BBC buys rights to 4 Olympic Games through 2020

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.