Enjoy Olympic action live in Derry

London 2012
London 2012

Sports fans can watch all the action from the Olympic Games live on Derry city centre’s Big Screen.

The BBC Live Site in Waterloo Place will show live coverage of Friday’s Opening ceremony - and all the action over the coming weeks.

And on Friday there will be Olympic style entertainment courtesy of local sporting figures

From 12.15pm at the Live Site location they will be putting people through their paces, running, jumping, and shot putting their way into the celebrations in true Olympian fashion. Anyone can join in the fun and all events are free.Speaking ahead of the opening, the Deputy Mayor of the City, Mary Hamilton, said the screening provided a great opportunity for people to get involved in the spirit of the games. “The Olympics has always been an event that instils national pride and unity, as we come together in supporting our home teams and share in the thrill of the competition. “While many people have missed out on the opportunity to attend the Olympic events in London, they can share in the atmosphere of the event as it is broadcast live and outdoors at the Live Site.”From Friday July 27 until Sunday August 12, the Games will be broadcast daily at the Live Site in the city so local viewers can enjoy the Olympic experience for themselves. And a whole host of sports related activities from boxercise to basketball will take place at the Live Site location to coincide with the screenings, adding to the excitement of the event. For a full programme of screenings and events being held during the Olympics and regular updates about the BBC Live Site, go to www.derrycity.gov.uk/livesite