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IOC to offer YouTube coverage in 64 countries

May 24, 2012: IOC Director of Communications Mark Adams (from left to right), IOC Executive Board member Richard L. Carrion, IOC President Jacques Rogge, USOC President Larry Probst and USOC Secretary General Scott Blackmun answer questions from the media.

May 24, 2012: IOC Director of Communications Mark Adams (from left to right), IOC Executive Board member Richard L. Carrion, IOC President Jacques Rogge, USOC President Larry Probst and USOC Secretary General Scott Blackmun answer questions from the media.  (AP2012)

The IOC will provide live coverage of the London Olympics to 64 countries in Asia and Africa on YouTube.

The International Olympic Committee says it will live stream 2,200 hours of coverage on its YouTube channel.

The free coverage will include live sports events and highlights and can be accessed online or on smartphones and devices.

The coverage is aimed at countries where digital broadcast rights have not been sold by the IOC.

The countries include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Thailand and Singapore in Asia, and Angola, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Zambia in Africa.

The live stream will consist of English language commentary. It will include 10 live feeds from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. London time and a 24-hour broadcast of the Olympic News Channel.