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BBC SPORT ONLINE TO FEATURE EVERY SPORT, INCLUDING FENCING ON EVERY DAY OF LONDON 2012

27th July 2011

(Source: BBC)

BBC Sport online, for the first time, will be featuring live coverage of every sport from every venue where it’s happening on every day of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The website today published its day by day, session by session online guide to what it will be showing online.

The online guide, which can be found at bbc.co.uk/olympics, will give Olympics fans the chance to start planning their Olympic diary. The guide will be updated over the course of the next 12 months as more information, such as which teams will feature in competitions such as Football and Volleyball, competition draws and when and where British teams will play.

For sports where there are multiple fields of play such as Tennis from Wimbledon and Badminton from Wembley, there will be coverage whenever there is play although there will not be coverage of the action on every court as there will be a huge demand to showcase all the other sports at other venues.

Dave Gordon, BBC Head of Major Events said: “As host nation broadcaster, this online guide is the first step in realising our commitment to making every sport from every venue where it’s happening on every day of the Games available to the British public. From the start of the early morning action until the end of competition just before midnight, there will be live BBC Sport online coverage. You can look at the big picture each day, planning for those not to be missed events. If you want to spend all day watching the water polo or fencing or taekwondo or swimming, or any combination of the 26 sports, for the first time you can. The choice is yours rather than ours.”

The schedule for TV and BBC Red Button has yet to be confirmed and will be released much nearer to the Games.

For a more detailed look at BBC Sport online’s guide please go to: bbc.co.uk/olympics  

To see Dave Gordon's blog please go to:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/sporteditors/2011/07/countdown_continues_as_olympic_1.html

For the full range of BBC London 2012 content: bbc.co.uk/2012

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