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    I just love those British Eurosport guys!

    Thanks to modern technology, I have seen several videos with the British Eurosport guys (Chris and Simon) commentating during worlds and Olympics. They are so enjoyable! They are positive, they don't talk too much, and the way they throw the conversational ball back and forth is hilarious. I think they make good points with good humor.

    Does anyone else give a to these guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76olympics
    Thanks to modern technology, I have seen several videos with the British Eurosport guys (Chris and Simon) commentating during worlds and Olympics. They are so enjoyable! They are positive, they don't talk too much, and the way they throw the conversational ball back and forth is hilarious. I think they make good points with good humor.

    Does anyone else give a to these guys?
    I like them alot. Do you know if they were eligible skaters at one time? edited to add: Is 'Chris' Christopher Dean? I can only hear the coverage-not watch unfortunately.

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    Yep!



    And I'd like to 2nd the question...
    just who are they?

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    OK- I found this on the Eurosport site:

    "During the entire 2006 Torino Olympics send Eurosport commentators Chris Howarth and Simon Reed all your figure skating questions and comments and they will reply to a select number LIVE on the air! Howarth, the British Figure Skating Champion in 1980, has commentated on four different Olympic Games."

    So-Chris is not Christopher Dean. (Robin Cousins wasn't the national champ in1980? I didn't know that!). There was a picture by this blurb of one guy--but it didn't say who it was. I must look further!

    Here is the link from the page that I copied this blurb from:

    http://forums.eurosport.com/showthread.php?t=722

    There are many posted questions-I haven't heard them answering them live as of yet. I want to see a picture of these guys!


    Ah! Hah! Information on Chris Howarth here:

    http://www.europeonice.com/interviewchris03-1.htm
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    They rock!
    As I am a skater, I enjoy watching skating on tv, but watching skating without listening Chris, Simon or Nicky-is not possible! I jost love their comments! After every competition, I call my best friend(also a skater) and we are talking about greatest comments! I remember a lot of things that Chris said, and I just love to act as them sometimes...

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    To the Brittish Eurosport guys. I love their commentating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76olympics
    OK- I found this on the Eurosport site:

    "During the entire 2006 Torino Olympics send Eurosport commentators Chris Howarth and Simon Reed all your figure skating questions and comments and they will reply to a select number LIVE on the air! Howarth, the British Figure Skating Champion in 1980, has commentated on four different Olympic Games."

    So-Chris is not Christopher Dean. (Robin Cousins wasn't the national champ in1980? I didn't know that!).
    Just to clear up the confusion, the British Championships are/were held in December, so Robin Cousins was 4-time British Champion from 1976-1979, since the 1979-1980 competitive season included the '79 British championships. Similarly, John Curry was not the British champion in 1976, as his Olympic season included the '75 British Nationals.

    Lois

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    Yes!! they rock!! they are so positive and I love their accents.

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    I don't have the English soundtrack to Eurosport anymore (there are about 20 or so language versions over the visuals). But I remember them fondly. My strongest memory was the European ice dance championship when G/P did the Sultan/Slavegirl routine. (year? 1997?)

    They hardly talked at all and when they finished, the more aware one exhaled and said the performance was "Scarcely credible."

    "Hmmm" I thought, "why didn't he like it?" It was only listening to them for a while that I realized that 'scarcely credible' is apparently a compliment in British usage (sort of like 'absolutely unbelievable").

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    They are great commentators. They give each other lots of banter and tease each other quite a lot. They're very good at keeping their fluff comments to the replays and Kisss and Cry chots and only calling elements through the program, though now with the crib sheet they're rather fond of telling you what should be coming up and if a skater has changed their plans.

    They are very positive about the skaters and rarely say negative things for the sake of it, if required they'll say some constructive criticsm and then focus on any positive parts of the program.

    About them as people i don't think Simon Reed has any history in competing in the sport. Chris Howarth was number 2 to Robin Cousins in his day...i think he went to the same Olympics as Robin when Robin won.

    Ant

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