Google makes it easier than ever to follow the Olympics

Google is rolling out a set of features to Google Search that lets you follow the 2016 Summer Olympic Games — which kick off on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro — with ease. You can view TV schedules, athlete bios, and medal tallies directly from search results, and Google has partnered with broadcasters to roll out highlight videos on YouTube in over 60 countries.

You'll also be able to view the event venues on Street View, and get automatic updates every time your country wins a medal during the tournament. Here's what's coming to Google Search for the Rio Olympics:

  • Discover the event schedule, medal counts, and athlete information in Search
  • Get results and view TV schedules in 30+ countries
  • Watch official broadcasters' event highlights on YouTube in 60+ countries
  • Explore Rio and venues in Google Maps
  • Keep up to date with the latest search Trends from around the world
Harish Jonnalagadda
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • What are the"set of tools"? Posted via the Android Central App
  • These will be baked into Search. My mistake for the confusion.
  • Whoever goes. Watch out for Zika! Or just watch out that you don't get murdered #TeamFrosty Nexus 6P
  • Along with kidnapping for ransom being one of the leading career fields of the country. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Bet that makes Career Day and high school interesting.
  • It's said that they have killer finals. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Or robbed like the Australian Team
  • Swimming amongst the floating turds should be fun too...
  • So is this going to be an app? Or just a feature to search on Google? This article is lacking in information. Posted via my Nexus 6
  • My mistake. These will be new additions to Search.
  • I'm guessing Google Now? Similar to how you can follow your favorite sports teams. FWIW I've already downloaded the NBC Olympics app, It did a pretty good job for me last time.
  • I agree about the app. Posted via the Android Central App
  • There's no app as such, it's just the collective google things like maps, search, you tube all of which are geared to the events and will offer info if you do a search...