Monday, 17 December 2012

NEWS & NOTES: Simon Crosskill on the move + Usain Bolt maintains fierce winning streak

WINNER TAKES ALL: The World’s Fastest Man is on a fierce winning streak. Following recent honours from the IAAF and France’s L’Equipe, Bolt has been named the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, after winning triple Olympic gold for the second successive Olympic Games. The 26-year-old superstar, who dominated the London 2012 Games claiming gold in the 100M, 200M and 4 X 100M, became the only man to have retained both individual sprint gold medals and helped his team become the first to run under 37 seconds in the relay. It is the third time in the past five years he has been given the prestigious BBC honour.

MAKING MOVES: One can't help following what Simon Crosskill does, and he is on the move once more. CVM TV just announced that the veteran broadcaster has joined the station as the executive producer and presenter for the programme Live@7. Crosskill has spent the past 18 years as a lead presenter and sportscaster at the BBC and on local and regional television networks. “I am excited and look forward to working with the team,” said Crosskill in a statement from CVM. “This opportunity provides me with the perfect platform to facilitate expressions on a broad range of issues that are not necessarily sports.” Crosskill will continue his engagenent with SportsMax, while working with CVM.

IN THE SWIM: Special shout-out to ace swimmer Alia Atkinson for securing a pair of medals for Jamaica at the recently staged 11th FINA World Swimming Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

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  1. Frankly I am not enthused about the Crosskill move. I have really been enjoying Live at Seven and like the way it is presented as well as the interviewing style of the journalists on the program. I find Mr. Crosskill's style unappealing and overly aggressive. But that's just my personal preference I guess.

    As for Usain... He is a marvel. He deserves these honors.

    1. I am in total agreement with you, Simon lacks tact and at times can even be a bit boorish. Congratulations and "BİG UP" to both athletes