ABC Sport

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ABC Sport
Division of: ABC Television
Major Broadcasting Contracts: VFL
Shute Shield
Queensland Cup
Paralympic Games
Lawn Bowls
Parent: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Website: ABC Sport

ABC Sport is the name given to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's sport's programming broadcast on ABC Television and ABC Local Radio.


ABC Television broadcasts significantly less sport than the other free-to-air Australian TV networks. ABC currently holds the broadcast rights to a range of sports, which are broadcast on ABC and ABC2.


Sport Event Broadcast Partner(s) Date Notes
Association football W-League 2008– One Sunday afternoon game a week live plus finals.
Association football Matildas Internationals Live and replayed football internationals featuring the Australian Women's National Football Team including the 2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup.
Australian Rules Football Victorian Football League 1987– One Saturday afternoon game a week live plus finals, Victoria only
Australian Rules Football West Australian Football League Nine Network (1980s-1990s) 1987–2014 One Saturday afternoon game a week live plus finals, Western Australia only
Australian Rules Football Northern Territory Football League - One Saturday afternoon game a week live plus finals, Northern Territory only
Australian Rules Football Tiwi Islands Football League Grand Final - Live on ABC in Northern Territory only
Basketball FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014– Live on ABC2
Basketball FIBA Oceania Championship 2013–
Basketball FIBA Oceania Championship for Women 2013–
Basketball FIBA World Championship for Women 2014– Live on ABC2
Basketball Women's National Basketball League 1981–1991, 1990s– One Saturday afternoon game a week live plus finals.
Golf ANZ Ladies Masters
Golf Women's Australian Open
Paralympic Games Paralympic Games 1970s– Highlights on ABC, some live coverage on ABC/ABC2 depending on schedule of the channels
Rugby Union Shute Shield 2000s– One Saturday afternoon game a week live plus finals, NSW only
Original Programming Offsiders Sports panel show on Sunday morning


Sport Event Broadcast Partner(s) Date Reason/Subsequent Broadcasters
Summer Olympics Melbourne 1956, Tokyo 1964, Montreal 1976 Seven Network, Nine Network (1956, 1976) 1956, 1964, 1976 Dropped: Seven Network
Australian Rules Football Australian Football League HSV (1957–1980), GTV (1957–1960s), ATV (1965) 1957–1980, 1987 Dropped: Seven Network, Fox Footy
Australian Rules Football South Australian National Football League Fox Sports (2000s-2008) 1988–2013 Dropped: Seven Network
Australian Rules Football Tasmanian State League 2009–2011 Dropped: WIN
Baseball Australian Baseball League 1989–1999
Baseball Claxton Shield 1970s–1988
Basketball National Basketball League Fox Sports 1979–2001 Dropped: Network Ten
Commonwealth Games Edmonton 1978, Brisbane 1982, Edinburgh 1986 Nine Network (Highlights) 1978, 1982, 1986 Dropped: Network Ten
Cricket Sheffield Shield 1970s–1990s Dropped: Fox Sports
Cricket Test cricket Nine Network 1960s–1979 Dropped: Nine Network, Fox Sports
Golf British Open 1970s–1980s Dropped: Fox Sports
Lawn Bowls Domestic and International Australian Lawn Bowls 1981–2011
Netball Commonwealth Bank Trophy C7 Sport (1997–2002) 1997–2007
Rugby League Queensland Cup Fox Sports 1996–2012 Dropped: Nine Network & Fox Sports
Rugby Union 1987 Rugby World Cup 1987 Dropped: Nine Network & Fox Sports
Rugby Union British and Irish Lions 1989 Dropped: TBA
Tennis Hopman Cup 1995–2010 Dropped: 7mate

Sports news programs[edit]

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ABC camera man filming a WNBL game

The program Offsiders is first broadcast on ABC on Sunday mornings and reviews and debates the previous week's action. ABC News 24 has Grandstand TV hosted by Peter Wilkins on weeknights at 5:30 pm.


ABC Sport also hold the radio rights to several Australian and international sporting events, including AFL, National Rugby League, Australian international cricket games, the Olympics and selected Ford Ranger One-Day Cup games, amongst other major sporting events.

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