Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Let the Games Begin ; PICK OF THE DAY OLYMPICS 2016: COUNTDOWN TO RIO BBC1, 8.30pm (Opening Ceremony, BBC1, 11.40pm)

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Let the Games Begin ; PICK OF THE DAY OLYMPICS 2016: COUNTDOWN TO RIO BBC1, 8.30pm (Opening Ceremony, BBC1, 11.40pm)

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TIME to break out the feathers and get into the carnival spirit - the Rio Olympics has finally arrived and is set to provide a colourful spectacle.

With 42 sports over 16 days, and over 3,000 hours of live TV, radio and online coverage from the BBC, there's no escaping this global event even if you were mad enough to try.

Brits are still nostalgic about that glorious summer of 2012, and while this Olympics may not be on our doorstep, we're still hoping to bring home a clutch of shiny medals.

With just hours to go until it all kicks off, tune in to the preview show, as Clare Balding looks ahead to the hugely anticipated tournament in the company of some of the most famous Olympians of all time. That includes Britain's biggest names such as Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah and Sir Bradley Wiggins. …

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