BBC smartphone app to provide rolling Olympics news

The BBC has unveiled a new Olympics smartphone application that will provide live streams, schedules and results from this summer's games, which start in a fortnight.

The app, for Android and Apple phones, will push out daily news stories that can be saved for offline reading and full live streaming of up to 24 events at any one time.

There will also be a catch-up service, highlights clips and detailed statistics, BBC Sport announced.

The Apple version of the app also allows users to customise the feed by specifying their favourite Olympic sports.

BBC News and Knowledge general manger Phil Fearnley 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.

"The app adds even greater value to the BBC Sport mobile experience, ensuring you never miss a moment of the Games."

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