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Three of the best free apps for the Rio Olympics

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The wait is nearly over, the Rio Olympics starts this evening and whilst clouded in some controversy, the one thing we can guarantee is that the occasion is certain to be one big party, particularly the opening ceremony which you will not want to miss! So whether you are lucky enough to be in Rio or will be watching on the TV, we have picked three of the best free apps which will keep you updated with all things Rio!


The Official Rio 2016 App

The official app for the Rio Olympics the app promises all the latest news and most up to date information about all things Olympics. Providing real time information on venues, schedules and videos of all the celebrations once the games have started. The app will have information on the Olympic torch relay, with detailed information on its schedule, the list of torchbearers and route maps. The app also provides you with the ability to follow games and keep track of all your favourite teams, a must have app for any Olympic enthusiast.

NBC Olympics: Rio News and Results

The one stop shop for all things sports related, the app will cover all the latest news and scores across the games. Follow the content that is trending, watch videos and be the first to know about the medal winners. Once the games begin you can set it up to notify you with all the breaking information and events to keep you up to date.

Brazil Travel Guide

For those lucky few who are actually heading out to Rio to see the games live, the Brazil Travel Guide will be an invaluable source in your pocket. The app allows you to search via area allowing you to learn more about different places to visit, monuments in the area and all the best bars and restaurants to go to. You can even use the app to book hotels, see weather forecasts and events going on in the area. And if you still haven’t polished up on your Portuguese you can use in built phrasebook to help you get around.


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