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Brendan Telfer


Aged 25, Brendan Telfer commentated the Kiwi gold medal in hockey at the Montreal Olympics. Over more than two decades in television, he presented sports and commentated rugby, netball, and more. With the 1998 launch of Radio Sport, Telfer concentrated his energies towards radio. He remains a mainstay of the station, hosting a three-hour, five day a week show. 2009 saw the release of his book A Life in Sport.

Sport provides you with the opportunity to compete against other countries in a very pure, head-to-head kind of a way. It’s simple and it allows for a very straightforward allocation of sympathy. It’s very tribal. Brendan Telfer, in a 2005 interview on blog DeadBall