Friday, February 12, 2010

Ready for the Olympics? So is Google.

Google has built a pretty impressive infrastructure to cover the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

The new group of websites leverage a variety of Google features including Google Maps, Google Street View, YouTube, Google News, Google Real-Time Search, Picasa, Favorite Places, and more.

Google has built sites like this in the past, but this seems to be the most ambitious yet for this type of event, delivering unique content, aggregating news as well as visuals and real-time user comments.

I can only imagine what something like this will look like in just a few years.

In the meantime, you can access Google 'coverage' of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games here.

By the way ... if you prefer the 'good, old-fashioned' way, the official website of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Vancouver can be found here.

Update 9:10 PM ET: NBC's Olympic online coverage, along with a variety of partners including MSN, Universal Sports and many others, is now online here.