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Posted 10.07.20 in News

BBC Announced As Host Broadcaster for the World Gymnastics Championships Liverpool 2022

The World Gymnastics Championships Liverpool 2022 has today announced the BBC as host broadcaster for the event,  with the Championships set to be one of the largest international sporting events ever to be held in Liverpool. 

The previous World Gymnastics Championships generated 643 broadcast hours to a worldwide audience of more than 664 million people. 

BBC Director of Sport Barbara Slater voiced her excitement with one year to go until the Championships is brought to the BBC:

“In a fantastic year of sport on the BBC, we are delighted to add another prestigious event that will connect a World Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool to the widest possible audience.”

Beth Tweddle MBE, former World champion and WGC2022 ambassador added:

“The nation showed their support and love for gymnastics during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games so having the World Championships in Liverpool next year will be really special, particularly as for many it will be the first time competing in front of a packed crowd since the pandemic began. 

“The announcement today that the BBC is broadcasting the World Gymnastics Championships 2022 means that millions of people across the country will get to be part of this very special event. There’s so much young and exciting talent coming through the sport, and I can’t wait to see both the established and new names going head-to-head in Liverpool next year.”

The World Gymnastics Championships will take place at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool 29 Oct – 6 Nov 2022. This Olympic qualifying event for the Paris 2024 Olympic games will be one of the largest international sporting events ever to be held in the city. 

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