13th February 2024
UKA AND BBC SPORT ANNOUNCE BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP AND COVERAGE FOR 2024 MAJOR EVENT SERIES
UK Athletics (UKA) and BBC Sport have today announced a broadcast partnership and coverage for the 2024 Major Events series. Fans can watch live coverage from the Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships, the UK Athletics Championships and the London Athletics Meet across BBC One, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app.
2024 is an action-packed year with European and World Championships action as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place in Paris this summer. Fans can follow the highs, lows and photo-finishes starting on February 17 and 18 with the Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham.
As the summer of sport warms up, BBC Sport will also show coverage of the Olympic Trials at the UK Athletics Championships on June 29 and 30. Attention then turns to the capital for the London Athletics Meet as part of the Wanda Diamond League series on July 20, at the London Stadium.
UKA CEO Jack Buckner said: “We are thrilled to confirm BBC Sport as our broadcast partner for our 2024 Major events series.
“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 said: “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.”
Viewers can watch the final farewell for the athletes who will be leaving for Paris as the Olympic Opening Ceremony starts just six days later, on BBC One. Both the UK Athletics Championships (indoor and outdoor) will be available across the BBC’s digital channels.