CYCLING: Giro d’Italia 2013 – Live on British Eurosport, Highlights on Sky Sports

April 30, 2013

As the world cycling season progresses into May the first Grand Tour of the season gets into gear as Italy plays host to 96th edition of the Giro d’Italia (May 6-24).

Sir Bradley Wiggins will be aiming to add a second Grand Tour title alongside the Tour de France crown he won last summer as he attempts to make more sporting history by becoming the first Briton to claim the coveted maglia rosa.

British Eurosport will screen daily live coverage from every stage of the 2013 Giro d’Italia, while Sky Sports will provide nighly highlights of the event for the first time this year.

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REVIEW 2012: A Golden Year of Sport

December 31, 2012

Sport On The Box looks back at 2012 – A Golden Year of Sport.

It was the greatest of all years for British sport, with unparalleled success in so many fields and a home Olympics which the rest of the world hailed as one of the best ever.

The images from a memorable 2012 will linger long in the collective consciousness and SOTB reviews a year that was sprinkled gold by so many unforgetable TV moments.

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XMAS WATCH: Christmas Specials on Sky Sports

December 18, 2012

Sky Sports presents a bumper line-up of programming this festive season with a host of Christmas specials and review shows looking back at the some the memorable moments that have enlightened viewers throughout 2012.

The Gillette Soccer Saturday team return to the pitch for their Christmas special as the show’s pundits pair off to battle it out again for the Soccer Saturday Cup, and stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment are welcomed onto the Soccer AM sofa for a special Christmas Day edition.

There’s also a chance to relive the drama of some of the biggest sporting moments of the year, including Chelsea’s sensational UEFA Champions League triumph in Munich and Europe’s remarkable comeback at the Ryder Cup in Medinah.

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XMAS WATCH: Sports Documentaries/Reviews on ITV4

December 14, 2012

A host of sports documentaries and review shows are to be broadcast on ITV4 as part of the channel’s Christmas schedules.

The programmes feature all the best moments from some of ITV’s top sporting events from 2012, including Bradley Wiggins’ magnificent Tour de France success, the story of the Euro 2012 and Chelsea’s phenominal UEFA Champions League triumph, as well as reviews of the British Superbikes and the British Touring Car Championship seasons.

There are also repeat showings of some of ITV4’s various motorsport programmes from 2012, including reviews of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival, and the Isle of Man TT.

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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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AWARDS: BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 – Live on BBC One

December 9, 2012

After one of the greatest years in British sporting history, Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding host the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, live from London’s ExCeL on BBC One and BBC One HD.

In front of a crowd of over 15,000 people, the star-studded event will feature some of the greatest names in world sport, with the evening culminating in the presentation of one of the most coveted awards in sport, which is chosen by viewers live on the night.

There are 12 contenders for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award this year to reflect such an extraordinary year, and with so much to look back on from the last 12 months, the show has been extended by an extra half-an-hour.

The 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year will bring down the curtain on a historic 12 months of sport and you can enjoy the entire ceremony live on BBC One from 7.30pm on Sunday, December 16.

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AWARDS: BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 shortlist unveiled

November 26, 2012

Following an unprecedented year of sport, the BBC has announced the final shortlist of 12 sportspeople who make up the shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012.

This year’s list, revealed live on the BBC’s One Show programme by presenter Gary Lineker, reflects the success of a truly remarkable year and the exceptional achievements of British sportsmen and women.

The 12 shortlisted contenders will now compete for the public vote on the night of the live show, which will be presented by Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding, on BBC One and BBC One HD on Sunday, December 16, starting at 7.30pm.

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CYCLING: ‘Bradley Wiggins – A Year In Yellow’ – Documentary on Sky Atlantic

November 13, 2012

A feature length documentary charting the groundbreaking year for Britain’s first Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will be broadcast on Sky Atlantic.

‘Bradley Wiggins – A Year In Yellow’ gives a no-holds barred look at how one of the country’s most colourful and charismatic sport stars has balanced his professional and personal life during the greatest year of his cycling career.

With exclusive access to those closest to him, the film captures the man behind all the headlines and sporting achievements, from his arduous training schedule that sees him taken away from his family for months at a time to struggling to cope with enormous media pressure.

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CYCLING: UCI Road World Championships 2012 – Live on BBC & Eurosport

September 14, 2012

An exciting year of cycling is set to culminate with the 2012 UCI Road World Championships in the Netherlands, and BBC Sport and British Eurosport will have live coverage of all the key races.

The event consists of a road race, time-trial and team time-trial, and the best male and female riders in the world will gather in the Dutch city of Limburg with the aim of ending their seasons on a high. 

Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and reigning road race world champion Mark Cavendish will head up a powerful nine-man British men’s road race team, while Olympic silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Pooley lead a strong GB line-up for the women’s event.

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LONDON 2012: Our Greatest Team Parade – Live on BBC One, Channel 4 and Sky News

September 9, 2012

Britain’s carnival of sport culminates with a victory parade through the heart of London to honour the sensational efforts and achievements of Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

More than a million people are expected to line the streets of London as over 800 athletes travel on 21 floats from Mansion House to Buckingham Palace on Monday, September 10.

BBC One, Channel 4 and Sky News will have comprehensive coverage of the day’s events, capturing the atmosphere along the route as the athletes the British public take part in the final celebration of London 2012.

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CYCLING: Tour of Britain 2012 – Live on ITV4

September 6, 2012

Some of the world’s top cyclists return to Great Britain to tackle the demands of the 2012 Tour of Britain, and fans can watch live coverage of the event for the very first time on ITV.

Following on from an unprecedented summer of success for British cycling, the Tour of Britain promises to round off a sensational summer of sport in the UK with Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and world road race champion Mark Cavendish spearheading Team Sky’s line-up.

Every stage will be shown live on television for the first time in the event’s history, with ITV4 screening comprehensive coverage across all eight days.

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CYCLING: Sky Atlantic to air British cycling documentary series

August 22, 2012

Sky Atlantic will broadcast six documentaries charting the rise and recent success of British cycling, following some of the most high profile names in the sport.

With cycling more popular than ever and following huge interest in this year’s Tour de France and the Olympic Games in London, British Cycling: Road to Glory will offer a unique behind-the-scenes insight into the inner workings and stars of both the professional road outfit Team Sky and the national British Cycling team.

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