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Sportsworld
4 August, 2010 - 13:05 GMT
All the sporting action that matters - live on radio and now online

WHAT IS SPORTSWORLD?
Sportsworld is the flagship weekend sports programme from BBC World Service Radio that is broadcast Saturday 1400-1700 GMT and Sunday 1600-1800 GMT.
HOW CAN I LISTEN?
There are currently three ways. On BBC World Service Radio. On one of our FM partner stations who simulcast all or part of the programme and online at bbcworldservice.com
Find out more details on our ways to listen webpage
WHO ARE THE PRESENTERS?
We currently have three main presenters. Russell Fuller, Richard Connelly and Lee James.
HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH THE PROGRAMME?
There are many ways you can get in touch with the Sportsworld team. The phone lines on + 44 207 083 73 33 are open from 1400 GMT on Saturday and 1500 GMT on Sunday.
Throughout the week you can send us an SMS text us on + 44 7786 202004 or e-mail sportsworld@bbc.co.uk.
You can also interact with other Sportsworld listeners on our ever expanding facebook page and you can follow all of the team on twitter. Russell Fuller @sportsworldruss, Lee James @sportsworldlee and Richard Connelly @sportsworldrich for their views on the weekend sport.
WHY DON'T YOU HAVE MORE PREMIER LEAGUE COMMENTARIES?
Our contract with the English Premier League allow us to do second-half commentary on two matches a weekend that kick off at 1500 Saturday and 1600 Sunday local time.
So we can't do commentary on matches which kick-off outside of these times for example the early and late kick-off's on a Saturday. Neither can we do lower league matches from England when there is a blank Premier League weekend.
HOW DO YOU DECIDE ON WHICH PREMIER LEAGUE COMMENTARY YOU BROADCAST?
The 1600 kick-off on Sunday is decided by the live television rights holder in the UK. This is often the big game of the weekend so will often feature Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpoolor Manchester United.
We have a choice of several matches at 1500 on Saturday. BBC Radio pick the best match from the fixture list. This decision has to be made up to two weeks in advance and the Premier League are informed of the choice.
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT GOES INTO THE PROGRAMME?
A lot of what we do is decided by the Premier League fixture list and the calendar of the big sporting events of the year. The production team meet daily to discuss the sporting stories that develop in the week leading up to the programme.
WHAT IS SPORTSWORLD HAVE YOUR SAY?
Sportsworld Have Your Say is part of the Sportsworld brand which we believe is the only global sporting conversation. It's hosted by BBC World Service, but its agenda is set by everyone taking part. We are live on BBC World Service radio, on our FM partner stations and on-line at 1730 GMT on Saturday and 1830 GMT on Sunday.
We use all technology available to us to make the programme as open as possible. We receive phone calls, text messages, tweets, emails and messages on our facebook page.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU LEAVE THE STUDIO?
We take the programme out to many of the big sporting events around the world. In 2010 we have been to the FA Cup final at Wembley, the Champions League final in Madrid, the Cup of Nations in Angola and the World Cup finals in South Africa and the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
I MISSED THE PROGRAMME CAN I LISTEN AGAIN ON-LINE?
Rights restrictions mean the programme is not available to listen again on-line. We do post the best interviews each week onto our website. Sportsworld Have Your Say is available to listen again on-line.
I ENJOY THE PROGRAMME AT WEEKENDS BUT HOW CAN I GET THE LATEST SPORT DURING THE WEEK?
Two ways. Listen to our daily sports bulletins on World Service or visit the our website.
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