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BBC signs broadcasting deal with UK Athletics ahead of Paris 2024

BBC signs broadcasting deal with UK Athletics ahead of Paris 2024
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The BBC signs a broadcast deal with UK Athletics to show key events throughout the year.

The BBC has signed a deal with UK Athletics to broadcast key events this Olympic year.

The coverage begins with the UK Athletics National Indoor Championships in Birmingham on February 17 and 18, followed by the Olympic Trials at the UK Athletics Championships on June 29 and 30.

Next up will be the London Athletics Meet at the London Stadium - part of the Diamond League tour - on July 20, with the athletes then departing for the Paris Olympics six days later.

"We are thrilled to confirm BBC Sport as our broadcast partner for our 2024 Major events series," said Jack Buckner, CEO of UKA.

"It's a huge year ahead for our sport and we are looking forward to working with the team at BBC Sport to bring our big events into people's homes. The BBC Sport digital and TV audiences give us a great platform and allow the British public to really follow the action in the build up to the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games."

Philip Bernie, director of BBC Sport, added: "This partnership serves as a terrific build-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Viewers can watch BBC Sport's exclusive coverage with expert commentary across TV and online and follow these athletes in top action, as they strive for excellence on the world stage."

The BBC will also show coverage of the Olympics, which take place from July 26 to August 11, as part of a sublicensing agreement with Discovery - the latter of which has full rights to broadcast the event via Eurosport and discovery+.

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