EQUESTRIAN: Longines Global Champions Tour – Live from London’s Olympic Park on BBC One

June 5, 2013

Top-class international show jumping returns to London almost a year on from the 2012 Olympics, as the fourth round of the Longines Global Champions Tour takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Many of Team GB’s gold medal-winning team from last year’s Games will compete for a top prize of €450,000 as the prestigious worldwide series is staged for the first time in the city.

The world’s top 40 riders, including Team GB gold medallists Nick Skelton, Scott Brash and Ben Maher, will be taking part in this spectacular event at the Olympic Park which will be broadcast live on BBC One this Saturday (June 8).

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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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EQUESTRIAN: London International Horse Show 2012 – Live on BBC TV & British Eurosport

December 16, 2012

The BBC and British Eurosport will be providing extensive coverage of the London International Horse Show as it celebrates the 40th anniversary since its reintroduction at Olympia.

Billed as the world’s top equestrian Christmas party, the show will welcome more than 80,000 fans to witness a mix of world-class dressage and show jumping, plus a variety of festive entertainment and special equestrian displays.

This year’s event marks the 40th year since this prestigious event was reintroduced by the late Raymond Brooks-Ward, the BBC’s distinguished former voice of equestrian sport, to Olympia in the 1970s.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Weds 8th August

August 7, 2012

Among all the fairytales that Great Britain’s success at London 2012 seems to be throwing up by the day, the triumph of a fifty-something who have battled back from career-threatening injuries surely ranks among the most remarkable.

Nick Skelton (above), who at the age of 54 is competing in his sixth consecutive Olympic Games, drew on all his experience in a nerve-jangling jump-off to help deliver Great Britain’s first showjumping gold medal in 60 years at a euphoric Greenwich Park on Monday.

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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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