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** Sports commentator **

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In sports broadcasting, a *sports commentator* (also known as *sports
announcer*, *sportscaster* or *play-by-play announcer*) gives a running
commentary of a game or event in real time, usually during a live
broadcast, traditionally delivered in the historical present tense. The
comments are normally a voiceover, with the sounds of the action and
spectators also heard in the background. In the case of television
commentary, the commentators are on screen rarely if at all during the
event (although they may appear on camera at the start or near the end of
the broadcast).

*Contents*

· 1 Types of commentators

· 1.1 Main/Play-by-play commentator
· 1.2 Analyst/Color commentator
· 1.3 Sideline reporter
· 1.4 Sports presenter/studio host
· 1.5 Sportscaster

· 2 United States
· 3 See also
· 4 References
· 5 External links

*Types of commentators[edit]*

-Main/Play-by-play commentator[edit]-

The /main commentator/, also called the /play-by-play/ announcer or
commentator in North America, or /lap-by-lap/ commentator in the case of
motorsports coverage, is the primary speaker on the broadcast. They are
valued for their articulateness and for their ability to describe each play
or event of an often fast-moving sporting event. Because of their skills,
some commentators like Al Michaels in the U


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