OLYMPICS: BBC Sport launches new Olympic magazine series

June 11, 2013

Almost a year on from the spectacular London 2012 Games, BBC Sport has announced it is to launch a new Olympic magazine series and broadcast campaign encouraging sports participation across the UK.

Inspire: The Olympic Journey – a new monthly series airing on Saturday afternoons on BBC One – will celebrate the biggest names, the rising stars and the unsung heroes of Olympic sport.

Presented by Gabby Logan, the series will be accompanied by Get Inspired, a multiplatform, pan-BBC initiative to promote participation and help individuals get more involved in grass-root sporting activities.


TENNIS: AEGON Championships 2013 – Live from Queen’s Club on BBC TV & Eurosport

June 6, 2013

Four of the world’s top eight players line up for the 2013 AEGON Championships with a star-studded supporting cast competing for the famous title at Queen’s Club.

Marking the start of the grass-court season, this prestigious tournament acts as the premier warm-up event ahead of Wimbledon, which is just two weeks away.

Some of the biggest names in men’s tennis, including Britain’s Andy Murray, will be out in force during the week-long event and you can watch the tournament unfold live on BBC TV and British Eurosport.

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EQUESTRIAN: Longines Global Champions Tour – Live from London’s Olympic Park on BBC One

June 5, 2013

Top-class international show jumping returns to London almost a year on from the 2012 Olympics, as the fourth round of the Longines Global Champions Tour takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Many of Team GB’s gold medal-winning team from last year’s Games will compete for a top prize of €450,000 as the prestigious worldwide series is staged for the first time in the city.

The world’s top 40 riders, including Team GB gold medallists Nick Skelton, Scott Brash and Ben Maher, will be taking part in this spectacular event at the Olympic Park which will be broadcast live on BBC One this Saturday (June 8).

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FORMULA 1: Canadian Grand Prix 2013 – Live on BBC One & Sky Sports F1

June 4, 2013

After two races in Europe, Formula 1 is once again moves into flyaway mode as the circus travels to Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix.

The semi-street Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, named after the legendary late Canadian driver, will test every element of a Formula 1 driver’s repertoire and never fails to provide an entertaining grand prix.

Both BBC Sport and Sky Sports F1 will broadcast live coverage of every session throughout the weekend, all of which will be at viewer-friendly times with both qualifying and the race in primetime evening slots.

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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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FOOTBALL: Championship Play-Off Final 2013 – Crystal Palace v Watford – Live on Sky Sports

May 24, 2013

The final lucrative place in the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season will be claimed at Wembley Stadium as Crystal Palace take on Watford on Monday afternoon.

Ian Holloway’s Palace side eased past Brighton 2-0 over two legs in their semi-final and while Gianfranco Zola’s Watford reached Wembley through a thrilling 3-2 aggregate win over Leicester City.

Sky Sports will screen the match, worth a reported £120m to the winner, exclusively live on Monday, May 27, with free-to-air highlights in the evening on BBC One.

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FORMULA 1: Monaco Grand Prix 2013 – Live on Sky Sports F1, Highlights on BBC One

May 21, 2013

The treasured jewel in Formula 1’s crown and one of the world’s most famous sporting events – the Monaco Grand Prix – plays host to the sixth round of the 2013 season, exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 HD.

An ever-present on the Formula 1 calendar, the famous street circuit and its luxurious backdrop annually delivers one of the most eagerly anticipated events in world motorsport.

Sky Sports F1 is pulling out all the stops to give viewers the ultimate race weekend experience as it screens all three practice sessions, qualifying and the race exclusively live. Free-to-air highlights of qualifying and the race will be shown on BBC One.

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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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FOOTBALL: Barclays Premier League 2012/13 – Final day live on Sky Sports

May 15, 2013

Sky Sports will focus on the race for fourth place on the final day of the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League season on Sunday, May 19.

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur fight for the last remaining qualification spot for next season’s UEFA Champions League as they both face north-east opposition in Newcastle United and Sunderland respectively.

All 10 final day Premier League games kick-off simultaneously at 4.00pm with Sky Sports 1 showing Arsenal’s trip to Newcastle from 3pm while Tottenham’s home clash against Sunderland on Sky Sports 2 from 3.55pm.

Goal flashes, score updates and up-to-the-minute analysis of the final day games will be shown on Gillette Soccer Special (Sky Sports News) and Final Score (BBC Two), while BBC One’s Match of the Day will have comprehensive highlights of all 10 games at 10.25pm.

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FOOTBALL: Fergie Time – BBC One to air Football Focus special

May 8, 2013

As British football’s most successful manager steps down after 26 years in charge at Manchester United, BBC Sport pays tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson in a Football Focus special. 

Football Focus presenter Dan Walker introduces ‘Fergie Time’, a special tribute programme tonight (May 8) on BBC One at 10.35pm that will look back at Ferguson’s extraordinary managerial career with the red devils, where the 71-year-old amassed a sensational 38 trophies during his lengthy spell in charge.

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FORMULA 1: Spanish Grand Prix 2013 – Live on BBC TV & Sky Sports F1

May 7, 2013

After a thrilling start to the season during the first four flyaway races, Formula 1 returns to action in its spiritual heartland of Europe for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Traditionally this is the race where teams bring major upgrade packages to the track, whilst the layout of the Circuit de Catalunya will give both the drivers and their cars a thorough examination.

BBC Sport and Sky Sports will both broadcast live coverage of every practice session, qualifying and the race throughout the Spanish Grand Prix weekend on May 10-12.

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FORMULA 1: Bahrain Grand Prix 2013 – Live on Sky Sports F1 & Highlights on BBC One

April 17, 2013

Three very different races and three very different winners – the start of the 2013 season has provided the unpredictability and excitement everyone had been hoping for.

Now it’s to the desert as the Formula 1 circus returns to Bahrain for round four, a weekend which will again be closely scrutinised by the world’s press as human rights protesters threaten to disrupt the country’s most high-profile sporting event.

Sky Sports F1 will screen all three practice sessions, qualifying and the race exclusively live, as well as the second round of the GP2 Series. Free-to-air highlights of qualifying and the race will be shown on BBC One.

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