We’re T-4.5 days from the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics Games. Who are you excited to see flying down the men’s downhill course or dancing across the ice? Will you be rooting for your homeland or just your favorite event? Do you know anyone crazy enough to get on one of those luge sleds? Making the trip to Canada or are you planning on enjoying the games from the comfort of your own home? With only a few days before the games begin, it’s time to get prepared.
Whether you’re at the games or watching from afar, we want you to get the most out of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Today, NBC Universal announced their collaboration with MSN and Bing to deliver exclusive digital event coverage to fans online and on-demand. This year’s Olympic coverage is going to be unlike any other year with thousands of hours of video, extensive event recaps, updated medal count info, and commentary from the games, brought to you exclusively by NBCOlypmics.com, MSN and Bing. Check out the MSN blog for more details about MSN’s amazing work with NBCOlympics.com on MSN.
Bing will be a great place to get quickly to the important Olympics details. Just search Winter Olympics on Bing for important dates, links to the schedule, breaking news, all brought to you conveniently in the form of an Instant Answer.
You can also search for your favorite athlete for a quick look at their country, sport and links to bio, videos and photos.
Not familiar enough with the Olympic teams or specific event to start your search? No problem. We’ve also created Winter Games themed Visual Search Galleries, like the image below, so you can explore the athletes and events visually and sort by sport, gender or date of the event.
In addition to providing users with the ultimate search tool for exploring NBCOlympics.com on MSN content, Bing lets users experience and explore Vancouver and Whistler through our Streetside imagery in Bing Maps. During the games we’ll be rolling out and updating additional various features to keep you up to date so be sure to check back here for more updates coming soon.
We’re looking forward to bringing the best of the Olympic games, right to you!
Kristin Meldahl – Bing
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