Olympic Thursday, 31 May 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, 30 May 2012:

• Mark Chapman is joined on a Wednesday edition of London Calling by Iwan Thomas and Christine Ohuruogu

Olympic Thursday, 31 May 2012:

• The Brownlees – the inside story

• Louis Smith’s pommel horse rival Krisztian Berki

• Eleanor Oldroyd on 5 live, coming live from the Diamond League athletics meeting in Rome

• Live coverage of the Olympic torch relay continues

• The Road to 2012 with Gail Emms

• Find out what’s on at BBC Big Screens this summer

London Calling, BBC Radio 5 live, Wednesday, 30 May 9.30-10.30pm

• Mark Chapman will be joined by former 400m European Champion Iwan Thomas to discuss the continued fall out from GB’s selection rows. Plus we hear from track and field's only defending Olympic Champion, Christine Ohuruogu

Radio 5 live, Thursday 31 May 7.00-10.30pm

• Eleanor Oldroyd presents from the Diamond League athletics meeting in Rome, which features Usain Bolt in the 100m and Britain’s 400m hurdles World Champion Dai Greene

This week on #olympicthursday / BBC Sport Online

• The Brownlees: the inside story from Tom Fordyce on how the two brothers from Yorkshire got to the top of the triathlon world (text + archive video)

• Stockport, home of Olympians: Keri-Anne Payne is one of five GB swimmers from Stockport. Matt Slater explores Stockport’s secret (text + video)

• Krisztian Berki: Louis Smith's big rival for gymnastics gold speaks to Ollie Williams and heaps praise on the Briton's ultra-difficult pommel horse routine (text)

• Egypt’s Aya Medany: on being Africa's lone modern pentathlon star, training during a revolution, and the battle between her sport and her beliefs (text)


Live coverage of the Olympic torch relay continues

The Road to 2012 with Gail Emms (28/05/12)

• Short Interview taken from Drive with Andrew Baggaley’s coach and brother Stephen on Andrews selection for GB in table Tennis. Andrew will be joining us on the show on 18 June after his return from China

• GB rowing cox Phelan Hill from Bedford. Phone interview talking about World Cup silver for the Eight, the rejected appeal by Rowley Douglas and Acer Nethercott and general 2012 chat

• Phone interview with Sir Matthew Pinsent talking about GB hopes for the summer, his life as a broadcaster and his memories of the four golds

• Interview with 14 year old Gabby Jupp from Hemel Hempstead, who had success at the recent Gymnastics event in Brussels

London 2012 Live Sites

Stephen Morgan outlines the exciting Olympic events taking place on BBC Big Screens (now part of the London 2012 Live Sites) across the UK this summer