Summer of sport on Freesat
2021 Tokyo Olympics on Freesat
BBC One and BBC iPlayer, Friday 23rd July – Sunday 8th August
Who can forget the Olympics? Perhaps the most famous and historical sporting event there is, the Olympics will take place in Tokyo this year after being delayed due to Covid-19 and will see countries from around the world compete in a series of grueling sports to break world records and bring home the glory and the gold.
Watch all the action on BBC iPlayer and BBC One, along with Radio 5 live coverage of all the key events.
Cricket on Freesat
Cricket: The Hundred
BBC, Wednesday 21st July – Saturday 21st August
The Hundred is a fresh new competition which features eight new competing men’s and women’s teams, each representing cities from around the UK. It’s 100 balls per team, most runs wins – easy!
Teams will each play each other once, making 32 league matches in total, with the three finishers at the top of the pack competing against each other in Finals Day.
Cricket: The Hundred fixtures:
The first live match to kick off the active will be the Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals on Monday 21st June
Live TV coverage of 10 matches from the men's Hundred, including the SF (20/8) and final (21/8)
Additional TV coverage of women’s Hundred SF and final
RB & iPlayer streams of 5 additional women’s Hundred
Two matches per day with exception of 24th & 25th Jul and 31st Jul &1st August when there will be 4 matches per day scheduled
Find out more about The Hundred draft on BBC.
Cricket: England Men’s Home Summer Series
June – September on BBC and BBC iPlayer
All the matches below will have live TV coverage on the BBC and TV highlights available on BBC iPlayer.
Men’s Internationals: x2 New Zealand Tests, 2nd June and 10th June
World Test Championship Final, 18th June
Sri Lanka White Ball Series, 23th June – 4th July
Pakistan White Ball Series, 8th July – 20th July
India x5 Test Series, 4th August, 12th August, 25th August, 2nd September, 10th September
Women’s Internationals: India Test, 16th June
White Ball Series, 27th June – 15th July
2nd White Ball Series, 1st September – 29th September
Find out more about cricket coming up on the BBC.
Football on Freesat
Community Shield: Leicester v Manchester City
ITV, Saturday 7th August at 5pm
The Premier League champions Manchester City will go up against FA Cup winners Leicester City this summer at Wembley. You can watch all the action on ITV, and 2021 will be the first time since 2012 that this iconic sporting event will be shown on live, free-to-air TV, so make sure you don’t miss it!
Premier League 2021/22
Starts Saturday 14th August
Following the Euros, the new season of the Premier League 2021/22 won’t be far behind, kicking off on Saturday 14th August with a whopping 380 matches taking place on Saturdays and Bank Holidays at 3pm. Check out the latest fixtures for the Premier League.
The UEFA Euros 2020
Following its delay due to Covid-19, the UEFA Euros 2020 is kicking off this June and is bigger than ever! Turkey and Italy will be first up on the pitch on Friday 11th June, with England’s first match coming soon after on Sunday 13th June when they’ll be up against Croatia.
UEFA Euros 2020 Teams:
Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia
Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic
Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
Group F: Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany
Check out how to watch all the action on Freesat:
Tennis: Wimbledon 2021
BBC, Monday 28th June – Sunday 11th July
The Championships, Wimbledon 2021
Another big sporting event returns the telly screens next week as the 134th edition of Wimbledon kicks off on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Red Button on Monday, 28 June concluding on Sunday 11 July. After a pandemic-induced one-yeah hiatus, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep are returning to the glistening grass courts of The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Limited to defend their 2019 titles.
As The Championships open on Monday, fans can flock across the Grounds to their ticketed seats up to 50 per cent capacity while the smaller Show Courts will be permitted to open at 75 percent capacity. The event organisers expect to be able to increase capacity as the tournament draws to a close on championship weekend - where heavy favourite on the men’s side Djokovic is expected to feature strongly.
The Serbian’s biggest threat to deny him a sixth Wimbledon title seems to be coming from in-form player Matteo Berrettini who lifted the trophy at Queens last week - impressively, the Italian did not drop serve all week on his journey to overall victory. With Rafael Nadal ruling himself out of competing this year and Roger Federer self-confessing to needing to work on his attitude during his lead-up matches - the scene could be set for a somewhat straightforward result.
The same cannot be said about the Women’s draw however, with five former Wimbledon champions in the field - Serena Williams (7 times), Petra Kvitova (twice), Halep, Garbine Muguruza and Angelique Kerber (once) - the story of who will be crowned the women's 2021 champion is much more nuanced. Additionally, there are also plenty of big names like Ash Barty, Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff and recently-crowned French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova posing a significant threat to the status-quo towards the business-end of the tournament.
Golf on Freesat
Golf: The Open
BBC, Thursday 15th July - Sunday 18th July, 8pm
Watch all the highlights from this year's Open from 8pm – 10pm on tournament days along with radio coverage on Radio 5 Live.
Cycling on Freesat
Tour de France
ITV4, Saturday 26th June - Sunday 18th July
The world-renowned cycling spectacular returns for its 108th edition of this highly respected bike race. Starting in Brittany for The Grand Depart, cyclists from around the globe will compete in the 21 stage, 3,400 km race, and you can watch along on ITV4 from 26th June to 18th July!
Even more sporty telly on Freesat:
Gold Rush: Our Race to Olympic Glory
Stream on BBC iPlayer
At the Atlanta Games in 1996, Britain was among some of the worst performers - but by the London 2012 Olympics, Team GB had turned things around and restored our reputation as serious sporting contenders. Find out the full story as told by Britain’s greatest athletes, sports experts and national leaders with the full series streaming now on BBC iPlayer.
Crouchy’s Year-Late Euros
Stream on BBC iPlayer
Former England striker turned podcaster Peter Crouch will host alongside Maya Jama and Alex Horne in this fab new show. Each will give their unique take on all the latest action with match reviews, predictions, celebrity guests, live music and much more footy-related fun. Watch now on BBC iPlayer.
Krept and Konan: We are England
Stream on BBC iPlayer
If you haven’t heard already, Krept and Konan are creating a new England football anthem for the Euros which we’re sure will be just as iconic as World in Motion and other previous instantly recognisable anthems. With the help of England players and manager Gareth Southgate, this exclusive documentary goes behind the scenes and films the making of the song. Watch now on BBC iPlayer.
Cristiano Ronaldo: Impossible to Ignore
Stream on BBC iPlayer
Love him or hate him, you have to respect him. This new documentary tells the story of Cristiano Ronaldo’s spectacular rise from poverty to one of the world’s biggest football stars with an undeniably successful career which is sure to go down in history. Watch now on BBC iPlayer.
We update this article regularly, so keep checking back for more updates on the latest sport this summer!
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