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Google's Olympics Onebox  (View post)

Jaan Kanellis [PersonRank 3]

Wednesday, August 6, 2008
12 years ago6,014 views

It would be nice if they offered the channel that was covering the the event, if any.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Full list of keywords to generate the onebox's:
olympic Archery
olympic Athletics
olympic Badminton
olympic Baseball
olympic Basketball
olympic Beach Volleyball
olympic Boxing
olympic Canoe/Kayak Flatwater
olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom
olympic Cycling BMX
olympic Cycling Mountain Bike
olympic Cycling Road
olympic Cycling Track
olympic Diving
olympic Equestrian
olympic Fencing
olympic Football
olympic Gymnastics Artistic
olympic Gymnastics Rhythmic
olympic Trampoline
olympic Handball
olympic Hockey
olympic Judo
olympic Modern Pentathlon
olympic Rowing
olympic Sailing
olympic Shooting
olympic Softball
olympic Swimming
olympic Synchronized Swimming
olympic Table Tennis
olympic Taekwondo
olympic Tennis
olympic Triathlon
olympic Volleyball
olympic Water Polo
olympic Weightlifting
olympic Wrestling

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Also, the icons are colorized versions of the same icon from the Beijing Olympic site.
Olympic site: ...

Google onebox: ... ...

jf [PersonRank 5]

12 years ago #

is there an RSS feed for these olympics results?

or maybe a google gadget/widget that you could embed in your own website?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This link should give you a list of different RSS feeds you can choose from for news about the Beijing Olympics:

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

A few iGoogle gadgets:

Latest Olympics News, Video & Photos : ...

Olympics Medal Tracker: ... Summer Games 2008: ...

David G [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Is anyone else surprised that Google haven't created an iGoogle gadget for the olympics? I'm fairly sure they did it for the football, rugby and cricket world cups...

Those NBC ones look ok, but you know the Google guys can do something much slicker, cleaner, more intuitive and more informative...

James C [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

This is a good idea, everyone like icons. I'm sure we will see a lot more of this.

Stu [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

It seems to work now in Germany, too. ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Stu, that's due to the "gl=us" parameter, which makes it work in Germany because it's using the US setting. But a normal query starting from still won't work...

Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The NBC sports doesn't stream video to Firefox under Linux..

Aaron Weiss [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

That's a nice touch. One pet peeve – Google knows I'm on Pacific Time (it's in my user profile)... so why is it giving me EDT start times? C'mon.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago # ...


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