Please not that the statements in the Press ( this mornings Times supplement gives Saturday 15 th August progs) about ''live coverage'' of the Championships in Berlin is quite deliberately misleading and not correct.; this is down to the BBC.
The Athletics programme from Berlin , next Saturday morning, starts in Berlin at 10.05 a.m., Berlin Summer Time ,which would be 8.05 a.m. in this country; since Beeb coverage starts at 10.05 here, the first two hours cannot be direct, but are recorded as BBC2 desires
You will be seeing on the BEEB recorded highlights, not live coverage, except that the very end of the morning session in Berlin could conceivably be live
A further check on the Timetable is easily available on the Net, IAAF, and the events in the afternoon start at 18.15 BERLIN time which in the Summer is two hours ahead of GMT, not 1 hour as normal.
Thus the BEEB 2 coverage which starts at 4.45p.m GMT , 6.45 p.m. Berlin time, will ceratinly not be live until the start of the 100m Mens quarter finals 18.50 which is 4.50 p.m. GMT.
To confuse matters further, the IAAF site gives the start times in Berlin time and also ones own domesic time(GMT here) which only shows a 1 Hour difference; my Googling has discovered sites saying a 1 hour difference and also 2 hour difference.????
I have no doubt that there are other forms of watching which are not BBC2 and those people may well be watching completely live athletics during the Champs.Brit Eurospsort, I assume.
BTW, Does it not make one feel brassed off that a Harrier nation like GB has no entrants in the mens 10k, Marathon, womens 5 and 10 K ? . But, Lo and behold, India who hardly bother seriously with track, currently, with no real tradition in the endurance events has an entrant in the Mens 10 k who has achieved a B , 28.02 . Not us.
What a shameful situation.
What do the UKA Endurance experts, administartors , coaches etc , including some that disappeared in the last year, have to say about it.