Sports Technology

Tip for Making Sure to You Do Not Miss Olympic Medal Events Live

The [NBC Olympics Live Extra](*bqlTuiXSo&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826& app is great[^ff] for watching Olympic events live. Unfortunately, it is not as good for sending notifications when certain events, especially medal events, are occurring. That’s where the [London Olympics app](*bqlTuiXSo&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826& comes in. In the London Olympics app, you can get a daily schedule of the sports, including an indicator for when there is a medal round for a particular sport:

When you click on one of the sports, then you get a more detailed view of all the events in the sport, including which ones feature medal rounds at a particular time:


Tap on the little clock icon and you’ll get a notification when a medal event is about to start.


Yes, the process is a little kludgy, but at least it gives you a notification so you do not miss something you want to see.

[^ff]: The overall review of the app and NBC’s Olympics coverage are at best “mixed.” I have been lucky so far and only had a one event where I missed the a key moment because the app hiccuped.