GYMNASTICS: European Artistic Championships 2013 – Live on BBC Sport

April 17, 2013

BBC Sport will have coverage of the key events from the 2013 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Russia.

Some of Great Britain’s London 2012 medallists, including Dan Purvis, Max Whitlock and Sam Oldham, return to action as the road to the Rio Olympics in 2016 gets underway in Moscow this week (April 17-21).

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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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