WEEKEND WATCH: Sport On The Box – May 25-26

May 24, 2013

Sport On The Box presents a comprehensive guide to when and where to watch your favourite events this weekend.

With so many great sporting events taking place over one bumper weekend – from Froch v Kessler II to the UEFA Champions League Final, Monaco Grand Prix to French Open tennis and the Aviva Premiership Final to Wentworth’s BMW PGA Championship, it is all set to be a unmissable 48 hours for armchair fans.

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ATHLETICS: Great Manchester CityGames / Run – Live on BBC Sport

May 20, 2013

Manchester city centre plays host to a bumper weekend of top quality international athletics, featuring a line-up of Olympic and Paralympic stars, plus a selection of the world’s finest long distance runners.

More than 20,000 people are expected to gather to see some of the sport’s biggest names compete in the BT Great Manchester CityGames on Saturday, May 25, while on Sunday more than 40,000 will run the 10km Bupa Great Manchester Run.

BBC TV will live coverage of both events over the weekend which forms part of a great weekend of sport.

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ATHLETICS: European Indoor Championships 2013 – Live on BBC TV & British Eurosport

February 25, 2013

The 2013 European Indoor Championships take place in Gothenburg this weekend and you can watch full coverage of the biggest athletics meeting so far this year on BBC Sport and British Eurosport.

Reigning women’s 800m champion Jenny Meadows will captain a 29-strong Great Britain and Northern Ireland team, where she will be joined by the likes of Holly Bleasdale, Robbie Grabarz and Dwain Chambers in Sweden as a collection of Europe’s finest athletes assemble for the biennial championships at the Scandinavium complex.

Live coverage of every session can be seen across BBC TV throughout the weekend of March 1-3.

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TV: BBC Three to air Oscar Pistorius documentary

February 21, 2013

BBC Three will screen a fast-turnaround one-off documentary on the murder of Reeva Steenkamp who was allegedly shot to death by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius.

The South African superstar, who won two gold medals and a silver at the Paralympic Games in London in 2012, is accused of murder, though pleads not guilty.

Rick Edwards, who recently made his debut fronting BBC Three’s Free Speech and presented Channel 4’s breakfast show during the Paralympics last summer, will present the new BBC Three documentary entitled ‘Oscar Pistorious: What Really Happened?’.

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ATHLETICS: Channel 4 hands 2013 World Championships rights to the BBC

December 13, 2012

Channel 4 have offloaded the live rights to the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow to the BBC.

Both broadcasters reached a “commercial agreement” which will see the transfer of the broadcast rights to next year’s showpiece athletics event pass to the corporation.

The last World Championships in Daegu in 2011 were covered by Channel 4, but the broadcaster has decided to pull the plug on their agreement with the IAAF a year early after losing out to the BBC for the next term.

The corporation were due to take back the showcase track and field contract from Channel 4 in 2014 on a four-year deal that includes the World Championships coming to London in 2017.

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XMAS WATCH: British Eurosport celebrates Britain’s 2012 stars with three special programmes‏

December 11, 2012

In the build-up to the Sports Personality of the Year awards this Sunday night, British Eurosport will pay tribute to four of the shortlisted contenders in three special programmes dedicated to their astonishing achievements.

British Eurosport’s comprehensive coverage of cycling, tennis and the London 2012 Olympic Games this year meant that they captured some of the defining moments of the sporting year, featuring British stars Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, Andy Murray and Bradley Wiggins.

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TV: Sports Life Stories – New series on ITV4

October 18, 2012

ITV4 is to screen a brand new eight-part documentary series in which sporting legends speak honestly and candidly about their careers.

Presented by ITV’s chief sports reporter Gabriel Clarke, Sports Life Stories chronicles the lives of many of Britain’s and the world’s best-loved sporting stars and high-achievers.

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ATHLETICS: Great North Run 2012 – Live on BBC One

September 13, 2012

BBC Sport will broadcast exclusive coverage of the 32nd annual staging of the Great North Run, the world’s biggest and most famous half-marathon, as part of a bumper weekend of live athletics from the north east.

Beginning in Newcastle and finishing in South Shields, the prestigious event always attracts top-quality athletes from across the world, as well as thousands of runners looking to raise as much money for their chosen charities.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 11

September 8, 2012

On the last day of competition at London 2012 the four marathon events take centre stage, with David Weir and Shelly Woods carrying the hopes for ParalympicsGB.

As the Paralympics draws to a close, all eyes will be on Weir to see if he can an historic fourth gold of these Games.

Teams will also battle it out for the last gold medals of the Games in the 7-a-side football and wheelchair rugby, before the closing ceremony begins at 8pm.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 10

September 7, 2012

Just two days remain of London’s unforgettable summer of sport and day ten will be the last chance to catch the majority of the remaining Paralympic sports in action with 54 more gold medals to be awarded.

It’s the final night of swimming at the Aquatics Centre, with plenty of British medal prospects in action to round off a record-breaking Games in the pool, and Oscar Pistorius will hope to finish the Paralympics on a high as the Olympic Stadium hosts London 2012 action for the last time.

Among the other medals up for grabs today are the men’s wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair tennis, 5-a-side football, men’s and women’s team table tennis and sitting volleyball.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 9

September 6, 2012

Following on from the most extraordinary night in the history of the Paralympic Games, day nine’s action will have to go some way to match the sheer drama and intensity of ‘Thriller Thursday’.

More British gold medals are expected to come following yesterday’s haul of five. Rachel Morris defends the handcycling gold medal she won by three clear minutes in Beijing, Jim Anderson performs in the men’s S2 50m freestyle, and Micky Bushell (above) is one of the favourites for the T53 200m title.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 8

September 5, 2012

Brace yourselves because ‘Thriller Thursday’ has arrived as some of the most iconic Paralympians take centre stage inside the Olympic Stadium for what will be an unforgetable day.

South African superstar Oscar Pistorius defends his T44 100m title against the USA’s Jerome Singleton and ParalympicsGB’s Jonnie Peacock (above), who recently knocked 0.06 seconds off the world record.

David Weir will be out to retain his T54 800m title, while Libby Clegg has her eyes on the T12 200m top spot after securing silver in Beijing.

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