RUGBY UNION: BBC to screen England’s two summer tests against Argentina

May 29, 2013

The BBC has secured the rights to broadcast England’s two Tests against Argentina in June.

Stuart Lancaster’s team travel to South America, minus their British & Irish Lions contingent, for what will be their first two-match series against the Pumas in Argentina since 1997.

BBC commentator Brian Moore, who is covering the forthcoming Lions Tour with talkSPORT, confirmed that the corporation had picked up the rights to screen the tw0-test series from the Argentine rugby board UAR.

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FOOTBALL: BBC Sport confirms UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 coverage

April 22, 2013

BBC Sport has announced that live TV coverage of the 2013 Women’s European Football Championship will have a new home on BBC Three.

With England representing the home nations, football fans will be able to tune in to BBC Three for a host of live matches as well as extensive highlights throughout the tournament that takes place in Sweden between July 10-28.

The BBC has also confirmed that it will screen this summer’s FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil which runs from June 15-30, forming part of a busy summer of international football.

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WINTER SPORTS: Ski Sunday returns for the 2013 season on BBC Two

January 2, 2013

The new series of the BBC’s long-running Ski Sunday begins on January 13 and will feature all the thrills and excitement of the men’s and women’s World Cup skiing season as well as the usual mix of news and views from the world of winter sports.

Regular presenters Graham Bell and Ed Leigh return to front the 35th series across seven weeks on BBC Two and BBC HD, culminating with the FIS Alpine World Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria from February 4-17.

They will joined by Olympic skeleton gold medallist Amy Williams, who retired from skeleton last year, as all three also look ahead to some of top British hopefuls for medals at next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, now just 13 months away.

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MOTORSPORT: Racing Legends – New series on BBC Two

November 27, 2012

A new series celebrating the lives of three legendary names from the world of motorsport will be broadcast as part of BBC Two’s Christmas schedule.

Racing Legends follows three high-profile car enthusiasts as they retrace the steps of Great British racing legends – Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart and Colin McRae.

Through a combination of revealing interviews with family and friends and fascinating archive footage, each celebrity will pay tribute to the racing legend by learning what made them great by spending time with them and the people who knew them best.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Weds 1st August

July 31, 2012

After mixed fortunes in the road cycling races on the opening weekend, the focus of attention from an expectant home nation returns on Great Britain’s cyclists to deliver in the men’s and women’s individual time-trials.

Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins, who won two out of the three time-trials on his way to an historic first victory for GB in the race barely two weeks ago, will be the leading British gold-medal contender in the men’s race, while 2010 world time-trial champion and 2008 Olympic silver medalist Emma Pooley will carry the hopes in the women’s race.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games on the BBC

July 13, 2012

The countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games is almost over as the world’s biggest sporting event arrives in the UK, and the BBC will be there to ensure that viewers will never miss a moment of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

After more than seven years in the making, London’s proud moment has finally arrived as the city welcomes more than 17,000 athletes and millions of spectators from across the UK and around the world for the greatest sporting show on earth.

The BBC will be out in force across all 17 days of Olympic competition, providing its most comprehensive and ambitious Olympic Games coverage ever.

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GOLF: 141st Open Championship – Live on the BBC

July 11, 2012

The Open Championship returns to Royal Lytham & St Annes for the 141st edition of golf’s most coveted Major championship.

Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke will return to defend the famous Claret Jug he won admist emotional scenes at Royal St George’s last year.

You can follow all the drama and excitement of the 2012 installment as it unfolds with all four days of the tournament exclusively live on BBC TV, HD, radio, red button, mobile and online (July 19-22).

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