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BBC confirms live 3D Olympics

The BBC has announced which events from the London 2012 Olympic Games will be broadcast in the 3D format, BBC News reports.

The opening and closing ceremonies, the Men’s 100m Final, as well as a daily highlights package will be seen as part of the corporation’s ongoing 3D trials. The 3D coverage will be broadcast via the BBC HD channel, allowing full HD coverage to continue on BBC One.

As with previous experiments around Wimbledon and Strictly Come Dancing, the transmissions will be free to air across cable, satellite and terrestrial transmitters.

Kim Shillinglaw, Head of BBC 3D, says: “We have always said we believe some of 2012 should be captured in 3D, and we’re delighted to confirm our offer to audiences in the UK, providing them with a new way of getting close to some of the key moments from the London 2012 Olympic Games.”

The BBC will be offering extensive coverage of the London Olympic with up to 24 live video streams available on the BBC Sport website, as well as BBC One, BBC Three, BBC Red Button, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Mobile.