Online Apps and Websites for the London Olympics 2012

The buzz of London Olympics has left no one untouched. We have compiled a list of some apps and websites that are accessible in the Middle East and will keep you engaged until the closing ceremony.

Mobile Apps

London 2012 Results App – The app provides up to date schedules and results of various sporting events. It provides list of athletes participating in the games along with their biographies. You can search for a specific country, athlete or a sporting event.

Available on – iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7

London 2012 Join in App – Very helpful for people who are in London attending the games. The app lists down various events happening in London, spectator guides, road events, access and seating maps for the Olympic park, augmented reality to view overlays of key venues.

Available on – iOS, Android and Blackberry

– An excellent app that gives you updates on every event along with relevant photographs. You can get push notification for selected events and for any one country of your choice.

Available on – iOS

– Find out the latest news about the Olympics on beautiful London panoramic animated wallpaper.

Available on – Android

Google Chrome Extensions

Search for on Chrome Store to get the extension on your notebook’s browser. With this extension, you will be able to track your favourite team, any sporting event, an athlete of your choice.

– Get general news feeds and RSS alerts on your desktop.


ESPN Summer Olympics – An informative website that lists down rules and history of each Olympic sport. There is a visual explanation of how each sport is played and detailed explanation of each element. – On 5th Aug take part in a race to cover 100 meters in tweets faster than the world’s best sprinters can run it. It’ll take 4,000 one-line tweets to finish in under ten seconds. According to the site a standard tweet is 2.5 cm long when measured on a standard computer screen. So they need 4000 tweets to cover 100 meters.

Social Media

– Want to wish the Qatari athlete Nasser Al Atiyah? Check out the official Facebook page of Olympics 2012, listing down all the participating athletes, teams, sponsors. It also lists few websites where you can watch the events.

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