Kumi Taguchi joins Olympics Opening Ceremony commentary

SBS host to comment on artistic & cultural aspects of Opening Ceremony on Seven.

SBS Insight host Kumi Taguchi, will provide commentary to Seven’s Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the Olympic Games.

She joins Bruce McAvaney, Johanna Griggs and Hamish McLachlan this Friday, in the marathon 4.5 hours coverage and post-Ceremony wrap.

Seven’s Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said: “The Olympic Games are part of Seven’s DNA and we have again assembled the very best team to bring you all the action from Tokyo live and free. It all starts with an Opening Ceremony that will be a global event of epic proportions transcending anything we have seen before.

“Against all odds, Japan will showcase its rich history and culture and we are so thrilled to welcome Kumi to the team to share with Australia her knowledge, insights and passion for Japan.”

“Japan is my second home. I love the country and its people, and I’m excited to share this passion with a wide audience,” Taguchi said.

Coverage from 8.30pm AEST on Seven (ceremony begins 9pm).

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