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Winter Olympics 2010: The iPhone experience


The Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics kicks off tonight at 7:30pm ET/PT. Here's a list of some ways you can enjoy this year's games on your iPhone.

2010Guide - Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games: The Official Mobile Spectator Guide [iTunes link] Free.
This app is a location-aware schedule detailing more than 2,000 sport and cultural events taking place over 17 days between February 12 and 28, 2010. Updated throughout the Games, the schedule adjusts to your time zone and works even without a data connection. Plan your Olympic experience by creating a personalized itinerary using Favorites. The app also includes real-time results for every sport as well as headlines, photos and twitter streams. [iTunes link] Free.
The official iPhone app. Covers up-to-the-minute headlines and news on every sport at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Stunning photo galleries with hundreds of spectacular photos, in-depth Canadian and International athlete profiles, venue information and the upcoming event schedule for the Games. It's everything you will need on the Games from Canada's official broadcasters: CTV, TSN, Rogers Sportsnet, RDS, V, RIS Info Sports, OLN, OMNI, APTN and ATN.

More Games-related apps and downloads after the break.

NBC Olympics on AT&T
[iTunes link] Free.
Experience the best of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games with the NBC Olympics app. Follow all the action with live real-time updates on every event from Vancouver. Check out NBC Olympics video clips and highlights, news stories for every sport, results & schedules, and updated medal counts. Plus, you can follow your favorite nations, sports and athletes on Facebook and Twitter -- all from your phone.

Winter Sports 2010 Premium with PUSH
[iTunes link] $4.99
Outstanding interactive features which provide extensive live coverage of all the events winter sports in Vancouver, British Columbia. It has the most complete data with stunning and intuitive user interface.

Cowbell2010 [iTunes link] $0.99
It's hard to make noise in mittens and gloves! Fans, family and teammates around the world know that it's tradition to cheer on the athletes by ringing Alpine Cowbells. Their distinctive clamor lets the athletes know they're being supported by the crowds. With the Cowbell2010 App, your iPhone or iPod Touch becomes your very own clanging cowbell, draped in the country flag of your choice, that you can shake until the cows come home.

TransLink [iTunes link] Free.
Ever wondered when the next bus in Vancouver, Canada is coming? Guess no more! Check out the TransLink application to access complete schedules for buses, SkyTrain, WestCoast Express and SeaBus. You'll also see service alerts, star your favorite stops and access the GVRD transit maps.

I Believe / J'imagine - CTV's 2010 Winter Games Theme Song EP
[iTunes Canada link] $3.49CAN
Three versions of the theme song: I Believe (English Version) by Nikki Yanofsky, J'imagine (French Version) by Annie Villeneuve, and I Believe (Instrumental Theme) by Stephan Moccio.

'One Dream' by Sarah McLachlan [iTunes link] $1.29
Official song of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Enjoy the games, everyone!

Thanks to reader Gary Mark for the links.

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