It is with great pride that I'm off to cover the London Olympics. Honestly, I’m really quite chuffed about it! Looking forward to getting my paws on some Steak and Kidney pie, oh and getting in on the Olympics, of course.
I realise I’m one of the lucky ones, so for those of you spectating from elsewhere, I’ve got a few bits and bobs that will bring you closer to the action…
Here are 4 cool apps to help you get in the Olympics mindset:
This app will keep you updated with all the news, results and action, LIVE. You can also learn about competitors and track them, as well as track medal counts by nation. There have been some complaints about advertising within the app itself, but I think we’re all used to that by now, aren’t we?
I’ve always quite fancied American Swimmer Jessica Hardy, and this is my chance to friend her, and get to see what she’s doing in and out of the pool. While it may not be the best resource for up to the minute results and news, at least you’ll get to witness the Olympics from different athletes’ points of view.
For those of you who are looking to participate in the games yourselves, this app enables you to train athletes to compete in a variety of Olympic sports, such as 100m Freestyle swimming, Pole Vault and Archery. Good Luck!
Show your support for your country and paint your face with your national team colors and flag on your facebook profile! So far, GBR is in first with a significant lead on Peru and Turkey and the US is in fourth.
Hope these provide some merriment, I’m still hoping the British flag I had face painted onto my facebook profile won’t deter Jessica Hardy from accepting my friend request.
Keep an eye out for several posts from me during the course of the Olympics, and make sure you read up on HotSpots in London to stay safe.