Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games on the BBC

BBC Sport is carrying the Olympic torch to Pyeongchang this February, bringing fans the very best moments of the 2018 Winter Games.

Published: 11 January 2018
We will be taking this global sporting event to the widest possible UK audience, ensuring BBC Sport is the place to be for all the Winter Olympics action this February.
— Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport
  • BBC Sport brings fans the best moments of The Winter Olympics across TV, radio and digital
  • Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine, Eilidh Barbour and Radzi Chinyanganya front live TV coverage
  • Radio 5 live delivering reports and live updates with Eleanor Oldroyd and Rob Hatch
  • BBC Sport online features live video coverage of the key moments

As British hopefuls take to the slopes and arenas in South Korea, the BBC will capture the biggest moments of the Winter Games, airing across network TV, radio and digital channels. A stellar line up of presenters and pundits will provide audiences with the best analysis, insight, news and highlights, in a mix of live and on demand coverage delivered to audiences wherever and whenever they want it.

BBC Sport online will live stream all the key moments of the Winter Olympics in HD to desktops, tablets, mobiles and Connected TVs, with audiences also able to watch live on BBC iPlayer or via the Red Button.

The UK’s biggest digital sports service, BBC Sport online will also offer on-demand video clips, live reporting and analysis so that audiences can catch-up with the Games at any time by visiting the website or downloading the BBC Sport mobile or tablet app where they can personalise the offering.

Fans can visit BBC Sport online in advance of the Games to take a close look at each sport in the Winter Olympics, as well as to get the low-down on Team GB and global medal hopes. With a collective reach of around 30 million, BBC Sport’s social media channels will distribute some of the best moments of the Games as they happen, straight to mobile.

BBC Sport’s TV schedule will ensure fans catch all their favourite moments and key highlights from the Games, alongside the latest medals table and results, with extra features, reaction and analysis from BBC reporters and talent. BBC Two’s daily highlights programme will be bringing the best bits of the day, and will also be available on BBC iPlayer and Red Button.

Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport says: “We are bringing audiences every moment that matters from Pyeongchang 2018. With exclusive, behind-the-scenes access and expert commentary, we will be taking this global sporting event to the widest possible UK audience, ensuring BBC Sport is the place to be for all the Winter Olympics action this February.”

Leading the TV coverage of the Games will be Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine, joined by Eilidh Barbour and Radzi Chinyanganya, bringing all of the action direct to fans from Pyeongchang. Daily coverage from midnight until 8pm across BBC One and BBC Two for the 17 day duration of the Winter Games. Alongside the network coverage, the Red Button will provide a full schedule of live and catch up coverage throughout the games with Radio 1Xtra’s Nick Bright as one of the continuity announcers.

Clare, Hazel, Eilidh and Radzi will be joined by a host of world class Winter sports athletes providing expert commentary, including 2010 skeleton gold medallist Amy Williams, ice skating gold medallist Robin Cousins, and former Olympians Graham Bell, Chemmy Alcott and Jenny Jones. Paying close attention to the technical detail of the competitors under the intense conditions of Pyeongchang, the team will draw upon their own experiences to offer unique insight and analysis on key performances.

TV coverage starts with Clare Balding’s Road To The Winter Games (w/t) on BBC Two on 8 February, followed by coverage of the opening ceremony on BBC One on 9 February.

Radio coverage of the Winter Olympics will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 live, with accomplished sporting voices Eleanor Oldroyd and Rob Hatch presenting all the main events and races live across 5 live’s daytime schedules. The breakfast programme will be the first to bring listeners overnight key activity from Pyeongchang, and the duo’s running commentary live on location throughout the day will follow our hopefuls, reporting on all of Team GB’s medal moments.

The BBC Sport Get Inspired initiative will be using the increased focus of a major sporting event to encourage our audiences to be more active, working in partnership with sport governing bodies.


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