Today sees the start of the 21st Winter Olympics, in Vancouver. If you’re thinking of following the Games on TV or, if you’re lucky enough in Whistler, then I can heartily recommend the official iPhone app. The 2010Guide – Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games application is the perfect companion for anyone who is dipping their toe in the icy waters of alpine sports for the first time.
Not only does the app provide a full calendar of events, but it offers concise and succinct guides to each discipline so you can tell your skeleton from your two-man bob. The great thing about the Winter Olympics app is that it allows you to add events to your favorites, building a schedule of all of the competitions you want to watch.
Once you start getting into the Games, you’ll find the Headlines section very handy. It allows you to view all of the latest news from Vancouver, as well as viewing medal tables and following the Games on Twitter. The 2010Guide isn’t just about sport either, and the app also contains lots of information about all the off-piste activities that will take place over the course of the Games. You can view dates and descriptions of all the dance, comedy, music and arts that will take place.