Rowing

11:00pm Sunday 17 June on BBC TWO

John Inverdale introduces the action from the World Cup rowing regatta in Munich.

It’s the last chance for a hugely talented British squad to test themselves against their rivals before the London Olympics, where GB are tipped to beat their Beijing medal haul of six. Early season form augers well for Britain, who will want to reinforce the message that they are the team to beat this summer.

Names to watch out for in Munich include lightweight double sculls pair Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter, who are reigning Olympic and world champions, plus double sculls duo Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins, who were unbeaten together last year. Grainger will be especially keen to claim gold this summer , having had to settle for silver at the three previous Olympics.

The men’s coxless four, a category Britain has dominated at Olympic level, will also be intriguing, given that Team GB rejigged their line-up earlier this year.

11:30pm Monday 7 May on BBC TWO

John Inverdale introduces highlights of the opening World Cup rowing regatta in Serbia.

It’s the first of three World Cup events that Great Britain will use to fine-tune their preparations for the London Olympics, where Team GB is tipped to improve on their Beijing medal haul of six.

Double sculls pair Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins were unbeaten together in 2011, and will be determined to extend that record in Belgrade. All eyes will also be on GB’s new-look men’s coxless four, which has been bolstered by the addition of Pete Reed and Andy Triggs Hodge.

2:00pm Saturday 3 September on BBC TWO

John Inverdale and five-time Olympic gold medal winner Sir Steve Redgrave bring highlights from the first three days of competition from Bled in Slovenia

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