Ken Sutcliffe Wins ASC Lifetime Achievement Award

The Minister for Sport Peter Dutton has congratulated long time Channel Nine sports broadcaster Ken Sutcliffe after he was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 2014 Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Media Awards.

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20 November 2014

The Minister for Sport Peter Dutton has congratulated long time Channel Nine sports broadcaster Ken Sutcliffe after he was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 2014 Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Media Awards.

Mr Dutton said Sutcliffe was one of the most recognised and respected sports journalists in the country having been with the Nine Network for 35 years and in journalism for 48 years.

“Ken Sutcliffe is an icon of Australian sports journalism,” Mr Dutton said when presenting the award at a ceremony at Sydney’s Darling Harbour last night.

“Ken typifies what we want from those with the important job of presenting our sports coverage. He is trustworthy, respected and knowledgeable.

“During his amazing career Ken has covered multiple summer and winter Olympics, two football world cups, Wimbledon for 20 years, many golf majors as well as rugby league State of Origin matches and NRL grand finals plus so much more.

“Ken has been a fixture in the homes of Australian sports fans for over 35 years.

“He continues to provide first class coverage of sport on the Nine Network and we thank him for his enormous contribution to sport journalism over many years.”

Sutcliffe is the 13th recipient of the ASC’s Lifetime Achievement award for contribution to sports journalism.

A full list of winners from the 2014 ASC Media Awards is available at the Australian Sports Commission website.

For further information, please contact the Minister’s office on – 02 6277 7220

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