London 2012, Gary Lineker’s comments during Olympics 2012, 29 July 2012

Complaint

We’ve received complaints from viewers who were unhappy with Gary Lineker’s comments on the 29 July 2012.


BBC Response

Gary Lineker was presenting from the Olympic Stadium on the evening that Team GB had won their first two medals – a silver in the Women’s Road Race and a bronze in the Women’s 400m Freestyle in the pool.  


The production team have said in response:

“Gary Lineker was presenting live from the Olympic Stadium on a busy night of sport. This was a light-hearted remark about the sporting rivalry with Germany and was clearly in that context”.