Matthew Mitcham for Australia’s Greatest Athlete 2

Matthew_MitchamSeven recently announced its sports stars who will participate in a second season of Australia’s Greatest Athlete, a consumer-branded entertainment series.

They are Olympic diving gold medallist Matthew Mitcham, A-league footballer Jason Culina, AFL player Cameron Ling and rugby union’s James O’Connor, dual code (league and union) international Wendell Sailor, V8 Supercar’s  Craig Lowndes, World Ironman champion Shannon Eckstein and series one winner rugby league’s Billy Slater.

The 8 athletes will go head-to-head in a series of sporting challenges to determine a 2010 Champion.

Hosted by Mark Beretta and Tom Williams, will air in early 2010.


  1. i watched most of the Greatest Athlete on Saturday arvo’s earlier this year on Nine if i wasn’t out. It was a pretty good show. Hopefully Seven plays it how Nine did (but why Tom Williams as host -i dont like him. lol)

  2. I presume my comment was not approved because it shows you were wrong?

    It’s not like I’m the only one who said it had was on 9, not 7. You should check your info a bit before writing these stories.

  3. 9 had Rexona’s Greatest Athlete last year. I watched it every week and it was hosted by Andrew Voss.

    It even says so on their official facebook site rexonamen?ref=search&sid=629537690.3252407233..1

    I have no idea why you think 7 had anything to do with it.

  4. God I love him. He’s so gorgeous and sweet. I was talking to a guy I was seeing at one point about him when he produced photos of himself with Matthew, turned out it was his ex-boyfriend.

  5. Caught some episodes of this earlier this year. The show has promise, if its treated right and they can keep getting a decent cross section of sports people. It should do well.

  6. Oh come on, they’re gonna be running around in speedos, i think we can do better than Cameron Ling. And while i do like Billy Slater, give me David Williams anyday.

    Why has it moved to Seven? That’s a good thing, except they’ve picked Mark Beretta to host, one of the most annoying people on tv.

  7. They should do one of these for women too. I’m sure they could get some pretty impressive female athletes to compete. They’d have to be from different sports obviously. Maybe:
    Tennis (Sam Stosur would be great)
    Track & Field (like a Tamsyn Lewis/Sally McClellan)

    I think it would be cool.

  8. Matthew Mitcham is a great athlete and an inspiration.

    i’m glad he’s still doing well after coming out – that he has done so with mature grace speaks volumes on the well adjusted person that he is.

    I’ll watch this one with interest.

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