Beijing 2008 Olympics Coverage on SBS

SBS will broadcast over 220 hours of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games from Saturday 9 August to Sunday 24 August, as the Complementary Olympic Broadcaster.

SBS will broadcast over 220 hours of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games from Saturday 9 August to Sunday 24 August, as the Complementary Olympic Broadcaster.

Coverage will commence daily at 11am (AEST) on SBS during the 16-day event.

SBS will cover Cycling Road Races, Football, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Handball, Basketball, Badminton, Water Polo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Boxing, Hockey and Baseball.

And the best part is that SBS will stay with each event from start to finish, with expert analysis from SBS's team of presenters including Les Murray, David Basheer, Craig Foster and Michael Tomalaris.

"SBS will feature a diverse range of high quality events from the Beijing Olympics including our signature sports, Football and Cycling," said SBS Head of Sport, Ken Shipp.

"Over 15 hours of Olympic action will be broadcast on SBS daily, with approximately 75 percent of the action shown LIVE, showcasing great sporting events in their full form and presented by the talented and expert SBS Sports team," he said.

Catch breaking Olynmpic news from China, latest results and current medal tally, video blogs and photo galleries on the World News Australia as well as the full television broadcast schedule on www.sbs.com.au.

Olympics Coverage on SBS (click on the date to view that day's events):

Day 1: Saturday August 9

Day 2: Sunday August 10

Day 3: Monday August 11

Day 4: Tuesday August 12

Day 5: Wednesday August 13

Day 6: Thursday August 14

Day 7: Friday August 15

Day 8: Saturday August 16

Day 9: Sunday August 17

Day 10: Monday August 18

Day 11: Tuesday August 19

Day 12: Wednesday August 20

Day 13: Thursday August 21

Day 14: Friday August 22

Day 15: Saturday August 23

Day 16: Sunday August 24

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20 Aug 2008 14:19 AEST

Nicole

From: Macquarie Fields

Re: Softball Coverage!

Why has ther ebeen no softball coverage?? It is our last year to enjoy this! This sport does not get the recognition it deserves!

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20 Aug 2008 12:55 AEST

cate

From: greenslopes

synchronised swimming

Fantastic! Looking forward to it. Do we get to see the Australian team compete as well? Synchro isn't as huge here as it is overseas, and as it is new to us we don't do as well yet, but I want to see our Australian girls compete so, unlike the uneducated narrow minded people who bag it without knowing anything about it, I can support our Australian girls. Go Sam Reid from Brisbane in the team!

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18 Aug 2008 16:18 AEST

Helen

From: Blair Athol

NO SOFTBALL

WITH SOFTBALL IN THE FINAL YEAR OF THE OLYMPICS WHY HASNT THERE BEEN ANY DECENT COVERAGE; OH EXCUSE ME IF YOU CALL WATCHING ONE BATTER HIT A HOME RUN AS GREAT COVERAGE! THERE HAS BEEN MORE COVERAGE OF OTHER COUNTRIES IE SHOOTING ARROWS INTO TARGETS AND A GAME THAT THEY THROW THE BALL INTO A NET TO SCORE. COME ON SBS SHOW US THE FINALS OF SOFTBALL PLEASE.

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15 Aug 2008 11:41 AEST

Peter

From: Wagga Wagga

Great coverage.

Your coverage is great SBS,channel 7 coverage is woeful.I like to see the games in full,so SBS is the only way to go.

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14 Aug 2008 11:48 AEST

Di

From: Coolangatta

Whitewater slalom - Canoe/kayak

Pleased to see you are covering some whitewater slalom canoe/kayak including other countries. This is another sport that doesn't get much TV coverage. Was disappointed not to see women's K1 last night as shown in my newspaper guide. Luckily I found out from your online schedule that it is on tonight. Hope this schedule is accurate. Better late than never. Don't want to miss Jacqui Lawrence.

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13 Aug 2008 15:36 AEST

Leigh Martyn

From: Wynnum

Softball, or lack thereof!

I thought channel 7 sold the rights to SBS for you to cover softball! But we see nothing!! SBS are the one channel you can rely on to give sports, normally neglected, a go, but alas you are failing miserably. Last night, after my own softball training I went home knowing that we were playing Japan and channel 7 were showing. In total I saw about 3 minutes of coverage. That is just not fair! Come on SBS, you can do better than that and there are heaps of us there hoping you will!

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12 Aug 2008 23:48 AEST

Linda

From: Perth

no softball

Am disappointed that there will be no softball games broadcast, I was looking forward to watching our Aussie girls go for gold expecially since it has been said that it will no longer be included in the olympics. Come on, the sport never gets the recognition or publicity it deserves, give us softball fans something to get excited about.

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12 Aug 2008 21:13 AEST

Lisa

From: Lilly Dale

Dressage - Waste Of Air Time Space.

I have been training horses and worked in the industry for over 15 years, and find it amusing that people are so passionate about such a pathetic sport. Most of the horses end up good for nothing, and are sent to the knackery, as they are trained to dance around like gay fairies, usually a reflection of their purse laden owners. We should get the archery team to poke a few holes them, whilst we sit back and watch a more viewable form of entertainment.

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12 Aug 2008 20:12 AEST

Ally

From: Valley

no softball?

what? I expected lame-ass channel seven to not show softball but SBS??? Pathetic

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12 Aug 2008 19:05 AEST

Tony Chui

From: melbourne

Why the poor and negative coverage of the Olympic Games?

Why broadcast the road cycling non-stop for several hours but not more variety of events which are as interesting if not more interesting? I thought the SBS was set up to be different. But I there had only been endless hours of cycling and beach volleyball. I am bitterly disappointed with your coverage. Looks like a very lazy and/or misery exercise. Also, your reported in Beijing seemed to see only negative things there. Why ?

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