The majority of the BBC’s presenters, commentators and pundits for the Olympics are actually based at the broadcaster’s MediaCity base in Salford, Greater Manchester. The background which appears to show a Tokyo skyline behind BBC presenters in a studio is in fact a green screen.
Are the BBC commentators actually in Tokyo?
While its studio may appear to overlook the sprawling Tokyo landscape, it is in fact located in Salford, England. But the BBC studio has been given a makeover with a green screen of a dramatic Tokyo skyline placed behind presenters to bring the Japanese capital to life for viewers at home.
Is BBC Olympic studio real?
The virtual reality studio has been in operation at the BBC’s Dock10 studios in Salford since 2019, and has been used for a number of other sports productions, including Match of the Day and Football Focus.
What BBC presenters are in Japan?
Gabby Logan, Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine, Dan Walker, Jason Mohammad, Alex Scott, JJ Chalmers and Sam Quek will front BBC One’s coverage, while Jeanette Kwakye and Nihal Arthanayake will host an extra highlights show daily on BBC Two.
Is Clare Balding actually in Tokyo?
Covid restrictions mean the BBC chose to keep Clare Balding and her co-hosts at the corporation’s Salford studios. But a virtual reality set still allows for a stunning backdrop of the host city. The technology was realistic enough that many wondered whether the presenters had in fact made the 12-hour journey to Tokyo.
Where is Clare Balding today?
Clare Victoria Balding OBE (born 29 January 1971) is an English broadcaster, journalist, and author. She currently presents for BBC Sport, Channel 4, BT Sport, is the current president of the Rugby Football League (RFL) and formerly presented the religious programme Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2.
Is Hazel in Tokyo?
Hazel has had an illustrious career (Picture: Getty Images)
She has been part of the BBC’s Olympic team since Barcelona 1992, making Tokyo her eighth games. Hazel’s first Olympic break came in 1988, when she and Dickie Davies co-hosted ITV’s coverage of the Seoul Olympics.
Are Olympic Medals real gold?
Olympic gold medals have some gold in them, but they’re mostly made of silver. According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), gold and silver medals are required to be at least 92.5 percent silver. The gold in gold medals is in the plating in the outside and must consist of at least 6 grams of pure gold.
Is BBC Olympic studio in Japan?
The 2020 Olympics are in Tokyo but the BBC studio is not actually based in Japan. The coverage of the games comes from several well-known presenters and sports commentators. But some viewers were stunned to learn that the impressive studio is not in Japan and is actually based somewhere close to their homes.