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BBC World News to showcase major sport events

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MUMBAI: With the FIFA Women’s World Cup beginning in Canada this weekend, BBC World News TV and bbc.com/sport are gearing up to bring audiences a truly global perspective on sports.

From football to Formula One, rugby to basketball and tennis to golf, the BBC’s international news services will be on hand to bring global audiences the action, expertise and analysis as well as capturing the passion of fans.

The channel will showcase popular sporting shows such as Sport Today and Football Focus will have top interviews with former Open Golf champions Tom Watson and Greg Norman and football’s Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal, Chile), plus dedicated previews, highlights and specialist analysis of the most important moments in sport this season.

Meanwhile audiences can also follow all the summer’s action with BBC Sport online with dedicated pages for all the sporting action, live text commentary of all the major events along with video, clips, news headlines, gossip and analysis. People can also follow the best of the sports on offer on Twitter and Facebook.

Football will gear up for the FIFA Women’s World Cup followed by the UEFA Champions League Final and later witness Copa America.

Tennis, on the other hand will showcase the Wimbledon, US Open and recaps from the action at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on BBC World News.

While the channel aims to cater to all sport lovers, it couldn’t have missed the racers. Followers of Formula One can also expect to be kept up to date with every race throughout the summer, including the British Grand Prix from 3 - 5 July.

On the Golf front, Sport Today Extra will be in the presence of golfing royalty this summer as the team interview golfing legends and former Open champions, Tom Watson and Greg Norman on 11 July and 8 August respectively. It will be followed by the 144th Open Golf Championship, live from St Andrews from 16 - 18 July on BBC World News TV.

Some of the events in cycling and cricket get underway in July, with the Tour de France commencing on 4 July and the Ashes series between England and Australia starting in Cardiff on 8 July.

It will also show some Sailing events like ‘The Spirit of Yachting’, some athletics with World Athletics Championships in Beijing and the Diamond League and Rugby events like the Rugby World Cup in September this year.

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