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PARIS 2024: BBC UNVEILS OLYMPICS COVERAGE PLANS AND PRESENTING LINE-UP

From 26 July – 11 August the BBC is bringing people together so they can fall head over heels watching, listening to and reading about the biggest moments at Paris 2024 as they happen, across comprehensive, free-to-air, multiplatform coverage.



Leading BBC Sport’s TV coverage are presenters Clare Balding, Gabby Logan, Hazel Irvine, Isa Guha, Jeanette Kwakye, JJ Chalmers and Mark Chapman.



Joining the stellar guest line up for the first time are most decorated female Olympian Laura Kenny, TV personality Fred Sirieix, British long jumper Jazmin Sawyers, Olympic gold medalist Moe Sbihi, and Olympic bronze medalist Vicky Holland. Adrian Chiles, Eleanor Oldroyd, Kelly Cates, Mark Chapman, Naga Munchetty and Tony Livesey lead BBC Radio 5 Live’s extensive coverage.


There is live TV coverage across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, providing access to all 32 events at Paris 2024, plus a nightly highlights programme will recap all the best bits.



Alongside the extensive coverage on network TV, Olympics Extra, a fully scheduled live stream on BBC iPlayer, follows the biggest moments across every event so that audiences can simply soak up the action.


The highly anticipated opening ceremony takes place from 6.30pm on Friday 26 July on BBC One and iPlayer. Clare Balding is presenting in the studio, with Hazel Irvine and Andrew Cotter commentating. Prepare for a sporting spectacle as each nation arrives on Paris’ famous river, Seine.


Live coverage commences at 8am on Saturday 27 July on BBC One. From the BBC’s studio in central Paris, Jeanette Kwakye and JJ Chalmers are welcoming audiences each morning to the day’s events. Hazel Irvine picks up proceedings at 1pm on BBC Two, before returning to BBC One at 2pm, after the News at One.



Evenings are looked after by Clare Balding and Gabby Logan, with Clare reporting live from the swimming events before Gabby takes the reigns at the athletics.

Highlights of the day’s events are expertly summarised by Mark Chapman and Isa Guha on Tonight at the Games from 10.40pm-midnight on BBC One.


Olympics Extra, a curated live stream on BBC iPlayer and Red Button, is covering the unmissable moments in one place, so that audiences don’t miss the action.


Joining the BBC Sport presenters are a stellar line up of studio guests including Beth Tweddle, Chris Hoy, Denise Lewis, Fred Sirieix, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Kate Richardson-Walsh, Katherine Grainger, Laura Kenny, Mark Foster, Michael Johnson, Nicola Adams, Rebecca Adlington and Tonia Couch, who will all share their analysis and expertise.



A team of expert commentators and reporters are bringing the biggest news and medal winning moment from event venues across the French capital.

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