TEN has rather cleverly hired the services of the inimitable Roy Slaven and H.G. Nelson for the XXII Olympic Winter Games for another satirical sports outing, this time called Roy and H.G’s Russian Revolution.
The pair (otherwise known as John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver), they will broadcast every night during the games in front of a live studio audience.
They have previously presented Olympics-themed and World Cup commentary dating back to 2000.
Roy Slaven said: “TEN has given us a great opportunity to look closely at the new Russia and to catch up with old friends newly released from prison. This will be a great games for our Australian winter superstars like Dale Begg-Smith and to unearth new stars the world is yet to hear about.”
H.G. Nelson said: “It’s a dream come true to be back at the Olympic coalface. There is no greater thrill in the world of sport than seeing young, fit Australians wearing the green and gold standing on the top step of the podium, wearing medals and grinning.”
TEN’s Head of Sport, David Barham, added: “Roy and H.G. are a key signing for TEN. They are proven medal winners, they bring vast Olympic experience and we are looking forward to their insights on Russian culture.”
The pair will also present a daily 30-minute show for the Samsung Stadium App, “The Ice Stream”.
H.G. Nelson also joins Stephen Quartermain and Alisa Camplin for a daily preview show Sochi Tonight, which begins from February 7.