The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off on Saturday, and with a ton of events going on, it's hard to keep track of everything. Thankfully, both Google and Bing are rolling out instant search results that will make keeping up with everything a lot easier. Whether it's medal counts, schedules or specific event results, both Google and Bing have some clever new tricks to make keeping up-to-date on everything easy. Here's just a taste of what you can do with both search engines.
Google Search Tricks
- Search for "Rio 2016" or "Olympics" for an overview of everything.
- Search for "Rio 2016 schedule" to see the today's schedule.
- You can search for specific events or athletes, like "Gymnastics Rio 2016" or "Usain Bolt 2016" to get results for either.
- Search for "Medal count 2016" for an overall medal count, or go for specifics, like "Angola Rio 2016". In most cases, "[country] medal count" should also work.
Bing Search Tricks
- Search for "Olympics" for an overall view of everything.
- Search for "Olympic schedule" for a schedule of events, or if you're only curious about big events, try something like "Olympics Events to watch 2016-08-05" for a list of popular events.
- Search for specific event for athletes with searches like, "Olympics Usain Bolt" or "Olympics Gymnastics".
- Search for "Medal count" for an updated list of medals, or get specifics like "Korea medal count".
Other fun instant search results are bound to pop up over the course of the Olympics too, so be sure to experiment with different search parameters as things get going.