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BBC Coverage Saturday, 22 June, 2002, 12:53 GMT 13:53 UK
Games' TV schedule

BBC will be providing extensive TV coverage of all the action from the 17th Commonwealth Games, starting on 25 July.

Steve Rider, Sue Barker, John Inverdale and Hazel Irvine will bring viewers all the drama and excitement from Manchester in Commonwealth Games Grandstand and Games Today.

They are joined by a team of experienced broadcasters and international sporting icons, including Olympic legend Michael Johnson.

There will also be a host of other BBC programmes getting into the Commonwealth Games spirit as Manchester 2002 gets under way.

Tomorrow's World on BBC One takes a special look at how modern sporting champions are using science to help them win medals

On 31 July, Sue Barker presents a special edition of A Question of Sport with the help of former Commonwealth Games stars Dame Mary Peters, Geoff Capes and Barry McGuigan.

On the same day, Blue Peter comes live from the CBBC roadshow at the home of the 2002 Games in Manchester.

Children's BBC also gets in on the act when Bring It On discovers the art of commentating at the Games with the help of sports broadcaster Simon Brotherton.

Here is a list of the main TV coverage from Commonwealth Games Grandstand and Games Today from 25 July to 4 August.

All times in BST


THURSDAY 25 JULY

0600-0900 BBC One - Breakfast
1630-1800 BBC Two - Grandstand
2055-2300 BBC One - Grandstand

BBC Breakfast will be presenting the whole programme, the sport and the weather live from the City of Manchester Stadium on the morning of the opening ceremony.

Sian Williams, Michael Peschardt and Rob Bonnet will be joined by a host of star names and former sporting greats as they preview the Games.

Breakfast Sport with Rob and Sue Thearle will be coming from different venues for the whole Games and there will be daily features from behind the scenes.

Later in the day, join Barry Davies on Grandstand as he commentates on what is set to be a fantastic opening ceremony from 2100BST.


FRIDAY 26 JULY

1030-1300 BBC One - Grandstand
1300-1535 BBC Two - Grandstand
1345-1730 BBC One - Grandstand
1730-1800 BBC One - Games Today
1800-2230 BBC Two - Grandstand
2240-0100 BBC Two - Games Today

As the athletics competition gets under way, Paula Radcliffe takes to the track in the 5,000m event and Jonathan Edwards makes his first appearance in the triple jump.


SATURDAY 27 JULY

0900-1715 BBC One - Grandstand
1600-1835 BBC Two - Grandstand
1835-2055 BBC One - Grandstand
2055-2215 BBC Two - Grandstand
2300-0100 BBC One - Grandstand

It is the men's and women's finals in the 100m. Jason Gardner, Dwain Chambers and Mark Lewis-Francis should be in the running for medals.

Dean Macey makes a start in the decathlon.


SUNDAY 28 JULY

0750-1300 BBC One - Grandstand
1145-1850 BBC Two - Grandstand
1850-2215 BBC One - Grandstand
2315-0100 BBC One - Grandstand

Paula Radcliffe will be fighting it out in the 5,000m final, Iwan Thomas will be making an appearance in the men's 400m.

Dean Macey completes his decathlon attempt, and the men and women both compete in the all-round gymnastic event.


MONDAY 29 JULY

0950-1300 BBC One - Grandstand
1300-1345 BBC Two - Grandstand
1345-1730 BBC One - Grandstand
1730-1800 BBC One - Games Today
1800-1855 BBC Two - Grandstand
1855-2030 BBC One - Grandstand
2035-2230 BBC Two - Grandstand
2240-0100 BBC One - Games Today

Can Colin Jackson add Manchester 2002 to his list of Commonwealth titles as his 110m hurdles campaign gets under way on Monday.

Darren Campbell competes for the 200m title.


TUESDAY 30 JULY

0950-1300 BBC One - Grandstand
1300-1345 BBC Two - Grandstand
1345-1730 BBC One - Grandstand
1730-1800 BBC One - Games Today
1800-2230 BBC Two - Grandstand
1955-2100 BBC One - Grandstand
2240-0100 BBC One - Games Today

Tuesday sees the start of the action in the pool.

Australian powerhouse Ian Thorpe could be making a splash in the 400m freestyle event, while on the track Colin Jackson hopes to be in the 110 hurdles final.


WEDNESDAY 31 JULY

0950-1300 BBC One - Grandstand
1300-1345 BBC Two - Grandstand
1345-1730 BBC One - Grandstand
1730-1800 BBC One - Games Today
1800-2230 BBC Two - Grandstand
1900-2120 BBC One - Grandstand
2240-0100 BBC One - Games Today

There are 40 medals at stake on Wednesday, including the relay finals. Ashia Hansen goes for gold in the triple jump, while Steve Backley is in action in the javelin.


THURSDAY 1 AUGUST

0950-1300 BBC One - Grandstand
1300-1345 BBC Two - Grandstand
1345-1730 BBC One - Grandstand
1730-1800 BBC One - Games Today
1800-2230 BBC Two - Grandstand
2240-0100 BBC One - Games Today

There are nine finals taking place in the swimming, including the men's 50m fly and the women's 100m backstroke.

It is also semi-final time in the boxing and the women's hockey.


FRIDAY 2 AUGUST

0950-1300 BBC One - Grandstand
1300-1345 BBC Two - Grandstand
1345-1730 BBC One - Grandstand
1730-1800 BBC One - Games Today
1800-2230 BBC Two - Grandstand
2240-0100 BBC One - Games Today

Friday sees the start of the rugby union sevens competition, but in the cycling event, it is the final of the men's Olympic sprint.

It is also the semi-finals of the men's hockey and the netball competitions.


SATURDAY 3 AUGUST

0900-1900 BBC One - Grandstand
1400-2215 BBC Two - Grandstand
2300-0100 BBC One - Grandstand

A new Commonwealth boxing gold medallist adds his name to a list that includes Barry McGuigan, Richie Woodhall and Audley Harrison.

Cycling takes to the roads, as both the men's and the women's contests are decided.


SUNDAY 4 AUGUST

0750-1300 BBC One - Grandstand
1200-1730 BBC Two - Grandstand
1355-1500 BBC One - Grandstand
1600-1930 BBC One - Games Today
2050-2300 BBC One - Grandstand

It is the last day of the Games, but as the closing ceremony puts an end to a fantastic sporting festival, there are still 28 medals to be decided.

Among those are the netball, badminton and men's hockey finals, the triathlon and the rugby sevens.


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