Google Trends Adds New Rio Olympics Trends Hub, Explore Page

Rio Olympics 2016, Google help fans get more out of the Games with insights from Search & Trends. Never miss a "must-try" local search with Search app in US.

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Rio is currently hosting together 10,500 athletes from 200+ countries participating in 306 events in this year's Olympics.

To help googlers, Google created a new Google Trends Olympic Hub which throughout the next few weeks, will give a unique view into the Olymicps games.

In short, the Olympics Trends Hub will help you see which athletes, events and moments are captivating audiences—and searches—worldwide.

For example, which country is searching for beach volleyball the most? Landlocked Switzerland. And the title of most searched grandmother in the world goes to British swimmer Adam Peaty's nan.

Here's some of what you can expect from Trends over the next few weeks:

  • Search insights revealing what the world is wondering about the events—from fencing to synchronized swimming (and every moment in between!)
  • Data interactives like our alternative medal table and top searched sports per country
  • Trending sports and athletes lists, showing what's of interest at any given moment

In addition, a new Google Trends Explore page is launched —sporting a fresh design and features like a color-coded map.

On the new Explore page you can analyze search data, for example, "you can compare interest in previous Olympic Games over the years."

Google Trends Olympic Hub

Google Trends Explore page

Additionally, the search company has last week also announced Rio support to some of their products for people around the world stay up-to-date with the Olympic Games Rio 2016 including:

  • Google search offers insight on event schedule, medal counts, and athlete information
  • YouTube in 60+ countries offering official broadcasters' event highlights. And, as an added bonus, YouTube has send 15 top creators to Rio.

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  • With Street View in Google Maps, everyone can explore and enjoy the magic of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Get results and view TV schedules in 30+ countries

While on search, users of Google app in the U.S.— when searching for the best spots to eat and drink, will now have access to reviews from top critics and best-of lists from reputable publishers.

"Looking further at the search result, you'll see it also appears on more than 10 best-of lists," google reports..

Also, for those looking for some perfect afternoon activity before a dinner meet, Google now for some selected places shows how long people typically stay at a given location. "Got a few minutes? The High Line is a must-see. Got a few more? Central Park is worth the journey uptown," the company added.

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