Looking to stay abreast of the Summer Games 2012? Bing has you covered! Start with the Bing homepage for daily highlights, news, events and more. Interested in stats and schedules? In a few keystrokes you can get the information you’re looking for directly in the Bing results page. For those lucky enough to be there in person, Bing Maps has detailed maps and fresh images of London’s iconic landmarks and venues so you can plan ahead or experience from afar.
Bing Homepage and Editorial Features
Over the course of the Summer Games 2012, we will be featuring daily highlights and images on the Bing homepage, so check back every morning to get up to speed on what’s happening. Looking to catch the athletic spirit? Our editors have compiled a list of inspiring moments from past games to prep you.
Summer Games 2012 Instant Answers
For the duration of the games we are making it fast and simple to get up to speed on the games. Bing will serve Instant Answers based on the most common things searched during the games, so you don’t get left behind.*
Looking for real-time updates on the latest medal count, simply type “medal count” into the search box and Bing will serve up the tally at the top of the results page. Note these will not appear until the first medals are awarded.
Not sure when the event is taking place? Type “London Games 2012 Schedule” and we’ll instantly serve up the itinerary of upcoming events.
Looking to dive into the stats of your favorite athlete? Simply enter their name (eg. Usain Bolt) and we’ll serve up a brief bio, events and records they hold.
Following along at home and interested in who the current record holder is for an upcoming event? Type in “current world records” and we’ll present the top record holders at the top of the page.
Just in Time: Bird’s Eye, Streetside, Aerial Imagery and Venue Maps of London!
To coincide with the opening ceremonies, today we are releasing new Bird’s Eye, Streetside, Aerial Imagery and Venue Maps of London in Bing Maps. You can get an up close view of iconic structures and venues including The Olympic Stadium, The Orbit (now the tallest art structure in London,) The Aquatics Center and Water Polo Arena, The Basketball Arena and more.
Attending the games? We have you covered. Bing has mapped out 15 individual Olympic venues, in addition to the newly constructed Olympic Park. Check them out using the links below or simply go to www.bing.com/maps/venues; and under United Kingdom you will find these along with hundreds of other UK venues to browse.
1. Olympic Park
5. Hyde Park
10. Wembley Arena
12. O2 Arena
15. St. James’ Park
Expanded UK Transit Directions
For Bing Maps users in the UK, and those travelling in and around London for the games we are pleased to announce the availability of expanded coverage for transit directions. In partnership with TheTrainline.com we have added routes from thirty one train lines to complement our existing London Underground and bus routes.
For example, if you want to travel sans auto from London to Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to watch the Great Britain vs. Cameroon women’s football match on 28/7, just visit Bing Maps, type “London to Millennium Stadium” in the search box, then click the transit icon. Next, choose “Arrive by” and select 28/7/2012, then set the time to 15:15 and hit “Go”. Any of the three routes displayed will get you to the venue with over two hours to spare! You can read more here.
Let the games begin!
– The Bing Team
* Note these features are currently only available in the following languages and countries: EN-US, EN-GB, EN-AU, EN-CA, FR-FR, DE-DE, JA-JP.