BBC Sport unveils Commonwealth Games coverage plans

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BBC Sport has unveiled its plans for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, with Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Jason Mohammad presenting from Salford, with Hazel Irvine and JJ Chalmers live from Queensland. 

There will be more than 200 hours of coverage from the Gold Coast across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website, iPlayer and radio.

Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, said: “The Commonwealth Games are a hugely popular sporting event for people across the UK. Our unrivalled cross-platform offer will transport audiences to the Gold Coast and put them at the heart of the action to follow their sporting heroes throughout 11 days of top class competition.”

TV coverage will run daily from midnight until 8pm across BBC One and BBC Two for the 11-day duration of the 2018 Games.

There will be a regular evening highlights show at 1830 on BBC Two, while BBC Four will show a further hour of Games action from 8pm.

The BBC Red Button will provide a round-the-clock schedule of live and catch-up programming.

TV pundits will include athletics greats Michael Johnson, Steve Cram, Jess Ennis-Hill, Steve Backley, Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis, Paula Radcliffe and Katharine Merry.

Sir Chris Hoy and Chris Boardman will be at the velodrome action, Rebecca Adlington and Mark Foster will be poolside and Beth Tweddle and Craig Heap will provide analysis at the gymnastics.

On Radio 5 live, commentary will come from Steve Parry, Allison Curbishley, Rob Hatch, John Hunt, Ed Harry and Sara Orchard.

The BBC Sport website will live stream the action, with audiences also able to watch live on BBC iPlayer or via the Red Button.