BBC Sport to broadcast more than 300 hours of live coverage across BBC One and BBC Two, with even more on BBC iPlayer, Red Button and BBC Sport website
New for 2022, Britain’s greatest Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold will join the BBC TV team
Hazel Irvine, Jeanette Kwakye, Ayo Akinwolere and JJ Chalmers to present the live action with Clare Balding fronting daily highlights show
Special BBC iPlayer documentary, Free Spirits, follows group of Team GB Olympians as they prepare for the biggest sporting event of their lives
Olympian Aimee Fuller to present BBC Three ‘Extra’ and host new Olympic Mile Podcast on BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 5 Live
Daily coverage and updates on BBC Radio 5 Live
The BBC will broadcast more than 300 hours of live coverage across BBC One and BBC Two, with even more coverage available on a second live digital stream on BBC iPlayer, Red Button and the BBC Sport website, to bring fans all the unmissable moments and hotly anticipated events as the Games unfold in host city Beijing.
Live coverage will be led by Hazel Irvine, Jeanette Kwakye, Ayo Akinwolere and JJ Chalmers from Friday 4 February. Clare Balding will bring viewers a daily highlights show on BBC Two, and Aimee Fuller will present BBC Three ‘Extra’ – a daily one-hour show with extended highlights.
They will be accompanied by an expert line up of former Olympians and international Winter sports athletes to offer insight and analysis of all the daily events over the 16-day duration of the Winter Games.
There will be daily extensive coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live with Andy Stevenson, Gigi Salmon and Rob Hatch.
BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast with Rachel Burden and Rick Edwards will also bring all of the overnight news from Beijing, with special guests from Team GB joining them throughout the show.
BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 5 Live will host Aimee Fuller’s Olympic Mile Podcast where she will talk to some of the biggest names taking part in the Winter Games and some of the best UK medal prospects, delving into their training plans, diet, mindset and their Olympic goals.
Fans of the Winter Games can keep up to date 24/7 by making use of BBC Sport’s comprehensive digital catch-up service, where there will be on demand clips and all the latest news and features. Fans can also visit the website or app in advance of the Games for a comprehensive day-by-day guide, sport guides and the low-down on Team GB and global medal hopes.
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport said: “We are delighted to bring audiences the very best action and medal moments from Beijing. Our expert line-up of international winter sport stars, combined with our round-the-clock coverage, will ensure that the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games take pride of place in an already mouth-watering sporting year.”
TV and BBC iPlayer
The BBC will show live coverage and highlights of all the major events across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, Red Button and the BBC Sport website throughout the Winter Games.
A virtual-reality studio, based at Media City UK, will provide a ski lodge setting to bring viewers their favourite events, must-see moments and live reports from the host city.
Daily coverage will begin on BBC One from midnight until 6am (UK time) as Ayo Akinwolere presents the overnight action. Welcoming viewers from 6am until 9am on BBC Two, Jeanette Kwakye will take over to bring the latest live events from the slopes and arenas.
From 9.15am-12pm on BBC One Hazel Irvine leads the coverage, before JJ Chalmers takes over at 3pm on BBC Two to show extended replays of the action.
Clare Balding will present Today At The Games every night on BBC Two at 7pm to bring the best of the day’s action, before coverage switches to BBC Three at 8pm, where Aimee Fuller presents extended highlights from some of the day’s most exciting events.
A second live stream will be available on BBC iPlayer, Red Button and the BBC Sport website, to bring even more unmissable moments and complete the round-the-clock offering. Viewers watching live programmes on BBC iPlayer can make use of the live restart function to watch events from the beginning.
From the Salford based studio a range of guests and experts will offer their analysis including the most successful British Winter Olympian and most successful Olympic skeleton athlete of all time, Lizzy Yarnold; Olympic short track speed skater and 10-time British Champion Sarah Lindsay; figure skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean; Graham Bell and Chemmy Alcott.
A host of world-class athletes will be on hand to provide commentary including figure skating Olympic gold medallist Robin Cousins, ex-World Champion speed skater Wilf O’Reilly, Olympic bobsleigh medallist John Jackson and curling Olympic gold medallist Rhona Howie and World Champion Jackie Lockhart.
Keeping a close eye on the technical detail of the athletes as they compete for glory in Beijing, the team will offer unique insight on key performances.
Reporters Jenny Jones, Matthew Pinsent and Sarah Mulkerrins will also be live from Beijing to bring fans even closer to the action.
Ahead of the main event starting, BBC iPlayer launches Free Spirits on Tuesday 1 February. This special documentary follows a group of Team GB freestyle skiers and snowboarders around the world as they prepare for the biggest sporting event of their lives.
Will they make the start line in Beijing? In a sport where mistakes can have catastrophic consequences, nothing is certain. With unique and intimate access to the athletes and those closest to them, BBC Sport follows their story on and off the slopes in the build-up to the Games.
Radio and BBC Sounds
BBC Radio 5 Live coverage of the Winter Games will be led by Andy Stevenson, Gigi Salmon and Rob Hatch as they bring fans daily updates and reports.
BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast with Rachel Burden and Rick Edwards will bring all of the overnight news from Beijing and they will be joined by members of Team GB throughout the show.
BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 5 Live will host Aimee Fuller’s Olympic Mile Podcast. She will talk to some of the biggest names taking part in the Winter Games and some of the best UK medal prospects, delving into their training plans, diet, mindset and their Olympic goals.
Digital and Social Media
BBC Sport online, the UK’s biggest digital sport service, will offer a live stream of the action from Beijing as well as offer on-demand video clips, medal tables, live text commentaries, reports and features.
Fans can visit the website or app in advance of the Games for a comprehensive day-by-day guide, sport guides and get the low-down on Team GB and global medal hopes.
With a collective reach of around 30 million, BBC Sport’s social media channels will post some of the best moments of the Winter Games as they happen, straight to mobile.
TV line-up per event
Commentator: Matt Chilton
Experts: Graham Bell and Chemmy Alcott
Commentators: Steve Cram, Rhona Howie, Jackie Lockhart and Logan Gray
Commentators: Katherine Downes and Robin Cousins
Experts: Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, David King
Biathlon/Cross-Country Skiing/Nordic Combined/Ski Jumping
Commentators: Rob Walker and Ollie Williams
Commentators: Simon Brotherton and Wilf O’Reilly
Experts: Sarah Lindsay
Commentators: John Hunt and John Jackson
Experts: Lizzy Yarnold, Shelley Rudman, Nicola Minichiello
Snowboarding and Freestyle Skiing
Commentators: Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood
Experts: Aimee Fuller, Zoe Gillings, Ed Drake