XMAS WATCH: BBC to replay the best sporting moments of 2012

December 17, 2012

The BBC will celebrate this extraordinary year of sport by replaying a selection of the defining sporting moments of 2012 on the Red Button over the festive period.

BBC Sport has captured the majority of the main headlines and compelling stories that have absorbed millions across the nation throughout this vintage year, including the Six Nations, Euro 2012, Wimbledon and Formula 1, with the spectacular London 2012 Olympic Games taking centre stage for 17 glorious days in the summer.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Friday 3rd August

August 2, 2012

Get ready for one of the busiest days of the London 2012 Games with 24 sports in action throughout the day, including the beginning of the athletics competition, regarded as the flagship event of every Olympics.

Exactly a week on since the Olympic Stadium staged one of the most memorable opening ceremonies of recent Games, the serious action inside the 80,000-seater venue, as more than 2,000 athletes compete in 47 events over the next 10 days, making athletics the largest single sport at the Games.

British fans will be closely following the fortunes of Jessica Ennis as she begins her quest for Olympic glory in the heptathlon, which opens up proceedings inside London’s Olympic Stadium.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Tues 31st July

July 29, 2012

London 2012 enters its fourth day of competition and there is plenty to enjoy from a British perspective throughout the day.

Forty years have passed since GB last won team eventing gold, but this is their strongest team in generations. The team final begins at 10.30am on BBC One with the individual final, where British hopes are also high, to follow.

William Fox-Pitt (above) will be a strong contender in the individual final, with German Michael Jung is aiming to achieve an unprecedented hat-trick – by winning the World, European and Olympic titles in the same year.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Sat 28th July

July 28, 2012

After all the hype and expection, the Olympic Games get under way, with 302 gold medals at stake over the next sixteen days of competition.

Nineteen sports will begin their London Olympic campaigns, with the pick of the action being the men’s road race.

Can Mark Cavendish repeat his success last week on the Champs-Elysees and win Great Britain’s first gold medal of London 2012 on the Mall?

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Swimming

January 1, 2000

Swimming has appeared at every Olympics and produced some of the most celebrated champions through the years.

The Olympic competition knows how to put on a show both in and out of the pool, with the spectacular new Aquatic Centre’s remarkable 160m long wave-like roof following in the tradition of Beijing’s equally distinctive Water Cube.

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