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Earlier today, NBC released a pair of apps covering the 2012 Olympic games in London. But both of those are U.S. only. Fortunately, the BBC just released its own app so everyone across the pond can keep with the all the Olympic happenings while on the go.

The app features:

  • Top stories
  • Daily live text commentaries from BBC journalists
  • Up to 24 live video streams
  • Video highlights of the action, features and interviews with athletes
  • Detailed schedule and results for every event
  • Medals table
  • A page for every Olympic sport
  • A page for every competing country
  • A page for every Olympic athlete taking part
  • Read the homepage top stories offline
  • Share stories, videos and results by email and on social networks

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The app is completely free, but you must have flash installed if you want to watch live video and highlight clips.

[Thanks, Chris!]

Cameron Summerson
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  • Tom

    Lol....'everyone across the pond' the Olympics is happening here in Blighty you know ;)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Yes, but that statement was in contrast to the NBC apps, which are U.S. only.

      • JonJJon

        I think the point is that somehow several Americans think that even though the Olympics are happening here in England, some Americans think that the Olympics are solely run for the Americans lol ;-P

  • banjoonmyknee

    (my mistake...any way to delete edits?)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I'll delete it.

  • Alexander Procter

    In the spirit of a complaining Brit. I wish there was a quality app that catered for someone like me.

    I live in Japan, and usually have no idea how our athletes are doing as the coverage here is wall to wall with the flavour of the month wrestler, or marathon runner.

  • Rob Parker

    Shame it still uses Flash - like their iPlayer app (and elements of the BBC News app) - thereby making it incompatible with Jelly Bean devices and clunky elsewhere. When will they learn... especially when they use native video on iOS.

    • Iucidium

      Friend of mine has a jelly bean galaxy nexus - no flash problems.

      • Rob Parker

        Did your friend upgrade from ICS (without a data wipe), or else install Flash from outside the Play store? As Flash is listed as incompatible with all 4.1+ devices from I'm aware (there were articles on it a few weeks back) - Flash, iPlayer and this Olympics app are certainly listed as incompatible with my Galaxy Nexus, now that it's running Android 4.1.

  • Peter

    I agree. I never, never, never watch American networks, or use any American Olympic coverage apps because they always cater to themselves. As far as they are concerned, the rest of the world doesn't exist. I live in Canada, and we naturally get not just our Canadian networks, but also all the American networks, and if you ever watch sports on their networks, it's shocking (okay, maybe not shocking since it happens ALL THE TIME), how they ignore stories from the rest of the world, even when those stories far outweigh anything an American athlete might have done.

  • Atila Janosi

    Nor everyone, only UK citizens.

    Can anyone provide an APK of this, please?

    On second thought will it even work if I'm not from UK? :

  • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

    Not available for USA.