Official Sochi Guide for the 2014 Olympics arrives on BlackBerry 10

By Bla1ze on 19 Jan 2014 06:13 pm EST
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The XXII Olympic Winter Games are set to start 19 days in Sochi, Russia and just like every Olympic event, the Olympic Winter Games will see thousands of athletes from around the world attending and participating in events in an effort to claim the gold for their country. As a lead up to the event, the official event guide apps have been released and you can now grab the BlackBerry 10 version. 

Where it is an event guide, it's pretty much just for folks who will be in Sochi as it offers you ways to find venues, events to catch and photos along with push notifications of when events start but it's still a great app for those at home who want to follow along.

I'm sure there will be other apps released as well for folks not in Sochi to keep more up-to-date with medal counts, videos and such but if you want to check out the event guide, you can grab it via the link below.

Download the Sochi 2014 Event Guide

82 comments

Dodger52

Are the wintergamers held every year?

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Bla1ze

Nope, every 4 years.

Dodger52

Then why write:
"and like every year, the Olympic Winter Games will see thousands of athletes from around the world"

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TranceRomance

OOOOOO! In Ur face Charlie Murphy

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Brian Persaud

We do get winter every year though :)

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masterful

What is that

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93Aero

I know I've been on the site for too long today I thought the title said the

"Official Sachesi .2014 arrives on BlackBerry 10"

billsterjito

I read he same thing the first time.

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Nharzhool

I know that feel, Bro.

craigdh1

It always was about money... always will be.

dboy54

Pretty cynical. Nothing wrong with getting the world's best (somewhat amature) athletes together for great competition. Give you a reason to show national pride for a couple of weeks. The app looks to be well done too.

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U-235 EP

Well that's nice except it's "unavailable for this device "

Bla1ze

Search for it, unless you have a P'9982 it's available.

U-235 EP

I just did, I'm assuming it's because I don't have 10.2.

Bla1ze

Could be. BlackBerry removed the minimum requirement listings from BlackBerry World so we dunno what OS version apps require any more.

locke7

I have a Q10 and the official verizon available os and I can't download this... :.(

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U-235 EP

Damn you Verizon! They should spend more time on getting the update released and less on commercials.

dboy54

Hey the comment I was replying to disappeared

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thedustytaco

What was the comment? Lolol

Bla1ze

Junk from a troll who is no longer with us. ;)

jojo beaconsfield

Was she a girl ?Because if she had some junk in the trunk ,that's ok with me.Where did she go ,HAHA!!!

TranceRomance

Oh dang!! LOL!

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koool1

Nice. Didn't see that one coming!

Will use. Love the winter Olympics.

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Chanlion

It maybe the nicest designed app I've seen so far, they really spiced up the GUI and it's even has headless push notifications.

Dodger52

That's what i was thinking they really put an effort into this app, this app should get the built for BlackBerry certification.

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kirshan

They definitely did a really good job on this app, looks like high end BlackBerry with all the customisation that the developer would want.

A great show of what can be done in native apps for blackberry!

Soon android will be running a BlackBerry runtime!
;)

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neteng1000

And this is why we need more native apps. Buttery smoooth

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root56

A fantastic app I could grow used to that kind of app design.

Kristijonas

Going to Sochi for olympics is like skiing in Auschwitz. Every normal nation is boikoting them. Bb10 doesnt need a guide to that Auschwitz skiing resort too.

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Oleg.Derevenetz

Bullshit. By the way, it's the local Lithuanian nazi collaborated with Hitler, serving in local Waffen-SS units and killing Jews in Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine, like their German colleagues did it in Auschwitz, and now these local nazi are proud of it and supported by Lithuanian goverment. Please read this Wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupation_of_Lithuania_by_Nazi_Germany

especially these sentences: "The genocide rate of Jews in Lithuania, up to 95–97%, was one of the highest in Europe. This was primarily due, with few notable exceptions, to widespread Lithuanian cooperation with the German authorities".

So please shut up. Your comparison between Sochi and Auschwitz is just plain stupid.

U-235 EP

Can't we all just...get along

Alexander Saprykin

Do not feed the troll

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Kristijonas

Sorry but if u cant distiguish Lithuania from Latvia, the u are plain stupid :D then my next question would be: which is in Europe: Australia or Austria? :D if u dont know history and even geographics - dont even try to troll :D sorry but the post put a big smile in the morning, thanks for that :D

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Oleg.Derevenetz

I'm able to distinguish, and that's why I posted link to Wikipedia specifically about Lithuania, not Latvia.

Kristijonas

About genocide of jewish lithuanians - yes. But about ss, lithuanian coloborants and other nonsensand lithuanians - your fantasy or mixing with Latvia :) we ware fighting Germans and Soviets the like ;)
yet my post was not about ww2 opressions by soviets, but about current state of Russia. Dont mix these things, as modern Russia does not have a lot in common with soviet Russia ;) and common Russians are gret people, yet due to the government - olympics should not be organised in such opressed country ;)

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Shanerredflag

Awesome.

Zee Z30 pozted thiz

alan510

This is a very nice app, very well put together with lots and lots of features. Seems to also be for people such as myself who will follow, but not be at the Games. I've already bookmarked some of my favorites.

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vlad_tastic

No Q10 support...what a bummer :/

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Brian Scheirer

Works for me on Q10SQN100-5/10.2.1.1259

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LP_Rigg

If I was going to Sochi, which I'm not, the only app I would be interested in is the escape routes. When the US, who knows everything about everyone and everything, is putting out state dept warnings I would take heed. Dangerous place.

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Oleg.Derevenetz

Well, I visited Sochi many times, and usually it's no more dangerous than, say, St. Petersburg.

LP_Rigg

I'm sure it is a beautiful place, and less dangerous than Chicago, Illinois, in the US under normal circumstances.

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Hidjk

"Sochi (Russian: Со́чи, IPA: [ˈsot͡ɕɪ]) is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. The Greater Sochi area, which includes territories and localities subordinated to Sochi proper, has a total area of 3,526 square kilometers (1,361 sq mi)[4] and sprawls for 145 kilometers (90 mi) along the shores of the Black Sea near the Caucasus Mountains.[citation needed] The area of the city proper is 176.77 square kilometers (68.25 sq mi).[4] According to the 2010 Census, the city had a permanent population of 343,334,[5] up from 328,809 recorded in the 2002 Census,[12] making it Russia's largest resort city. It is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters."

See the last part of the last line... and mild winters. Winter olympics and mild winters don't go well together...

Oh the app looks very good.
Take care.

www.livingtruth.ca www.carm.org

Alexander Saprykin

Are you sure? The same Wikipedia says that Vancouver has average temperature in February at 4.9 C, while Sochi has 6.0 C. Not too much difference. And in the mountains (and near them) there is a bit colder.

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rotmistr

Come on! There are plenty of places in Russia which are much more suitable for winter olimpics than Sochi. Sochi is the worst possible choice.

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Kristijonas

Actually its one of the best, because other places are not convenient and dont have the needed infrastructure. Also putin hopes to atrack more tourists for Sochi in summer. Open space events will all be in mountains rougly 20km away from sochi, so they are way colder. Sochi itself is a beutiful town and doesnt look Russian at all. So as long as FSB and other security agencies provide good security its totally safe. Much safer then Moscaw or Petersburg ;)

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Oleg.Derevenetz

I'm not so sure about that. Of course, there are plenty of mountain terrains in Russia, but most of them have continental or sharply continental climate. You will not want to go skiing in -20 or lower, don't you? Relatively mild climate is a way better for that.

Meaty123

The app looks awesome. We'll see how well it updates when the games starts.

Sent from the best touch keyboard, the Z.

bowlerboy450

I have Q10 on 10.1 and in canada. Not available for this device. That sucks.

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huungryshark

BlackBerry a Canadian company and you running 10.1 loool

Ericsson GF198(GSM900) im D2 Privat Netz

Hidjk

I'm in Canada with a Z10 with official 10.2
Have you tried updating your software in the settings area? I would think it would be there for Q10 users as well.

www.livingtruth.ca www.carm.org

buccaneer54

Not in The USA!

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huungryshark

Nice but no german language!

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DPittsy

Q10 In Canada, on 10.2, woks fine, nice app!

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Brian Persaud

This app will give CB 10 app a run for their money. Very well designed.

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alexthe10

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FlowCat

Unavailable for this device. I have a Q10

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Decebal

This is NUTS! Not available for 10.1?!!!! I know about installing leaks and all that, but still....

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JRX7KEN

This is one beautiful BlackBerry 10

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tripple dunk

Zzzzzzzz

Haven't followed any type of Olympics for years and don't plan too.

White Z10

Iggy City

That's awesome, thanks for sharing.

donmateo

AT&T Z10 on official 10.1 "Unavailable for device"

Nile Porter

Not available for z10

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mnc76

Just installed it on my Z10. But I'm running official 10.2.

Mr_Gomba

Working fine on Q10SQN100-3/10.2.1.1925

nlygo

Can you use this app if you are gay?

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buccaneer54

Only if you are happy gay!

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jojo beaconsfield

Beautiful App,looks like the long range forecast is calling for 3 and 4 degrees C,for the opening and the day after.Looks like these Games are the most expensive ever,$51Billion,they spent $8B just on 1 road,which is more than it cost to hold the entire games last time.

mwt715

Is this only a Canadian app. I have a z10 but it's not available on my phone. Humm. I'm on the port huron/ sarnia border.

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cvdburgh

nice that there is an app for this, but I'm boycotting these games. Human rights are getting dumped on far too often over there, and Uncle Vlad flips the bird at the international community. So nope, not going to watch any of it, not gonna download this app.

pmich

I absolutely love the Olympics with a passion and i hate to associate politics with them but what Russia nationals have done with Human Rights almost makes me want to boycott them. I can't though ...

Swedman1

Once again the Q10 is the orphan.

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AppReview

Look like I still can't get this one either. STILL waiting on 10.2 update.

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dmurillo3

Is this a 10.2 app? I can't get it on my device.

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77khak79-77

Not available for Q10 on 10.1

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buccaneer54

10.2 only

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