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Hazel Irvine is one of BBC Sport’s most experienced and versatile broadcasters. She presents the corporation’s golf coverage, is the BBC’s face of snooker and a key member of the team reporting from major multi-sport events.

She presented from the Beijing Olympics in 2008, marking her sixth consecutive Summer Olympic Games, and has also worked on every Winter Olympics since 1994.

A presenter of the BBC’s athletics coverage for 11 years and of ‘Ski Sunday’ for a decade, her many credits also include Wimbledon, the London Marathon, the Boat Race and football, having reported from four football World Cups and European championships.

In addition to presenting and reporting, Hazel is also an experienced commentator. In 2006 and 2008 she provided commentary on the opening and closing ceremonies at the Turin and Beijing Olympics as well the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

She has also worked for BBC News, covered New Year’s Eve for BBC television and been involved in a whole range of programmes and events from the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo to presenting BBC Scotland’s Children in Need appeal for 10 years.

Hazel led the presentation of the BBC’s BAFTA award-winning coverage of the Berlin World Athletics Championship in 2009 and was the recipient of the 2007 Royal Television Society’s Sports Presenter of the Year. She also won the RTS award for best Regional Presenter/Reporter in 1999.

Hazel Irvine will front the BBC’s coverage of the Masters for the final time this year. Irvine has been a key figure in BBC golf coverage for 25 years and the lead anchor of the sport since 2009. She’ll continue to present snooker and major…

The 2017 World Snooker Championship will take place at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield from Saturday 15th April to Monday 1 May 2017. The BBC and British Eurosport will have live coverage of every session, including the semi-finals and the final over the May Day…

The first golf major of the year takes place this week with live coverage on the BBC and Sky Sports. The 2017 Masters – held from 6-9th April – will be the 81st edition of the Masters Tournament, and comes from the Augusta National Golf…

Rio 2016 continues today with the 15th and penultimate day of the Games. Hazel Irvine will be live on BBC One from 1pm, where the canoe sprint takes centre stage, as the men’s K1 200m final gets under way at 13.00 at the Lagoa Stadium….

Day 13 of Rio 2016 takes place today with live coverage across the BBC. Hazel Irvine will be live on BBC Two from 1pm with coverage from Lagoa Stadium with three finals in the canoe sprint, featuring the men’s K2 1,000m at 13.08, men’s C1…

It’s day 10 of Rio 2016 and here’s what’s coming up on BBC TV today. Hazel Irvine is live on BBC Two from 12.50pm as Team GB’s Keri-Anne Payne goes for gold in the women’s 10km open-water swimming at 13.00 at Fort Copacabana, hoping to…

The afternoon’s live coverage of Rio 2016 begins at 1pm on BBC One and consists of the women’s marathon, which takes place at Sambodromo at 13.30. Britain has never produced a medallist in this event since it was introduced at the Los Angeles Games in…

Day 8 of Rio 2016 takes place today with live TV coverage on the BBC. The coverage gets underway at 12.45pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, where Hazel Irvine introduces coverage of the men’s 100m preliminary round at the Olympic Stadium at 13.30,…

Day 5’s coverage of Rio 2016 starts at 12.15pm on BBC Two and BBC Two HD before moving over to BBC One at 1.45pm today, where Hazel Irvine presents live coverage the women’s rowing pair semi-finals at the Lagoa Stadium, and the women’s road cycling…

Coverage of Day 4 of Rio 2016 gets underway at 1pm on BBC Two before switching to BBC One at 1.45pm, where Hazel Irvine fronts live coverage of the men’s rowing pair semi-finals from 1.50pm. The women’s double, men’s double and men’s lightweight four semis…