ABC Sport

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ABC Sport
Division of:ABC Television
Major Broadcasting Contracts:Australian Ladies Masters
Women's Australian Open
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 Women's Golf, which is broadcast on ABC TV.


Sport Event Broadcast partner(s) Date Notes
Golf Women's Australian Open
Golf Australian Ladies Masters


Sport Event Broadcast partner(s) Date Reason/subsequent broadcasters
Summer Olympics Melbourne 1956, Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964, Munich 1972, Montreal 1976 Seven Network (1956, 1972, 1976), Nine Network (1956, 1972, 1976) 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972, 1976 Dropped: Seven Network
American football National Football League 1980s-1990s Dropped: 7mate, ESPN
American football Super Bowl 1980s-1990s Dropped: Seven Network, ESPN
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 Northern Territory Football League 2006-2014 Dropped: TBA
Australian rules football South Australian National Football League Fox Sports (2000s-2008) 1988–2013 Dropped: Seven Network
Australian rules football Victorian Football League 1987–2014 Dropped: Seven Network
Australian rules football West Australian Football League TVW 7 (1960s-1987) 1987–2014 Dropped: Seven Network
Australian rules football Tasmanian State League 2009–2011 Dropped: WIN
Australian rules football Tiwi Islands Football League Grand Final Dropped: TBA
Baseball Australian Baseball League Network Ten (1990s–1996) 1989–1999
Baseball Claxton Shield 1970s–1988
Basketball FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 Dropped: TBA
Basketball FIBA Oceania Championship 2013 Dropped: Nine Network
Basketball FIBA Oceania Championship for Women 2013 Dropped: Nine Network
Basketball FIBA World Championship for Women 2014 Dropped: TBA
Basketball National Basketball Association 1980s–1991 Dropped: ESPN
Basketball National Basketball League STW (1982–1987), SAS (1982–1987), TVQ (1979–1986), BTQ (1987), Fox Sports (1998–2001, 2017–2018), SBS (2017–2018) 1979–2001, 2017–2018 Dropped: Nine Network, Fox Sports
Basketball Women's National Basketball League Network Ten (1992–1997) 1981–2015 Dropped: Fox Sports
Commonwealth Games Edmonton 1978, Brisbane 1982, Edinburgh 1986 Nine Network (Highlights) 1978, 1982, 1986 Dropped: Seven Network
Cricket Sheffield Shield 1970s–1990s Dropped: Cricket Network, Fox Sports (final only)
Cricket Test cricket Nine Network 1960s–1972 Dropped: Seven Network and Fox Sports
Field hockey Hockey World Cup 2014 Dropped: TBA
Golf British Open 1970s–1980s Dropped: Fox Sports
Soccer W-League Fox Sports (2015-2017) 2008–2017 Dropped: SBS
Lawn Bowls Domestic and International Australian Lawn Bowls 1981–2011
Netball Commonwealth Bank Trophy C7 Sport (1997–2002) 1997–2007
Netball INF Netball World Cup 1991, 1995, 2003, 2007 Dropped: Nine Network 2019
Netball Netball Test Series 1990s-2007 Dropped: Nine Network
Paralympic Games Paralympic Games 1970s–2013 Dropped: Seven Network
Rugby league NSWRL Network Ten 1981-1991 Nine Network 1983, 1992-1995 1973 - 1995 Dropped: Nine Network & Fox Sports
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
Rugby union Shute Shield 2000s–2014 Dropped: Seven Network
Soccer 2015 Asian Cup Fox Sports 2015 Dropped: TBA
Soccer Matildas Internationals 2008-2014 Dropped: SBS
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 Australian Football League, National Basketball League, 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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