The BBC has won radio rights to next year’s Paralympic Games in a deal which will see BBC Radio 5 Live broadcast “around 25 hours of programmes and news” from the Games.
The deal was announced by Lord Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games who described the BBC as “a great champion of the Paralympic movement.”
In addition to the coverage on 5 Live, sister channel 5 Live Sports Extra will carry live commentary and analysis from the paralympic events.
Adrian Van Klaveren, Controller of Radio 5 Live, said the corporation was “committed ” to responding to the “unprecedented interest in the Paralympics.”
Van Klaveren promised the channels would bring listeners “all of the sporting stories, capturing the human drama and raising awareness of Paralympic sport.”