Keep up to date with Olympic Watch!

Want to keep up to date with the Olympics in Vancouver? The Library has created an innovative mash-up that integrates automatic updates of medal standings with Google maps, statistical data and historical images of the Olympics from Library collections. Olympic Watch uses RSS feeds to provide instant updates of medal counts as they are reported on the official Olympic website. Users will also be able to view the geographic location of the country, as well as statistical data and selected images. Please note that Mozilla Firefox is required to view Olympic Watch.

Olympic Watch has been designed for viewing on a wide screen, so please drop by the Library to view it on the LCD panel in the Library lobby throughout the Games. It will also be viewable on the 4th floor, alongside television coverage of the Olympics. The Paralympics, taking place in March, will also be featured in Olympic Watch.

To learn more about Olympic Watch, please contact Graham McCarthy, Innovative Technologies Librarian or Dan Jakubek, Map and GIS Librarian.

5 thoughts on “Keep up to date with Olympic Watch!

  1. The womens hockey is a much better team than mens hockey but CANADA does not promote women hockey to the level of olympics because they are scared that they may perform better than the mens hockey team.

  2. Majority of people in CANADA are only interested in hockey than other sports.The Canada hockey team have less confidence when they see the U.S hockey team.I HATE it when players spit on the floor,they dont care that someone may be sitting or standing next to them or walking on it.This action should be banned for all players in all sports.

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