The 2014 Winter Olympics have begun in Sochi, Russia, and here’s a guide to help you keep up and watch the games on your iPhone and iPad.
US: NBC Sports Live Extra
In the US, NBC is the official TV partner for the Winter Olympics. You can download the NBC Sports Live Extra app from the App Store to watch the live stream for free. The catch is that you’ll need to be a cable subscriber, or else you can just see 30 minutes of video.
Download link: NBC Sports Live Extra – free
UK: BBC iPlayer/BBC Sport
In the UK, you’ll be able to watch the Sochi Winter Olympics on your iPhone or iPad using the BBC Sport app. In addition to the live stream, the app will also let you listen to BBC Radio, and follow other sports. You could also watch the live stream on the BBC iPlayer app, by setting up the BBC 1 and BBC 2 channels, where the events would be aired.
Canada: CBC Olympics
Canada residents can watch the 2014 Winter Olympics live with the CBC Olympics iOS app. Along with the live stream, the app also lets you see on-demand video highlights, and catch up with news and analysis related to the games.
Download link: CBC Olympics – free
You can check the Winter Olympics TV partner in your region by visiting this page, and then download the corresponding network’s app from the App Store (if they have one).
News, Analysis, Medal counts and more
There are a lot of other ways to follow and keep up with the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, apart from watching it live. Here are a few apps that will let you read news, analysis about the games, follow your favorite teams and athletes, and keep track of the medal tally:
Sochi 2014 Guide
The Sochi 2014 Guide app is the official guide app for your iPhone and iPad that lets you see upcoming events, add the ones you don’t want to miss to your calendar, see photos and follow news. If you’re visiting Sochi, you can even learn about the venues and plan your route.
Download link: Sochi 2014 Guide – free
Sochi 2014 Results
The Sochi 2014 organising committee decided to ship two separate apps for the event — one the Guide app mentioned above, and the other just for the results. The Sochi 2014 Results app lets you follow competition results, view the medal tally and learn about your favorite athletes.
Download link: Sochi 2014 Results – free
Medal Alert is an app by the International Olympic Committee to notify you when your favorite team wins a medal.
Download link: Medal Alert – free
Olympic Athletes’ Hub
This is another app by the International Olympic Committee that lets you discover and follow Olympians on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can see their profiles, updates at one place, and also keep track of what’s trending among the athletes.
Download link: Olympic Athletes’ Hub – free
Let us know which apps you plan to use to keep up with the 2014 Winter Olympics.