So, the Olympics are in full swing, and people who normally have no interest in sport whatsoever (myself included) are suddenly obsessed with anything that happens to don a sweatsuit.
I’ve gone a bit Olympics mad, but thanks to the wonders of the 21st century, there are more ways than ever to get my sporting fix.
Here’s five of the coolest (or nerdiest) ways to keep up to date on all things London 2012:
Reuters Olympics London 2012 App
The iPad and iPhone app from Reuters showcases the best images from the 2012 games, as well as schedules and results. Great for sports photography fans.
British Airways #homeadvantage Symphony
We discovered this little nugget yesterday, and boy it is cool. The folks over at BA have been busy collating all of the British tweets of support, and presenting them in this glorious piece of music. Definitely a different way to monitor Team GB updates!
Check it out here: http://homeadvantage.ba.com/symphony/
BBC Olympics App
If you’re in the UK and want to know anything about the Olympics, then your first stop should definitely be the BBC. As well as having a pretty comprehensive dedicated site , they also have a really slick app (available on iOS and Android) that will keep you in the loop with everything London 2012.
Storify is a social curation tool that allows users to collect social updates form all over the web, and pop them in a nice little feed. It’s a great place to read about the Olympics from lots of different angles.
Check out the Olympic stories here: http://storify.com/topics/olympics
IOC’s Official Youtube Channel
If you’re stationed somewhere where the Olympics isn’t streamed live, then this is a great alternative. It also offers clips of the game’s highlights, which are great for a quick Olympics fix: http://www.youtube.com/olympic
How are you watching the games? Let us know in the comments section below!