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BBC to cover inaugural World Urban Games

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC will provide coverage of the inaugural edition of the World Urban Games, which gets underway in the Hungarian capital of Budapest today (Friday).

The BBC will show coverage of the breaking finals on Saturday, while on Sunday it will show the women’s and men’s BMX freestyle finals and the 3×3 basketball finals. Coverage will be shown on the BBC Sport website and app, as well as via connected TVs.

The inaugural World Urban Games will feature 300 athletes competing in the aforementioned sports, as well as parkour, flying disc freestyle and roller freestyle. Laser run and indoor rowing will also be contested as showcase sports.

The Games are being organised by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The event is designed to bring urban sports “to the people” and it will take place on the site of the Nagyvásártelep, a former market hall.

Eurosport will also provide live coverage of the Games across Europe after the Discovery-owned sports broadcaster struck a deal with GAISF earlier this week.

The event will also benefit from live streaming on the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel platform as part of a deal announced last week.