Tokyo Olympics 2020 attracts record-breaking viewership on BBC

BBC reported that the Tokyo Olympics 2020 broke the record of the Rio Olympics 2016.

The British Broadcast Corporation, better known as BBC reported that the Tokyo Olympics 2020 proved to be a huge success as they revealed the viewing figures of the event. 

BBC reported that Tokyo 2020 broke the record of the Rio Olympics 2016 as they garnered a whopping 104 million requests to watch the Olympics live which surpasses the previous record of 74.4 million that was set in 2016. 

Barbara Slater, director of BBC sport said, “These Olympics have been nothing short of extraordinary and we’ve been right at the heart of the action, bringing the biggest and best moments of the Games to life for millions back in the United Kingdom, Delivering a record-breaking Games in the midst of a pandemic is a testament to the BBC Sport production teams in Salford as well as the power of sport in bringing people together, We’re incredibly proud to have shone a light on some of the most remarkable stories to come out of Tokyo 2020.

Coverage on BBC Radio 5 live also recorded about 1.7 million listeners who tuned in for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, with the rest of the viewers going to the BBC website and about 41.3 million viewers who requested highlights clips. 

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 have been the most successful ever for the Indian contingent. India sent a total of 120-plus athletes to the Olympic Games and returned with a total of seven medals for their best tally to date. India sent a record contingent to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, surpassing their mark from Rio 2016. 

Grabbing a total of seven medals, the most memorable of all being the gold medal victory of Neeraj Chopra in Javelin throw. 

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