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BBC wins Olympic broadcast rights until 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the BBC the exclusive broadcast rights in the UK for Olympic events until 2014.

The deal covers the winter games in Sochi, Russia in 2014, and Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 and the summer games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. The location of the 2020 summer games, which the BBC has also acquired rights to, has yet to be decided.

The BBC has acquired the broadcast rights across all media platforms, including internet and mobile.

Mark Thompson, director-general of the BBC said: “I’m delighted that the Olympic Games will continue to be broadcast exclusively on the BBC into the 2020’s. It’s terrific news in the days before BBC Sport begins to cover the London 2012 Games and a tribute to the enduring partnership between the BBC and the Olympic Movement”.

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