Athletics on BBC TV: How to watch and BBC coverage times

Dina Asher-Smith, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Mo Farah and Laura Muir
Dina Asher-Smith, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Mo Farah and Laura Muir have a busy summer ahead of them

Watch live on the BBC

*All times listed are BST. The BBC is not responsible for any changes to fixtures and event start times. Also, coverage on BBC Red Button can be subject to late schedule changes, so details may differ from this page.

Friday, 26 May

BBC Two - Great City Games Manchester - 18:00-19:30

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Paralympic gold medallist, Jonnie Peacock on the Great City Games

Live coverage of this annual event sees athletes sprint and hurdle over a variety of distances on a 200m temporary track on Deansgate, with long jump and pole vault competitions in the historic Albert Square.

Athletes competing on the track include Richard Kilty, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and Kim Collins in the 150m, Jonnie Peacock and Richard Browne in the T44 100m and James Dasaolu in the men's 100m and Asha Philip in the women's 100m.

Over hurdles, Sally Pearson, Tiffany Porter and Jack Green are some of the names racing over 100m, 110m and 200m.

A short distance away in Albert Square, reigning world champion Greg Rutherford competes in the long jump, with Holly Bradshaw in the women's pole vault.

Sunday, 28 May

BBC Two - Great Manchester Run - 12:00-14:30

Live coverage as thousands of runners take part in a 10k run through the city centre, with elite athletes competing alongside fun runners.

Watch highlights from 17:00-18:00

BBC Two - Diamond League Eugene highlights - 14:30-15:30

Watch highlights from the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon. Known as the Prefontaine Classic, it's the third leg of the 2017 Diamond League series and features a host of the world's top athletes.

Mo Farah, who is set to retire from track events in August after the World Championships in London, runs in a very strong 5,000m field.

Fellow Brit Laura Muir has been in sensational form over the last year and will be looking to take a step towards defending her Diamond League 1500m crown she won so impressively in 2016.

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson, who won an incredible sprint double at the Rio Olympics last year, will be running in the 200m against reigning world champion Dafne Schippers and six-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix.

Upcoming TV coverage on the BBC

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

10/06 - BBC One - Diamond League Rome Highlights

17/06 - BBC One - Diamond League Oslo Highlights

18/06 - BBC Two - Diamond League -Stockholm

19/06 - BBC Two - Diamond League Stockholm Highlights

02/07 - BBC Two - Diamond League Paris Highlights

28/05 - BBC Two - British Championships

08/07 - BBC Two - Diamond League Lausanne Highlights

09/07 - BBC Two - London Anniversary Games

16/07 - BBC Two - Diamond League Rabat Highlights

22/07 - BBC One - Athletics: Diamond League Monaco Highlights

03/08 - BBC Two - World Championships Preview

04/08- 13/08 - BBC One & BBC Two - World Championships

20/08 - BBC Two - Birmingham Grand Prix

26/08 - BBC One - Diamond League Zurich Highlights

02/09 - BBC One - Diamond League Brussels Highlights

09/09 - BBC One - Great North City Games

10/09 - BBC One - Great North Run

10/09 - BBC Two - Great North Run Highlights

01/10 - BBC Two - Great Scottish Run

10/12 - BBC Two - European Cross Country Highlights


Coverage on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

08/06 - Rome Diamond League

15/06 - Oslo Diamond League

24/06 - 25/06 - European Team Championships in Lille

30/06 - 02/07 - British Athletics Champs (Trials for World Champs) - Alexander Stadium,

06/07 - Lausanne Diamond League

09/07 - London Diamond League - London Stadium

21/07 - Monaco Diamond League

14/07 - 23/07 - World ParaAthletics Championships - London Stadium

04/08 - 13/08 - World Athletics Championships - London Stadium

20/08 - Birmingham Diamond League - Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

24/08 - Zurich Diamond League

01/09 - Brussels Diamond League

Dina Asher-Smith


In the UK, you'll be able to watch athletics on your mobile, tablet and desktop as all the television action will be streamed on these devices.

There will be live text commentaries as well as reports, results, analysis and features and bespoke social media content.

National and regional variations

National and regional variations have been included in this list where possible. Please check your local listings for more detailed information.


You can view all our TV and Red Button broadcasts as well as listen to our radio sports programming on the BBC iPlayer.

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