World's biggest sporting event Olympics is starting from today. The biggest competition for the athletes will span over two weeks after the opening ceremony which will take place today. In India, the opening ceremony will start at 4.30 AM on Saturday morning. And here is how you can follow it.
There is a lot of excitement for the tournament this year as India has sent their biggest team ever with more than 100 athletes. While the whole country is praying for their success here is how you can follow all the action.
On TV, you can see all the action on Star Sports. They are the official broadcasters for the event in the country. You can check out their TV guide here to see on what channel what sport will be broadcasted.
However, if you want to follow the event on the Internet there are lots of means for it. Star sport's own website Starsports.com and their streaming partner Hotstar will be giving the clips for the whole event with current scores and medal tally.
Google has integrated special functions in search and YouTube for Olympics 2016. The users can search for the name of any athlete or team to see the schedule and medal tally for them. You can even search for TV schedules or highlights from YouTube.
Twitter has launched their hashflags for Olympics. The hashflags are for countries, sports, and achievements. The social network will be putting out a lot of snippets from the event through Vine and Periscope.
Facebook has also launched a dedicated section for Olympics 2016. As always you can show support to your favorite team by changing your display picture with the Olympic frame and the flag of the country.
If you click on the "Excited for the games?" prompt the whole game center opens up where you can see latest photos from the events, live videos, upcoming events, customize your profile picture and more.
This year's Olympics will see athletes 205 countries battle for the top spot in 306 events.