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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 July, 2004, 13:47 GMT 14:47 UK
The BBC at the Paralympics

You can follow all the action at the 2004 Paralympics with the BBC - including live television coverage of the event for the first time ever.

The showpiece for disability sport gets under way on Friday 17 September and reaches its exciting conclusion on Tuesday 28 September.

And you can keep in touch on television, radio, the internet and Ceefax as 4,000 athletes from over 130 countries go for gold in Athens.

TELEVISION

Clare Balding
Clare Balding heads BBC's exclusive live coverage
Viewers will be able to see live coverage every evening on BBC Two from 1800-1930 BST, and during Grandstand and Sunday Grandstand.

Clare Balding presents all the action from Athens and is joined by a team of experts, commentators and reporters.

Specialist summariser Tushar Patel, Dan Johnson and Paul Noble will provide expert analysis, while Stuart Storey and Paul Dickenson will be part of the BBC's top commentary team.

There will be extensive coverage of all the big events, including swimming, athletics, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, track cycling and football.

But the BBC will also offer action, news and features from a range of other sports, especially where there is a British medal to be had.

Also, you can switch on BBC's regional television news at 1830 every night to see how athletes from near you are getting on.

RADIO

Listeners can tune in to Five Live 909 & 693MW to enjoy regular live updates from Athens as well as live commentary.

Simon Mayo will come live from the Paralympics for some of the competition, as will Midweek Sport on Five.

The station will offer extensive coverage, commentary, reports, celebrity guest interviews, features, gossip, chat and expert analysis.

BBC World Service will be providing coverage to Paralympics fans around the globe.

Some 40 million listeners worldwide can keep up-to-date via BBC World Service's English programmes, plus other language services.

For a more local perspective, try tuning into your nearest BBC local radio station, which will keep you updated with how the athletes from your area are getting on.

WEBSITE

Dedicated in-depth coverage is available on the BBC Sport website at:

You can find out everything there is to know about the Paralympics past, present and future - as well as the latest results, reports, reaction, throughout the competition.

UK users can also watch the extensive video and audio coverage from Athens on the BBC Paralympic broadband service.

There will be columns and features from leading Paralympians Tanni Grey Thompson and Ade Adepitan, and the chance to join in heated debates in our Have Your Say section.

Also, dedicated reporters will be bringing you the news from behind the scenes at Athens.

You can also find out about athletes from your local area by logging on to:

CEEFAX

Fans can keep in touch with all the developments via the special section at page 480.

The service will provide the latest results and updates from Athens

You will also be able to check out a medal table, comprehensive reports and quotes, plus the schedule for all 11 days of competition.




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