Are you a sports aficionado and looking forward to the Rio Olympics to be held in 2016? Well if that’s the case then Google has something in offing for you.

Rio de Janeiro is a marvelous city with splendid beaches and spectacular landscape. Thus is on every traveler’s bucket list. Owing to the wonders of technology, it’s now easy for you to explore this amazing city and its rich cultural heritage even if you can’t make a trip to the place. Google has taken step forward in case of technology partnering with eight of Rio’s top cultural institutions and thus creating an interactive online collection of some of the city’s most prominent art exhibits and landmarks. This also comprises of few of the inspiring life-stories coming from the city’s favelas. You find all such information on Google Arts & Culture.


Now it’s just five days remaining for the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and Google is putting great endeavors to come up with something exciting for the games. It has made an announcement already that despite not being able to attend the game, still you will be able to stay in touch with all the results as well as stream highlight snippets directly in search results.

Google says it’s going to bring its best products to this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It’s going to deliver Olympic event information via Google search, along with broadcaster videos on YouTube.

The Official Google Blog states that the site is going to add event schedules, medal counts, athlete information, competition results and TV schedules (for 30+ countries) in Search. Besides the search updates related to Olympics, YouTube is going to present event highlights by official broadcasters from around 60 countries. Other than that 15 of YouTube’s top creators are going to be in Rio live-streaming events.

So now if you search Google for something as “When are the Rio Olympics”, then you are going to get a page that lays out all the key events, starting from the opening ceremony on August 6. As the games start you can easily find all the results, medal counts, athlete information as well as view highlights in more than 60 countries.

This way you don’t have to feel bad in case you fail to attend the games as Google enables you make a virtual visit via Google Maps. And in case you are searching Google from a mobile then as well you get an option for receiving alerts regarding medals and event news just as it takes place.

No wonder most people out there have their eyes set on the Olympics and this is the reason that this update comes as a great piece of news for them. As the games wraps up on August 21 so till then you can crawl into a virtual hole as desired.

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