Commonwealth Games presenters: who will form TV coverage of Birmingham 2022- from Clare Balding to Steve Cram

A fleet of presenters and experts will be fronting coverage of the games
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The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be covered widely by the BBC including on TV, radio, and online.

Over 200 hours of coverage will be provided, with every single sport in the games getting its opportunity on the big stage to be shown to millions of viewers around the world.

The team of presenters who will be bringing us coverage of the games has been announced, and there are some big names from the world of sport amongst them.

Here’s all you need to know about how you can watch the Commonwealth Games on TV and online, and also which presenters will be hosting coverage.

When do the Commonwealth Games start?

BBC Sport presenter Clare Balding looks on during The Gemini Boat Race on April 03, 2022BBC Sport presenter Clare Balding looks on during The Gemini Boat Race on April 03, 2022
BBC Sport presenter Clare Balding looks on during The Gemini Boat Race on April 03, 2022

The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham get underway with the opening ceremony which takes place on Thursday, 28 July. `

The sports get underway on 29 July with the games coming to an end with the closing ceremony on 8 August.

Which channel will be showing coverage of the games?

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be shown live and in full on the BBC, with more than 200 hours of comprehensive coverage set to be shown.

According to the BBC, all the drama and excitement will be broadcast across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Three, with more live action available on the BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and Red Button.

Will there be coverage of the Games on radio?

A selection of sports will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 5 Sports Extra.

These sports are athletics, swimming, netball, cricket and boxing.

Who are the presenters for the coverage of the Commonwealth Games?

The presenters line-up for the Commonwealth Games on BBC has been revealed.

Hazel Irvine, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan, Jason Mohammad, Holly Hamilton and Ayo Akinwolere to present live action on BBC TV

Tonight at the Games on BBC One every evening sees JJ Chalmers and  Isa Guha bringing the best from the day’s competition.

New for 2022, Max Whitlock will join the BBC TV team to offer his analysis and insight. He will be joined by former World and Commonwealth Gold Medallist Beth Tweddle analysing the gymnastics action with Matt Baker, Craig Heap and Christine Still in the commentary box.

Athletics legends Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis, Jess Ennis-Hill, Colin Jackson, Steve Cram, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Steve Backley and Paula Radcliffe will be in the studio throughout the competition to offer their expertise as each athletics event takes place.

Other sporting greats providing expert analysis include Sir Chris Hoy for the cycling events, Rebecca Adlington, Ellie Simmonds and Mark Foster for the swimming and Ama Agbeze for the netball.

There will be extensive coverage of the Commonwealth Games across BBC Sports News, where BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan and a team of correspondents and reporters will bring all the stories and behind the scenes action to viewers at home. BBC Sportsday will be live on the BBC News Channel from Birmingham every night.

Are tickets still available?

Tickets for various events are on sale through the official website of the Commonwealth Games.

Lots of sessions of sport are still available, including athletics, T20 cricket and a small selection of tickets for the closing ceremony of the games.

Prices are displayed clearly on the games website, and many events are reasonably priced.

For example, tickets to the T20 group matches cost between £8 and £22.

Other events where tickets are still available include Basketball, Badminton, Cycling and Gymnastics.

To see the full list of available tickets and price options, either log in or make an account on the official Commonwealth Games website.