Follow the Winter Olympic Games Coverage on Yahoo! Search
- Posted February 10th, 2010 at 11:00 am by Yahoo! Search
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This year has been a lot of fun for a new sports fan like me. I endured many sleepless nights watching the Australian Open and loved every minute of the Super Bowl. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a huge fan of the Boston Celtics, and I can’t tell you how many hours I’ll probably spend in front of the TV this winter hoping they will make it to the playoffs.
But the biggest sports event this winter, The Winter Olympics, opens this Friday in Vancouver and promises to be spectacular. To help you follow the coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Video Search, and Yahoo! Mobile are introducing a set of features in the coming days to make your experience more fun and convenient.
Whether you follow familiar favorites like figure skating and ice hockey, or unusual sports like curling and the biathlon, you can type the sport’s name and see events and schedule on the search results page.
To follow your favorite athletes, simply type his or her name in the search box to get their profile, upcoming schedule, and recent results right on the top of the search results page.
Wonder which country is leading in medal count? Simply type ‘medal count’ and you’ll get the top five countries, or type ‘medal count Germany’ to get that country’s stats. Here’s a mock-up of what you might see on the search results page once the medal count rolls in.
You can also play the newscast or interview videos from Yahoo! Sports without leaving the search results page when you search for topics related to the 2010 Winter Olympics. And if you want to find out more information on a given topic, we will include links to the relevant content on Yahoo! Sports as part of the shortcut. Try it with ‘Olympics‘ and click on the “Play News Cast” play button.
You can see more videos about the 2010 Winter Olympics by searching for them on Yahoo! Video Search. Just enter “Winter Olympics” and refine by sport (“alpine skiing” or “curling”) or enter any athlete’s name to see relevant videos. We will keep these video refiners on Yahoo! Video Search for other events this year, so you can use this feature when you track other events of interest.
And of course, when you’re on the go, you can also follow the winter games on your mobile devices – we’ll be launching a set of features on Yahoo! Mobile so you can see information about your favorite sports or athletes wherever you are. For example, you can explore medal count, schedule, and athletes when you search for “alpine skiing” on your mobile phone.
To get started, go to m.yahoo.com from your mobile device.
I hope these features will make it easier for you to follow and explore the coverage of the Winter Olympic Games. Please note that many of these shortcuts won’t begin working until the games kick off, but be sure to try them out on Yahoo! Search once the games begin and let us know what you think.
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