BBC Sign, Broadcasting House LondonThe BBC have announced coverage plans for the 2014 Commonwealth games coverage in Glasgow.

Usual BBC TV names such as Hazel Irvine, Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan, Susanna Reid, Bill Turnbull, Mishal Husain, Fred MacAulay and Dougie Vipond – will front the coverage.

The opening and closing ceremonies will be broadcast live from Celtic Park and Hampden respectively and will be presented by Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine. Like the Olympics, Irvine will join Huw Edwards in the commentary box for both ceremonies.

A Number of TV and radio shows will be based in Pacific Quay outwith the Commonwealth coverage too such as the One Show, The Ken Bruce Show, A Question Of Sport and Who Do You Think You Are?

Coverage throughout the day will feature live sport with venue presenters on site including Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and John Inverdale. BBC Breakfast will begin coverage everyday, before Mishal Husain presents the morning action from 9am to 12pm.

Jason Mohammad hosts from 12pm through until 3pm, followed by Hazel Irvine from 3pm to 7pm, with Gary Lineker taking up the reins for the evening show. Mark Chapman will then bring together all the sports and late-night events in a highlights programme with Clare Balding co-presenting from various Glasgow locations.

With approval, BBC 3 will likely be extended (like the Olympics last year) and feature the likes of Dan Walker, Lee McKenzie, Dougie Vipond and Manish Bhasin presenting coverage.

There will also be extensive coverage on Radio 5 live, along with easy access to coverage through smart phones or connected TV’s. No word yet if any extra streams will be set up, like the Olympics in 2012.

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