Did you catch the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics last Friday to kick off the games? To access that and all the latest videos from the games and for a snap shot into all the Olympic excitement visit www.msn.com to view the Winter Olympics module at the top of the page.
There has been a lot of buzz in the hallways about favorite events and favorite athletes. So we thought we’d look at what people are searching for on Bing to see which events people are most interested in online. According to our search trends it looks like leading up to the games snowboarding is at the top of the
m heap, followed closely by hockey.
As the games continue, we wanted to remind everyone of the many ways you can take advantage of Bing and MSN and our partnership with NBC Olympics to keep up to date on all the happenings at the winter games.
Use Bing to find answers to your quick questions about the games. You can use the Sports Events Schedule Instant Answer to get the schedule for each sport at the Olympics. For example search for: figure skating schedule, bobsled schedule, etc.
And when you search for terms like “Winter Olympics”, “NBC Winter Olympics”, etc. you’ll see the Winter Olympics Instant Answer with information from the official Olympics site at nbcolympics.com, an immersive and high definition slideshow experience, a “Today’s Events” section with links to sports with events, and the medal count for the top three countries.
Now if you are on the go, MSN Mobile has quick access to the top news stories for the Olympics, pictures and links to the most recent Olympic video on NBC’s site, and a summary of the US medal count and link to all see all other countries. Just visit mobile.msn.com from your phone.
Now that you can access all of this Olympic information, test how much you really know about the games by taking the Winter Games Quiz on our Facebook page. It’s a fun way for you to learn about all the different Bing features that you can use to keep current on the Olympics, such as instant answers and the Bing Maps app. Once you take the quiz you can share your results to your Facebook pages and challenge your friends to compete for the gold medal status.
We hope that for whatever you are looking for regarding the Winter Olympics whether at home or on the go, that Bing and MSN can provide it to you.
Kristin Meldahl – Bing
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