Super Saturday and England´s 2004 Croatia clash among TV highlights

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted sport across the globe, leaving broadcasters with plenty of empty space to fill in their schedules.

Here the PA news agency takes a look at what BBC, ITV, Sky Sports, BT Sport and Eurosport put on on March 28.

Eurosport transported viewers back to Team GB’s best day at the Olympics in 104 years as they revisited Super Saturday from London 2012.

Join @GregJRutherford tonight! 🥇

Watch ‘Super Saturday’ on Eurosport from 19:00 UK time…

Join the discussion with the man himself by using the hashtag #GregSuperSaturday

— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) March 28, 2020

An already great day, where Team GB had topped the podium three times (twice in rowing, once in cycling), was made even better in a scintillating 44 minutes inside the Olympic Stadium as three more home golds were won.

First Jessica Ennis-Hill won the heptathlon, before Greg Rutherford took gold in the long jump. Then Mo Farah capped a memorable night as he stormed to success in the 10,000 metres.

Eurosport replayed the evening athletics session at 7pm, with Rutherford joining viewers by sharing his memories via the hashtag #GregSuperSaturday.

Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford were among the gold medallists on Super Saturday (Martin Rickett/PA)

The BBC were still offering versions of their usual football output to provide some solace to bereft fans.

Pick that one out! 💥

Roo-Mania is in full swing! 😍#Euro2004 live: website #MOTDRewind

— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) March 28, 2020

Football Focus with Dan Walker featured interviews with a number of big names, including David Beckham, while there were two Match of the Day programmes.

The first in the afternoon was a look back at the 2018 World Cup, while part of the usual Match of the Day slot in the evening was a visual version of the podcast of the same name where Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright debated the best strikers during the Premier League era.

At 3pm, meanwhile, the whole of England’s exciting clash with Croatia from Euro 2004 was available on the red button, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

With 10 channels dedicated to sport, the shutdown has had a dramatic impact on Sky, and the schedule on Saturday showed highlights of various events virtually across the board.

Tune in for Football Focus on @BBCOne! @mrdanwalker presents a show with a difference.

Enjoy! ⚽️

— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) March 28, 2020

The Main Event channel showed a replay of the final day of the 2016 Open Championship, which saw Henrik Stenson hold off Phil Mickelson.

Sky Sports Cricket was one to watch for New Zealand cricket fans as it recapped their matches at last summer’s World Cup up until the semi-final.

The Racing channel was the only one to have live sport as it broadcast cards from Rosehill, Wyong and Eagle Farm in Australia in the morning before finishing the day in the USA, where the Curlin Florida Derby was among the races at Gulfstream Park.

Sky Sports Action was dedicated to the 2020 Super Bowl while the offerings on the Mix channel included the story of Kevin Pietersen’s career – KP: Story Of A Genius.

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Tyson 🆚 Spinks

McGregor 🆚 Alvarez

Five hours of fights on BT Sport 3 HD tonight 😍

— BT Sport (@btsport) March 28, 2020

BT Sport’s six channels offered a dive into the footballing archives as well as highlights from the current Premier League season.

Presenter Jake Humphrey hosted two programmes in the evening meeting current football managers – MK Dons’ Russell Martin and Wycombe’s Gareth Ainsworth.

There were also highlights from rugby, boxing, wrestling, UFC, American football, cricket, hockey, badminton, squash, fishing and sailing.

BT Sport 2 had a series of documentaries about the NFL as well as The Crazy Gang, на и сделайте это → telling the story of Wimbledon in the 1980s.

Meanwhile, with no sport to show, ITV4 took to the water for River Monsters and Giant Lobster Hunters before switching to films.