November 15th, 2010
10:05 AM ET

Conversation with World Sport ... what changes would you make?

What changes would like to happen with World Sport?
What changes would like to happen with World Sport?

You may not know, but CNN's World Sport has been on the air since 1993, and despite being in our 18th we're as keen as we were on the first day of broadcast to deliver what you, our audience, want to see.

In our time on-air we've built a reputation for speaking to biggest names in the business (Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alex Ferguson, David Haye, Lionel Messi, Kobe Bryant, Roger Federer, Lewis Hamilton in 2010 alone), bringing you the latest from the planet's top events and giving insight and analysis to the stories that make the headlines.

Recently, the program has also started to increasingly reflect how sport news is being reflected and reacted to online. So now it's your chance to have your say about how we plan to shape the show in the future as we embark on a week of conversation with the World Sport audience.

There are three ways for you to interact: leave your comments at the bottom of this blog, send us a direct message via our Twitter account @WorldSportCNN or email the show at

Would you like to see more guests or have more time in the show devoted to analysis? Maybe it is sport highlights that remain top of your list of requests or maybe there are sports we currently do not cover and should. Whatever your thoughts about the program we want to hear them so we can continue to be first choice for our fans.

Tune into World Sport - at 0400, 1130, 1630 and 2230 GMT daily - to hear your feedback highlighted in the program and to join in the conversation.

soundoff (68 Responses)
  1. Emmanuel

    Congratulations for 18 years of imcomparable sports. Although world Sport is one the best(if not the best), i want you guys to also keep us abreast with wrestling. Emma from Nigeria

    November 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Reply
  2. James

    Without a doubt less about American football,you have lots of international followers so less of that certainly.
    Certainly more about Formula 1,Rugby,WRC,these are thrilling sports and don't get enough coverage.

    November 15, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Reply
  3. Cool Movie Browser

    Let's have a poll – to see what are the most popular sports in the world.

    Do you think the top 5 could be like this?

    1. soccer

    2. hockey

    3. basketball

    4. american football

    5. formula 1

    Money On Thread

    November 15, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Reply
  4. gregory (london)

    Nothing to change, the show is perfect! or maybe one thing – sometimes instead of video you show just pictures of football games.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Reply
  5. Harold Morgan

    There are many Americans living overseas but we see almost no coverage at all of NCAA and NFL football, NCAA basketball and MLB.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:25 am | Reply
  6. Juju

    The one of greatest thing about CNN world sport is variety, not putting too much emphasis on a specific sport. If you want to know about a particular sport, you go to web site or program which specialize in that sport.
    Watching CNN world sport makes you possible to know and enjoy sports which you had little interest before.
    As for me, basically I have been a tennis fan but now also enjoying other sports too, e.c. football, motorsport, NBA, and so on.

    generally I have no complain about WS now. I would like you to carry on your awesome quality and variety.

    November 16, 2010 at 4:28 am | Reply
  7. Leon Omondi

    Congratulations to you CNN. What i would like to see on World Sport is a list of Top ten world football Clubs of the week. You used to have it but it was scrapped. Please return that list. Fans should be able to vote for their favorite clubs. Thanks

    November 16, 2010 at 8:22 am | Reply
  8. mukund

    it will good if T 20 cricket gets more time along with the ashes in coming weeks.
    additionally, the way the reporting is done should focus more on complete coverage rather than showing just a scorecard

    November 16, 2010 at 8:28 am | Reply
  9. International traveller

    CNN continues to be dominated by North Amercian football, basketball, golf and Baseball....not suggesting they be reomved millions love them...but millions I couldn;t care less what about taking more notice of James note already posted on the website....less North America, more global sports (eg Swimming, Athletics, Motorsports (and not simply NASCAR, but WRC etc), and sports from other countries (not just cricket) but say Australian Football, South American Football (Soccer), Nordic sports (eg Nordic Skiing), japanese sports (eg Sumo).....the problem is the dominance of North American sports in something allegedly international...CNN America can do all this...

    November 16, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Reply
  10. Thomas

    As an expat living abroad for 20 years, CNN Sports is a great 30 minute program.

    Keep the to the headlines, as that is all you have time for and just add more data...and remember the guys like Pedro, Don and others all have their play to those strengths....Pedro has to be one of the best football reporters around now, and Terry or Mark can report on the North American and British Sport formats really well...Well done Team and hopefully the guys back in HQ in Atlanta will give you the budgets you need to make this show even better!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:16 am | Reply
  11. Roger McLaren

    Great show but........

    As a Scot, Mark McKay's pronunciation of his surname would make many of the McKay Clan who died in the service of Bonnie Prince Charlie at the battle of Culloden Moor turn in their graves. Phoenically the correct pronunction is McHi, McHigh or McAye. I cringe every time he says his name on his otherwise excellent reports. Come on Mark lets hear the Scots in you come to the fore.

    Also the pronunciation of PREMier and not premIER leaves a lot to be desired when reporting on the BPL.

    Cheers Roger McLaren

    November 17, 2010 at 4:51 am | Reply
  12. Michael

    99% of the time an informative program however as a Canadian living abroad I would like to see Ice Hockey covered a bit more. Including NHL and any so-called World Championships. Thanks again for the excellent job done by all Presenters

    November 17, 2010 at 8:47 am | Reply
  13. Manoharan

    World Sport should also play an active role in getting more young people into sports instead of just showing them. I don't see CNN highlighting less popular games like Squash, Badminton and Bowling just to name a few. These are games that are played by millions around the world. There are many games that one can choose to play for fun, health and recreation besides soccer and golf. Overall, I love the show! Keep up the good work.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:06 am | Reply
  14. kwizera Daniel

    Congratulations to you CNN and thank you CCN world sport team for the good services you offer to us when it comes to sports mainly Kate G, Alex T and Pedro P.
    Here in Uganda most people love soccer and on CCN they talk more on the Premier League and the Primera Division and less of Bundesliga league, Serie A, french Ligue 1 and Portuguese Liga and when it come to soccer in Africa its only Africa cup of nations and qualifiers so on behalf some Ugandans who love soccer and myself we would love it if CCN world sport team would also talk more of dose leagues and also africa soccer.
    Also if it can be possible to increase on the time of airing the sports from 30min to 1hour of broadcast it would also be a good deal.
    Thank you

    November 17, 2010 at 11:02 am | Reply
  15. Mark Noble

    I'm a Canadian who has lived all over the world (currently in Brazil) and have followed World Sport get better and better throughout the years. Although, I REALLY feel you should show us more NHL HOCKEY. It's a fantastic WORLD sport.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:49 am | Reply
  16. chris

    a top class show however you missed an absolutely wonderful play of the day last saturday as you don't have rugby coverage. england vs australia was a wonderful spectacle of flowing rugby capped by a length of the field try by england i belive it is still worth a viewing please have a look.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Reply
  17. exparisien74

    I would bring back the formerly used green graphics and music. The current music and graphics, adapted from the 2010 World Cup package, is not as refined and is, definitely, too American looking.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Reply
  18. J Hennessy

    Generally, just keep up the good work! I hope that it was a bit more often, though the schedulers to have one heck of a job at the best of times.

    Being from the UK, I'm not as interested in purely US Sports (as I didn't grow up with them). Most of the "world" sports I'm interested in. Particularly GP racing. Though, I respect that CNN is from the US and hence the coverage of "US Sports".

    Saying this I appreciate that you have an incredible balancing act, having to keep everyone happy (with all the parts of the world you get to). I'd like to say that you should ensure that there should be no more than five or six hours without a show. I really missed World Sport when there was not a show around 7:30/8 am GMT.

    PS. I like the "spin offs" that focus on golf, tennis etc. I hope to see a regular show, focusing on F1 in the new season. ALSO – Great work and PLEASE don't change too much. Evolution NOT Revolution!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Reply
  19. James

    Rugby, you say you are 'world sport' but there is no mention of rugby, which is by far one of the biggest sports in the world. Bigger than, NFL, NBA, NHL etc etc. Forget the 'american sports' which no one outside of america cares to even think about. If you want to really be 'world sports', rugby needs to be one of your headlining sports, which it isn't.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Reply
  20. Jim

    World Sport drags on sometimes. Especially when you are trying to cover all the major sports and happenings, the majority of the reports of those sports with little interest to me (for example, US Hockey), interests immediately falls, and as a result, I would want to change the channel. Of course, you cannot just cover one or two sports, but there has to be a line drawn on which sports to give extra deal. And please no US college or high school basketball news. Also, if you could include excerpts from your shows like Open Court or Living Golf in the main World Sport, that would be wonderful. Also, if there could be a dedicated show for tennis, and sailing, why not for football??

    November 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Reply
  21. Bawa lawal

    Well,i think you should make some massive changes because the programme is most at times interrupted by breaking news.i will be glad if the show end's before such reports are made.thank you.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Reply
  22. Vinay Dixit

    A couple of suggestions –

    1. Event reports should have videos instead of just still images

    2. There are too many interviews – would prefer more reports of sports events than interviews.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Reply
  23. ric

    Whenever you show a goal, you typically play it only once – very rarely is it replayed, say from a different angle. This is really frustrating, because in general I look up at the TV only when I hear something that catches my attention, and by that time it's too late ...

    Apart from that, good work all around 🙂

    November 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Reply
  24. Luis de Carvalho

    I like the show and been watching it for a long time. What ai do not like is when you become just another tv news show exploring and exhausting "scandals" and "bad" scandals, Rooney's alledged break out with Man do not need become vulgar. Report it but do not run a whole show on much sport and good news to show..lets have more fun. Good chemistry between the team. the interviews and great and funny, well done Pedro Pinto!

    November 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Reply
  25. Faria, from Trinidad and Tobago

    I'd like to see more sportsmen being interviewed, on a more frequent basis.
    P.S. I would like to see Pedro Pinto being interviewed by Alex Thomas and vice versa. You all are the true stars of the show!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Reply
  26. Leo

    More scores and highlights and less talk. Also bring back ticker during sports show showing all scores from american sports to international sports.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:23 am | Reply
  27. romel nucum

    Congratulations! What I suggest is that be consistent in reporting sports news and kindly focus your attention to other sporting events that is very significant. For example during the last world chess championship in Russia, I cannot recall that it was featured in your show, not even once even though it is the gathering of the best players in the world, you keep on focusing on some none sense sporting events. Boxing is also a non factor on your show, you keep on focusing 3/4 of your airtime to soccer matches which I think doesn't deserve that kind of attention. It makes your show boring. Kindly get sports anchor with credibility like Mr. Pedro Pinto. More power.

    November 18, 2010 at 4:15 am | Reply
  28. Jonny Bush

    I agree with James, after the Soccer World Cup and the Olympic Games the Rugby World Cup is the third largest event on Earth and jet Rugby hardly get mentioned on CNN. It seems that for an American the world are from the East to the West Coast and from the Canadian to the Mexican Border. Nevertheless, congratulation World Sport we looking forward for another 18y hopefully with a part of it.

    November 18, 2010 at 5:36 am | Reply
  29. Paul Lambrou

    i have been living in europe since 1993 and i watch you guys &gals all the time, so i can keep up with american sports, but i do not understand why you do not follow the european basketball. Showing highlights I think would be great. European Basketball is a strong sport and you fail to follow and show scores a big mistake and not right. for example last night games were played and you showed no scores and no highlights.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:37 am | Reply
  30. Mockesh

    I'm from St.Vincent but currently living in the UK and the major problem for me is the time difference which means i can only watch world sports when I'm on leave from work. I like "plays of the day" but you should have on fridays; "plays of the week" or a top 5.

    I've been watching world sports since its inception and i can safely say its the biggest sports reporting shows..The world of sports is a diverse community and i dont think the time allocated is enough; i think its should now be an hour long

    I think most people are only into one kind of sports especially most of your british viewers which makes Rugby their couch sport but at the end of the day the US is your biggest market and so to make a sport that the majority of yur viewers don't have the slightest clue about; one of your major stories could be suicide

    November 18, 2010 at 9:14 am | Reply
  31. JARKEY W.

    I think having a ticker Headline News used to have with all the American and Canadian sports scores...NHL NBA NFL..etc showing would be a good idea. Maybe some interesting and odd sports news in between the sports scores. Years ago CNN also had teletext. Why not bring that back. (or something like, but with mainly American Sports Scores) Canadians and Americans living abroad, look to CNN Sports to see whats happening back home with their team.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:40 am | Reply
  32. Max Furbo

    The only change you should make is to change it from a 30 minute show to a 60 minute show....30 minutes for American and Canadian Sports and 30 minutes for World Sports. You can make some sport fans happy all of the time. You can make all sport fans happy some of the time. Never will you make all sport fans happy all of the time.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:51 am | Reply
  33. Ankur

    I watch this program to get a brief glimpse of all action that happened the previous day, i really get turned off when the program can't show me action and only scores on screen. in my view the program should get excerpts of all events they are reporting on as i am more interested to see how it happened rather than just plan scores, especially more impt games which make headlines in the program

    November 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  34. Jake Jacobson

    Great show, but more action less interviews. Play of the day is the highlight.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Reply
  35. alehandro

    If you watch more than one World Sport in a day too much of it is repeated. A greater variety from show to show would be good, even if the main story is the same. You also do too much American sport which is of no interest to most people in other countries. If you have to do it to call yourselves World Sport, wait until the play-offs or something, when the result matters. You also have so many anchors, when it would be nice to turn on and see the same face. Pedro Pinto and Terry Baddoo are the best because they seem to know so much. Why not keep them on and have the other anchors report?

    November 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Reply
  36. Buhari Ibrahim

    Show more goals from E.P.L., La Liga and of course the Scudetto.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Reply
  37. Daudinyo

    I want 2 see matches all over the world,not just EUROPE and other continets and contries,every contry and continets that there's a match,gracias,amigos,adios.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Reply
  38. Cynthia Carr-Johnson

    Congrats on 18 years of World Sport! I'm a relative newbie to the show, only been watching for a couple of years. Love the show. Would like to see more of the ladies, and not just tennis and golf. How about some WNBA, FIFA Ladies b-ball, Track & Field. Thanks! Cynthia, New York City

    November 19, 2010 at 3:08 am | Reply
  39. Derrick

    You really do need to show more hockey. A lot of Europeans follow the NHL and we'd really like to see more!

    November 19, 2010 at 4:25 am | Reply
  40. mikeebb

    talk more about boxing. there's no other sports as universal as boxing,
    at least put it in your home, tennis,nba, soccer, f1, etc.: they're exciting but i cannot do it in my backyard! you talk about boxing and everyone will read and listen, i tell you..
    cut prime slots from football and there you go! you will have enough space for boxing!

    November 19, 2010 at 5:24 am | Reply
  41. baatar

    i think you need some international sports like gymnastics, volleyball, judo

    November 19, 2010 at 5:34 am | Reply
  42. Sampson Mar

    I am a regular World Sport in Taipei, Taiwan. We certainly appreciate the World Sports coverage – it must be tough to decide what to squeeze into 1/2 hour programs each day. My suggestion would be to have dedicated programs or times, perhaps once a week, for American college football, particularly around the Bowl season, and American college basketball, specifically at the time of March Madness, and then some of the Holiday Tournaments. Everyone has their sports preferences, but as an American, things like cricket and the overkill on soccer coverage, have less interest. Pro sports are OK, but college sports are where the real sport occurs – more changes (student turnover) and younger athletes – generally competing for the honor of their school, rather than for monetary gain. Watching the same athletes year after year on the same pro teams can be rather dull.

    November 19, 2010 at 6:16 am | Reply
  43. MoKm

    Congratulations WS! it has been that long?! I enjoy watching the show whenever i can. Funny enough, I watch CNN more when in the US! CNN America is much more sexy and invigorating. I think it the mode must be the same internationally.

    As for WS, this is my feedback:

    – need to be hosted in London rather than Atlanta (don't know why but I think it will have a better feel to it)

    – it needs to be a core program rather than a supplementary one

    – more in depth highlights and game interviews

    – keep the american sports; but also include coverage for Asia and Africa

    Thanks and Good luck!

    – add other national reporters

    November 19, 2010 at 7:18 am | Reply
  44. Simon maingi

    I am in east africa and there is absolutely no coverage of the NFL or college football apart from the bits that u include in ur show. More NFL and college football pleeeeaaaase! And where is Kate?

    November 19, 2010 at 8:41 am | Reply
  45. Ugly Baby

    I can watch World Sport before going to work and then watch another edition before going to bed and the show has hardly changed. At least freshen up the scripts.

    CNN would do good to axe at least one edition of World Sport. Clearly the show suffers because of a lack of rights to show vision. If you want to see how a good sports programme is produced, watch Sport Today on BBC World News.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:16 am | Reply
  46. Canuck abroad

    Too much of your show is repeated over and over throughout the day. Variety would be great. Also a little bit longer length show during some parts of the day would be great. You also do not really show regular updates on the NHL with highlights to go with. Your coverage is almost non existent. I realize that this league has more than enough highlights to fill an entire show but you skim over it so fast its almost pointless to watch for any real coverage of the league. For those of us living abroad and who watch CNN regularly for our news this leaves us with a big gap when it comes to coverage of the NHL. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy your coverage of F1, football (although you could also show more coverage of Serie A and La liga), tennis and so on, but the NHL coverage leaves a lot to be desired.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:31 am | Reply
  47. Terrence Cheek

    I would love to see more of Kate Giles, I love her an she is absolutely amazing and so gorgeous. i only watch the show when Kate is hosting 🙂 an congrats on 18 years you rule World Sport yay.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Reply
  48. Ty

    Perfecto just the way it is!!!

    You seem to hit the right balance for International as well as US sport coverage.

    I admitt I have a fondness for the pre 2010 World Cup opeing intro and music.

    One of the things that hooked me to World Sport. 🙂

    Is it too much to ask to expand to an hour ? 😉


    November 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Reply
  49. Eric

    I personally would like to see CNN give updates from the NFL. I, as an American living in Germany, and an avid NFL fan, miss seeing at least recaps of the games being played. Especially now with the NFL playing a few games each year abroad (England & Canada) with the thought of possibly having more games being done outside the US in the future. Also with all the Americans living abroad due to employment, military, school, etc... I think others would enjoy seeing this as well.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Reply
  50. Dr B

    New faces badly required. Very boring at the moment. Just have a look at Sky news and other channets similar channels.

    November 19, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Reply
  51. Selena

    For goodness sake! More Kate GIles because she's cute! (Terrence Cheek).....How can CNN publish such sexist nonsense. If Kate is a great anchor, let's have her on more. If she's just a good looking bimbo, then get her off. Personally I think she's okay, even though I prefer Don, Terry and Pedro for their knowledge and wit. Either way, it demeans Ms Giles and women in general to print a comment suggesting the show could be improved by using her more by way of decoration.

    November 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Reply
  52. William Neff

    I have to a agree with Harold Morgen. CNN is USA and we, who live outside of the country, want to see more coverage on the USA sports scene.

    November 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Reply
  53. JJ


    I'm JJ, a South African living in Taiwan. This is a place where sport on TV is very limited. I used to be a great World Sport fan, but you go through stages. Most of the time you must call yourself "World Soccer" then "World Basketball" and also "World Baseball" I'm not an American and would love to see less American sports. Please!!!! I used to watch "Gilette World Sport Special" Now that's a sports program you should look up to.


    November 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Reply
  54. Saminda

    World Sports is great as usual, but if the program can show more about football transfer news, it'll be perfect. Love the show, keep up the good work.


    November 20, 2010 at 10:56 am | Reply
  55. Larry

    Enjoy your show a lot – great job!
    Although I'm not a fan of all sports, I do enjoy seeing a smattering of different sports from around the globe.
    Would like to see more action highlights.
    More hockey.
    Shorter interviews.
    Keep up the good work!

    November 20, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Reply
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    November 20, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  57. d

    Good morning,
    personally i like your interview and "sport-on" experiences: Mr. Pinto's golf experience and Ms. Giles rally copiloting to name a couple.
    Sport news wise, as long as you keep updating on current events seems ok to me; humbly speaking.
    Happy week and i do not think Ms. Giles is just there for her presence.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:40 am | Reply
  58. Danny

    How about covering more world cup downhill ski racing, both men's and women's?

    November 22, 2010 at 11:52 am | Reply
  59. Rebecca

    I'd like to see less golf & sailing, and more triathlon, please!

    November 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  60. zizou2006

    I would love to sea two sides of world world sport will take care of all the news made for sports that Asians love and another side of world sport should take care of Sports actions loved by the other side of the world.

    November 23, 2010 at 3:59 am | Reply
  61. Rod Hull

    Overall an excellent show, although one or two of the presenters don't appear to know much about sport (have they ever participated in any?) and there's definitely somebody there for her cute presence.

    November 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Reply
  62. jojorican

    More inclusive....make it easier to find sports stories/results based on categories/geographic locations.

    There should be much more in the combative sports area...MMA, various martial arts...few sports like combative sports that are truly international.

    Judo, Sumo, TaeKwonDo, JiuJitsu..etc..etc...

    Table tennis, any1? great action there as well. Wrestling (not pro)..Greco Roman, Freestyle, Sambo....there`s an audienced for all of it. Organize the site, categorize, and let your readers choose what they want....don`t stuff football/soccer down their throats.....

    November 25, 2010 at 10:42 am | Reply
  63. Christian T

    Guys. Good to get more world SPORTS for viewers here.
    Please more for SPain soccer and the golf coverage too.
    where is soccer south america?
    Phil, Patrick, Pedro the favourites.

    November 27, 2010 at 6:09 am | Reply
  64. Robert Blevins

    World Sport could improve by reducing the obvious and outright bias comments of Patrick Snell, especially as they pertain to England and its sports teams. Pure English teams are not the greatest in any sport-period!!!

    November 29, 2010 at 7:40 am | Reply
  65. John Reynolds

    Hi. We enjoy your weekend show- always packed with lots of sport. Glad to see Candy reporting on the cricket- as with other sports she covers, she knows what she is talking about which adds to the enjoyment of the broadcast.

    Any changes- more rugby please!

    November 29, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Reply
  66. Don Heath

    I would like to see the program expanded, with more coverage of major horse races, international and Major League Baseball and I would really enjoy seeing more of Candy Reid's excellent work, especially with tennis.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:58 am | Reply
  67. Don

    I just want say that I really enjoy seeing Candy on the air. I think that she is the best!

    December 11, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Reply
  68. Donald W bradley

    Gents: As a resident of Thailand these past 28 years I have watching your CNN World Sports but am disappointed that no or very little reporting is provided on baseball! When you do provide a report it is no longer than one minute however it should be pointed out that the majority of the play of the days is provided by the baseball majors,.then why is it soccer takes up the most of the reporting and all we see are interviews or soccer players working out or just being talked to?
    The major league teams play 162 games each year while soccer games probably total no more than 45 to 50 each season but your attention and reporting all go to the latter. Please provide more balance to your future shows, if that is possible.

    comes from Major league baseball!

    March 27, 2011 at 3:39 am | Reply

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