 45 hours of live coverage from the biennial event in 63 countries and territories across Europe and exclusively in Australia.