The BBC’s Rio 2016 Olympics idents feature the least athletic animal in the world – a sloth

Watch the trailer for the BBC’s coverage

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The BBC couldn’t have picked a less athletic creature for its marketing campaign for the Rio Olympics.

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A sloth promises to be one of the key motifs of the full-length ident, which is inspired by the wildlife of host nation Brazil and showcases a world of stunning verdant stadiums inspired by Rio’s Tijuca Forest.

The soundtrack is provided by Brit artist Jamie N Commons who has adapted his new single Not Gonna Break Me especially, along with developing the music for the BBC Olympics 2016 titles.

Also featuring in the full-length film is an Armadillo…

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And some human animals as well…

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Clare Balding returns to lead the BBC’s Olympic coverage in August along with presenters Gabby Logan, Hazel Irvine, Mark Chapman and Jason Mohammad.

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Throughout the Games, both BBC1 and BBC4 will be broadcasting full Olympic coverage from 1pm until 4am every day.

In addition, at 9:15am BBC2 will broadcast a four-hour replay of the BBC1 coverage from the night before – although there will also be a ten-minute highlights package available via the BBC Sport website. Meanwhile, BBC Radio 5 Live will broadcast live Olympics coverage every day from midday to four o’clock in the morning.

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Rio 2016 begins with the Opening Ceremony on Friday 5th August and ends on Sunday 21st August