Olympic Thursday, 21 June 2012

Category: Sport
Every Thursday in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic Games the BBC will be broadcasting and publishing a series of Olympic-related stories/interviews/clips/blogs through BBC Sport Online, BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC 2012 Olympic website.

You can find details on Twitter by following #olympicthursday and @BBC2012

Olympic Thursday, 21 June 2012:

  • Lutalo Muhammad
  • Peter Elliott on running in the 1980s
  • The start of the London 2012 Festival on bbc.co.uk/2012

Olympic Thursday, 21 June 2012:

• Main feature: Lutalo Muhammad is determined to prove his worth after his controversial taekwondo selection (text + video)

• UK Athletics Trials – chief sports writer Tom Fordyce on how British athletes are excelling in the field (text)

• Peter Elliott on his battles with Cram & Coe at British trials in the 1980s (text + video)

• Jessica Ennis admits she may need to extend her British record to claim Olympic gold this summer (text)

Focusing on the start of the London 2012 Festival today:

• The big event for Thursday will be the Gustavo Dudamel concert at Sterling Castle - online simulcast and a number of exclusive clips; also broadcast live on BBC Four at 9pm this evening.

• Steven Brockelhurst feature on the Big Noise

• Pauline McLean on the concert

• Will Gompertz clip from Sterling

• David Sillito clip from Windermere

• Mark Simpson clip from Derry/Londonderry

• BBC Ents & Arts - London 2012 Festival launch article and Q&A with Ruth MacKenzie

• BBC On-Demand - clip about Secrets: Hidden London

• BBC On-Demand - clips about Les Commandos Percu and their ‘fire, light and sound’ spectacular at Windermere

• BBC Birmingham - article about City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra performance

Live coverage of the Olympic torch relay continues

Roger Mosey, BBC Director London 2012, blogs about the start of the London 2012 Festival