Rio 2016, taking a look at how to follow the sailing events at the 2016 Rio Olympics
Rio 2016 and the 380 sailing athletes competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, a medal symbolises more than their skills. It is a reflection of the single-minded, obsessive nature that is required to embrace a lifestyle that has sport at its centre, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for years, sometimes decades at a stretch.
The racing conditions in Rio can be unpredictable, so we can expect the sailing competition at the Rio Olympics to have numerous twists and turns. In this guide, we look at how to follow the action and explain how the scores are totted up.
Rio 2016 Watch on TV
In the UK BBC will be covering all of the Olympic events. Mostly on BBC One and BBC Four with live coverage switching to BBC Two during the News only. Additional events will be available through the Red Button.
The four hour time difference between the UK and Brazil will mean that many events will not air on UK TV until after midnight. As a result, BBC Breakfast will become an Olympic catch-up show during the Games and BBC Two will replay previous night’s coverage every morning.
While all of the sailing events will be happening in the evening UK time they will not necessarily be shown live on TV at that time.
BBC are also running 24 live channels via the BBC Sports website. The BBC Red Button while BBC player will show the ‘Olympic Playlist’. Along with a daily Rio 2016 highlights package featuring the best late-night action.
Listen on Radio
Radio 5 live will be covering the Games over radio
How Olympic sailing works
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