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Reslo & BBC Olympic Broadcaster

It's here, the London 2012 Olympics open with an inspirational opening ceremony directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, Trainspotting).


The entire Olympics will be covered by some way or another this year via a plethora of platforms by our cherished "Auntie Beeb" (the BBC's affectionate nickname). The BBC's flagship sports programme for many decades was the influential Grandstand.


First broadcast on the 11th October 1958 from the BBC Lime Grove Studios, London. After just three programmes David Coleman took over the presentation and became the most popular and recognised face and voice of Grandstand, he remained for a further 20 years.


The BBC had a custom Reslo RB made to their specification, this was later made available to the public and was known as the Reslo VRT Broadcasting Ribbon Microphone.


Picture courtesy of the BBC.


More information at the Reslo Ribbon Microphones blog

Grandstand on the BBC

BBC's London Olympics coverage


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Taken circa 1962