Olympic Thursday, 7 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

Wednesday, 6 June 2012:

• Olympic Question Time, BBC Radio 5 live, 7pm-9pm.

Mark Chapman presents a special programme from Hackney to discuss all the big Olympic issues with just over seven weeks to go to the start of London 2012.

On the panel: Olympic gold medallists sprinter Darren Campbell and swimmer Duncan Goodhew; Gail Emms, badminton silver medal winner at the 2004 Athens Games; the Chief Executive of Locog, Paul Deighton; Sport Minister Hugh Robertson; and DJ Trevor Nelson who is Hackney born and bred and a Radio 1 Hackney Weekend Ambassador.

• 5 live Track & Field, BBC Radio 5 live, 9.30pm-10.30pm.

Athletics news and a preview of the Oslo Diamond League meeting where Usain Bolt is scheduled to take on Asafa Powell and Sally Pearson is due to start her European season.

This week on #olympicthursday / BBC Sport Online

Olympic Thursday, 7 June 2012:

• England striker and GB hopeful Kelly Smith on battling injuries and alcoholism during a decade at the top of women’s football (text + video)

• Archer Alison Williamson on the prospect of going to her sixth Olympic Games in London (text)

• American Matt Emmons is an Athens gold medallist despite shooting the wrong target in an Olympic final, having his gun sabotaged and fighting thyroid cancer (text)

• Australian hurdles star Sally Pearson talks to chief sports writer Tom Fordyce (text blog)

• GB hockey keeper Beth Storry trains with Tottenham's Brad Friedel (video)

BBC London 2012 Portal


Live coverage of the Olympic torch relay continues