Let’s forget about the US election for a while (but not too long, as your voter registration deadline approaches), and focus on another fierce battle for gold through August 21. A slightly less dirty contest comprising over 300 events across 28 sports, with 10,500 athletes from 206 countries eyeing the greatest honor known to man since ancient Greece.
Following all the Olympic action can feel a little overwhelming, though Google promises to play its part more robustly than ever in reducing the risk of missing out the most epic Rio 2016 moments.
In addition to the easiest possible searches for information about your favorite athletes and sports, the medal race, or your country’s schedule on both mobile and desktop, Google will also be delivering automatic updates on top event and medal wins on Android and iOS.
TV schedules will be readily available in more than 30 countries, and highlights from official broadcasters in 60+ countries, including the UK’s BBC, Japan’s NHK, and Latin America’s America Movil, are coming to YouTube.
Speaking of YT, 15 of the video service’s top creators will be traveling to Brazil to bring you exclusive 2016 Olympics live coverage and commentary. Last but not least, Google Maps can make you feel like you’re part of the magic with breathtaking Rio de Janeiro Street View.