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Commonwealth Games 2022 | Preview (BBC)

The BBC will show live coverage and highlights across BBC One, BBC Three, red button and up to 11 streams on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website throughout the Games.

A local reggae band called Friendly Fire Band will provide the marketing trail track for BBC Sport programming this summer.

“It’s a Brum Ting” was selected from an album featuring new songs by multiple local artists and bands called On Record, which was commissioned as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival and curated and produced by Birmingham Music Archive.

A studio in the heart of Birmingham in Centenary Square will be home from 28 July to bring viewers their favourite events, must see moments and live reports direct from the host city.

Daily coverage will begin on BBC One each morning as Jason Mohammad and Holly Hamilton present the live action. Hazel Irvine will then take over presenting duties each afternoon.

Covering the live events in the evening will be Clare Balding, with Gabby Logan joining for all the athletics events. Ayo Akinwolere will present further live coverage from 7pm onwards on BBC Three.

Tonight at the Games on BBC One every evening sees JJ Chalmers and Isa Guha bringing the best from the day’s competition.

New for 2022, Max Whitlock will join the BBC TV team to offer his analysis and insight. He will be joined by former World and Commonwealth Gold Medallist Beth Tweddle analysing the gymnastics action with Matt Baker, Craig Heap and Christine Still in the commentary box.

Athletics legends Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis, Jess Ennis-Hill, Colin Jackson, Steve Cram, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Steve Backley and Paula Radcliffe will be in the studio throughout the competition to offer their expertise as each athletics event takes place.

Other sporting greats providing expert analysis include Sir Chris Hoy for the cycling events, Rebecca Adlington, Ellie Simmonds and Mark Foster for the swimming and Ama Agbeze for the netball.

There will be extensive coverage of the Commonwealth Games across BBC Sports News, where BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan and a team of correspondents and reporters will bring all the stories and behind the scenes action to viewers at home.

BBC Sportsday will be live on the BBC News Channel from Birmingham every night.

The Commonwealth Games begin Thursday 28th July at 7pm on BBC One and iPlayer.


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