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BBC Sport to broadcast first ever multi-sport European Championships


BBC Sport is to provide comprehensive coverage across TV, radio and online of the first ever European Championships, a new multi-sport event bringing together athletics, swimming, cycling, rowing, triathlon, gymnastics and a mixed golf event.

Hazel Irvine, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will lead the TV coverage across BBC One and BBC Two from August 2nd, with both channels showing up to 12 hours of coverage a day combined.

The likes of Steve Cram, Michael Johnson, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Rebecca Adlington, Sir Matthew Pinsent and Sir Chris Hoy will commentate on events live from host cities Glasgow and Berlin including European Championships in athletics, aquatics, rowing, cycling and triathlon.

And Eilidh Barbour will present the European Golf Team Championships, taking place at the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Perth and Kinross.

BBC Radio 5 Live will also be live throughout the European Championships and Sonja McLaughlan will present the coverage on the station with Mike Costello, Allison Curbishley and Daley Thompson.

Audiences can keep on top of all the European Championship news with BBC Sport’s extensive digital service, including video streams, highlights, on demand clips, a dedicated live text page and news stories on the BBC Sport website and app.

Director of BBC Sport, Barbara Slater said: “This brand new multi-sport event hosted on home soil and in Berlin is a brilliant way to continue the already stellar summer of free-to-air-sport. The BBC will be there to capture the electric atmosphere as the Championships showcase some of Europe’s most talented sportspeople.”

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