BBC Sport is the undisputed topper among the channels which showcase news on sports from around the world. It encompasses a web of commentators, hosts, presenters and pundits for every game and works towards delivering updated news from the sports fields.
There are many people throughout the world who take an avid interest in sports. For all of them, BBC added a sports section in the year 2000 and named it the BBC Sport. The television channel has gained widespread popularity in the years that followed and so has the website which features news article on the latest sporting events all around the world. A vast number of people prefer to watch BBC Sports online. Not only does it showcase articles on sports related issues, but it also incorporates a wide range of audios and videos. This has made this network one of the most coveted of all times. When it was launched, the channel authorities forbade any kind of advertisements. None of the matches broadcast by this channel was sponsored. However, with the increase in the number of competitors, the rules have been softened.
The channel, especially the website, bears news about a number of games- namely, football, cricket, tennis, golf, athletics, cycling, boxing, formula one, snooker, horse racing and many others. One can also get to know about his favourite sport personalities. The channel offers news on the Wimbledon Tennis Champions almost religiously. Sue Barker presents this coverage while the highlights are updated by John Inverdale. BBC Sport holds the rights to cover the FIFA World Cup till the year 2014. Some of the programmes incorporated in this channel are Test Match Special, Match of the Day, Rugby Special and Ski Sunday.
Commentators and Hosts
The team which contributes to the news making is vast. Experts on sports and reporters from all over collaborate to deliver the news on all sections. Guy Mowbray was the main commentator during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Mark Lawrenson is a summarizer of the same game. Other presenters for different games are Clare Balding, Jennie Gow and many others.