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Last Updated: Wednesday, 8 February 2006, 13:17 GMT
BBC coverage of Winter Olympics
The BBC is breaking new ground with its coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin on television, radio and online.

BBC Two, interactive TV and the sport website are giving unprecedented access to watch what you want, when you want.

Coverage of the event from 10-26 February is being complemented by the use of innovative technology.

You can get regular updates on Radio Five Live, while the sport website carries news, results and live and on-demand video for UK broadband users.


BBC Two has 100 hours of exclusive coverage over 17 days, with a daily live show and evening highlights from the studio base in Italy.

Viewers also benefit from technological applications in the form of SimulCam and StroMotion to enhance the television pictures.

StroMotion, never been seen before on British television, provides video footage of an athlete's trajectory and is being used in skating and snowboarding's half-pipe event.

The device allows a frame-by-frame breakdown of a manoeuvre such as a jump, illustrating body position and technique.

SimulCam is able to provide a composite picture of two different athletes seemingly competing at the same time over the same course to demonstrate where time is won or lost and the different lines taken.

The effect is used in skiing, bob, luge, skeleton and ski jumping.

The three main presenters are the all-women team of Sue Barker, Hazel Irvine and Claire Balding.

Steve Cram is presenting and reporting, with Colin Jackson a roving reporter around the Games.

Commentators include experts such as Graham Bell and Robin Cousins.


BBC interactive
Digital viewers can enjoy some 500 hours of programming - up to 15 hours a day - through a choice of up to four extra screens, offering live events and news round-ups.

Our Interactive service will also be offering news, results, medals tables and a viewing planner.

All of the extra Games footage can be accessed by pressing the red button on the remote control during live Turin 2006 broadcasts on any BBC channel - no matter what digital platform you are signed up with.

Freeview customers will be able to choose from an extra two video streams of live coverage on top of the BBC Two offering.


Vassos Alexander and Jamie Broughton provide regular updates on BBC Radio Five Live.

There is a round-up every evening in Sport on Five.


The BBC Sport website's dedicated section at has all the latest news and features plus easy-to-understand breakdowns of all the major sports.

Also on the site is an interactive snowboarding guide offering insights into those spectacular tricks of the trade.

UK Broadband users can also choose from five channels showing simulcast coverage from BBC Televison, plus all the best bits on demand.

A special Winter Olympics section is on Ceefax Page 490.

And people on the move can get all the news and results on mobile phones, palmtop computers and other wireless handheld devices.


Paralympic skier Russell Docker
Britain's Paralympians will compete on 10-19 March
The Winter Paralympic Games get under way on 10 March - just two weeks after their Olympic counterpart finishes.

Television highlights of the 10-day sporting spectacle will be shown on BBC Two's Sunday Grandstand on 26 March at 1400 GMT.

The BBC Sport website's Disability Sport section at has all the latest news and features from Turin.

There will also be regular updates on Radio Five Live, as well as reports and results on Ceefax and digital television.


Winter Olympics on the BBC
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