XMAS WATCH: BBC to replay the best sporting moments of 2012

December 17, 2012

The BBC will celebrate this extraordinary year of sport by replaying a selection of the defining sporting moments of 2012 on the Red Button over the festive period.

BBC Sport has captured the majority of the main headlines and compelling stories that have absorbed millions across the nation throughout this vintage year, including the Six Nations, Euro 2012, Wimbledon and Formula 1, with the spectacular London 2012 Olympic Games taking centre stage for 17 glorious days in the summer.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Tuesday 7th August

August 6, 2012

More medals are expected to roll in for Great Britain on day eleven of the Games, including three big finals with outstanding British hopes bring track cycling to a conclusion inside the Olympic Velodrome.

But Tuesday’s number one highlight for Team GB could come in Hyde Park from 11.30am, where triathlon’s wonder brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee finally take part in the race they have been told they will win for years.

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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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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Sunday 5th August

August 4, 2012

Despite his recent travails, this is the one millions of people around the globe will be waiting for – Usain Bolt in the men’s 100m final.

Never mind the dip in form which saw training partner Yohan Blake beat him in the run-up to the Games, or the perilous possibility of his false-starting just as he did at last year’s World Championships in Daegu – there can be no question that Bolt running the 100m is the most eagerly awaited of Olympic events.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Friday 3rd August

August 2, 2012

Get ready for one of the busiest days of the London 2012 Games with 24 sports in action throughout the day, including the beginning of the athletics competition, regarded as the flagship event of every Olympics.

Exactly a week on since the Olympic Stadium staged one of the most memorable opening ceremonies of recent Games, the serious action inside the 80,000-seater venue, as more than 2,000 athletes compete in 47 events over the next 10 days, making athletics the largest single sport at the Games.

British fans will be closely following the fortunes of Jessica Ennis as she begins her quest for Olympic glory in the heptathlon, which opens up proceedings inside London’s Olympic Stadium.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Thurs 2nd August

August 1, 2012

Medals could come in a variety of sporting disciplines for Great Britain on day six of their home Games.

At the top of that list comes track cycling in the new state-of-the-art Velodrome inside the Olympic Park, where Team GB’s star names will to build on from the momentum following Bradley Wiggins’ superb victory on the road time-trial.

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LONDON 2012: Victoria Pendleton – Cycling’s Golden Girl – Documentary on BBC One

July 13, 2012

BBC One will screen a documentary following sprint cyclist Victoria Pendleton as she prepares for the 2012 London Olympics.

Victoria Pendleton: Cycling’s Golden Girl will be shown in prime-time on Wednesday 18th July, and offers a unique insight into the way an otherwise ordinary life has been consumed by the sacrifice and intensity required to win an Olympic event.

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