I find the Winter Olympics fascinating, but a bit overwhelming, to be honest. The events are so fast and intense, and there are so many of them, that I don’t know what to watch and when. I want to be surprised (who knew curling could thrill?) yet I don’t want to get stuck watching a quick-moving event that is over before I am able to grasp the rules (Two-man luge?).
I was excited when I learned that Yahoo! has a new module that will help clear up my troubles. The new Yahoo! Sports Olympics Coverage app gives you a little bit of everything: photos, video, news with brief and dynamic updates.
Want to know if Lindsey Vonn is actually going to compete or not? Check the module. Want to watch a short video of an event you’ve never heard of. Check the module. The outrageous outfit that a figure skater plans on wearing? It’ll be in the module, so you don’t have to look elsewhere.
It’s quite wide for a My Yahoo! module but that’s easy to accommodate by playing with the column layout of your page. Simply go to the “Change Appearance” tab on the upper left, choose “Change Layout” from the dropdown list, and try out the various column arrangements. You can also drag and drop it anywhere on your page by clicking and holding the mouse button on the title bar and dragging the module anywhere on the page. You can fine-tune by clicking and holding the space between columns and dragging the columns to just the right width.
I’m hoping to catch highlights of the events I know, learn a thing or two about ones I don’t know anything about, and follow the non-athletic drama as well – without wasting my time.
Apps showcased in this post:
- My Yahoo! Editorial