It's the Olympics season again, and Google is at it, giving you more ways to get information from the Olympics.
Google owned YouTube, through a partnership with the International Olympic Committee is bringing the Olympics live to 64 countries in Sub Sahara Africa and Asia. Coverage will include 10 live high definition (HD) feeds, highlights and recordings of past events. Quality ranges from low quality for low speed connections to HD for high speed Internet. The YouTube Olympics channel is athttp://www.youtube.com/olympics
Meanwhile, there are more Olympic niceties on the main Google Search page.
Searching "Olympics" brings up an interactive list of countries by medals won on the right of the search results and an interactive schedule of all events just below it.
Searching "Olympics schedule" gives a schedule of all events by date and type, highlighting live events, completed events and scheduled events. The table showing countries by medals is also displayed to the right of search results.
Typing in a country after Olympics on your search, such as "Olympics Kenya" will bring you a list of medals won by the country and in what disciplines, such as athletics or boxing. It also brings a schedule of events the country is poised to take part in.
Google will also give you a breakdown by country of medals and type won by each country when you search for Olympics and a specific discipline, such as "Olympics Swimming" . The results will also show the schedule in the particular discipline.
Schedules with events happening in a few hours will also show individual athlete names and countries. However, time shown for the events is United States Eastern Time, for all time zones.
The above search features are also available on smartphones, but sadly not on feature phones. YouTube Olympics live coverage is only available on mobile devices that support Adobe Flash.
Yahoo and Bing are also offering some of the functionality on their search pages.