Thanks for finding your way to my page. My name is Mark Lovell and I am a freelance sports journalist and commentator specializing in German football - offering live commentary, features, previews, translations, match reports, blogs, ratings, podcasts, reaction, punditry, transcription and interviews. A fluent German speaker, I have lived and worked in Germany for almost 30 years, including time with the Royal Air Force as a linguist.
From January this year, I was Editor and Translator at European Championships Munich 2022, the biggest multi-sports event in Germany since the 1972 Summer Olympics featuring nine Olympic sports. The world-acclaimed event was hailed as “Miracle of Munich” in August 2022.
I also recently graduated with a Player Care Qualification with the Player Care Group, the UK’s first consultancy group focused on Player Care, Team Operations and Player Wellbeing within sporting environments across the world.
Previously, I was the Head of Media and Communications for the European Cricket Network, trying to grow the game of cricket in Europe.
I have written for a wide variety of print and digital clients including ESPN, BBC Sport and Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster. Equally comfortable in a broadcast setting and a regular live TV and Radio guest on international platforms such as CNN WorldSport, TRT World, BBC Radio and TalkSport.
Feel free to check out my work as Bayern Munich correspondent for many years at broadcaster ESPN, including an exclusive interview with formidable striker Robert Lewandowski. Please take the time to browse my website with links to some of my work. Your feedback is vital to me - good or bad and rest assured, I'd be delighted to hear from you via Twitter / Facebook or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with story ideas and assignments.