The British Olympic Association (BOA) is delighted to announce that TV personalities Jake Humphrey, Denise Van Outen and Hazel Irvine will host the 2013 British Olympic Ball on October 30th at the iconic Dorchester Hotel.
An integral part of BBC’s coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Humphrey anchored slots on BBC One and BBC Three. Alongside Chris Boardman, he was also involved in presenting live coverage of cycling events in the velodrome.
Jake is joined by multi-talented British actress, singer and presenter Denise Van Outen. Famed for her role on the Big Breakfast Show, Denise has also starred in several productions in the West End and on Broadway.
Hazel, one of BBC Sport’s most experienced, versatile and recognisable broadcasters, will conduct interviews with Team GB Olympic legends and Sochi 2014 hopefuls throughout the evening. Hazel has worked on every Winter Olympics since 1994 and is part of the BBC’s team that will head to Sochi in February.
Jake Humphrey said:
“After the excitement of being involved in London 2012 I can’t wait to watch our Team GB athletes compete in Sochi next year. The British Olympic Ball is important for Team GB, the funds it raises make a real difference to our athletes, meaning a great night out can lead to great performances at the Winter Games. I’m delighted to be involved with the event and to help celebrate our sporting heroes.”
Denise Van Outen said:
“The British Olympic Ball is set to be an amazing celebration of Team GB and I’m proud to be involved in what will certainly be a memorable milestone in the making of a great team for Sochi 2014. I would urge people to show their support by coming along – with such a great night planned with just 100 days to go before the Olympic Winter Games, it’s going to be a really special evening.”
Hazel Irvine said:
“I was so proud to watch Team GB’s amazing performances last summer and the Ball will be a fantastic warm-up for the Olympic Winter Games next year. I’m delighted to be involved in such a crucial fundraising event for our athletes.”
Proceeds from the British Olympic Ball -- which is an event of the British Olympic Association -- will be used to support Team GB at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the journey to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The British Olympic Association and Team GB would like to thank BP and Nissan, Official Supporting Partners of the British Olympic Ball, for all their support.