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Tuesday, 15 January, 2002, 11:09 GMT

BBC's complete coverage

BBC Sport will be at Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics to take viewers, listeners and internet users to the heart of the action.

From 8-24 February, BBC Television, Five Live, Sport Online and Ceefax will present unrivalled coverage of one of the big sporting events of the year.


The BBC's top team of presenters, commentators and summarisers will be on hand to guide fans through the 17 days of drama, excitement and passion.

Steve Rider, Sue Barker, Clare Balding, Steve Cram and Hazel Irvine will help front more than 90 of television coverage throughout the Winter Olympics.

As the competitors take to the slopes, rinks and downhill runs, the BBC will present the best of the live action from Salt Lake City as well as a daily highlights programme.

BBCi - Interactive Television

This year's games are set to be the most innovative ever broadcast on television - for the first time, the Olympics are going interactive.

Viewers with digital television will enjoy enhanced viewing that will make them feel as though they are on the snowy slopes without needing their hat and gloves.

Digital satellite viewers will have a choice of three screens that will allow them to choose between:

Viewers have access to this service while BBC Sport is on air.

And throughout the duration of the Games, there will be replays of the previous days events running all day.

Digital cable and digital terrestrial viewers will have access to a text-based interactive service that will allow fans to access results, medal tables and schedules.

Digital cable viewers will also be able to voice their opinions through interactive message boards and voting systems.

BBC Sport Online

BBC Sport Online's own in-depth section for the 2002 Winter Olympics offers a round-the-clock service.

It provides up-to-date information on the athletes, venues and history of the Games.

During the event, users will be provided with all the latest news.

BBC Sport Online will also have a dedicated team out in Salt Lake City to send back exclusive reports and features.


BBC Five Live will provide reports and results from Salt Lake City as well as bringing listeners all the news from the Games in Sport on Five.

The commentary team includes Colm Harrison and Jonny Saunders.

BBC World Service, whose English schedules attract 42 million listeners worldwide, will be carrying news, reports and interviews in Sports Round-Up, Sportsworld and Sunday Sportsworld.


Ceefax will be carrying a special section for the Winter Olympics.

Indexed from page 480, it will contain all news, reaction and results from the competition.

A schedule of events and medals table providing up-to-date information on the British and international sportsmen and women involved will also be available.

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