Get ready for a summer of sport with your handy guide to the Euros, the Olympics and more

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Gear up for an epic summer of big-league sports with our handy guide, including how to catch every game.

Three Lions on a shirt! Preston’s sports fans are spoiled for choice this summer with a wealth of epic tournaments here and across the Channel.

Here's your starter for ten – kicking off with the UEFA EURO 2024…

For the footie fans

The 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship, featuring 24 national teams, is now underway in Germany with regular fixtures until the final on July 14.

When are England playing? Our boys meet Denmark on Thursday, June 20, at 5pm in Frankfurt then they’re up against Slovenia in Cologne on Tuesday, June 25, at 8pm.

You can watch all England matches at home live on BBC and ITV; both the BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub will offer live streaming services too, or you can tune in to BBC Radio 5 Live for live commentary.

For the lovers of two wheels

The iconic Tour de France begins in Florence across the border in Italy on Saturday, June 29, and ends in Paris on Sunday, July 21, just before the Olympic Games begin. And if that wasn’t enough, the Vuelta a Espana runs from August 24 to September 15.

You can watch the Tour de France here in the UK on GCN+, Discovery+ and Eurosport, as well as ITV4, or you can sign up to the FloBikes platform to watch livestreaming.

For tennis enthusiasts

The world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament, the Wimbledon Championships get underway on July 1 for two weeks.

Serious fans might want to take that fortnight off work, stock up on strawberries and enjoy all the action from the comfort of the sofa (or garden). And don’t forget there's even more tennis in late summer with the US Open tennis championship in New York from August 26 to September 8,

The BBC will broadcast the Championships each day on BBC One and BBC Two, plus you can catch up on the BBC iPlayer.

For the golf devotees

The Open Championship at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland tees off on Thursday, July 18, for a weekend of gripping action: it’s the oldest of the four major golf championships and commands some serious prize money.

Sky Sports will be providing comprehensive live coverage, including pre-tournament analysis, live shots from the course, and post-round highlights. The BBC will show some highlights, but golf fans may want to check out The Open's official website and app for live streaming options to follow all the action on your computer or phone.

For anyone who likes sport

All eyes will be on Paris on Friday, July 26, for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. For tension, athletic brilliance, drama and pathos, nothing beats the Olympics and there’s so much to enjoy. New to the Games in 2024 is breakdancing as a competitive sport – sure to be unmissable viewing.

The BBC is the official Olympic television broadcaster so there will be plenty of coverage on television and on the app, plus all the latest news on the BBC Sport website and app; if radio’s more your thing, tune in to BBC Radio 5 Live.

Stay tuned – all summer long

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