Q Are there any apps that can help our family
enjoy the summer Olympics?
A Though the ancient Greeks couldn't have
imagined the Olympic games would have its own Facebook page, that
is the exactly where more than 2.7 million visitors have gone to
find information and postings about the bi-annual games. In fact,
this year's event has more than one Facebook page, a YouTube
channel, and yes, there are even a few apps.
Athlete interviews, schedules and tickets are just some of the
offerings online. While the summer games don't officially begin
until July 23, families can get the most out of the summer games by
exploring these tech resources today.
- Olympic.org and London2012.com
One is about The Olympics and one is dedicated to this summer's
games in London. Get game schedules, find out about tickets, shop
the Olympic store, read about athletes' stories and follow the
torch as it ends its 70-day journey to London.
- Twitter.com/London 2012
The Olympics are also on Twitter, and the excitement builds with
each tweet. You can get news, stories and links to photos by
The official page for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic
Games. Follow the journey of athletes and organizers leading up to
the exciting event.
Information about the U.S. Olympic teams.
Wenlock and Mandeville, the official mascots of London's 2012
Olympic and Paralympic games, have their own fun page for
kids.Watch videos, make your own mascot and play games online to
build up the excitement before opening day.
- YouTube.com/London 2012
Check out exclusive video footage of behind-the-scenes
preparations and athlete interviews.
- ActivityVillage.co.uk/summer_olympics.htm and
Kids can find fun printables, activity ideas and coloring pages at
Sharon Cindrich is a mother of two tech-savvy kids from Virginia Beach. Learn more at sharoncindrich.com.
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