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Rio Summer Olympics 2016

Post by GrannyGrottbags » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:02 am

Rio 2016 begins on Friday 5th August 2016, with the Opening Ceremony starting at 11.35pm UK time.

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The Rio Olympics begin on 5 August and sports fans in the UK will be able to follow the fortunes of stars including Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Usain Bolt on TV, radio and online.

But when will the action take place and when are the key dates for the diary?
Who is showing the Games?

The event will be covered by the BBC, which will provide comprehensive live coverage on two TV channels and the iPlayer, with more streams available on the website and on the red button. There will also be rolling coverage on the radio.

"BBC One and BBC Four will broadcast 550 hours of action alongside extensive coverage on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website," says the corporation" ". "In a repeat of the 2012 digital offering, up to 24 HD streams will also deliver every moment to fans whenever they want, wherever they are across mobile, tablet, desktop, connected TV and gaming devices."
There will also be up to eight channels available via the red button for more action.
Who are the presenters?

The coverage will be led by Clare Balding on BBC One and Dan Walker on BBC Four. They will be joined by others including Hazel Irvine, Mark Chapman, Gabby Logan, Jason Mohammad and Ore Oduba, with the usual array of expert summarisers.

Among those on punditry duty will be Steve Redgrave, Chris Hoy, Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis, Clive Woodward, Victoria Pendleton, Beth Tweddle, Rebecca Adlington and Anthony Joshua.
What time is the action?

Rio is four hours behind the UK so the Games will begin at around 1pm UK time and continue through until 4am. That means 15 hours of coverage on BBCs One and Four.

"The morning BBC Breakfast slot will therefore become in effect an Olympics highlights show, picking up the major stories from the night before every morning from 6th to 21st August," says Radio Times " ... arly-hours ". "In addition, at 9:15am BBC2 will broadcast a four-hour replay of the BBC1 coverage from the night before – although there will also be a ten-minute highlights package available via the BBC Sport website."
When does the Olympic coverage actually begin?

The action gets underway before the opening ceremony with coverage of the men and women's football's competition, which kicks off on Wednesday evening, and there will be more sports to choose from by Friday, with coverage of the equestrian and archery competitions that afternoon.

But the Games will not officially start until Friday night (or Saturday morning) and coverage of the opening ceremony begins at around 11.30pm.
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