The app uses the same content that is available on the Olympic mobile site, including up to 24 streams of live events coverage, live text commentary, a page with information about each of the 36 Olympic sports, and a page for every athlete and country providing medal tallies, news stories and key facts.
As well as live streaming, the app will offer catch-up coverage and highlights. News stories can be saved for offline reading, and iOS users can personalise the app by adding their favourite Olympics sports to the customisable tab bar.
Phil Fearnley, general manager, BBC News & Knowledge, said: “For the first truly digital Olympics, we needed to ensure that everyone could access our quality coverage wherever they were, across multiple devices. The free BBC Sport Olympics app for UK Android and iOS smartphones ensures that everything you need to keep up-to-date with the action is right there at your fingertips. Even when you’re out of range of 3G or wireless, we’ll still be able to deliver the latest news to you offline.”
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