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BBC launches app for 2012 Olympics

The BBC Sport Olympics application for Android and iOS smartphones offers live coverage, schedules, results, and daily news stories which can be saved for offline reading.

BBC Sports has launched a new free application for Android and iOS operating system based devices that will offer live events coverage, comprehensive schedule and results pages, and daily news stories which can be saved for offline reading.

Alongside live streaming, catch-up coverage and highlights, the app ensures that users always have a games guide even on-the-go. Offering facts, stats and information, the app generates pages for every athlete, country and sport, updated in real-time. You can also access live daily text commentaries, news stories and a detailed schedule and results section covering every Olympics event.
BBC launches app for 2012 Olympics
The app allows stories to be saved for offline reading, ensuring the latest information is accessible even when mobile reception is unavailable. Additionally, iOS users can personalise the app by adding their favourite Olympics sports to the customisable tab bar, enabling quick access to the latest live action.

The iOS app is optimised for handsets with iOS 5.0 and above installed. The Android version is optimised for handsets with OS 2.2 and Flash installed.

The Android app can be downloaded now from the Android App Store. The iOS app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store. A shortcut app for Blackberry users, which creates a bookmark for the BBC Olympics mobile website, is available from Blackberry App World.

BBC coverage of the 2012 Olympics can also be enjoyed on mobile phones via the mobile browser version of the BBC Sport website.

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