26/07/2013 08:15 | By Tom Dale MSN Sport

Anniversary Games: what to watch



Usain Bolt and James Dasaolu will be competing this weekend (© Adam Davy PA Wire Press Association Images)

It has been just under a year since the Olympic Stadium was packed for the closing ceremony of the Olympics but the 80,000 seat arena will be bustling again this weekend for the Anniversary Games.

The one off Diamond League event to commemorate the London 2012 games spans Friday through Sunday and will see the likes of Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill return to the scene of their Olympic victories.

Over 60,000 tickets were snapped up within 24 hours of going on sale, but if you weren't lucky enough to land yourself any we've compiled a list of the events you don't want to miss on TV.

Women's 400m hurdles, Friday 8.04pm

British 400m hurdles champion Perri Shakes-Drayton takes on Olympic bronze-medallist Zuzana Hejnova.

Men's 100m, Friday 9.48pm

Olympic champion Usain Bolt takes on rising British star, and second fastest Brit ever behind Linford Christie, James Dasaolu. With Bolt seemingly out-of-form and Dasaulo running faster than ever, this is one race not to miss.

Women's 100m hurdles, Saturday 2.11pm

Jessica Ennis-Hill has confirmed she will be fit for the games and is taking on fellow Briton Tiffany Porter as well as Sally Pearson, Dawn Harper-Nelson and Kellie Wells - the Olympic gold, silver and bronze-medallists.

Men's 3000m, Saturday 4.32pm

Mo Farah returns to the track that brought him Gold medal joy last summer to compete in this long distance race.

Men's 4x100m, Saturday 4.50pm

Bolt is back with a formidable Racers Track Club team to entertain the baying crowds at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium.

Men's T43/44 100m, Sunday 5.01pm

Jonnie Peacock takes on a strong field including Brazil's Alan Oliveira, who smashed he T43 200m world record at the World Championships last weekend.

Men's T54 mile, Sunday 5.14pm

David "The Weirwolf" Weir gets the honour of closing the games on a track on which he has never been beaten.

Catch all the action on TV over the weekend; Friday, BBC Two, 7.30pm; Saturday, BBC One, 1.30pm; Sunday, C4, 3pm.

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26/07/2013 18:55
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As usual The Paralympics get the cold shoulder from the BBC.

They were the highlight of last years games IMO, and even though the coverage was peppered by adverts Channel 4 did a great job and have been covering the games in Lyon this week, where GB is 4th in the medals table.

 

Will the knumbnuts at BBC realise that the nation does not want Football, F1, or Wimbledon rammed down their TV's.

Get rid of them and give us back our license fee to spend on the channels of our choice. Sport, Movies, History, Comedy, Natural History etc, etc.

I have the option of receiving about 100 channels 24/7 365 days per year, I'm surprised the BBC don't still have the Test Card playing after midnight!

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