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Not going to Vancouver for the Olympic games? Well, we’ve got everything you need right in Bing Maps’ new application: Winter Games. In coordination with NBCOlympics.com, get up to the minute information about the 2010 Winter Olympics in everything from venues to news. Click the Venues bar on the left to see the different venues where the events are taking place. Click the Medal Count bar to see every country mapped out with the number of bronze, silver and gold medals awarded to the respective country. Click the Winter Games News and Blogs to get the latest information about the Winter Olympic Games from news sources and bloggers on site. Finally, check out the Winter Games Tweets which filters information from our Twitter Maps application specific to the Olympics.
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The Map App for Vancouver 2010 is great, but you need to have a way for people to let you know when a marker is WAY out of place such as the Venue tag for Southeast False Creek, the waterfront area near Quebec St and W 1st Ave, by Science World (not up in the hills).
This is a gorgeous area, so freshly renovated that you can only see the latest if you switch to Aerial view. Check out the LEEDs certified sustainable Olympic Village, and the stunning boardwalk complete with the unique kayak-shaped pedestrian bridge. It'd be a shame for anyone to miss it all on account of this, as it's such a short distance from the other downtown venues...
I also thought that the Map App for Vancouver 2010 was great.
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