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Google unveils enhanced features for fans to enjoy 'Olympic Games'

Updated: Aug 02, 2016 15:12 IST      
Google unveils enhanced features for fans to enjoy 'Olympic Games'

New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Celebrating the buzz and excitement around the Olympic games across the country, Google has unveiled a set of enhanced features to bring alive the Olympic mood among Indian fans.

The new set of features will help bring fans closer to knowing more about their favorite athletes and sports disciplines. Fans across the country can even choose to get automatic updates on top event and medal wins.

India is sending out its largest ever delegation of 119 athletes to the Olympics with renowned athletes and India's medal prospects including Saina Nehwal (Badminton), Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang (Shooting), Leander Paes and Sania Mirza (Tennis), Vikas Yadav and Shiva Thapa (Boxing), Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari (Wrestling) and Deepika Kumari (Archery) to name a few.

In celebration of the next chapter in Olympics history, Google is bringing a new set of experiences to help people around the world enjoy the 2016 Games.

Some of the unique features that will help users experience the best of these games are Google Search, which will help discover the event schedule, medal counts, results and trending athletes on search.

On Google, when you search for Olympics or a similar query, an in-depth search result will be displayed at the top of the Search page or in your Google app, allowing you get information for a specific country, sport, event, or even by athlete.

If you search on the Google app on Android and iOS, you'll also see an option to get automatic updates on the things you want to keep tabs on during the Games, so you'll never miss a beat.

View event highlights on YouTube to give you a glimpse into the games, watch video highlights on YouTube from official broadcasters in more than 60 countries around the world.

And as an added bonus, YouTube is sending 15 top creators to the games, giving you a taste of what it's like to be in Rio with mobile live streaming.

Explore Rio and Olympics venues in Google Maps with street view in Google Maps as everyone can enjoy the magic of Rio de Janeiro.

Even if you're a world away, preview the places where the world's most talented athletes will make history and explore the breathtaking beauty of Brazil.

Search Trends: Keep up to date with the latest search Trends from around the world.

To add to the excitement, Google will be showcasing some unique Olympics-based Search Trends and insights with data visualizations. (ANI)

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