Owen Gibson reports on the Guardian:

The BBC has recruited the unlikely pairing of Huw Edwards and Damon Albarn to help meet the “unique challenge” of covering this summer’s Beijing Olympics as it attempts to walk an editorial tightrope between news and sport.

As it geared up for the logistics of transmitting live round-the-clock coverage for 17 days from August 8, the BBC said the decision to send Edwards, the anchor of the 10 o’clock news, reflected the importance of the games as a political and cultural event.

Adrian Chiles is to host the breakfast slot, and Gabby Logan will front the prime-time highlights. “There are always going to be news stories from a games, but there will be more than normal [here],” said Logan.

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