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BBC website to show every second of cycling at London 2012

You might have missed out on tickets, but you won't miss a thing on the internet...

Tickets for the Velodrome may seem harder to come by than gold medals and Box Hill will be out of bounds to all but a lucky few wanting to watch the road races, but cycling fans in the UK will still be able to watch every second of competition in next year’s Olympic Games, after BBC Sport confirmed that all events are to be shown live on its website.

TV coverage, including via the red button, will be decided closer to the time and could depend on factors such as when British riders are competing as well as conflict with other sports.

Dave Gordon, BBC Head of Major Events commented: "As host nation broadcaster, this online guide is the first step in realising our commitment to making every sport from every venue where it's happening on every day of the Games available to the British public.

“From the start of the early morning action until the end of competition just before midnight, there will be live BBC Sport online coverage. The choice is yours rather than ours."

The BBC online Olympic coverage schedule can be found here so you can start planning next summer's viewing.


Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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zoxed | 12 years ago

Living in Germany, and knowing the iPlayer only works for UK IP addresses, does anyone know if the coverage will be available worldwide ?

antonio | 12 years ago

Not like being there but next best thing, blanket coverage also lets you see things you would not spectating in the velodrome, a shame about the Boxhill affair.

Giant Rob | 12 years ago

Great news! I missed out on Tickets for every event I applied for at the Olympics so some good news at last!

billiobob | 12 years ago

Just going to buy an Iphone so I hope I will be able to watch my favourite cyclist Scot Ireland from Belfast, now resident in Cardiff,in the ex-post office bike sprint.

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