BBC buys rights to 4 Olympic Games through 2020




LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says it has sold British rights for the next four Olympic Games to state broadcaster the BBC.

The deal covers the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games and the 2020 Summer Games. The 2020 host will be chosen in September 2013.

The International Olympic Committee did not disclose the value of the contract.

The BBC has had exclusive rights to broadcast each Olympic Games free-to-air since 1960.