Stuart Storey

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Stuart Storey (born 6 September 1942, Louth, Lincolnshire) is a British sports commentator and former 110m hurdler.

Early life[edit]

He grew up in Holbeach, later helping to coach fellow Holbeachian Geoff Capes at Holbeach Athletics Club. He was educated at Spalding Grammar School. At Loughborough Training College (became Loughborough College of Education in 1963, then part of the University in 1977) he qualified as a teacher of Physical Education and mathematics. He went on to represent Great Britain at the 1968 Summer Olympics and 1970 Commonwealth Games in the 110m Hurdles.[1] He held the British record at the 200m hurdles. On retiring from the sport, he joined Thames Polytechnic (now part of the University of Greenwich) where he held the post of Director of Physical Education for 16 years until 1989.

Commentator[edit]

After retiring from competition he became an athletics broadcaster on the BBC and since 1973 he has commentated on nine Olympic Games from 1976-2008. He also was the BBC's regular basketball and squash commentator during the 1970s and 1980s.

He left the BBC after the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

He later worked as a freelance commentator for Nova International for their Great Run series of road races, for IMG Sweden on the world feed of the IAAF Diamond League athletics meetings and for the host broadcasting services for the 2012 Olympic Games in London and 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He provided commentary at the Sochi winter Olympics for a number of broadcasters. He finally hung up his microphone after the Diamond League meeting in Brussels on 1st September 2017.

Stuart also provided commentary for a number of Olympic video games include Sydney 2000, Salt Lake 2002 and Athens 2004.

Rugby Union[edit]

In 2001, he became a part-time commercial manager of Neath RFC, as his son James played for the team. His Loughborough-educated son (born November 26, 1976) played for London Welsh RFC, Neath the Ospreys and Munster. James is the former captain and then head coach of Hertford RFC First XV, a role he left at the end of the 2015/2016 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stuart Storey Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 September 2017. 

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