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Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics coverage on the BBC

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The BBC will broadcast more Winter Olympic coverage than ever before

The BBC will offer its most comprehensive coverage in Winter Olympic history when the Vancouver 2010 Games begin on 12 February.

Follow all the action, including British medal prospects such as the GB skeleton and curling teams, across 160 hours of coverage on BBC Two and HD, with more on the red button.

If you live in the United Kingdom you can follow the Games through live video online and catch up using iPlayer, while BBC Radio 5 live will be on air each day from Vancouver with the latest on Team GB.

Vancouver 2010 lasts for 17 days, coming to a close on 28 February after 86 medal events in 15 winter sports, held at nine venues.

Find out how you can follow the 2010 Winter Olympics below - all times are GMT.


BBC Two and BBC HD (start times may vary)

1330-1530: Hazel Irvine and Sue Barker offer you the chance to catch up with the best of the overnight action.

1900-2100: Clare Balding brings live coverage from the slopes with the best alpine skiing and snowboarding action.

2320-0500: Hazel Irvine presents live coverage of the best of the day's events.

On top of BBC Two programming, BBC HD will offer an additional 13 hours of coverage over the duration of the Games.

Red button

There will be continuous live and as-live broadcasts from the Games on the red button, which offers 2,000 hours of additional interactive coverage.

Viewers with digital TV can access up to six additional streams of coverage (four live), in addition to a looped 30-minute highlights show available every day from 0600.


Vassos Alexander and Eleanor Oldroyd are at the Winter Olympics for BBC Radio 5 live.

Vassos will present his Breakfast sports desk from Vancouver, including a full round-up between 0605 and 0615 daily, while Eleanor will be reporting for Drive.

There will be live commentary on a number of events including Zoe Gillings in the snowboard cross, the GB skeleton team, and the women's two-woman bob, with full coverage of Team GB's other medal hopes.


You can follow all the action from your computer or mobile phone with daily live text commentaries from Vancouver, plus live streaming video for UK users.

Live BBC Two coverage can be streamed via the BBC Sport website or BBC mobile, and the website will offer a further four live streams from the Games.

Catch-up video highlights will be available online via the BBC Sport website and iPlayer, while iPlayer will also host a looped 30-minute highlights show available every day from 0800.

Blogs from our reporters at the Games plus photos, medal tables, competitor biographies and behind-the-scenes audio and video can all be found online.


Athletes from 14 nations will compete across five sports in the Winter Paralympic Games from 12-21 March 2010.

Graham Bell in Whistler and Mike Bushell in Vancouver will report daily on the latest from the Paralympics, and the best of the action will be shown on BBC Two on 22 March.


TV presenters: Clare Balding, Sue Barker, Hazel Irvine

Alpine skiing - Graham Bell, Matt Chilton, Kerrin Lee-Gartner
Biathlon/Nordic/cross-country - Rob Walker
Curling - Steve Cram, Rhona Martin
Figure skating - Sue Barker, Robin Cousins
Ice hockey - Bob Ballard, Brent Pope
Ski jumping - Paul Dickenson
Sliding - Paul Dickenson, Colin Bryce
Snowboarding/freestyle skiing - Ed Leigh
Speed skating - Hugh Porter, Wilf O'Reilly

Roving reporters: Sir Matthew Pinsent, Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes

BBC Radio 5 live: Vassos Alexander, Eleanor Oldroyd

BBC Sport website: Rob Hodgetts, Anna Thompson, Ollie Williams

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see also
GB hopes for best Winter Olympics
10 Dec 09 |  Vancouver 2010
Sliding into Olympic position
09 Mar 09 |  Winter Sports
Rudman sets sights on 2010 gold
26 Feb 06 |  Winter Sports
Funding boost for GB winter stars
23 Feb 06 |  Winter Sports

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