The 2012 London Olympics is coming! This big sports event is certainly one of the most expected major event of the year. I can’t wait to watch the games, especially those I like such as diving, swimming, table tennis and gymnastics. Unfortunately most games are carried out when I need to go to work. Luckily there are web sites, web apps and extensions that could help people to follow the latest updates of the Olympics. Here I selected a few to share with you:
2012 London Olympics Bookmarks
These are web sites that you should bookmark if you haven’t done so. The first one is obviously the official London Olympics web site (http://www.london2012.com/). Here you can find the full schedule, results, news, photos, an online souvenir shop and much more information about the London Olympics.
The second one is the official site of the Olympic Movement (http://www.olympic.org/), where you can also find news about the games. What I like about this site is the “Olympic Museum” section, where the history and interesting facts about the Olympics in the past century are shown. Information about the coming Olympics in 2014, 2016 and 2018 (both summer and winter) are also provided!
In the social era, you certainly cannot afford to miss out the social channels of the Olympics. Here are the official Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Google+ pages:
TV networks are also where you should spend time on. Here are the official Olympics sites of NBC and BBC. Search for your TV station if you do not live in the US or UK.
2012 London Olympics Related Web Apps and Extensions
365 Scores is a featured web app in the Chrome Web Store. It is a sports web app that delivers live news and scores of sports events.
Olympics 2012 – London is NOT an official extension, put it pulls data from a large collections of feeds to provide up-to-minute news about the Olympics. What makes it a good choice to install in Chrome is the option to choose from feeds of individual sports. The extension will then gather only those news related to relevant sports for you.