Apps to Get You Pumped For Rio 2016
Don’t let the games begin before downloading these gold medal worthy apps
Let your Android be your ticket to the Rio Olympics. Check out these awesome apps to get your phone in top shape for the games!
1. Rio 2016
You don’t have to wait until the games begin in August to follow a good relay— the Olympic torch relay began on April 21st and continues until the opening ceremony on August 5th. Thanks to the Rio 2016 app, you can follow the torch through every twist and turn of its Brazilian journey. Learn about the torchbearers and the history of the Olympic torch, or view real-time photos and videos of the relay itself and associated street celebrations.
2. The Olympics- Official App
Want to relive the “miracle on ice” from the 1980 Lake Placid games? How about the Fierce Five’s team gymnastics victory in London 2012? Turn your phone into an Olympics archive with The Olympics- Official App. Photos and videos of every buzzer beater, stuck landing, and overtime goal, will have you sitting at the edge of your seat with anticipation while watching the Rio 2016 games. This app also gives you access to results and records for all sports, from all games, as well as the most up-to-date news and information regarding Rio and future host cities.
3. NBC Olympics & NBC Sports Live Extra
The summer games only happen every four years, so you don’t want to miss any of the action. Thankfully, with NBC Olympics and NBC Sports Live Extra, you never have to. Check out the NBC Olympics app for athlete profiles, live results, and video highlights with expert analysis. The best part? The app provides TV and streaming schedules, with direct linking to NBC Sports Live Extra for live streaming coverage, so you can witness every gold medal moment from your Android, wherever you are!
4. Rio 2016 Social Hub
Ever wonder what life in Olympic Village is like, or how olympians celebrate victories? An awesome way to get a behind the scenes look at the daily lives of your favorite athletes is to follow their social media accounts. With Rio 2016 Social Hub, you can consolidate the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds of your favorite athletes in one place. Search by sport, team, or Olympic year to create a unique and diverse (and athletic!) feed.
Ready, Set, Rio!
Make sure you’re connected to the games before the Olympic torch is lit! Your android makes it easier than ever to witness every moment and support your team. If all this talk of olympians and athletes is motivating you to hit the gym, check out these fabulous fitness apps!