What Is It?
The Olympics Opening Ceremony starts on August 5th and there are tons of options to stay involved with this spectacular international event. Rio is just one hour ahead of Eastern Time Zone, and Rio 2016 will be the most live Olympics ever. Here are tons of opportunities to catch the events in real-time wherever you are.
There are lots of apps and we’ve reviewed them all. Our top selection is the NBC Olympics App, which will give you access to everything: Olympic athlete profiles (with the ability to enable location services to view stories and highlights for your local athletes), latest news, full competition schedules, real-time results, medal standings, and more.
Our Favorite Part
NBC will be streaming 6,755 hours of programming PER DAY for the Olympics! You can link directly to the NBC Sports app for live stream coverage and set up alerts when a specific event is going live.
Important Olympic Events:
Olympics begins: Wednesday, Aug 3rd (women’s soccer)
Opening Ceremony: Friday, Aug 5th
Closing Ceremony: Friday, Aug 21st
Get It Now
Going to Rio? Check out these awesome apps:
- Toilet Finder – Lots of people, not a lot of toilets in Rio. Find the nearest one!
- Rio 2016 Social Hub – Connect with the Olympians on social!
- Tripadvisor – What to do, where to stay, where to eat…in Rio.
- Apontador – Best local app to find local dives, bars, banks, hospitals, etc.
Krista’s passion for exploration and world travel was ignited in college when she packed her suitcase and moved to Sweden to study International Business for a year. She hopped on a train or plane every weekend from her home in Uppsala and traveled throughout Europe, making new friends and new memories along the way. Soon after her college career ended, she felt the tug of wanderlust again, and this time went even further…to live on the beach down under in a little place called Australia! Krista’s traveling habit started stacking up frequent flyer miles and she didn’t have a way to organize or utilize all of the points she was earning. So she decided to take matters into her own hands and founded UsingMiles , a company that would help frequent flyers and road warriors become mile moguls. Fast forward to today and you will find Krista engaging with travelers from all over the world to help them find the perfect bag. And of course, planning her next trip.