CYCLING: Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Lance Armstrong to be broadcast on Discovery in the UK

January 14, 2013

Lance Armstrong will break his long silence over allegations that he cheated his way to seven Tour de France titles in his first ‘no-holds-barred’ interview with US talk-show host Oprah Winfrey.

Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career.

The interview will be broadcast in two parts, this first of which will air in the United States at 9pm ET on Thursday, January 17, and viewers in the UK can watch a live simulcast of the full interview on the Discovery Channel or online via Oprah.com at 2.00am GMT, early on Friday morning.

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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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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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LONDON 2012: Team GB Olympic football warm-up matches live on BBC One

July 4, 2012

The BBC will kick off its coverage of the London 2012 Olympic football by showing Team GB men’s and women’s warm-up matches live from the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, on Friday 20 July.

London 2012 marks the first time that Great Britain will compete in the men’s football competition since the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, and the first time ever for the women’s team.

The double-header will be the only chance for fans to see the men’s and women’s teams play before the Olympic football tournament begins, and both warm-up games will be shown live on BBC One.

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FORMULA 1: British Grand Prix 2012 – Live on BBC Two & Sky Sports F1

July 2, 2012

One of the most exciting Formula 1 campaigns to date continues with the British Grand Prix, and BBC TV and Sky Sports F1 will have all the action covered for fans throughout the weekend.

Forming part of bumper summer of sport on British soil, Silverstone will be the setting for the ninth round of this year’s Formula 1 World Championship.

This year’s race is expected to be a complete sell-out, a clear sign that the sport’s devoted British following will be out in force to support their local heroes, featuring British trio Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Paul di Resta, who will all harbour ambitions of ascending the Silverstone podium.

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