Smartphone Guide to Navigating the Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics are finally here. And, if you’re not planning to hurdle the pond to attend the games in London your smartphone or tablet can be the perfect guide to keep you up to date on everything Olympics as it happens.

A great place to start is the Official London 2012 Join In app. This essential planning tool includes the latest news, schedules, results and up-to-date action live across all Olympic and Paralympic sports. It even includes a status update on the Olympic Torch as it makes its way to the opening ceremony.

The Join In app is one of three official London 2012 mobile apps. The others are the London 2012 Results App and the London 2012 mobile game.

The mobile game app features nine Olympic games, including archery, trap shooting, hurdles and swimming. In the game, players design and train their athlete, then compete in various events.

If you’re not a gamer, but simply want to learn more about the athletes competing, the 2012 Team USA app might be for you. The Team USA app has in-depth information on every Team USA athlete and daily feature stories. And for those who want to catch the action live, there are a number of ways to catch the competition on your wireless device, including the NBC Olympics app which provides details on every just about every sport, from archery to gymnastics to wrestling.

So no matter what the event, or when it occurs, with your smartphone in hand, the excitement of the London Olympics is only a few clicks away.