Our pick of the best Olympic 2012 apps

Stay up to date with the London Olympics this summer with your smartphone or tablet.

London is about to explode with sporting events at the 2012 Olympics, so make sure you stay on top of everything and out of the crowds with our top pick of the apps.

1. London 2012: Join In App

 

The official London 2012 app helps you plan, enjoy and share your Games experience. This pocket guide will help you stay on top of everything that’s going on, becoming your essential guide to all the events and activities as they happen.

Android – Download free from Google Play

Apple iOS – Download free from iTunes


2. BBC Olympics

 

Never miss a moment of the Olympic Games with BBC Sport’s Olympics app. It’s an impressive feat of technology but only available in the UK, enabling you to watch up to 24 live streams of Olympics action and catch up with all the key highlights and medal moments.

Android – Download free from Google Play

Apple iOS – Download free from iTunes


3. London 2012 Official Game

 

We hear you like the Olympic Games, so we put a game in the Games, so you can play games while you’re watching the Games. Yes, it’s the official London 2012 Olympic Games mobile game. Features nine events, three modes, training, challenge and Olympic mode.

Android – Download free from Google Play

Apple iOS – Download free from iTunes


4. London 2012: Results

 

An up-to-date list of all athletes participating in the Olympic Games, including individual biographies, related news stories and their personal performance at London 2012. You can search for athletes by sport and by country, and select individuals as favourites in the My Games section of the app.

Android – Download free from Google Play

Apple iOS – Download free from iTunes


5. Samsung: Take Part  2012

 

Samsung, the official wireless partner of the London 2012 Olympic Games, is giving you the chance to take part in the Olympics right from your Android device. An odd collection of fun 3D events like 100m, archery and penalty kicks, to a guide to Britain including David Beckham’s top ten attractions.

Android – Download free from Google Play

 


6. Reuters Olympics London 2012

 

One of the world’s leading news agencies, Reuters, is combining its Olympic coverage into this official app, which will collect a beautiful stream of Olympic photography capturing the most amazing moments of the games.

Apple iOS – Download free from iTunes

 


7. London Official Guide

 

So it’s not all games, games games. Grab the official guide to London so you can get the low-down on the city’s major attractions and find out how to get around town. Whether you’re looking for free events, must-see happenings or local attractions, you can browse comprehensive London listings.

Android – Download free from Google Play

Apple iOS – Download free from iTunes


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