Pat Welsh

Former Channel 7 Sports Commentator

Pat Welsh joined Channel 7 News in Brisbane back in 1975 and became one of Australia’s top sports journalists and commentators. He was with Channel 7 for 47 years and was the former Sports Editor.

In between, Pat has travelled widely throughout Europe, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States for the network and covered several tours across a variety of codes.

Along the way, he has built a strong reputation for his wide sporting knowledge and commentary.

His extensive experience includes Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, cricket, rugby league, rugby union, AFL, horse racing and golfing commentaries.

In fact, Pat Welsh has commentated at eight Olympic Games so far, one of the few people to have done so. He was part of the Seven team at the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games, introduced the bobsleigh and luge events at the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano in 1998 and Salt Lake City in 2002 and reported trackside at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In 2004 Pat was again poolside and trackside in Athens and in 2006, reported from the Winter Olympic Games in Turin, followed by the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Pat has also provided 25 years of golf telecasts, both in Australia & internationally, covering the US Open and British Open golf tournaments and the President’s Cup for Seven Sport. A familiar face at golfing tournaments, Pat has earned the nickname ‘Whispering’ Pat Welsh for his hushed, on-course style.

Pat, the son of a bookmaker, was a regular commentator on Seven’s Melbourne Cup coverage, presenting from the Flemington betting ring.

With these remarkable experiences behind him, Pat Welsh has a wealth of stories and insights from around the world to share with audiences.

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