Military community to get access to Olympics live streaming this summer
When the Summer Olympics kick off in Brazil next month, U.S. servicemembers and their families will for the first time be able to watch most of the action live via streaming video from just about anywhere in the world, Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials said.
AAFES is joining with NBC to provide streaming coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to the military community worldwide at no cost, AAFES spokesman Chris Ward said.
NBC, which holds the exclusive rights to air the Olympics in the United States, says it will stream 4,500 hours of coverage, including live streaming of all competition. That means diehard sports fans can catch the qualifying rounds in more than 30 disciplines featured in this year’s games, from handball to marathon swimming.
The games start Aug. 3, two days before the opening ceremony, and conclude Aug. 21.
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