Top 4 Windows Phone apps for the Winter Games in Sochi

Let the Games begin. If you’re looking for the best Windows Phone 8 apps for keeping tabs on all the Olympic action and athletes this month in Sochi, here’s my shortlist from the Windows Phone Store.

There’s a pair of official apps from the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, one from the event’s official U.S. broadcaster, NBC, and the all-around superb Bing Sports. Grab them all and you’ll be fully plugged in to whatever’s happening on the slopes, skating rinks, and sled runs.

And for all you weekend and wannabe Olympians, make sure to check out the Store’s winter sports app collection for more must-have downloads for your phone.

Any others you’d recommend? Let us know in a comment.

Sochi 2014 Guide

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Keep up with all the event schedules—even buy tickets and navigate the village grounds—with this free and official guide to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Download it

Sochi 2014 Results

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Once you’ve downloaded the official Sochi guide, you’ll want the official Sochi 2014 Results app to follow the medal races in real time and memorize stats of your favorite athletes. Download it

NBC Sports Live Extra

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NBC is the official broadcaster of the Olympics here in the U.S. As I wrote earlier this week, the NBC Sports Live Extra app will deliver hundreds of hours of live streaming coverage of the 2014 Winter Games, and it’s especially handy if you already have a cable or satellite subscription. Download it

Bing Sports

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From Sochi 2014 to the Stanley Cup, Bing Sports makes it easy for you to keep up with all your favorite winter sports and teams. Download it