Eurosport to air week-long 2012 Olympics re-run with Team GB medallists

By 11th May 2020 One Comment

The eight-part series will broadcast highlights of a different sport each episode, with interviews with a large number of Team GB’s victorious athletes.

Eurosport is dedicating a week of coverage to the London 2012 Olympic Games at the end of this month (24-31 May), showcasing the key moments from Team GB’s record-breaking Olympic success.

The broadcaster, which is the official broadcaster for Tokyo 2020, is covering the best of the Olympics via a daily highlights show across an eight-episode series.

Each show will air at 2pm and be repeated at 7pm on Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Player.

Eurosport has teamed up with an roster of GB athletes to provide in-depth insight and retrospective interviews. This includes Sir Bradley Wiggins, Lizzie Deignan, Sir Chris Hoy, Jo Rowsell, Beth Tweddle, Max Whitlock, Kristian Thomas, Tom Daley, Rebecca Adlington, Adam Peaty, Kath Grainger, Helen Glover, Greg Searle, Jade Jones, Gemma Gibbons and Anthony Ogogo.

Super Saturday heroes Greg Rutherford and Sir Mo Farah will also relive the memorable night when Team GB secured three gold medals in 48 minutes in the Olympic Stadium.

Orla Chennaoui will host Eurosport’s coverage, which begins at the start with Danny Boyle’s iconic Opening Ceremony. Each day will then have a different sporting theme.

She said: “As a journalist, London 2012 was one of the greatest sporting events I’ve had the pleasure of covering and I am thrilled to be involved in re-living some of the biggest moments once again. Having so many of the medallists discuss the defining moments of their careers and the legacy the Games has left, is incredibly exciting for me personally and I’m sure for Eurosport viewers.”

Jamie Steward, senior director of Eurosport UK, added: “We’re delighted to bring UK audiences the opportunity to relive the special moments from London 2012. By complementing highlights of the historic Games with exclusive interviews from the heroes of Team GB, we hope sports fans across the country will relive the special summer and experience the feel-good factor felt eight years ago.”

Eurosport 2012 Olympics Schedule
Sunday 24 May will see Eurosport 1 screen the widely acclaimed Opening Ceremony from the Olympic Stadium.
Monday 25 May will focus on cycling with Sir Bradley Wiggins, Joanna Rowsell, Lizzie Deignan and six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy covering the unprecedented Team GB successes on the roads and in the velodrome.
Tuesday 26 May will see Tom Daley join the team to review his medal-winning performance in diving whilst Adam Peaty – ear-marked as a future prospect back in 2012 – and double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington will reflect on the big stories of the Games from the pool.
Wednesday 27 May will feature gymnasts Max Whitlock, Beth Tweddle and Kristian Thomas looking back on a Games that saw Team GB secure four medals for the first time in a single Olympics and kick-start a golden era for the sport in the UK.
Thursday 28 May will see rower Helen Glover, winner of the first Team GB gold of the Games, as well as five-time Olympic medallist Kath Grainger and Men’s Eight medallist Greg Searle, discussing the memorable moments from Eton Dorney.
Friday 29 May focuses on combat sports with boxing star Anthony Agogo discussing his and Team GB’s impressive performances in the ring, whilst medal-winning pair Jade Jones and Gemma Gibbons reflect on their taekwondo and judo successes respectively.
Saturday 30 May will give viewers the chance to relive the iconic night of the games – known ever since as Super Saturday. On a memorable night at the Olympic Stadium, Team GB secured three gold medals with Greg Rutherford, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Sir Mo Farah all topping the podium. Greg and Mo will look back on the historic evening and discuss some of the other seminal moments.
Sunday 31 May will see the week come to a close with Boyle’s equally impressive Closing Ceremony to book-end a celebratory period in the country’s sporting history.

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