- Name: Paul Dickenson
- Birth Date: 04/12/1949
- Born: South Shields, UK
- Lives: Buckinghamshire, UK
Paul joined the BBC Sports team in 1987 as a track-side reporter and since 1990 he has commentated on every major athletics meeting for the BBC as well as the Winter Olympics and Paralympics. A voice that is known to millions he has also commentated on programmes such as the Lord Mayors Show, Superstars, World’s Strongest Man, Comic Relief and Sports Relief and many other major outside broadcasts.
London 2012 started early for Paul as the voice of The Queen’s Jubilee River Pageant he then commentated on the canoe slalom, athletics and the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games for the world feed. And it didn’t stop there, Paul was also the voice of paralympic athletics in the Stadium for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. It was then back to TV for Paul as he provided the voice for a BBC Olympic Superstars special.
As an athlete Paul competed in two consecutive Summer Olympics; Montreal in 1976 and Moscow in 1980. He held the British and Commonwealth Records for throwing the hammer.