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Report on an event as it occurs, especially for a news or sports broadcast; provide a commentary.
- ‘Whoever is commentating on the races at Newcastle tomorrow had better start rehearsing a tongue-twister of a name tonight.’
- ‘In about twenty minutes I'll be commentating on tonight's ceremony.’
- ‘He has also had a life-long interest in greyhound racing and regularly commentated on the sport on both radio and television.’
- ‘He has worked with the BBC for 40 years presenting and commentating on a wide range of sports and programmes.’
- ‘Tennis has been his main sport since then but he has also commentated and reported on football, rugby union, rowing, skiing, skating, badminton, snooker, squash, ice hockey and American football.’
- ‘The veteran Seven network broadcaster is commentating on the swimming and athletics in Athens, even when they overlap.’
- ‘He gained banner headlines for the sport and is still invited to commentate on skiing for Austrian and German TV.’
- ‘At the moment one of the Caribbean's best known sports broadcasters is in Australia, commentating on the West Indian cricket series.’
- ‘The BBC's betting expert began his broadcasting career in 1986 commentating for Ladbrokes.’
- ‘It was a miraculous catch, and the crowd roared its approval, whilst Moyes who was commentating at the time, could not, I believe, stop talking about it.’
- ‘The mistake is to believe that recently retired sportsmen or women, fast-tracked into the studio, are alone best placed to commentate on and analyse their sport of expertise.’
- ‘Veteran royal commentator Tom Fleming will commentate on the event, telling the story of The Queen Mother's life for a family viewing audience.’
- ‘He is flying back from Lebanon specially to commentate on events for radio.’
- ‘It was an international game I was commentating on, I think it was the Czech Republic against Portugal, and it's followed me through my career since then.’
- ‘Barry will continue to work for BBC Sport on a freelance basis, commentating on a range of sports.’
- ‘He now commentates on Celtic League rugby matches’
- ‘He is keen to branch into areas like sports commentating, a field where former tennis players don't always perform best, he believes.’
- ‘He has also commentated on a wide range of special outside broadcast events for BBC television including the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales and has anchored the BBC's General Election coverage since 1979.’
- ‘Although he does a great job commentating on a fast and unpredictable sport its the blunders and one liners he will be remembered for.’
- ‘He has been commentating on the sport since 1949.’
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