With a packed summer schedule of sport left in ruins by the coronavirus pandemic, sporting fans have been left wondering how they are to fill that void.
To help with such problems, the BBC have announced they will be screening a host of events and programmes for viewers to relive, including the London 2012 Olympics and football tournament Euro ’96.
In light of the enforced delay on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, BBC One will show The 2012 opening ceremony in spring, as well as numerous highlights shows of key moments from the games.
With Euro 2020 also falling victim to the pandemic, being postponed to 2021, the BBC will air highlights taken from the England held Euro 96 which saw the Three Lions lose out on a place in the final to Germany, as well as other memorable matches throughout June and July.
Tennis fans can also enjoy Andy Murray’s 2013 Wimbledon triumph in July, amongst other great moments from the renowned open.
Director of sport Barbara Slater said: “In these unprecedented and difficult times we are delighted to bring some of the most incredible sporting events from years gone by to our audiences over the next few months.
“From glorious moments at the Olympics including the magic of London 2012, thrilling Euro 96 matches, wonderful Wimbledon moments and the best of World Championship snooker, there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
Sports fan will also be able to enjoy:
- BBC’s football pundits choosing their favourite Premier League from the past in Match of Their Day’s usual Saturday nights slot
- Football Focus every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, broadcasting classic matches
- Streams of matches from the archive, as part of a weekly ‘Rewind’ series on the BBC Sport website
- The World Snooker Championships which was due to air this month will be replaced by matches from past tournaments.
- Highlights from both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 in July
- Cricket fans get their fix with Test Match Special which is marking the 40th anniversary of its ‘View From The Boundary’ feature by making 40 of its best episodes available to listen on BBC Sounds.
- A range of podcasts – including the fourth series of the award-winning That Peter Crouch Podcast.
- A new Question of Sport podcast broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live on Saturday afternoons.
- A host of sport documentaries available on the BBC iPlayer.
Scheduling details will be confirmed closer to the time.