Get into the mood for the Olympics with a range of programmes that will make you laugh, cry and revel in the excitement and thrill of the world’s most renowned sporting event.
Going for Gold – The ‘48 Games
This uplifting story of two young men who defied all odds to win the double sculls event pays homage to Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell who not only overcame physical and emotional barriers, but also rose above distinctions of birth and class to become Olympic gold medallists. While London again prepares to host the 2012 Olympics in a difficult economic climate, this film will remind viewers what the Games are really about – heroic personal endeavour, courage, determination… and a little bit of luck!
Going For Gold: The ’48 Games premieres exclusively on Sunday, 29 July 2012 at 7.30pm on BBC Entertainment (StarHub Cable Channel 521).
Faster, Higher, Stronger: Stories of the Olympic Games
Take an in-depth look into the history of the Olympic Games in this brand new four-part series. First aired on June 30, the series chronicles the development of the 100m sprint, gymnastics, the 1500m race and swimming, while featuring rare archival footage from the early games and exclusive interviews with Olympic champions.
Catch Faster, Higher, Stronger: Stories of the Olympic Games on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, 15 at 10.10am and 11.10pm on BBC World News (StarHub TV Channel 701).
ESPN STAR Sports on mio TV
As the official pay TV platform of the London 2012 Olympic Games, ESPN STAR Sports will feature round-the-clock coverage of the Games across 13 channels – 10 of which are in HD! Available on mio TV with free access for all its subscribers, ESPN STAR Sports will air over 680 hours of Olympic-related programmes including highlights of the games from London, as well as every “live” event Team Singapore athletes are participating in.
A hilarious mockumentary that follows the team responsible for delivering the London Olympic Games, Twenty Twelve is wickedly funny and uncannily close to real life in its portrayal of the challenges faced by the Olympic team in London, and features a star-studded cast that includes Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Olivia Colman.
Laugh out loud over Twenty Twelve every Saturday at 8.30pm on BBC Entertainment (StarHub Cable Channel 521).
Don’t have cable TV? You can still keep up-to-date with the comprehensive Olympic highlights on free-to-air channels like Channel 5, 8 and okto throughout the day.
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