February 24, 2010
Originally published on the Huffington Post.
Are you watching the Winter Olympics? Well, don’t forget these companion iPhone apps that will help you get the scoop on what events are happening and when, see the history of the games, tour Vancouver, and even try out some of the games for yourself (virtually).
2010Guide – Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
This is the official mobile spectator guide for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Find out what events are happening and at what time, adjusted for your time zone. Follow the key updates as they happen. It’s easy to use and within seconds you can figure out everything you need to know to follow the Winter Olympics.
Why just watch the Olympics when you can try them for yourself? This addictive game allows you to try your hand at ski jumping. Personally, I’ve always felt like it couldn’t be that hard…
Cost: $2.99 or Ski Jump Lite for Free
NBC Olympics on AT&T
Another great comprehensive olympic guide. Find out the latest news and medal counts, watch video on-demand, and get push notifications for updates in your favorite sports. You can also check out what events are being covered by NBC and when they’ll be showing.
Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
If you’re lucky enough to actually be in Vancouver for the games, this is the app for you. It will lead you to all the events happening as well as serve as a travel guide for exploring the key sights of Vancouver.
Pretend you’re in the movie Cool Runnings (the one about the Jamaican Bobsled team) and use this app to race your way to the top. It even has online leaderboards so you can check if you’re at the top of the pack or if you have a ways to go.