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.


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: Jason Mohammad announced as new presenter of BBC’s Final Score

January 25, 2013

Jason Mohammad will replace Gabby Logan as the regular presenter of the BBC’s Final Score.

The Welsh presenter, who has worked on a variety of sports programmes during the last decade for BBC Wales, as well as BBC Sport’s rugby union and Olympics coverage, will take over the reigns of the corporation’s football results service full-time from the start of the 2013/14 season.

It has also been confirmed that Mohammad will replace Rishi Persad as the BBC’s secondary snooker presenter, starting with the 2013 World Championships in April.

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RUGBY UNION: RBS 6 Nations 2013 – Exclusively live on BBC Sport

January 23, 2013

BBC Sport will have extensive coverage of the 2013 RBS 6 Nations during February and March 2013 with all 15 games exclusively live on BBC TV.

The 2013 tournament concludes in grand style with the title decider in Cardiff between old foes Wales and England in front of a raucous Millenniums Stadium crowd, with the visitors looking to secure their first Grand Slam in a decade.

Wales faltered after winning the Grand Slam in 2012 with a string of defeats, but their confidence has slowly been rebuilt during this year’s Championship after three successive away victories over France, Italy and Scotland.

England travel to the Millennium Stadium aiming to secure the title against the reigning champions, with the prospect of a first Grand Slam since 2003 also on the cards.

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CHRISTMAS WATCH: Saturday 22nd December

December 22, 2012

Sport On The Box’s Christmas Watch series returns for the festive period of 2012 as we guide you through all the must-see live sporting events each day, plus highlighting the best review shows and documentaries as this sensational sporting year draws to a close.

It’s a busy day of football as the final round of fixtures before Christmas take place across the country. There will be the usual thrills and spills from the Premier League, including two televised matches on Saturday, plus live action from the npower Championship, Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A.

Elsewhere, the glorious setting of London’s Olympia has been the scene of the 40th staging of the annual International Horse Show, with a fine array of Christmas jumpers from across the glove set to excite the vast crowds for the feature FEI World Cup show jumping qualifier, live on BBC One.

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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: Olympics 2012 – 50 Greatest Moments on BBC Three

December 12, 2012

BBC Three presents a fun, irreverent and uplifting countdown of the 50 greatest moments from the unforgettable and historic London 2012 Olympic Games on Monday, December 17, at 8.30pm.

Gabby Logan and Radio 1 presenter Greg James present the two-hour special, featuring contributions from those who made the headlines at this summer’s extravaganza, including gold medallists Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis, Andy Murray and Mo Farah, as well as diving star Tom Daley.

Olympics 2012: 50 Greatest Moments will relive all the spectacular events, as well as some of the light-hearted ones, from the biggest sporting spectacle in our lifetime.

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TV: BBC revives Superstars for Olympics special

November 14, 2012

BBC One presents a revival of the popular sporting entertainment show Superstars for a one-off spectacular Olympic special on Saturday, December 29, at 6.45pm.

Due to form part of BBC One’s Christmas schedule, Superstars 2012 sees 16 of Great Britain’s London 2012 Olympic heroes, including 10 gold medallists, competing against their Team GB team-mates in a dramatic and thrilling competition, as they vie to be crowned the two best all-round Superstars.

Gabby Logan, one of the faces of the BBC’s London 2012 Olympics coverage, will present revived programme, where she will be joined for the 90-minute special by former Olympians Denise Lewis and Iwan Thomas, who as pundits will provide their own unique spin on the action.

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RUGBY UNION: Autumn Internationals 2012 – Live on BBC, Sky Sports & ESPN

November 5, 2012

The giants of Southern Hemisphere rugby make the long trip north to face the best that Europe has to offer over four weeks of compelling Autumn Internationals.

Sky Sports has exclusive live coverage of all England home tests at Twickenham, while BBC TV has live coverage of Wales, Scotland and Ireland’s tests, plus highlights of England’s games on BBC Three.

All four home nations will be hoping to showcase their progress ahead of the Six Nations next spring and improve their ranking ahead of the draw for the 2015 Rugby World Cup this December.

In addition, ESPN will screen live coverage of France’s home test match against Australia, as well as Italy’s home fixtures against Tonga, Australia and New Zealand.

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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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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Sunday 12th August

August 11, 2012

London 2012 reaches its final day of competition, with the remaining 14 of the 302 gold medals set to be decided.

British hopes for success on the last day will come from the concluding men’s boxing finals at the ExCel Arena.

Of the seven men Britain entered into the boxing competition, three qualified for the gold medal bouts of their respective weight classes, and today will see Freddie Evans compete in the welterweight division and Anthony Joshua in the super heavyweight class.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Monday 6th August

August 6, 2012

Following an outstanding weekend for British athletes across a variety of Olympic disciplines, the action continues into the second week with more gold medal prospects for the host nation.

Reigning 400m hurdles world champion Dai Greene gets the chance to add Olympic gold to his collection, but he has a huge task on his hands to add Olympic gold after scraping into the final with the seventh-fastest time.

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