Athletics On TV (06/07/2012)

Lots to see on TV in the next few days. Tonight sees the Diamond League head to Paris and should be covered on the BBC Red Button from 19:00-21:00. On Saturday, if you have Sky Sports then you can watch the next generation of Track & Field Stars in action at the ESAA Championships from Gateshead between 14:00-18:00.

Moving on to Monday and BBC2 at 19:00 there is the first part (of four) of a documentary called Faster, Higher, Stronger - Stories Of The Olympic Games. The rest are are to be screened on Tuesday through Thursday. The first features the 100m & the third the 1500m.

Again on Tuesday there is a feature documentary on BBC4 at 22:00 called "Born To Run - The Secrets Of Kenyan Athletics".

On Tuesday on BBC One Wales (available on some Sky packages) there is the second part of "Wales At The Olympics".

On BBC Three on Monday there are two episodes of British Olympic Dreams at 19:00 & 19:30. The first features Paula Radcliffe.

On Sky Sports at 13:00 (and  repeated at other times through the week) there is another in their Sporting Greats series which has Usain Bolt as the subject. There is also the next episode of the documentary British Miler on Sky Sports 3 at 21:30.

For a little light relief try the next episode in the excellent spoof "Twenty Twelve" on BBC2 on Tuesday at 22:00.

From Tuesday on British Eurosport (& British Eurosport 2) you can follow the World Junior Championships at various times from 09:30. This event continues through until at least Friday.

ESPN/ESPN Classic are not to be outdone and have a programme called "Top Ten Olympic Moments" on Thursday at 11:00.

Next friday, 13th July, BBC3 are covering the Diamond League meeting at Crystal Palace from 18:00-20:30.

Finally for TV there is the regular IAAF Athletix magazine programme on the various Sky Sports channels from Thursday (Sky Sports 4 @ midnight).

Moving on the wireless BBC Radio 2 has the second part of the "Ballads Of The Games" on Monday evening at 22:00. On BBC Radio 5 Live on Tuesday there is a feature on the Brownlie Brothers at 21:30. If you cannot get near a TV on Friday then BBC Radio 5 Live will provide action from Crystal Palace and the Diamond League meeting.