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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Friday, August 8, 2008
10 years ago28,504 views

[Just wanted to merge some threads on the subject of Olympics to have it all in one place. If you spot anything olympics related, please post here.]

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[Beijing Olympics 2008 channel on YouTube]

youtube.com/beijing2008

77 countries, not U.S.A., not Finland, etc.
news coverage
informationweek.com/news/perso ...

Press release from IOC here:
olympic.org/uk/news/media_cent ...

And it might be interesting to know is that channel working already, unable to test here..

Mostafa ND [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

[Google's Site for Olympics]

google.com/landing/summergames ...


blogoscoped.com/files/google-b ...



[added screenshot. -Philipp]

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[Doodle: Olympics Opening]


google.com/logos/olympics08_op ...


[mirror: blogoscoped.com/files/google-olympics08-opening-logo.gif]


google.cn/images/theme/f2_olym ...



google.cn/images/theme/f2_olym ...



google.cn/images/theme/f2_olym ...

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


img.photobucket.com/albums/v24 ...



PS could NOT post this in FF3; 'submit' button wouldn't work. Used IE7 for this post.

PPS
tried again; 'submit' button just won't work in FF3.

[fixed now, thanks Brinke!]

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


blogoscoped.com/files/baidu-be ...



[copied image as Baidu doesn't seem to like hotlinking; original URL hiphotos.baidu.com/baidu/pic/item/58855a3d3caf9ef93d6d97ab.jpg -Philipp]

pertinax [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Google
google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Pertinax that's interesting... a medal count onebox.


blogoscoped.com/files/medal-co ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Google SMS Olympics alert for China, spotted by TomHTML. It looks like you can pick your sport of interest to then receive SMS updates:

google.com/sms/alerts

The file name for the blue bar next to the alert category is called "popularity.png"...


blogoscoped.com/files/google-o ...



[Thanks Tom! zorgloob.com]

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Some of Microsoft's Olympics services, with thanks to Microsoft for the tips:

search.live.com/xrank?form=XRA ...
<<Olympian xRank ... gives fans a way to track the popularity of their favorite athletes. For example, Michael Phelps jumped from number 19 to number one in the matter of 24 hours, yesterday to today.>>

search.live.com/video/results. ...
<<Olympics Videos are available at video.live.com when customers search “Olympics.”>>

live.com
<<The Live.com Homepage will rotate Olympics images in the background for the duration of the games.>>

<<Medal Count Instant Answer will provide an “all up” medal count by country, sport, or by country and sport when searchers type in Olympics-related keywords in search queries. For instance, fans can search terms like “swimming” or “China gymnastics.”>>

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Google.cn's Olympics start page is more colorful than in some other countries (you can also load that theme for iGoogle):

google.cn/landing/summergames2 ...


blogoscoped.com/files/google-c ...



The Google-powered Laiba community has a special page set up for the event:

laiba.tianya.cn/laiba/Campaign ...


blogoscoped.com/files/laiba-ol ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Dominik from Mauritius sent in below screenshot of the geoip-restricted YouTube channel... thanks Dominik!


blogoscoped.com/files/beijing- ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The link to just the map:

maps.google.com/help/maps/2008 ...

Beijing in Google Earth (if you like cheesy music, turn up your volume :)):

+ Show video



The Sketchup 3D listing:
sketchup.google.com/3dwarehous ...

A mobile site to get info on the different sports:
google.com/m/summergames

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

the doodle is also on the mobile google:


google.com/xhtml/images/doodle ...

Above 14 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

another doodle:


google.com/logos/olympics08_cy ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Chinese Google News have widget too
news.google.fr/news?ned=cn

quet [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Google News Olympics section English version:
news.google.com/nwshp?tab=wn&a ...

On the right side of the page, it has a medal count list and a schedule of all events.

sadg [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

you forgot the google desktop gadget

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Thanks Sadg!

[Update: Added info about the Google News Olympics section, and the Desktop gadget.]

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

and the next doodle:


google.cn/logos/olympics08_wei ...

kevin dooa [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Watch the Olympics live here with your computer. Its free if you have Yahoo bar
hothot.ath.cx:8080/special/olympics.html

[Unlinked]

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Google added a red square to the doodle:
new :


farm4.static.flickr.com/3264/2 ...



old:


farm4.static.flickr.com/3249/2 ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Yeah, what's with that red square? :/

P. K. [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

The IOC have specifically rejected the claim that each ring in the olympic log represents a continent, haven't they?

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

google.co.in/ig/adde?hl=en& ...

iGoogle gadget for schedules, results, and medal counts for the 2008 Olympics

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


google.com/logos/olympics08_di ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> The IOC have specifically rejected the claim that
> each ring in the olympic log represents a continent,
> haven't they?

My source on this was Wikipedia IIRC, perhaps they're wrong, do you have a link for your source?

P. K. [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

You are correct. It's right to say that the five rings represent five continents, but wrong to say that, say, the blue ring represents Europe, which you didn't. See olympic.org/uk/utilities/faq_d ... .

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


google.com/logos/olympics08_rh ...




google.com/logos/olympics08_ri ...

XxDILBERTxX [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

..ok whats with the red box it showed up when the Olympics started?

js [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

I believe it is called a chop – It's the signature of the artist

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Gee.. The current doodle with the dragon, is the best one yet, and one of the cooliest i've ever seen.
Anyone agree? :)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The red square means Google.


google.com/logos/olympics08_ba ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Really?
How do you know hebbet?

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

see in the comments of that photo
picasaweb.google.com/Doodle.Li ...

Manuka [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Hi. There are 2 chinese words in the stamp, which, if read out in chinese, sounds like "google". The stamp is commonly used by the Chinese as a form of signature, it's made by carving a stone, every one is unique as the hairline cracks created by hitting it on each of these stamps are, of course, different.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


google.com/logos/olympics08_ba ...

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


img1.orkut.com/img/doodle/orku ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


google.com/logos/olympics08_so ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

What's inside the goal?
Is that the horses shoe? (i'm pretty sure it's not, but that's the first thing i had in mind..)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Probably a snake – both horse and snake are part of the Chinese zodiac animals... and dragon, monkey, pig, tiger and so on from the other logos...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_ ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I see..
Thanks Philipp :)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


google.com/logos/olympics08_ro ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


google.com/logos/olympics08_pi ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


google.com/logos/olympics08_sw ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


google.com/logos/olympics08_tr ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Is that the rabbit from Sam & Max?


tn3-1.deviantart.com/300W/i/20 ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Hehe, David. That was my job :) I forget it yesterday and today :D

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here] Hebbet,
Yeah, i was wondering where were you :P

[put at-character here] Philipp,
Looks pretty much like it, but i doubt it.. ;)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


google.com/logos/olympics08_hi ...



[put at-character here]David: thx for doing my job yesterday and the day before yesterday :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

No problem :)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


google.com/logos/olympics08_ma ...

Ginny M [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

All the doodles are so cute! I want them all! Is anyone manage to save them all?

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


google.com/logos/olympics08_ba ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]Ginny M:

Just right click the picture and save them. :)

Ginny M [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

How many of them do you know? I think they change them everyday. So , it should be 17 doodles since it is 17 days from 8th to 24th August, right? I think I might miss maybe one or two or three... :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

picasaweb.google.com/Doodle.Li ...

Take right to see 'em all.
Hope i helped you :)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


google.com/logos/olympics08_ma ...


has inspired somes


media.actu.orange.fr/Images/mm ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


google.com/logos/closing_cerem ...



google.com/doodle14.html

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Wow... Way cool! :D

Ginny M [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

to David Hetfield

Thank you very much! I think I got them all now! :D

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

all doodles:


pascal.herbert.googlepages.com ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


i37.tinypic.com/33xh8pg.png



somethings are wrong in the doodle

Ginny M [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

They all have a gold medal around their necks though. I guess everybody won! :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]hebbet:
All the animals have golden medals in the doodle.

Plus, notice that the dragon, the goat and the rabbit all stand on the same platform.
Am i right?

I guess their all winners! :)

Ginny M [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Actually, the dragon stands on the 2 layers platform, the goat and the rabbit are on the 1 layer platform.

Dragon is the most majestic symbolic creature for the Chinese, so I think that's why they put him on the "winner" spot.

But I think they are all winners anyway! ;)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

another doodle:


google.com/intl/en_ALL/images/ ...

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