23 JULY 2012

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Article from BTNews 23 JULY 2012

Heathrow is no escape

If you were thinking of escaping the Olympics and using Heathrow as you route out of the country, forget it.  You are going to be hounded all the way.

The world’s busiest international airport has appointed the distinguished sports commentator, Barry Davies MBE, as its official 'Voice of London 2012' – providing passengers with tannoy commentary on the sporting action taking place in London and across the UK.

Davies, who has clocked up more than five decades in the commentary box, will be on Heathrow's airwaves throughout the Olympics and on Saturday 28 July will be on loudspeaker duty to provide the 230,000 passengers expected to fly on that day with a unique commentary on the events.

Davies' legendary lines and much-loved style will be played out across the terminals to give arriving passengers a unique welcome to London and ensure sporting enthusiasts are informed of major wins and world records.

Davies will be covering the Opening and Closing ceremonies for the Olympic Broadcast Service and commentating on the men's and women's hockey for the BBC.  His involvement with London 2012 will see him become the first UK sports broadcaster to have commentated on 12 Summer Olympics. www.baa.com

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