THE STORY

The greatest sporting spectacle in the world is about to descend on London and, ignoring all the negative stories of security chaos, MacDonald’s banning chips, and Boris Johnson being Boris Johnson clogging the press, its time to celebrate sport in all its shapes; and what better way than with an Olympic app from Auntie Beeb…

THE EXPERIENCE

It’s been a long time coming, cost quite a bit of money, and forced us to endure slightly more of Lord Coe than anyone should have to, but finally the London Olympics are almost upon us, unleashing almost a full month of athletics, sport and whatever eye-opening category the Women’s Beach Volleyball falls into, so make sure you don’t miss a moment of it by arming your Android with this official app from the BBC. Unlike anything else out there, BBC Olympics gives you all-areas access to the Games with live and on-demand video of events available over 3G and Wi-Fi from 24 live video streams, daily text commentaries from Beeb journalists, video highlights, features and interviews with the athletes, schedules, medal tables, and individual pages for every event, every competing country and every athlete taking part – now that’s full coverage. Helping to make the whole shebang social as well as sporting, the app also allows you to share videos, results and stories by email or via the usual social network suspects, making this Olympics the most socially inclusive ever for the sofa-based sports fan. [Not a valid template]
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THE BOTTOM LINE

Neatly designed and easy to navigate, BBC Olympics is, without doubt, the ultimate Olympics app. Naturally, the real proof of the pudding will be in the testing once the games begin, but feature-rich and offering the best of the Beeb, this will be the app that’s going for Gold.

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Current version: 1.0.0 Requires Android 2.2 and up Download the BBC Olympics app from Google Play Check out more app reviews here
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Access all areas Olympic app awesomeness

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the good

  • » Feature packed
  • » Well designed
  • » Easy to navigate

the bad

  • » Yet to see full features in action
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