If you’re a big fan of the winter olympics then you know that there will be plenty of technology to follow what’s going on at the PyeongChang Games that starts on February 9, 2018 and runs through February 25th. The 2018 Winter Olympics will feature 102 events in 15 sports, making it the first Winter Olympics to surpass 100 medal events. Four new disciplines in existing sports were introduced to the Winter Olympic programme in Pyeongchang, including big air snowboarding, mixed doubles curling, mass start speed skating, and mixed team alpine skiing.
Here are five free apps to follow the action:
The Olympics Official App – Created by the IOC
AVAILABLE IN KOREAN, CHINESE, ENGLISH, FRENCH AND JAPANESE, THE APP WILL BRING ALL THE LATEST NEWS AND INFORMATION ON THE XXIII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES TO SPORTS FANS AROUND THE WORLD.The app will be in “Olympic Torch Relay mode” through to 28 January 2018, giving users the chance to follow every step of the Olympic flame’s journey around the Republic of Korea.
As well as offering information on the history of the Olympic torch and the relay, the app will keep users right up to date with the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Torch Relay, serving up photo galleries, all the latest news, route information and a live stream of each leg.
Samsung – PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic App
Has to be good since it’s Samsung’s home country! The app aims to deliver a smooth Olympics experience by functioning as a one-stop shop for athlete information, rankings, medal standings, records for both the Olympics and Paralympics and real-time updates. This is the official app for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (“App”).
You will be the first to learn about the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games information in real-time and other information for the spectators! The service will be provided in five languages; Korean, English, French, Chinese and Japanese.
NBC Sports App
NBC has invested a great deal in its app to bring you everything from schedules, scores, live TV and more. It’s definately on to consider. NBC Olympics will use a total of 13 studio sets for coverage of the 2018 Winter Games across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
The BBC always provides a great experience for any olympics and the 2018 winter games is no different. There will be live action on the BBC Sport website and app, catch-up video highlights and on-demand clips, analysis, insight and news from the Games to audiences wherever they are, on whichever device they want, across all 17 days of action as well as on social media.
The Canadians are no slouch when it comes to giving its citizens a dose of frozen games and their app is up for the challenge. CBC’s coverage of PyeongChang 2018 will be as in-depth as any Olympic Games the network has covered before, with live broadcasts from every venue and coverage of every medal-winning moment throughout the Games.
How about you?
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