Rio Olympics 2016: Use Google to keep track of events, athletes and medal tally

The Olympic Games are here again, which is perhaps the biggest sporting event in the world calendar, and the official kick-off is August 5, with the Opening Ceremony to be held in the renown Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

While, keeping up with Games will be a bit of a challenge, with over 10,000 athletes from about 200 countries expected to participate in various competitions, there's quite a lot to keep up.

In celebration of the next chapter in Olympics history, Google is bringing the best of its products/services to offer users around the world the means stay up-to-date with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

As the search for information about your favorite athletes and sports, the medal haul, or your country’s schedule is now made easier by Google.

More enhanced on the mobile platforms, if users search on the Google app for Android and iOS, they’ll be presented with an option to get automatic updates on top event and medal wins, so they’ll never miss a thing.

Additionally, Google's streaming service, YouTube, is sending 15 top creators to Rio, in a bid to give users a taste of what it’s like to be there live with mobile streaming.

Also, Google is offering information you want via cards - which cards will pop-up whenever a user searches for information relating to the Olympics via Google, displaying relevant information on event schedules, athletes, medal count, etc.

Even as you’re a world apart, Street View in Google Maps, promises to bring the magic of Rio de Janeiro, with the preview of the places where the world's most talented athletes will be making history and to explore the breathtaking beauty of Brazil.
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