Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: BBC Coverage!
The 22nd Winter Olympics get under way in Russia on 7 February and BBC Sport will deliver the most complete digital coverage of a Winter Games to date.
In addition to 200 hours of network TV coverage, brought to you by presenters Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine and Jonathan Edwards, there will also be more than 650 hours of live action via six HD streams.
BBC Sport will also bring all the analysis, insight, news and highlights from Sochi 2014 to audiences wherever they are, on whichever device they want, across all 17 days of the Games.
Building on the BBC’s digital success at London 2012 and other major sporting events in 2013, an innovative new approach to delivering world-class live coverage across PC, tablet and mobile has been developed for Sochi 2014. This will power the BBC’s digital offering of a live event for the first time ever throughout the Winter Olympic Games.
The action in Sochi starts on 7 February.
2010 gold medallist Amy Williams and former Olympians Graham Bell, Colin Bryce, Emma Carrick-Anderson, Robin Cousins, Jackie Lockhart and Wilf O’Reilly form BBC Sport’s world-class team of winter sports experts. Each will draw on their Winter Olympic experience to bring the most unique and insightful analysis to viewers.
All of Team GB’s medal moments will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 live throughout the event with Chris Mitchell, Eleanor Oldroyd and Will Perry presenting all the main events and races live across 5 live’s daytime schedules.
BBC Two will start live coverage every day from Sochi from 07:00 GMT with an hour-long daily highlights programme starting at 19:00.
The 11th Winter Paralympic Games, which are being held from 7-16 March, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 live.
Winter Olympic Games live
The new Winter Olympic Games live page, available from www.bbc.co.uk/sport, provides the best of the BBC’s live action in one place, allowing audiences to follow the event how and where they like. Whether it’s getting the latest news via a smartphone, watching favourite events on the office PC, using tablets in front of the big screen to get the latest stats, or watching the live streams on a connected TV.
The live page also brings winter sport fans together by sharing the best of their comments and opinions via email, SMS and social media, alongside those from the BBC’s expert reporters and talent.
Audiences will also be able to access a range of on-demand video clips through the live page, allowing them to catch-up on the day’s highlights before jumping into the live action.
In-depth online content
Ahead of the Games, BBC Sport will provide an in-depth look at all the sports in Sochi, Team GB’s and global medal hopes and Winter Olympic memories from the past.
BBC Sport’s comprehensive Sochi schedule will also be here to help fans catch all their favourite moments 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 also be available on BBC iPlayer.
Content across four screens
All content from the new Winter Olympics live page will be available on PCs, tablets and mobiles – by simply accessing the BBC Sport website from any device. Alternatively, audiences can use the BBC Sport app for mobile and tablet devices, available for free on iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire, with no need to update the app.
On TV, up to two red button streams will offer live content and highlights from Sochi. All six live streams and on-demand video will be available through the BBC’s Connected Red Button service on Virgin Media TiVo and Sony Freeview Smart TVs and via the BBC Sport app for connected TVs.