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Sunday, 15 June 2014


Guglielmo Marconi transmitted a commentary on the Kingstown Regatta in Ireland.. He did this from on board a steamboat, to the Irish Daily Express in Dublin.

The first sports commentary was broadcast in April 1921 by Florent Gibson of the Pittsburg Star newspaper covering the fight between Johnny Ray and Johnny "Hutch" Dundee at the Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh.

The BBC used commentators for the first time at the 1936 FA Cup Final.

The motor-racing broadcaster Murray Walker did his first live commentary in 1949, but started in advertising, where he coined the slogan: ‘Opal Fruits: made to make your mouth water.’ 

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