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2010 European Athletics Championships live on the BBC and in HD

BBC Sport will bring the best of the action from the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona (27 July to 1 August) across TV, radio and online, including the BBC HD Channel. Britain's finest athletes will battle it out with top talent from across Europe in this crucial stepping stone to London 2012.

World Champion heptathlete Jessica Ennis and World and Commonwealth Champion triple-jumper Phillips Idowu will be among Britain's medal hopes, along with World Indoor Champion sprinter Dwain Chambers. Plus other medallists from last year's World Championships, such as 1,500m runner Lisa Dobriskey and emerging stars 400m runner Martyn Rooney and 400m hurdler David Greene, are all in with good chances of a place on the podium.

John Inverdale presents the BBC's coverage along with Jonathan Edwards. With them will be the expert analysis team of Michael Johnson, Colin Jackson and Denise Lewis, with commentary from Steve Cram, Brendan Foster and Paul Dickenson.

BBC Sport online will have live video and on-demand clips of the biggest events on the website for UK users, plus live text commentary, reports and photos on every day of action. There will also be interviews, blogs and tweets from the BBC's Tom Fordyce, in the midst of the action at the Championships, all available at

All live coverage will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

BBC Radio 5 Live has extensive coverage of the European Athletics Championships with nightly live coverage on 5 Live Sport and updates throughout the day on 5 Live. Vassos Alexander presents the live coverage from Barcelona with 5 Live's athletics correspondent Mike Costello heading up the commentary team, with expert analysis from British Olympians and European medallists Steve Backley, Darren Campbell, Allison Curbishley and trackside reporter Katharine Merry.

Following on from the European Championships BBC Sport will also be bringing all the action from the London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace on 13 and 14 August. The BBC has covered this prestigious event for many years, and now continues to broadcast it as one of the IAAF Diamond League events. BBC Sport signed a new deal earlier this year to broadcast the whole of the IAAF Diamond League through to 2014, demonstrating a continuing commitment to athletics through to London 2012 and beyond.

Notes to Editors

Programming details are correct as at 21.07.10 and may be subject to schedule changes.

BBC TV Schedule

Tuesday 27 July 2010
9.30am-12.00noon BBC Two and BBC HD
6.00-9.00pm BBC Two (from 7.25pm on the BBC HD Channel)

Wednesday 28 July 2010
10.00-11.30am BBC Two and BBC HD
5.15-9.00pm BBC Two and BBC HD (not 6.30-7.25pm)

Thursday 29 July 2010
10.00-12.00noon BBC Two and BBC HD 5.30-9.00pm BBC Two and BBC HD (not 6.30-7.25pm)

Friday 30 July 2010
10.00-12.00noon BBC Two and BBC HD 5.15-9.00pm BBC Two and BBC HD not 6.30-7.25pm)

Saturday 31 July 2010
8.45-10.00am BBC Two and BBC HD 10.00am-12.00noon BBC Two and BBC HD 5.45-9.00pm BBC Two and BBC HD

Sunday 1 August 2010
9.00-11.30am BBC Two and BBC HD 6.00-9.30pm BBC Two and BBC HD

BBC Radio 5 Live Programming

Monday 26 July
9.30pm in 5 Live Sport – European Athletics Championships preview live from Barcelona in 5 Live Track And Field

Daily live coverage on 5 Live Sport with live commentary of all of the blue riband events from 7pm on Tuesday 27 July through to Friday 30 July; from 5pm on Saturday 31 July; and from 6pm on Sunday 1 August.


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