A day ahead of Olympic games begining in the PyeongChang, Google has announced some ways for people to stay connected with what’s happening on the ground as well as on the ice during the Winter Games period.
Here are the six ways Google aims to help:
Stay in with Google Search
Starting today, when a search for Winter Olympics is made, Google will now show all the latest information about the events at the top of results as well as your country’s rank for gold medals. You will also be able to check which athletes have won a specific sport.
Additionally, you will also be able to watch a daily recap video, see top news related to Olympic Games, and find verified updates from official broadcasters around the world.
In this GIF animation you can see Olympics information on Google Search results:
Tune into YouTube
If you’re not tuning live into the Winter Games, just head over to the YouTube to select video highlights streaming from official Olympic boradcasters in over 80 countries, including NBCUniversal (USA), BBC (UK), NHK (Japan), France TV (France), and Eurosport (Rest of Europe).
Explore South Korea in Street View and Google Earth
Google Earth Voyager adds a new “sports” category with five travel itineraries that take you from epic ski jumping destinations to the Olympic Torch relay, as well as explore South Korea’s capital city.
And on Street View, you can see the new imagery of stadiums, cities and towns close to PyeongChang.
Follow highlights of the torch relay in Google Earth, a journey that takes 101 days and travels through 17 Korean cities and provinces along the way.
Below, GIF animation shows Google Earth and Stree View imagery of PyeongChang:
Get into the game with Assistant
Google is also making its digital Assistant to help people stay update throughout the games—-Just say “Hey Google, who won women’s 1000 meter speed skating in the Olympics?” Or, “Hey Google, how many medals does Iceland have in the Olympics?” Or say, “Hey Google, tell me a fun fact about the games in PyeongChang.”
Additionally, exclusively in the U.S. a NBC game is launched across Assistant devices—Just say, “Hey Google, play NBC Sports Trivia” to start your quest for Olympics’ trivia gold.
Get closer with VR
Stream more than 50 hours of NBCUniversal’s live coverage—from the Opening Ceremony to alpine skiing, ice hockey, figure skating, snowboarding, curling and more—in virtual reality by using your
You can also stream more than 50 hours of NBCUniversal’s live coverage by loging into the NBC Sports VR app, powered by Intel True VR through your YouTube TV credentials.
While in Europe, multi-camera live VR coverage is available via the Eurosport VR app.
Lastly, download the following apps on Google Play Store to follow along with the athletes and watch the action live:
- PyeongChang 2018 Official App
- The Olympics – Official App
- Olympic Channel
- NBC Sports app
- Eurosport app