ATHLETICS: Virgin London Marathon 2013 – Live on BBC One & British Eurosport

April 16, 2013

After London’s sensational hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games, top class athletics returns to the capital’s streets this Sunday with the 2013 Virgin London Marathon, live on BBC One and British Eurosport.

A selection of the world’s greatest long-distance runners and thousands of fundraisers will compete in one of the world’s most famous and colourful races.

In light of the week’s tragic events at the Boston Marathon and subsequent meetings between the Metropolitan police and security experts, the organisers of the London Marathon have confirmed the race will go ahead as planned on Sunday, April 21.

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RACING: The Derby 2012 – Live on BBC TV

May 28, 2012

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations begin with the Queen’s official visit to Epsom Downs racecourse for the 2012 Investec Derby, and you can watch extensive live coverage of the two-day festival on BBC TV.

One of the most famous events on the racing calendar and arguably the greatest flat race in the world, the Epsom Derby has an illustrious history dating back to 1780, and is one of the highlights of a packed summer sporting schedule.

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ATHLETICS: Virgin London Marathon 2012 – Live on BBC One

April 16, 2012

The Virgin London Marathon takes place this Sunday and you can follow all the action as it happens with comprehensive coverage across the BBC.

The 32nd staging of the one of the world’s biggest city marathons will see elite athletes from across the globe tread the familiar path along some of the most famous streets of England’s capital city.

Alongside them will be the usual mix of club racers and thousands of fun runners, with all of them looking to complete the gruelling 26.2 mile course while raising money for charitable causes.

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ROWING: XChanging Boat Race 2012 – Live on BBC One

March 26, 2012

One of the oldest rivalries in sport is set to resume on April 7 with the 158th running of the iconic University Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge, with extensive live coverage on BBC One.

The annual rowing battle along the 4-mile course on London’s River Thames between the competing eights of Oxford and Cambridge universities is one of Britain’s most historic sporting institutions, having first taken place back in 1829 and held every year since 1856.

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