Click for larger image Good Morning Mexico
1968
Mexico was the host for the 1968 Olympics and here's Frank Bough to explain how the time difference works.... These titles are actually from Frank Bough's last day on Saturday Grandstand. The Olympics Games titles are overlaid with the 1960's Grandstand theme.
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Click for larger image Olympic Grandstand
1980
David Coleman presents Olympic Grandstand live from the host city of the 1980 Games, Moscow.
 
Thanks to Dave Baldwin

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Click for larger image Winter Olympic Grandstand
1984
David Coleman introduces the Opening Ceremony and he brings us good news – it’s been snowing! Thank goodness for that…
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Click for larger image Olympic Grandstand
1984
BBC1 transformed its ident into the Olympic rings for the duration of the 1984 Olympic Games and here it introduces the morning 'other sports' programme which featured highlights from the more minor sports of the Games and was shown at 9am after Olympic Breakfast Time had shown the overnight action from the major events.
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Click for larger image Olympic Grandstand
1988
Vangelis' "Chariots of Fire" used for the 1984 Games from Los Angeles, was used again by the BBC for 1988
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Click for larger image Olympic Breakfast Time
1988
Click for larger image Seoul is the host for the 1988 Olympics. BBC Breakfast Time is converted to Olympic Breakfast Time to account for the time difference between the U.K. and South Korea. A different arrangement of the Breakfast Time theme is used.

Click for larger image Winter Olympic Grandstand
1988
Des opens up coverage of the Calgary games with the Opening Ceremony.
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Click for larger image Winter Olympics '92
1992
Click for larger image The tension builds as the late Helen Rolloson introduces the action.

Click for larger image BBC Olympics Barcelona '92 Promo
1992
Click for larger image The BBC leads the way to the greatest show on earth.

Click for larger image BBC Olympics Spot
1992
Click for larger image In perhaps a recognition that not everyone likes sport, the BBC commissioned a series of sport-themed promos to promote its regular programmes during the Barcelona Olympics of 1992. This one reminds us that the usual rough-and-tumble of life in Albert Square will still be on air throughout.

Click for larger image Olympic Grandstand
1992
Click for larger image Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé sing the theme to the 1992 Olympic Coverage, "Barcelona"


Click for larger image Olympic Grandstand
1994
Steve and Sue host the coverage for the 1994 Winter Games from the warmth of the Grandstand studio.
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Click for larger image Olympic Grandstand
1996
Direct from the Olympic stadium, which incidentally was transformed into a baseball stadium when the games had finished, Desmond Lynam introduces live coverage of the opening ceremony of the centennial Games.
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Click for larger image Essential Olympics
1996
Click for larger image Des’s final Olympics before he defects to ITV as he introduces highlights from Atlanta.


Click for larger image Winter Olympic Grandstand
1998
A remix of the Ski Sunday music for the 98 Games which are presented by Jane Hoffen and Ray Stubbs.
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Click for larger image BBC Olympics Promo
2000
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Click for larger image Sydney 2000
2000
Sydney hosted was was described as "the best Olympic Games ever". Steve Ryder and Sue Barker present coverage of the Opening Ceremony
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Click for larger image Paralympic Games Sydney 2000
2000
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Click for larger image Olympic Grandstand
2002
The 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted by Salt Lake City, USA. The Games were one of the most successful for Team GB.
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Athens 2004 Promotion
2004
With the 2004 Olympics just days away, the BBC pulled out all the stops to promote its forthcoming coverage from Athens. And to celebrate the return of the modern Games to its birthplace, a lavish promo featuring an athlete who adopts various sporting disciplines to make his way to the Olympic stadium. On the way he encounters fearsome icons from Greek mythology such as Neptune and Poseidon. A memorable film with various edits, but the high production values prompted criticism from some license-payers.

Click for larger image Olympic Grandstand
2004
Steve and Sue are in Athens for the start of the 2004 Games. Right clip: the closing credits.
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Click for larger image Winter Olympics
2006
BBC2 dusted off its 2000 Christmas logo for the duration of the 2006 Games, which were held in Turin, Italy.
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Click for larger image BBC Olympics Promo
2008
A two minute programme promoting BBC TV's coverage of the Beijing Games.
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Click for larger image Olympics 2008
2008
Beijing hosted the 2008 Games and, as can be seen from this clip, the BBC showed the games for the first time in high definition.
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Click for larger image Winter Olympics Promo
2010
A sneak preview of the title sequence is used in this promo for the BBC's coverage of the forthcoming Winter Olympics.
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Click for larger image Winter Olympics
2010
Click for larger image The BBC's winter Olympics coverage from Vancouver 2010 feature Mr. Inuit - a hero on a mission. BAFTA winning Director Marc Craste of Studio AKA worked with desiger JON KLASSEN with production by Red Bee. "It tells the story of an Inuit hero who goes on a quest to recover a stolen stone who overcomes obstacles by using a snowboard, skis, bobsleigh and curling." The traditional Ski Sunday usually used for the winter olympics was ditched.


Click for larger image BBC Olympic Torch Relay Promo
2012
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Click for larger image BBC Olympics Full Length Promo
2012
Click for larger image Music composed by Elbow and performed by the BBC Philharmonic

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