Google launched the “2008 Summer Games on Google Maps” for viewing live updates from the Games. Last week Google had updated satellite imagery in Beijing, added a detailed bilingual maps in China, and created a collection of 3D stadiums using Google Sketchup.
To track medal counts, click on the 'Medals' tab and zoom or pan the map to see updates around the world. Clicking on a country or region will display medal information as it's received. Use the 'Events' tab to view the latest schedules by date, country, and sport. All data--including country and region participants, sport results, and medal counts--is provided through an official feed from the World News Press Agency (WNPA).
By clicking the 'Earth' tab, PC users can access the Google Earth plug-in and virtually explore the Beijing Village. All other users are also able to preview the venue information and 3D fly-through videos within the map. If you'd rather follow the Games from your desktop, we've launched a Google Earth KML that highlights similar information and provides a unique virtual experience.
Watch: Video tour of the 3D Village