As mentioned above, the Beeb has quite limited coverage as they are only allowed to show two events at any one time.
The IOC decided that selling full rights to the pay network Discovery, was more worthy than selling to free to air BBC. Discovery have made some coverage available to a partner and chose the national broadcaster in the UK.
I suggest you write to the IOC and complain… Unlike the people who are contacting the BBC to moan about something they have little control over!
From what I understand, the BBC has licence to access 2 live streams; the streaming is provided by the IOC. Discovery aren’t involved.
I’ve just watched 2 hours of so called “live Olympics” on BBC1, however, I didn’t actually view one single second of “live Olympics”. I’ve watched an ex GB Taiquando medallist prattling on, an ex GB Diving medallist prattling on, and an ex GB Swimming medallist prattling on.
On Saturday during the last 20km of the mens road cycling, the BBC interrupted coverage of the race to show a live interview with Mark Cavendish. RIDICULOUS.
If I want to watch live Olymics I watch Eurosport. Even though it is interrupted by adverts, you still get to see far more live action. And it doesn’t cost me a penny.