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November 24, 2012 - November 25, 2012

One-off spectacular!

Change to schedule

Please note, the timings for some of Saturday’s Superstars filming have now changed to avoid the worst of the weather. The Saturday schedule is now as follows.

Please note, doors open 30 minutes before the start of each event >

  • 09.30: 100m athletics
  • 11.00: archery
  • 13:00: 800m athletics
  • 16.30: kayaking
  • 18.30: 50m swim

The event is ticketed. People with session tickets will have priority access, but because of the time changes it is expected there will be some opportunities for people without tickets to watch the 100m only, on a first come first served basis.

For further information please contact Applause.


The University of Bath has been chosen as the filming location for a one-off spectacular Olympic “Superstars” special to celebrate the successes of 2012.

Sporting celebrities including Mo Farah, Katherine Grainger, triathlon’s Brownlee brothers and Christine Ohuruogu will be in Bath for the event which will screen on BBC One as part of the Christmas schedule.

A trio of Bath-connected Olympians will also compete on the show – swimming silver medallist Michael Jamieson, a current University student, as well as gold medal rower Helen Glover and judo silver winner Gemma Gibbons.

2011 FISA World Rowing ChampionshipsGlover learnt to row in Bath as part of the University-based GB Rowing Team’s Start Programme whilst Gibbons trained in the University dojo for a number of years.

In total, sixteen of London 2012’s British Olympic heroes (eight men, eight women) will compete against their Team GB teammates in a dramatic and thrilling competition, as they vie to be crowned the two best all-round Superstars.

They follow names like Sir Steve Redgrave, Dame Kelly Holmes and former Bath sporting stars Mike Catt, Jason Gardener and Mark Foster who have all taken part in previous editions of the popular show.

Spectators can apply for free tickets to watch the event from: www.applausestore.com

Read full press release here:

University to host filming of BBC Olympic “Superstars”


November 24, 2012
November 25, 2012
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