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BBC Olympics app comes to iOS and Android

UPDATED: With the London 2012 Olympic Games now only a fortnight away, the city is in the midst of final stages of preparation before it accepts the millions of visitors expected to arrive from all over the world. A multitude of broadcasters have already laid claim to televising the Games, such as Sky and Eurosport as well as the BBC, who recently announced that they’d be bringing their sports broadcasts to mobile over both WiFi and 3G. It now transpires that content from the Games will be receiving its own dedicated mobile application.

Although all of BBC Sport’s Olympic content, including livestreams, will also be available on the company’s full fat and mobile websites, the app will offer dedicated access to not only 24 different livestream channels from various events, but also a host of other content surrounding the BBC’s coverage including information on the 36 Olympic sports and the teams participating in the Games.

The UI in both apps offers users the full Olympic event schedule as well as medal tables and even pages on each individual Olympic athlete. For those less au fait with the rules and regulations for some olympic events, the team behind the app have even included information as to how each sport is played, as well as the latest BBC news concerning each sport and video content surround the topic.

The app, which is available for free now on iOS devices running iOS 5.0 and up or Android devices with Flash installed running Froyo 2.2 and up, is as with the mobile site, available to use over both WiFi and 3G.

UPDATE 27/7/12: With the Olympics opening ceremony scheduled to kick off later this evening, it’s no surprise that these two apps have now surpassed a combined total of 500,000 downloads. If you want to pick them up, don’t forget to check out the download links below.

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