Every four years, we find ourselves living through a sporting event that binds the entire world together in a spirit of competitiveness and excellence. While the entire world is definitely not into the same thing, the lure of the Olympics proves simply too irresistible. One feels almost irresponsible (in some ways) not taking—at least a small part—in this worldwide phenomenon. This week, we presents to you a list of some applications that will help you negotiate through the maze that is the coverage of the Olympics in the mainstream media.
The BBC Olympics
Among the most popular of these applications is the BBC Olympics application. However, you need either an Android 2.2 (or above) or a Flash installed on your device before you can go about using it. Once these have been installed, you get access to all the latest news and stories, as well all the live text commentaries from BBC journalists. You will also be able to access on-demand video highlights and all of the BBC’s 24 hour live streams. What is almost a cherry on top of the icing here is that the application is completely free. All you need to do is go to: BBC Olympics and download.
If you are among one of the incredibly lucky few who is going to be in London during the Olympics, you will definitely need Journey Pro. The application will help you get around London with as little hassle as is possible; thanks to its real-time journey planning services and its zoomable interactive maps for Tramlink, River Service, National Rail and London tube services. The application is free.
Official London 2012 Result App
A must have in terms of Olympic-specific apps, the Official London 2012 Results App will give you easy access to all the latest news, schedules and results. The application allows users to keep themselves up-to-date with live events across all Olympic and Paralympic sports. This is a feature packed application with results, live updates, a calendar schedule, as well as details on the sporting events themselves. You also get access to medal tables and athlete profiles. Users can also follow specific countries, receiving official news and updates tailored specifically for them via the application. An essential application for all sports fans, Official London 2012 can be downloaded through: Official London 2012 Result App
Moving into a more exclusive category, London 2012 is an iPhone app that has all you would expect from an Olympics application. Furthermore, it offers a video section that displays the many different aspects of the games, as well as information on all the venues across which the games will take place. Although there are many other options available for Apple users, this one might very well be the best. The application is available for download at London 2012 for £0.69.
London Olympics Ultimate
As the title itself proclaims, the London Olympics Ultimate is the penultimate app for the London 2012 Olympics. With a complete list of event schedules, medal counts, predictions, daily news updates on your favourite country as well as a special feature that lets you discuss the games with other users, the application is certainly worth having on your device. You can download it through: London Olympic 2012 Ultimate
The Official London 2012 Game
The Official London 2012 mobile game features nine Olympic games—archery, double trap shooting, the 110m hurdles and swimming—in authentic London 2012 venues. Although the game is easy to play, it is difficult to master. You can design, train and improve the athletes exactly as you wish, and there are three different modes—Training Mode, Olympic Mode and Challenge Mode.
London 2012: Result
If you are not really into the fanfare that surrounds the Olympics, but are interested in the games enough to keep tabs on the results, London 2012 Result is the ideal app for you. This official app gives you access to the results of each event at the games and provides an official medal tally throughout the duration of the games. You can opt to view the results either day by day or according to the sports events.
Source: The Kathmandu Post