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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Apps you need for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Let the games begin!

And YES , There's an App for that!

The 2014 Sochi XXII Winter Olympics are ready to open February 6 to February 23 and in this digital world there are many Apps to help you enjoy and follow along better with the games!

Here are some:

NBC Olympics Highlights and Results(FREE) Experience the best of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games with Highlights and results app. During the Olympics you can follow every event including real-time results & schedules, medal counts and TV and Online listings.
Also during the prime time show on NBC the app will feature a second screen experence that makes a great companion to the on-air broadcast! Available for IOS and Android

NBC Sports Live Extra(FREE) Watch every event during the 2014 Winter Olympics LIVE for FREE with NBC Sports Live Extra, and set push notifications for event start times.
A true MUST HAVE! Restrictions apply! The vast majority of live streaming content on NBC Sports Live Extra will only be available to authenticated cable, satellite and telco customers via TV Everywhere. Further instructions are provided in the app settings section.Available for IOS and Android 

The official Sochi 2014 Results(FREE) application provides full details of the sports program of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games.
Follow the medal races in real time.
Get quick and easy access to the competition schedule and results.
Choose the country you’re supporting, compile your information ticker of selected topics and be alerted with the latest news of your favorite athletes! Available for IOS and Android

Sochi 2014 Medal Alert(FREE)
Welcome to the Olympic Medal Alert App. Simply select your favourite sports and the teams you’re cheering for in the preferences and you will be notified each time a medal is awarded during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games! Available for IOS and Android

Olympic Athletes' Hub(FREE) Discover and follow the verified accounts(if there NOT verified there NOT here try #TeamUSA and #TeamCANADA) of Olympians across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

-Search by “Athlete”, “Team”, “Sport”, and “Game” and get a unique overview of Olympians.
-Discover their individual profiles which aggregate all of their updates in one place. Available IOS and Android

The Everywhere Cam from Visa(FREE) Experience the Winter Olympic Games in a whole new way with this interactive 360° panoramic video from Visa.
Feel what it’s like to ski the giant slalom, or ski jump across a football field. Experience the thrill of the halfpipe. Dance across the ice or score a hockey goal — you’ll get closer to Team Visa athletes by getting “in their shoes” during training. 

Move the camera a full 360 degrees using your device’s gyroscope, or swipe the screen to shift the focus — look up, down, behind and to the side of the athlete and see what he or she sees while training, and hear in their own words what goes through their mind as they train for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Toggle between cameras to change the point of view, then cheer for the athletes by sharing to your social profiles.This sounds very cool! Available for IOS 

CBC Olympics (FREE) The CBC Olympics app provides you with full, wide-ranging, dynamic and real-time coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, including live streaming of all Olympic competitions.

It is available in English and French. The displayed version corresponds to the language that you have selected in your device settings. 

* All events streamed live in their entirety and in real time with enhanced stats. Events available as video on demand afterwards
* Simulcast of 20 daily hours of CBC Television Olympic programming
* On-demand video highlights, news, analysis, blogs
* Results, medal count and Canadian athletes’ performances in real time AND MUCH MORE. Available for IOS and Android 


  I will try them all, don't know how well I can with the CBC app since I live in the USA not Canada, and let you know my opinion. 

  If you want to add to this list any additional ones I have not or comment your reviews of what you think of all the Sochi Winter Olympic apps!