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Stage Set For BBC Commonwealth Games 2010 Coverage

As Delhi hosts the Commonwealth Games, the network is all set for complete coverage during the 11 days of competition.

Stage Set For BBC Commonwealth Games 2010 Coverage

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | October 2, 2010

As Delhi hosts the Commonwealth Games, the BBC’s international news services will be providing live coverage, reports and analysis of all the sporting action and news during the 11 days of competition.

BBC World Service

BBC World Service's flagship global sport show, Sportsworld, will be live from Delhi for two weekends, presented by Russell Fuller.

On Saturday 2 October 1400 GMT, on the eve of the XIX Commonwealth Games, the weekly Sportsworld panel will discuss whether the troubled build-up has tarnished the image of the Games.

On Sunday 3 October 1500 GMT, Sportsworld teams up with BBC Hindi at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, with live commentary of the opening ceremony. Athletes from 71 nations across the globe will be taking part in these Games over the next 11 days and, as first-time hosts, India will be hoping for a spectacular and colourful curtain-raiser to the competition proper.

On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October, with the competition underway, Sportsworld with be live around the 13 venues across the Indian capital, with live commentary, results and the stories of the medallists.

Matthew Kenyon is covering the Games for BBC World Service’s flagship African sports programme, Fast Track.  With full coverage from Delhi, Fast Track will be keeping a close watch on athletics, boxing, swimming and rugby sevens - the sports in which Africa has traditionally excelled. Matthew’s daily bulletins will also be heard on the evening news and analysis programme, Focus on Africa, and the breakfast news, sports and features programme, Network Africa.

During the course of the Games the team of Russell Fuller, Alex Capstick, Ed Harry, Ade Adedoyin, Matthew Kenyon and Chris Mitchell will be providing the latest coverage and news of all the sporting action for audiences around the world, on both BBC World Service and BBC World News.

BBC World News

BBC World News will be offering international audiences all the latest news from the games, including behind-the-scenes coverage and the latest updates on all the sporting action from Delhi.   Highlights on BBC World News include:

Sport Today will provide daily news and updates on all the stories from the tournament in regular bulletins throughout the day.

World Olympic Dreams, the BBC’s ongoing series, is following the individual stories of a range of athletes from around the world as they strive to turn their hopes for Olympic success at London in 2012 into a reality.  The programme will be in Delhi to catch up with aspiring Olympians including India’s Abhinav Bindra, Great Britain’s Achieng Ajulu-Bushell and Australian Emily Seebohm.  For more information go to bbc.com/2012.

BBC Hindi

A dedicated BBC Hindi team - Mukesh Sharma, Pankaj Priyadershi, Vandna, Nitin Srivastava, Anubha Rohatgi and Pawan Nara - has been working on the games coverage for the last eight weeks. During this time, BBC Hindi has followed India’s 20 leading sports personalities, including Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza, Samresh Jung, Sushil Kumar and Vijender, in a special series, Nazar Medal Par.  The performance of these hopefuls as well as international athletes from across the Commonwealth will dominate the BBC Hindi multimedia output, online on bbchindi.com, on radio and on mobile phones.

From the launch of the Commonwealth Games on Sunday 3 October, the network of BBC Hindi correspondents will be keeping multimedia audiences up to date, reporting from key arenas across Delhi.  They will be filing interviews with the Games participants, analysing latest developments and blogging their takes on the Games.  The bbchindi.com website will feature medal tables, picture galleries, audio and video interviews, two-minute video bulletins and other exclusive content.

Regular tweets by BBC Hindi Sports Editor, Mukesh Sharma will appear on bbchindi.com and on the Commonwealth Games special on the BBC Sport website.

For the duration of the Games, from Monday 4 October, BBC Hindi radio will offer its short- and medium-wave audiences two special editions of the 30-minute programme at 20.00 and 22.00 India time (14.30 and 16.30 GMT).

Multimedia Coverage

BBC.com/sport will provide comprehensive multimedia coverage of all the latest results and up-to-date news on the tournament, including interactive medal tables and daily live text commentary for the full tournament, featuring expert analysis and user generated content.  The site will also include Twitter feeds from Matthew Kenyon (@Mk_BBC), Russell Fuller (@sportsworldruss) and Mukesh Sharma (@bbcmukeshS)

bbchindi.com will feature medal tables, picture galleries, clickable maps, archive material from past games, audio and video interviews, two-minute video bulletins and other exclusive content.



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