Got The Olympic Spirit - Stay Connected To Rio 2016 with these apps


It’s already one week down for the Olympics games at Rio. But there are lots of interesting sports still going on and you can’t stay glued to the TV for the remaining 10 days. Whether you want to play a game that mimics the Olympics spirit, or get a real notification each your favorite athlete is competing, your android phone is all you need. The list below highlights the top Android apps dedicated to this year’s Rio Olympics.

1.      The Olympics – Official App

The Official Olympics app, this one is a gateway to Olympic records, Gold medals, amazing athletes and historic sporting moments. Basically, you get to know everything you need to learn about the Rio 2016 Olympics. In addition, you can access information about past and future Olympic Games. So you can relieve top moments from the 2014 Sochi, the London 2012, the Vancouver 2010, and the Beijing 2008. You’ll also be able to easily track your favorite sports or athletes. Essentially, you get everything you need to keep the Olympics spirit burning right in your pocket!

2.      Rio Gold – 2016 Summer Games

This is an intuitive, simple and useful app for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. You’ll be able to follow all events and competitions, as well as create a list of your favorites so that you can get information related to them. You can retrieve previous standings in the medal table for past Olympics. The app also delivers interesting news related to all Olympics sporting events.

3.      Rio 2016 Olympic Games

This is by far the most downloaded, and the best rated Android game app dedicated to the 2016 Rio Olympics. It works well on Android devices running version 4.0.3 or higher. It’s a great app to have if you are looking to experience a share of the Olympics fun. The app delivers a number of enjoyable games that you can easily control, from basketball, tennis, football, 6 sports, table tennis and much more. You can play games by yourself or compete with other players from around the world.

4.      Rio 2016: Diving Champions

If you’re a diehard diving fan, this is the game app to install on your Android phone. And there’s more to it – you get to splash down and unlock crazy aquatic athletes that represent countries from all over the world. This way, you’ll have fun playing a game while at the same time getting to know some of the best divers of all time. You can nail your dive attempts and unlock new dive styles as well. And how about taking home gold or representing your national in the global competitions?

5.       Rio 2016

Global Rio 2016 provides information on the Olympic schedule, results, medals, sports, teams, athletes, venues, spectators, and maps. It’s available in multiple languages, including but not limited to English, Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean. If you’re an Olympics fan who wants to stay on top of things regarding what’s happening, this is a great Android app for you.

6.      Rio 2016: Vinicius Run

This is an Olympics-based game app that allows you to run, jump, fly and challenge your colleagues. You can represent your country and see how you advance in the rankings. The game is very easy to play and presents 3 different challenges and scenarios. You also get daily missions and achievements that you can unlock, as well as friend rankings, global rankings, weekly bonuses, and both online and offline play. The app delivers optimized graphics and is an awesome way to pass time during the Olympics period.

7.      Rio 2016: Quiz

Increase your knowledge and grasp on the biggest events at the Rio Olympics with this app. You get to play fun Q&A games. You can challenge your friends, earn daily bonuses and get both online and offline. There are at least 4 kinds of Power-ups, as well as friend and global rankings. The game is easy to play and is a great way to pass time Olympics-style!

What are you waiting for Learn more about the Olympics, get first-hand information on events, medals, and rankings, as well as have fun with these free Android apps!

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