The best apps for getting into the Winter Olympic spirit

Thursday, 15th February 2018, 7:31 am
Updated Thursday, 15th February 2018, 7:32 am

The sports-loving masses are in their element right now, with all eyes on PyeongChang, South Korea where the Winter Olympics are currently being held.

Featuring 102 events in 15 sports – including bobsleigh, curling, figure skating, snowboarding and ski jumping – there’s certainly a lot of action to try and keep up with.

Team GB are aiming for their most successful Winter Olympics in history – and if you want to keep track of everything going on then having the right app is key.

Here is a selection of apps to help you follow all the action live.

PyeongChang 2018 Official App

The official app makes it easy to find crucial information including rankings, medal standings, athlete information and real-time updates. And there’s even an introduction to some of the more unfamiliar events at the Games.

The service is provided in five languages; Korean, English, French, Chinese and Japanese.

BBC Sport

There is live action on the BBC Sport website and app, catch-up video highlights and on-demand clips, analysis, insight and news from the Games to audiences wherever they are.

You can get all this on whichever device you want, right up to closing ceremony at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, as well as on social media.

Xfinity Stream App

Keep up with every minute of the Winter Olympics action, no matter where you are. With the Xfinity Stream portal, for the first time ever, every minute of the Games will be available to stream live and on replay inside and outside your home.

Word Power Learn Korean Vocabulary Free

If you really want to immerse yourself in the action, then you could learn Korean.

With WordPower Learn Korean Vocabulary Free, you’ll master 100 of the most frequently used words and phrases in the Korean language right on your iOS device.

The app neatly doubles up as a mini travel guide packed with cultural insights and practical Korean phrases.