Far apart from at the London and Rio Games, the corporation is only able to show two live events at any one time.
Coverage is shared with non-terrestrial broadcaster Discovery, which admitted a £920million pan-European deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for TV rights.
In 2016 Discovery signed a deal with the BBC, agreeing to wife with the corporation.
This agreement covers the 2020 and 2024 summer Olympics, along with the 2018 and 2022 winter games.
Guardianship UK law a proportion of this coverage must be shown on free-to-air TV.