Yahoo! Search launched a series of shortcuts to Olympics-related information and news coverage. The Yahoo Search Shortcuts will help you get a real-time snapshot of what’s happening in Beijing each day in one search. If you’re looking for a quick update on medal counts, just search for ‘Olympics medal count‘ and you’ll see the current standings, by medals, of the 2008 Olympics, something like this once the games actually start:
With the Olympics shortcut, users can also play the news cast or interview video from Yahoo! Sports without leaving the search results page. And if you want to find out more information on a given topic, we’ll of course include links to the relevant content on Yahoo! Sports as part of the shortcut. Try it with ‘Olympics 2008‘ and click on the “Videos” link.