BBC to show Rio 2016 Olympics highlights on YouTube

The BBC is one of 60 broadcasters teaming up with YouTube to show free online Olympic TV highlights


There’s a new way to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics this year: the BBC will be showing free Olympic TV highlights on YouTube for UK viewers.


The BBC is one of over 60 broadcasters who have partnered with YouTube to show official highlights online. Videos will be posted on the BBC Sport YouTube channel.

With many events not taking place until late at night UK time, the BBC has put extra effort into ensuring that viewers back home are able to catch up with the action.

Every day BBC Breakfast on BBC1 will round up the stories from the night before, while BBC iPlayer will show an Olympics highlights package, the ‘Olympic Playlist’. For full details, pick up a copy of Radio Times’s special Olympic issue, with day-by-day coverage, event highlights and catch-up info.

Google too will have more Rio 2016 information than ever, with full event schedules, medal alerts and athlete information available straight from its search pages. 


Google Maps meanwhile has 360-degree views of the Rio 2016 Olympic venues, showing you what it’s like to see the stadium from an athlete’s point of view.