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BBC ONE Winter/Spring 2006 Highlights
Gary Lineker

BBC ONE Winter/Spring 2006 Highlights


World Cup Football


The World Cup, Germany 2006: 64 games, 32 nations, 12 stadia and an estimated one billion viewers.


Football's greatest players and most charismatic managers unite in a tournament that will excite the world.


Live and highlights action form the basis of coverage on BBC ONE and BBC Radio Five Live, with BBCi – both online and through interactive TV – allowing BBC Sport to provide viewers, listeners and internet users with the ultimate World Cup experience.


Gary Lineker presents live coverage from the studio with Mark Lawrenson, Alan Hansen and guests delivering their own brand of expert analysis and comment on the action from the pitch. Commentators include John Motson and Steve Wilson.


Leading the way with a unique tri-media service, BBC Sport brings the whole of the UK together to experience one of the world's greatest sporting occasions.




FA Cup


The New Year opens with the all-important Third Round of the 125th FA Cup – the world's oldest and best-known domestic football championship – when the big guns from the Premiership enter the competition for the first time.


Gary Lineker presents live coverage of three games over each FA Cup weekend in Match Of The Day Live.


The BBC also has first choice of the semi-finals and live coverage of the all-important final in May.


In addition, Football Focus runs throughout the year, and brings all the latest FA Cup news, views and opinion.




The Commonwealth Games


With more than 5,000 athletes from more than 70 countries, the Commonwealth Games from Melbourne are set to be one of the year's top sporting events.


The Games feature some 16 different sports with disciplines including diving, badminton, athletics, rugby sevens, cycling and squash.


BBC Sport brings live coverage of the Games from Melbourne throughout the night from 11.00pm to 5.00am. There are also regular updates and live coverage throughout the day and a round-up of all the day's top stories from 7.30 to 9.00pm.




The Grand National


One of racing's crown jewels, the Grand National is the world's greatest steeplechase.


Sue Barker and Clare Balding are joined by Richard Pitman, Peter Scudamore, Norman Williamson and Lydia Hislop, who report and provide analysis from the paddock on the day of the 159th Grand National.


Rishi Persad is out and about reporting from around the course, and Angus Loughran provides viewers with all the latest betting and form news.


As host broadcaster, providing live coverage across the world, the BBC's 52-camera operation includes "Rider-cams" on three jockeys, as well as cameras mounted on four of the fences.






Wimbledon is the BBC's showcase tennis tournament, one of the highlights of the British sporting calendar and, for many, the epitome of British summer.


The Wimbledon Tennis Championship is one of the BBC's most popular sporting spectacles and live coverage features on both BBC ONE and TWO throughout the two-week tournament.


As well as choosing from the matches shown on the BBC's terrestrial channels, viewers have further options of which matches they watch via the BBC's interactive services.


Sue Barker is the main presenter and she is joined by a line-up of top commentators and contributors including John McEnroe, John Lloyd, John Barrett, Chris Bailey, Andrew Castle and David Mercer.


Virginia Wade, Annabel Croft, Sam Smith and Jo Durie commentate on the women's games.


John Inverdale presents the BBC's evening highlights programme, Today At Wimbledon, in which viewers can catch up with all of the day's top action and stories.




Six Nations Rugby


Following on from last year's Grand Slam victory by Wales, the northern hemisphere's most prestigious rugby championship kicks off once again in February, with coverage of every match from the Six Nations live and exclusive on the BBC.


Will Jonny Wilkinson and Gavin Henson be back in action after injury?


The competition begins on the weekend of 4 February with live coverage of Ireland v Italy and England v Wales on the Saturday and, on the Sunday, Scotland v France.


Coverage is presented by John Inverdale and Jill Douglas, with Jeremy Guscott and Jonathan Davies as studio pundits.





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