Follow the London Olympics With Any Mobile Browser

The 2012 London Olympics start tomorrow July, 27th and run through August 12th.  I expect the Games will dominate online news for the next two and a half weeks. There will be no shortage of ways to follow the Olympics on your mobile phone.  But finding the best Olympics coverage or the results of your favorite obscure sport won't be so easy.

From the Wap Review Mobile Directory's Sports/Summer Olympics page, here are my top picks for in depth coverage of the 2012 Games.

I tried to choose sites with good cross browser support. All of them work with Android, iOS and Opera Mini, although ESPN doesn't wrap long lines correctly in Opera Mini.

Google News, Sports Illustrated, Sky Sports and the New York Times sites work the best with the built-in browsers in low end and older phones.

 

London 2012 BBC Olympics

 

QR CodeLondon 2012 m.london2012.com The Official Website of the London Games. It has the latest news and photos, daily schedules, a searchable database of athlete statistics, photos and bios, ticket information, an online Olympic memorabilia shop and a dedicated page for each sport with information about rules and venues, schedules, results and bios of a random selection of the sport's athletes.
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BBC Olympics
bbc.co.uk/sport/mobile/olympics/2012 The BBC's mobile Olympics page uses an adaptive mobile design to work across a wide range of mobile devices. It has an extensive collection of articles with a subsection for each Olympic Sport. The BBC's sports and Olympics coverage has traditionally been top-notch so it should make a good choice, particularly for in depth coverage of niche sports.
Ratings: Content ****_ Usability XXXX_

 

ESPN Olympics NBC Oympics

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ESPN Olympics
 
m.espn.go.com/extra/olympics/ My favorite general mobile sports site, ESPN, has lots of Olympics coverage including news, schedules, results, a medal tracker, athlete bios, and background pages for the major sports, with historical records and picks for this year's top athletes. And of course there are loads of photos.
Ratings: Content ****_ Usability XXXX_

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NBC Olympics
mobile.nbcolympics.com NBC has the exclusive television broadcast rights for the Olympics in the US. The network has launched dedicated web and mobile sites with extensive text, photo and video coverage of the games. NBC's site also has TV schedules and background information on the London venues, descriptions of some of the events and photos and biographies of top US competitors.
Ratings: Content ****_ Usability XXX__

 

Sky Sports Olympics New York Times Olympics

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Sky Sports
m.skysports.com/olympics British independent TV network Sky's Olympics page has Games news, complete results by day and sport, as well as the entire Olympics event schedule by sport.
Ratings: Content ****_ Usability XXXX_

QR CodeNY Times mobile.nytimes.com/olympics The Times has a dedicated Olympics page with plenty of coverage, including dozens of full length stories and photos, a daily Olympics schedule, latest results by sport and a medal counter.
Ratings: Content ****_ Usability XXXX_

Google News Olympics Sports Illustrated Olympics

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Google News google.com/m/news?q=olympics Searching Google News returns over 200,000 results for the query "Olympics". Google's especially good for finding results for a particular sport or athlete. Try queries like "London Olympics fencing"
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QR CodeSports Illustrated m.si.com/news/item/to_oly_sports Time Warner's Sports Illustrated Magazine has a comprehensive Olympics section on its mobile site with Olympics news items, results and photos.
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