GYMNASTICS: European Artistic Championships 2013 – Live on BBC Sport

April 17, 2013

BBC Sport will have coverage of the key events from the 2013 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Russia.

Some of Great Britain’s London 2012 medallists, including Dan Purvis, Max Whitlock and Sam Oldham, return to action as the road to the Rio Olympics in 2016 gets underway in Moscow this week (April 17-21).

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BADMINTON: All England Open Championships 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

March 5, 2013

Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena will be graced by badminton’s best this week at the 2013 All England Open Championships, one of the oldest and most prestigious open badminton tournaments in the world.

Lee Chong Wei (pictured), twice the former men’s singles champion, aims to regain the venerable title from the legendary Lin Dan, who won just about everything he wanted until he disappeared from view after last year’s 2012 Games.

Sky Sports has live coverage of the closing four days featuring the key encounters from the men’s and women’s singles tournaments, plus action from the doubles competitions.

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CYCLING: UCI Track World Championships 2013 – Live on BBC TV

February 14, 2013

The world’s best track cyclists are in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for the 2013 UCI Track World Championships and you can watch extensive coverage on BBC TV from February 20-24.

Great Britain will be the team to beat in Minsk, having won eight gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics, seven of which came in track disciplines.

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WINTER SPORTS: FIS Alpine Ski World Championships 2013 – Live on BBC TV & Eurosport

February 4, 2013

BBC Sport and British Eurosport will have extensive coverage of the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013 in Schladming.

The Austrian resort has been a fixture in the men’s alpine skiing World Cup schedule for over 30 years and will play host to the biggest winter sports event of the year from February 4-17.

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TENNIS: Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Djokovic v Murray – Live on BBC One & Eurosport

January 25, 2013

BBC Sport and British Eurosport will have live coverage of both the men’s and women’s singles finals at the Australian Open this weekend as the first Grand Slam titles of the year are decided.

On Saturday, Victoria Azarenka aims to successfully defend her title against 2011 French Open champion Li Na, while Sunday’s final showdown in the men’s draw sees Britain’s Andy Murray face three-time Australian Open winner and reigning champion Novak Djokovic.

With Murray’s progressing to his third Melbourne final in four years the BBC has confirmed that it will switch its live free-to-air coverage the men’s final to BBC One and BBC One HD.

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TENNIS: Australian Open 2013 – Live on British Eurosport & BBC TV

January 11, 2013

Melbourne provides the stunning backdrop for the opening Grand Slam of the 2013 tennis season as the stars of the sport gather Down Under for the Australian Open.

British Eurosport will be the only place to follow the progress of all the big names with comprehensive and unrivalled coverage of each day’s play from the picturesque Melbourne Park.

The BBC will again be showing live terrestrial coverage of only the latter stages of the event, with the men’s and women’s singles finals live on BBC Two, plus selected match commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live.

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DARTS: BDO Lakeside World Professional Championships 2013 – Live on BBC TV & ESPN

December 28, 2012

BBC Sport and ESPN will have comprehensive coverage of the 2013 BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships from January 5-13.

Dutchman Christian Kist and Russia’s Anastasia Dobromyslova return to the famous Lakeside Country Club in Surrey to defend their titles against the best players from the BDO circuit.

For the second year running, both the BBC and ESPN will share live coverage of the nine-day tournament, culminating with the men’s final exclusively live on BBC Two on January 13.

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WINTER SPORTS: European Curling Championships 2012 – Live on British Eurosport

December 6, 2012

Sweden plays hosts the 2012 European Curling Championships as the continent’s top men’s and women’s teams head to Karlstad for seven days of competition.

With the focus for the top teams increasingly turning to the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi just some 14 months away, a high standard of curling is expected, with both Scotland teams hoping to challenge for medals.

British Eurosport will have live and delayed coverage of the championships from December 8-15, with additional live matches available via Eurosport Player.

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DARTS: BBC and ESPN to continue shared BDO World Championship coverage

November 7, 2012

BBC Sport and ESPN have reached an agreement with the British Darts Organisation (BDO) to share coverage of the 2013 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships.

In a similar arrangement to 2012, the BBC will broadcast live coverage of the afternoon sessions on weekends, including exclusive coverage of the final, while ESPN will screen all the evening sessions and the second semi-final exclusively live.

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TENNIS: WTA Championships 2012 – Live on British Eurosport

October 21, 2012

British Eurosport will broadcast live coverage of the season-ending TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships from Istanbul.

The finale to the WTA Tour season features this year’s top eight singles players and top four doubles teams, who will be competing for a share of almost $5m in prize money at the Sinan Erdem Dome from October 23-28.

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CRICKET: ICC World Twenty20 2012 – Exclusively live on Sky Sports

September 17, 2012

Sri Lanka hosts the fourth edition of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament and Sky Sports will be showing every game exclusively live throughout the three-week tournament.

In a true celebration of cricket, fans can expect some pulsating games with batsmen throwing caution to the wind in their quest for big scores.

It’s a format England have excelled in over the last two years. Since lifting the World Twenty20 trophy in 2010 (above), their first victory at an ICC limited-overs competition, Stuart Broad’s side won nine of their next 14 games, a run that has moved them to the top of the T20 world rankings.

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CYCLING: UCI Road World Championships 2012 – Live on BBC & Eurosport

September 14, 2012

An exciting year of cycling is set to culminate with the 2012 UCI Road World Championships in the Netherlands, and BBC Sport and British Eurosport will have live coverage of all the key races.

The event consists of a road race, time-trial and team time-trial, and the best male and female riders in the world will gather in the Dutch city of Limburg with the aim of ending their seasons on a high. 

Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and reigning road race world champion Mark Cavendish will head up a powerful nine-man British men’s road race team, while Olympic silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Pooley lead a strong GB line-up for the women’s event.

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