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CTV Launches London 2012 Olympics App for BlackBerry

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CTV Olypmics London 2012 for BlackBerry is an app by Bell Media that keeps you up to date with the summer games. The app features recap videos, medal standings, athlete profiles and a handy TV viewing guide so you don’t miss any of the action.
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Winter Olympics BlackBerry Theme from HedoneDesign

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The Winter Olympics have had a few hiccups this year, but for the most part its been fun. Personally, I’m hoping Team Canada plays Team Russia in hockey because it will be intense. HedoneDesign have a theme to help celebrate the games, with a wallpaper friendly background so you can sport your favorite team or athlete.

More information available in the BlackBerry Cool Store.

Follow the Olympics with Yahoo! Mobile Site

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Yahoo! have a mobile site that looks pretty decent on a BlackBerry and gives some good coverage of the 2010 Olympics. The app features live results, upcoming events, medal counts, and photos to news, expert commentary, and more. The Olympics is also integrated into Yahoo!’s mobile search results, which I still think are obsolete with Google around.

Head over to their mobile site at m.yahoo.com/olympics and see for yourself.

Download Your Free Bell 2010 Olympics Cowbell App for BlackBerry

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You can never have enough cowbell! For the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, you can show your support by waving the Bell cowbell app for your BlackBerry. It’s free and will be a fun app to use while watching your favorite event.

Supported devices include: Bold 9000, Curve 8530, Pearl 8130, Storm, 8330, 9700, 8830, Pearl Flip, Tour.

Download your cowbell app by pointing your device to bell.ca/cowbell.

BerrySki provides maps of your favorite ski resorts in the US and Canada

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Are you looking forward to skiing this winter? A new app called BerrySki provides mountain maps for a wide variety of locations in the US and Canada. This app is going to be a huge help when deciding whether to take that double black diamond, or to stick to the singles.

Features include:

  • Offline Usage: Downloading maps directly to your BlackBerry means you do not need an active internet connection to view maps or your location on them.
  • Location: View your location on the resort, pan/zoom around to decide where you might like to go next.
  • Recording of GPS Tracks: Your GPS capable BlackBerry can record the tracks/routes you have taken for viewing and analyzing later.
  • Track Overlay: You can view your recorded routes overlaid on the resort map, showing you how much of the resort you have covered.
  • Track Animation: You can play your tracks in the form of a red dot moving about the map. The red dot moves on your tracks in proportion to your speed as well.
  • Statistics: You can view all tracks recorded in a detailed manner. Provides you with such analysis as the name and order of each lift and run taken, distance travelled, average speed, and maximum speed. Detailed information is also given on each difficulty level trail.
  • Export Track: Recorded tracks can be exported into .gpx format supported by all mapping software.

BerrySki is relatively expensive at $9.99 and runs on OS 4.2+.

By the way, anybody going to the Olympics in Vancouver next year?

Get the Olympics on your BlackBerry (Round-Up)

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The 2008 Olympics in Beijing are now in full swing and plenty of BlackBerry applications are jumping on board. Here’s the full run-down of the many different ways you can keep up-to-date with the global track meet on your BlackBerry. Go (insert respective country here)!

Viigo: Olympic news channel with schedules and medal standings. (Download Viigo)
EQO: IM client with Olympic news. Also running an Olympic themed contest where you can win a BlackBerry of your choice. (Get EQO)
Zumobi: Has partnered with Lenovo for a special Olympic widget. (Download Zumobi)

NBC Olympics News Page: http://m.nbcolympics.com (Download Browser Launcher)
CNN Olympics News Page: http://cnnmobile.com/beijing08 (Download Browser Launcher)
CBC Olympics News Page: http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/blackberry/ (Download Browser Launcher)
BBC Olympics News Page: http://news.bbc.co.uk/mobile/bbc_sport/olympicsport/
Reuters Olympics News Page: http://mobile.reuters.com/mobile/m/Category/COLY

Canada BlackBerry Theme: Yeah, we’re homers. Go Canada! (Download BlackBerry Theme)
US BlackBerry Theme: For our friends down South. (Download BlackBerry Theme)

If you find any more worthy apps out there offering Olympic coverage on your BlackBerry, post about them in the comments section!