BBC to offer over 300 hours of live Winter Games
January 12, 2022
The BBC will broadcast more than 300 hours of live coverage across BBC One and BBC Two, with even more coverage available on a second live digital stream on BBC iPlayer, Red Button and the BBC Sport website, to bring fans all the best moments and events as the Games unfold in host city Beijing.
Live coverage will be led by Hazel Irvine, Jeanette Kwakye, Ayo Akinwolere and JJ Chalmers from February 4th. Clare Balding will bring viewers a daily highlights show on BBC Two, and Aimee Fuller will present BBC Three Extra – a daily one-hour show with extended highlights. They will be accompanied by an expert line up of former Olympians and international Winter sports athletes to offer insight and analysis of all the daily events over the 16-day duration of the Winter Games.
There will be daily extensive coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live with Andy Stevenson, Gigi Salmon and Rob Hatch. BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast with Rachel Burden and Rick Edwards will also bring all of the overnight news from Beijing, with special guests from Team GB joining them throughout the show.
BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 5 Live will host Aimee Fuller’s Olympic Mile Podcast where she will talk to some of the biggest names taking part in the Winter Games and some of the best UK medal prospects, delving into their training plans, diet, mindset and their Olympic goals.
Fans of the Winter Games can keep up to date 24/7 by making use of BBC Sport’s digital catch-up service, where there will be on demand clips and all the latest news and features. Fans can also visit the website or app in advance of the Games for a day-by-day guide, sport guides and the low-down on Team GB and global medal hopes.
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, said: “We are delighted to bring audiences the very best action and medal moments from Beijing. Our expert line-up of international winter sport stars, combined with our round-the-clock coverage, will ensure that the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games take pride of place in an already mouth-watering sporting year.”