TV: Clare Balding to front her own sports chat show on BT Sport

January 31, 2013

Award-winning sports broadcaster Clare Balding has signed up to present a unique programme for BT Sport.

The presenter, who was highly praised for her work fronting the BBC London 2012 Olympics and Channel 4’s Paralympics coverage, will present and co-produce a weekly sports magazine show that will feature interviews with major sporting names and discussion of big sporting issues.

It will also shine a spotlight on women’s sport, giving the next generation the chance to fully embrace a variety of sports and sporting stars.

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CHRISTMAS WATCH: Friday 21st December

December 20, 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.

The pick of the live action on Friday sees a double session of live darts as the second round of the 2013 PDC World Championship begins at Alexandra Palace, featuring 15-time world champion Phil Taylor’s against young Dutchman Jerry Hendriks.

Elsewhere the stars of Welsh sport gather to look back on superb 12 months of achievement and accolades in BBC Wales’ Sports Review of the Year.

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TV: Sports Life Stories – New series on ITV4

October 18, 2012

ITV4 is to screen a brand new eight-part documentary series in which sporting legends speak honestly and candidly about their careers.

Presented by ITV’s chief sports reporter Gabriel Clarke, Sports Life Stories chronicles the lives of many of Britain’s and the world’s best-loved sporting stars and high-achievers.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 11

September 8, 2012

On the last day of competition at London 2012 the four marathon events take centre stage, with David Weir and Shelly Woods carrying the hopes for ParalympicsGB.

As the Paralympics draws to a close, all eyes will be on Weir to see if he can an historic fourth gold of these Games.

Teams will also battle it out for the last gold medals of the Games in the 7-a-side football and wheelchair rugby, before the closing ceremony begins at 8pm.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 10

September 7, 2012

Just two days remain of London’s unforgettable summer of sport and day ten will be the last chance to catch the majority of the remaining Paralympic sports in action with 54 more gold medals to be awarded.

It’s the final night of swimming at the Aquatics Centre, with plenty of British medal prospects in action to round off a record-breaking Games in the pool, and Oscar Pistorius will hope to finish the Paralympics on a high as the Olympic Stadium hosts London 2012 action for the last time.

Among the other medals up for grabs today are the men’s wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair tennis, 5-a-side football, men’s and women’s team table tennis and sitting volleyball.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 9

September 6, 2012

Following on from the most extraordinary night in the history of the Paralympic Games, day nine’s action will have to go some way to match the sheer drama and intensity of ‘Thriller Thursday’.

More British gold medals are expected to come following yesterday’s haul of five. Rachel Morris defends the handcycling gold medal she won by three clear minutes in Beijing, Jim Anderson performs in the men’s S2 50m freestyle, and Micky Bushell (above) is one of the favourites for the T53 200m title.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 8

September 5, 2012

Brace yourselves because ‘Thriller Thursday’ has arrived as some of the most iconic Paralympians take centre stage inside the Olympic Stadium for what will be an unforgetable day.

South African superstar Oscar Pistorius defends his T44 100m title against the USA’s Jerome Singleton and ParalympicsGB’s Jonnie Peacock (above), who recently knocked 0.06 seconds off the world record.

David Weir will be out to retain his T54 800m title, while Libby Clegg has her eyes on the T12 200m top spot after securing silver in Beijing.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 7

September 4, 2012

The fast and furious ‘murderball’, otherwise known as wheelchair rugby, gets underway on day seven and Great Britain will be relying on Aaron Phipps (above) to rack up the points during the course of the competition.

Plus, in the pool, British team-mates and friends Liz Johnson and Charlotte Henshaw do battle in the 100m breaststroke SB6.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 6

September 3, 2012

Many of Great Britain’s most high-profile Paralympians will be in action on the sixth day of competition at the London 2012 Games.

David Weir returns to the Olympic Stadium in search of his second gold at the Games in the 1,500m, Ellie Simmonds tries for her fifth career Paralympic gold in the pool, and archer Danielle Brown (above) will defend her individual archery compound title.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 5

September 2, 2012

After a pheonmenal weekend of sport watched by record audiences both at the venues and on television, the Paralympic Games continue apace as the event enters its fifth day of competition.

Veteran GB swimmer Sascha Kindred (above) looks to continue an unbeaten run in global championships stretching back to 1998 in the SM6 200m individual medley.

On the track, can world record holder Mickey Bushell sprint to golden glory in the T53 100m?

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 4

September 2, 2012

Another sensational day of Paralympic sport is lined up for your viewing pleasure on day four of the London Games, with plenty of British gold medal prospects in action throughout.

All eyes will be on David Weir (above) and Shelly Woods at the Olympic Stadium as they look to make it a golden double in the T54 5000m (men’s race at 9.50pm, women’s at 10.40am).

But the blockbuster moment could well come at 9.15pm when Oscar Pistorius goes for his first gold of these Games in the T44 200m.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Watch – Day 3

August 31, 2012

Swimming’s golden girl Ellie Simmonds defends the first of her two Paralympic titles on day three of the Games, and Lee Pearson could win his 10th equestrian gold medal when he competes in the individual 1b test.

The golden girl of entire ParalympicsGB squad in Bejing four years ago, Simmonds will look to hold on to her S6 400m freestyle title and claim another Paralympic gold medal for Great Britain at 5.50pm.

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