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Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on the BBC

Clockwise from top left: Steve Cram, Denise Lewis, Jonathan Edwards, Colin Jackson and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

The 2010 Commonwealth Games brings 11 days of intense sporting competition from 17 disciplines at venues throughout Delhi, India.

Viewers will be able to access live coverage, the latest news updates and any of those missed magical moments regardless of the time of day and where they are in the UK, through the BBC's extensive TV, radio, online, BBC Red Button, mobile and BBC iPlayer services.

The BBC will be broadcasting around 180 hours across BBC One and BBC Two as well as approximately 1,600 hours on BBC Red Button and online in the UK.

0300-1800 BST: Up to six streams of live action every day
One stream only available on Freeview; online footage available to UK users only

Australian multi-Olympic gold medal winner Ian Thorpe will be joining the BBC swimming team in covering all of the action coming from the pool.

Ian joins a team full of experience and insight including a presentation line up that includes Clare Balding, Sue Barker, Jake Humphrey, John Inverdale and Hazel Irvine and reporters Sharron Davies and Matthew Pinsent.

Pundits and commentators include: Michael Johnson, Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis, Steve Cram, Jonathan Edwards, Chris Boardman, Huw Edwards, Adrian Moorhouse, Mark Foster and Gail Emms.

0900-1800 BST: live action from the main events (will begin at 0700 during cycling competition)
1900-2000 BST: evening highlights programme of the best of day's action

BBC 5 live sports extra is broadcasting live from Delhi. BBC Radio 5 live's Mark Pougatch will present the weekday programmes including dedicated reports from the highly anticipated swimming and athletics finals, as well as incorporating news from the other major sports throughout the programme.

5 live's athletic commentary team will be led by Mike Costello who will be joined by Allison Curbishley, Darren Campbell, Dean Macey, and Kath Merry. Bob Ballard will be commentating on the swimming joined by Karen Pickering and Steve Parry.

Reporting on the hockey will be Alastair Eykyn, Ron McIntosh covers the boxing, Jill Douglas will provide commentary from the rugby sevens and Simon Brotherton will report on the cycling.

Mon 4 October: 1125-1315 BST 5 live sports extra
Tues 5 October: 1125-1300 BST 5 live sports extra
Weds 6 October: 1125-1630 BST 5 live sports extra
Thurs 7 October: 1125-1600 BST 5 live sports extra
Fri 8 October: 1125-1600 BST 5 live sports extra
Sat 9 October: 1130-1500 BST 5 live
Sun 10 October: 1200-1530 BST 5 live
Mon 11 October: 1300-1615 BST 5 live sports extra
Tues 12 October: 1300-1630 BST 5 live sports extra

The BBC Sport website ( will include a choice of up to six live video streams from the Games on broadband as well as on-demand video highlights of the best of the action. This will be accompanied by the ever-popular live text commentary featuring text and emails from readers.

Also on the site will be blogs by Tom Fordyce and Matthew Pinsent in Delhi, photos and medal tables.

BBC Red Button will offer up to six live streams of live action from Delhi each day, with Freeview offering one extra stream on top of the BBC One/Two coverage.

Full replays and highlights packages of selected events will be available after the live coverage has ended each day.

The Commonwealth Games is the only multi-sport event in which all of the individual UK nations compete, and BBC Nations and Regions sport and news teams for TV, radio and online will be following the action closely, reporting on the big stories relevant to their particular area. BBC Scotland in particular will be looking ahead to Glasgow 2014.

Additional programming will also seek to add colour, with features on the athletes as well as their family and friends who have travelled to Delhi to support them.

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see also
India makes Games security pledge
17 Sep 10 |  Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth venues declared fit
07 Sep 10 |  Commonwealth Games
England get Delhi Games go-ahead
28 Apr 10 |  England
India admits 2010 Games problems
15 Sep 09 |  South Asia
BBC to screen Commonwealth Games
23 Apr 10 |  Sport Homepage

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