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The Winter Olympics is currently underway over in the Russian city of Sochi and the UK has brought home two medals to date (February 18th). 

If you're a fan of the games, there's a good chance you'll have seen Lizzy Yarnold take gold in the skeleton and Jenny Jones pick up a bronze in the snowboarding online, as the BBC is providing extensive coverage of the event over the internet, with streams meaning fans won't miss out on any of the action.

The broadcaster has promised this level of attention will be devoted to all major sporting occasions in the future, which is good news for sports fans as there's plenty of exciting events on the horizon. 

World Cup
On June 12th this year, the biggest occasion in football will get started with the 2014 World Cup in Brazil kicking off. Having access to the internet will allow footy fans to follow the action more closely than ever with every game set to be streamed over the net. 

The web will also be full of related content ranging from team news and highlights to post-match reaction, meaning football will be taking over many people's lives for the summer months. 

Of course, having access to the web is also good for footy fans all year round as they can watch and follow their team's progress throughout the season. The popularity of the internet among football supporters was made clear on transfer deadline day in September last year with 6.45 million people (roughly ten per cent of the population) visiting the BBC Sport website over the course of 24 hours. 

Research released by the Carbon Trust in 2013 actually found watching football online is the most environmentally-friendly way to view the sport. It claimed using Wi-Fi to stream a game can cut harmful emissions eight-fold compared to watching it on TV.

Commonwealth Games
Another major sporting event that is set to enjoy extensive online coverage this year is the Commonwealth Games. Taking place in Glasgow, the competition will give viewers the chance to see the likes of Usain Bolt and Mo Farah battling it out for medals.

The games will be covered by the BBC, which will look to build on the successful online coverage it provided for the London Olympics. 

Tennis and golf
Other sporting occasions people will be able to watch online will include a chance to see if Andy Murray can defend his Wimbledon title, while in September the Ryder Cup comes to Gleneagles, with Rory McIlroy and co looking to make it a third straight victory over their American rivals.

Is a slow and unreliable broadband connection preventing you from keeping up with all the sporting action online? If so, consider switching to Avonline and satellite broadband.

This technology can provide fast and reliable speeds that are more than good enough to handle live streams. What's more, the same level of service is guaranteed anywhere in the country from the Cornish coast to the Shetland Isles, meaning you won't miss out on a goal or medal wherever you are.