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Monday, 3 July, 2000, 22:58 GMT 23:58 UK
Steve Rider
Steve Rider
Steve joined BBC Sport in July 1985
Steve Rider began his career as a junior sports reporter on his local weekly newspaper in south east London before going to work at Hayters sports agency in London.

He reported on the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow for ITV and occasionally presented its flagship sports programme, World Of Sport.

Steve joined BBC Sport in July 1985.

After spending six years presenting Sportsnight, he moved over to his current job as the main presenter of Grandstand, succeeding Desmond Lynam.

In October 1998, he presented Grandstand's special 40th birthday edition from Ascot Racecourse.

Among the major sporting events Steve has worked on for the BBC are the several Summer and Winter Olympic Games, as well as Commonwealth Games.

He is also the frontman for the BBC's golf and motorsport coverage, and his role with Grandstand involves presenting prestigious events such as rugby union's Six Nations Championship.

A regular co-presenter of the BBC Sports Review of the Year, Steve plays golf and has a keen interest in motor racing - particularly the British Touring Car Championship.

He is a life-long supporter of Charlton Athletic FC, but tries not to let it show during Final Score!

Steve lives in Berkshire with his wife and their two children.

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