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Peter Meares

Peter Meares has been one of our leading sports commentators for the past 40 years. Best known for his hosting of the Brisbane Commonwealth Games in 1982 with the ABC, Peter has been a familiar face on Australian television. While at the ABC, Peter called Test Cricket, Rugby League and Union, Davis Cup tennis and golf, as well as hosting the popular Saturday night 'Sports Review' for 17 years.

After switching to commercial television with Channel 7, Peter hosted 'Sportscene' on Sundays, and presented the sport on 7 Nightly News for 12 years. He covered the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and four more Commonwealth Games, as well as calling network Basketball and Tennis. He's called almost every popular sport, and a few exotic ones, like Korfball and Sepak Takraw, as well!

Peter has previously written four books:

Legends of Australian Sport - The Inside Story (UQP 2003)
Wallaby Legends with Prof Max Howell (Lothian Books 2005)
All Piss and Wind (ABC Books 2008)
and the Tracey Wickham biography Treading Water: My Life In And Out Of The Pool, written with her (Random House 2010)

Peter's latest book - Back to the Studio - The Inside Stories From Australia's Best-Known Sports Commentators - was published under the ABC Books imprint by Harper Collins in August, 2011.