BBC to broadcast Olympic specials from Beijing

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Mumbai, Aug 4 (UNI) BBC World News will be broadcasting a new programme ''My Games'' live from August 8 that will encourage viewers from all over the world to share their enthusiasm and passion for the Olympics in a quirky and interactive manner.

Presented live from Beijing four times a week by the BBC's Adnan Nawaz, each programme will feature people from all around the globe talking live on TV using webcams. BBC World News viewers will also be able to share their thoughts, videos and pictures via email and other interactive features, a release issued here today said.

The programme is supported by the BBC's dedicated Olympics website - bbc.com/Olympics - where viewers can blog their views and keep up-to-date with the latest stories and sports results.

Adnan will also report live for BBC World News' Sport Today and Mishal Husain will be in the Chinese capital from August 6 to present a special daily edition of World News Today. Extratime will run a week of special Olympic-related sport interviews and travel programme, fast:track will be looking at what non-sport fans can enjoy in the country.

In addition, BBC World News will feature programmes looking at life in China, exploring personal stories as well as wider social issues. The Culture Show, presented by Miranda Sawyer and Tom Dyckhoff, will look at Beijing's lively and thriving contemporary art, design, fashion and music scene. While China Reporting China is a series of four documentaries investigating different aspects of rural life in the country, the release added.

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