BT Sport will televise live the first ever Power8 Sprints, being held on July 22nd in Bristol.
Power8 Sprints is a new rowing event that will see crews from eight cities go head-to-head, in a knock-out tournament, with the winners of the men’s and women’s event crowned Power8 Sprints champions.
Bristol, Cambridge, Exeter, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Oxford will all be represented by crews at the inaugural Power8 Sprints event.
BT Sport presenter Craig Doyle will present the show alongside the broadcaster’s commentator Nick Mullins. Joining them will be Olympic gold medallist Greg Searle in the commentary box. Alex Scott, Arsenal Women footballer and presenter will also join the Power8 Sprints BT Sport line-up.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “The Power 8 Sprints further enhance the range and breadth of sports that our viewers can enjoy. We look forward to adding this exciting new rowing format to our summer line up.”
Andy Parkinson, CEO of British Rowing added: “It is fantastic that BT Sport will be broadcasting Power8 Sprints live from Bristol in July. Partnering with BT Sport will help showcase this exciting new rowing event to even more sports fans, bringing them much closer to the action on the water. Fans tuning in can expect to see short, fast and dramatic racing, with plenty of close contact between the crews. It’s a rowing TV broadcast like you’ve never seen before and is an event not to be missed.”