World Athletics Championships – UK Television Coverage

British Eurosport and the BBC are providing full TV coverage of the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin. Coverage kicks off on Eurosport at 9am on Saturday with the BBCs coverage starting at 10am on BBC Two.

BBC Two will follow Usain Bolts battle against Tyson Gay for the 100 metre title….

Saturday 15 August

10.00am-12.30pm: men’s 100m heats
4.45-8.45pm: men’s 100m quarter-finals

Sunday 16 August

5.00-9.00pm, men’s 100m finals

A press release from the BBC describes BBCs extensive coverage of the this year’s largest international sporting event as follows….

Presenters Hazel Irvine, John Inverdale and Jonathan Edwards are joined by a BBC team of expert commentators and analysts including: former multiple Olympic 200m and 400m champion and current 400m world record holder, Michael Johnson; former Olympic heptathlon champion Denise Lewis; and double 110m hurdles World champion and 60m hurdles world record holder, Colin Jackson.

Describing the action from Berlin is a team of expert commentators including Steve Cram, Jonathan Edwards, Paul Dickenson, Steve Backley and Brendan Foster. In addition, Phil Jones will be on hand to carry out interviews with all of the big names.

Approximately 50 hours of TV coverage is planned across BBC Two, BBC HD and BBC Red Button.

The extensive BBC Two coverage will keep viewers bang up to date with all the latest live action as well as previewing all the key events and big stories coming up.

The service on BBC Red Button complements the main TV programming: there are looped repeats of BBC Two’s live coverage and a daily 20 to 30-minute highlights programme in which viewers can catch up on all the very best action, from both the morning and evening sessions.

BBCs TV schedule for Athletics: World Championships

Saturday 15 August
BBC Two, 10.00am-12.30pm
BBC Two, 4.45-8.45pm

Sunday 16 August
BBC Two, 9.00am-12noon
BBC Two, 5.00-9.00pm

Monday 17 August
BBC Two, 4.45-9.00pm

Tuesday 18 August
BBC Two, 9.00-11.45am
BBC Two, 4.45-8.00pm

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