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This article was published on January 24, 2014


    BBC Sport’s smartphone and tablet-friendly Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics portal is now live

    BBC Sport’s smartphone and tablet-friendly Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics portal is now live
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    BBC Sport’s website dedicated to the coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia is now live ahead of the start of the event on February 7.

    As revealed at the beginning of January, the BBC is going all out to provide multi-platform, multi-device support for users, and will offer up 650 hours of live HD coverage via its digital services. This is in addition to the 200 or so hours that will be broadcast on television.

    The move to embrace mobile and responsive Web design reflects a general trend that the BBC (and beyond) is seeing with ever increasing numbers of visitors accessing its sites and services via smartphones and tablets, and BBC Sport is no exception. As such, the 2014 Sochi coverage will be made available via BBC Sport’s apps for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices, which will also include medal tables, schedules and event results, alongside live coverage.

    ➤ BBC Sport Sochi 2014

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