Colin Bryce

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Colin Bryce (2009)

Colin Bryce (born Newcastle upon Tyne, 4 August 1974) is a former Great Britain Olympic bobsledder, now working as a television presenter and producer. He currently works as a sports commentator for the BBC, ESPN, Fox Sports, Eurosport, Channel Five, Channel 4 and CBBC.

Although born in Newcastle, Bryce grew up in Craigie, Perthshire, as well as spending 6 years living in the US where he made the Pennsylvania state finals as wrestler.[1]

He is a graduate of the University of Glasgow in Physiology and Sport Science.[2]

At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, he participated in the two-man bobsleigh event only two years after taking up the sport competitively. He was the brakeman for the British team despite recovering from a broken leg only five months before.[3]

In 2004, he came out of the commentary booth and retirement to help an injury-ridden British team at the World Championships in Koenigsee, Germany, where he placed in the top 20 with driver Lee Johnston. Also in 2004, he was the International host for the IFF Miss Fitness World Championships in Warsaw, Poland.

He has also done some high-profile refereeing work on TV shows including ITV's Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, BBC's Superstars, ESPN's World's Strongest Man coverage and CBBC's Airmageddon

Some of his Eurosport work includes commentaries on the World Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge tour, the Sydney Olympics, Japanese game show Viking: The Ultimate Obstacle Course, the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, the Stihl Lumberjack World Championships, K-1 Total Knock Out and the BDO World Darts Championship.

Bryce was a BBC commentator at the Winter Olympics in Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010, working alongside Paul Dickenson. They commentated on the only British medal when Amy Williams took Gold in the Skeleton event.

The duo also presented the televised coverage World Strongest Man in 2009 and 2010 on Bravo in the UK. Since 2003, Colin has presented the World Strongest Man Qualifying Tours, Giants Live and the Strongman Super Series, often with former England rugby player Martin Bayfield.

Bryce commentated the Highlander Challenge 2009 series which took place at Scone Palace and aired on Channel 4. Recently, he presented coverage of the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge in 2009 and 2010 on Eurosport. The event is an extreme 5-day adventure race all around the emirates.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Games contender Bryce lives up to the family name". Herald. 26 January 2002. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Glasgow University Notable Alumni". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Winter Olympics - Team GB". BBC. 22 January 2002. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 

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