BBC unveils 2022 Winter Olympics broadcast plans | News
The BBC has unveiled its broadcast plans for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
There will be over 300 hours of live coverage on BBC1 and BBC2 during the competition, which runs February 4-20. More content will be available via a second live stream available on BBC iPlayer, Red Button and the BBC Sport website.
Hazel Irvine, Jeanette Kwakye, Ayo Akinwolere and JJ Chalmers will helm the coverage, with Clare Balding hosting a daily show on BBC2 and Aimee Fuller presenting Extra, an extended hour-long daily show on BBC3.
BBC Winter Olympics program
00:00 – 06:00: Ayo Akinwolere presents the nighttime action on BBC1
6:00 am – 9:00 am: Jeanette Kwakye presents the action live on BBC2
9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m .: Hazel Irvine leads coverage on BBC1
3:00 p.m .: JJ Chalmers presents extended reruns on BBC2
7:00 p.m .: Clare Balding presents Today At The Games on BBC2
20:00 Aimee Fuller Presents Extended Highlights on BBC3
Second live stream available on BBC iPlayer, Red Button and BBC Sport, and live restart feature available on BBC iPlayer
Analysis will be provided by a host of former Olympians and international winter athletes, including most successful UK Olympic winter athlete and most successful Olympic skeleton athlete of all time Lizzy Yarnold , Olympic short track speed skater and 10-time British champion Sarah Lindsay, figure skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, Graham Bell and Chemmy Alcott.
The main coverage will come from the dock10 virtual reality studio at Media City UK, providing a ‘ski lodge’ setting for production.
TV program by event
Commentator: Matt Chilton
Experts: Graham Bell and Chemmy Alcott
Commentators: Steve Cram, Rhona Howie, Jackie Lockhart and Logan Gray
Commentators: Katherine Downes and Robin Cousins
Experts: Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, David King
Biathlon / Cross-Country Skiing / Nordic Combined / Ski Jumping
Commentators: Rob Walker and Ollie Williams
Commentators: Simon Brotherton and Wilf O’Reilly
Experts: Sarah Lindsay
Bobsleigh / luge / skeleton
Commentators: John Hunt and John Jackson
Experts: Lizzy Yarnold, Shelley Rudman, Nicola Minichiello
Snowboard and freestyle skiing
Commentators: Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood
Experts: Aimee Fuller, Zoe Gillings, Ed Drake
Commentators: Seth Bennett, Kent Simpson
Commentary will be provided by other ex-Olympians and athletes, such as Olympic figure skating gold medalist Robin Cousins, former speed skating world champion Wilf O’Reilly, Olympic bobsleigh medalist John Jackson and Olympic curling gold medalist Rhona Howie and world champion Jackie Lockhart.
Jenny Jones, Matthew Pinsent and Sarah Mulkerrins will report from Beijing.
Ahead of the tournament, the documentary Free Spirits will launch on BBC iPlayer, which follows a group of freestyle skiers and snowboarders from Team GB from around the world as they prepare for the Olympics.