How and Where to Watch the London 2012 Olympics on the BBC

How and Where to Watch the London 2012 Olympics on the BBC

As the host nation broadcaster for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the BBC holds TV, radio, online, and mobile rights in the UK.

The flagship Olympic channels will be BBC One and BBC Three..

These channels will cover all of the key live action and top stories from the Games, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Coverage of every Olympic sport from every venue will also be available via 24 HD Olympic streams on cable and satellite, BBC Red Button and bbc.co.uk/sport.

BBC One

Olympic Breakfast

6.00am-9.00am A combination of Hazel Irvine and Bill Turnbull or Chris Hollins and Sian Williams start the day with a look at the main stories from the day before and the highlights from the day ahead, also incorporating national and regional news and weather.

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9.00am-11.30am Presented by Mishal Husain as the first of the day’s live action gets underway from the athletics, rowing and swimming heats. Venue presentation from Matt Baker, Clare Balding, Jonathan Edwards, Jake Humphrey and John Inverdale.

11.30am-1.45pm The live action continues into the afternoon with Matt Baker, Clare Balding or Hazel Irvine. The focus will remain on the athletics, rowing and swimming heats plus other events including the men’s triathlon.

1.45pm-4.00pm Clare Balding, Jake Humphrey or Hazel Irvine takes on the baton, focusing on the conclusion of events such as the cycling road races, tennis finals, equestrian and diving.

4.00pm-7.00pm Sue Barker brings us the action from the track cycling, gymnastics, tennis and equestrian.

7.00pm-10.35pm Gary Lineker takes us through the evening and into the night with action from the competition finals including the athletics and swimming.

Olympics Tonight

10.40pm-midnight Gabby Logan, in the company of star guests from the world of sport and beyond, focuses on the stories and personalities that have dominated the day and looks at the sport still in progress.

Olympic Sportsday

00.15am-1.00am Dan Walker rounds up the main stories from the day’s action.

BBC Two

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1.00pm-1.45pm; 6.00pm-7.00pm; 10.00pm-10.40pm Coverage switches from BBC One to BBC Two during the main BBC News bulletins.

BBC Three

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09.00am-07.00pm Manish Bhasin, Rishi Persad or Sonali Shah will complement BBC One with some of the best action on offer from the 26 sports at the Games.

7.00pm-11.00pm Jake Humphrey presents the best of the live action from the football, hockey, boxing and basketball.

BBC News will bring all of the stories from inside and outside of the Olympic venues, 24 hours a day, on the usual BBC One bulletins, the BBC News Channel and bbc.co.uk/news.

Updated: Saturday 28 July 2012
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