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Athletes showed off Stella McCartney’s sportswear that she designed for the British Olympic team yesterday The models strutted their stuff on a catwalk at the Tower of London. McCartney is the daughter of Beatles singer Paul. She thinks the Union Flag or Union Jack is “one of the most beautiful flags in the world” and that is why she decided …
Panasonic announced at their CES press conference that they were partnering with NBC Sports Group to bring the 2012 Olympics to American viewers in 3D. Many events in the London games will be filmed and produced in 3D by Olympic Broadcasting Services using Panasonic equipment, and will be distributed by NBC to American viewers on a next-day delay. Panasonic’s chairman …
The winter Olympics are off to an interesting start, as always. And while I’ve only caught parts, I did manage to watch short track skating when Apolo Ohno miraculously won silver. From the qualifying heats to the final race he was pretty amazing to watch.
While his competition in those qualifying races wasn’t super stiff, you could still see the mark of experience…As well as how strong and fit he is going into this competition. In both of those early heats he calmly hung out in the back of the pack waiting for the chance to make his move.
Yahoo Sports said today traffic to its site during the Winter Olympics has soared, beating out both NBCOlympics.com and ESPN.com.
According to comScore, Yahoo’s Winter Games coverage attracted 9.3 million unique visitors, more than NBC’s Olympics site (7.6 million unique visitors) and ESPN (8.4 million unique visitors). Yahoo Sports attracted over 17.5 million unique visitors over the week, more than double the visitors to its nearest competitors.
Update: Google has posted its entire press conference from British Columbia so anybody can see it. In it, Google shows off the different ways it is involved in the Olympics experience:
With the games in Vancouver and Whistler right around the corner, many wonder about the extraordinary view the world’s best skiers and snowboarders experience during the event.
Well to no one’s surprise, Google Maps can now take you there. That’s right, hold on to your helmets, because during February 12-28 anyone around the world can adventure down the trails of Whistler Mountain with the pros.The Street View team has explored a variety of different methods to capture imagery at 7,000 feet.