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BBC launches Olympics app

UK public broadcaster the BBC has launched an Olympics app for smartphones that will offer a raft of live coverage from the upcoming London Games.

The free app has been customised for Apple and Android devices and will offer up to 24 streams of live events coverage, comprehensive schedule and results pages, and daily news stories. There will also be catch-up content and highlights from the Games as well as information on every athlete and sport in the Games.

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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