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Steve hosts 'Legends', a series of interviews with racing heroes transmitting on the Sky F1 channel.

Steve Rider is one of the most current experienced sports presenter and journalist on British television. He presented 12 summer and winter Olympic games and in 20 years at the BBC was the host of Sportsnight, Grandstand and Sports Personality of the Year. He presented international rugby and motorsport and over fifty major golf championships.

Steve joined ITV Sport in 2006 to present Formula One and their Fifa World Cup coverage. He went on to host Champions League, FA Cup and England fixtures and the Rugby World Cup from New Zealand in 2011. He continues to host ITV4’s coverage of BTCC. He is a three-time sports BAFTA winner and has twice been named sports presenter of the year. Steve hosts the annual Laureus World Sports Awards from worldwide locations and in 2012, presented the coverage from Westminster Central Hall, London for Sky.

Steve is an Ambassador of UPS and Official Supporter for the London 2012 Olympics.

In 1980 Steve made his network debut as presenter of ITV coverage from the Moscow Olympics and he is the only television journalist to have presented all of the major sports magazine programmes of British Television, including BBC TV GRANDSTAND, BBC TV SPORTS NIGHT, ITV WORLD OF SPORT and ITV MIDWEEK SPORTS SPECIAL.

Steve has a journalistic background both in local newspapers and press/public relations. For two years he was a reporter and feature writer with Hayters, the Fleet Street-based sports agency, before joining the newly established independent local radio stations LBC/IRM as a sports presenter and reporter.

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His television career began at Anglia Television, where he was Sports Editor. Two years later he joined Thames Television where he was widely regarded as one of ITV sports top presenters and reporters.


In 1985 he accepted an invitation from the BBC to take over from Harry Carpenter as presenter of Sportsnight, a role he filled for six years. In 1991 he switched positions to become the main host of BBC Sports flags...

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