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Aug 8 2008   11:03AM GMT

Google helps you keep up with the Olympics

GuyPardon Guy Pardon Profile: GuyPardon

These days, Google isn’t just a search engine, though of course google.com is the starting point for most online searches. As Dylan Casey points out on the Official Google Blog, Google has now made it easier than ever for users to keep up with the Olympics online. In my most recent post, I linked to the various places where you can watch the Olympics online. Casey extends your options — and then some.

The 2008 Summer Games on Google, available in 66 countries and 31 languages, features event schedules and updates on results. You can even track medal counts with an iGoogle gadget. The Summer Games Google Maps is a nifty mashup that allows you to “view medal and event information based on your favorite regions and sports.”

There’s even  a 3D video of the different venues you can tour, embedded below:

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/0p2cEQCsBuY" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

The Google Mobile Team also has a post up that explains how to follow the Olympics on your phone.

Just head over to http://www.google.com/m/summergames and enjoy.

Thanks, Google!

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