RACING: Investec Derby 2013 – Live on Channel 4

May 26, 2013

Britain’s richest horse race – the Investec Derby, considered the most prestigious of the UK’s five classics – returns to Channel 4 for the first time in 13 years.

Dating back to 1780, the Epsom Derby is still ranked the greatest flat race in the world and with winnings of £1.25m it has one of the biggest prize pots in UK racing, matched only by the prestige that victory on the famous course brings.

Ten live races will be broadcast on Channel 4 over the two days, featuring the Investec Oaks on Friday, May 31, followed by the blue-riband Investec Derby on Saturday, June 1, at 4.00pm.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Opening Ceremony – Exclusively live on Channel 4

August 28, 2012

Barely three weeks on from the conclusion of a spectacular Olympic Games, London is ready to welcome the world once again for what promises to be another electrifying sporting celebration as the 2012 Paralympic Games begin.

Stratford’s Olympic Stadium will be the focus of the sporting world as the 14th Paralympic Games is officially opened during a powerful and thought-provoking Opening Ceremony, marking the start of 11 days of elite sporting competition in what is being billed as the biggest and best Paralympic Games ever.

Channel 4 will have exclusive coverage of this historic occasion, presented by veteran news anchor Jon Snow and commentary on the evening’s events provided by Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

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LONDON 2012: Closing Ceremony – Live on BBC One

August 11, 2012

After 16 days of tense and exciting competition that will live long in the memory, the curtain falls on the 30th Olympiad in spectacular fashion with the traditional closing ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in the East End of London.

BBC One will broadcast live and uninterrupted coverage of the London’s closing ceremony as the city bids farewell to the Games, featuring an event that will pay homage to Britain’s illustrious musical heritage.

Beginning at 9.00pm, and featuring more than 4,000 performers, including 3,500 volunteers, the show is entitled ‘A Symphony of British Music’, and celebrates one of the nation’s greatest cultural exports over the past 50 years.

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LONDON 2012: Opening Ceremony – Live on BBC One

July 26, 2012

Seven years after the announcement that the 2012 Olympic Games were to be held in London, the moment has finally arrived as the city hosts what promises to be a spectacular Opening Ceremony.

One billion people are expected to be watching worldwide as an 80,000 capacity crowd fills the purpose-built stadium in the East End for the official start of the 30th Olympiad.

The BBC will have build-up to this great occasion throughout the day across TV and radio, followed by live and uninterrupted coverage of the whole opening ceremony itself from 21:00 BST.

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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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