Keep Score With These 6 Summer Sporting Event Apps

Weekly Smartphone App Roundup

2012 is a big year for sports around the globe, with both the Summer Olympics in London and the European Football Tournament hosted by Poland and Ukraine happening this summer. With so much to keep track of for the global sports fan, turning to a suitable app for reminders and updates can be the difference between the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat...iOS
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Left: LDN 2012 Premium - Right: Official UEFA EURO 2012
LDN 2012 Premium For homeland followers or front row spectators, LDN 2012 Premium fits the bill with full events schedule, the entire torch relay coverage and live sites for all the festivities. The interface is clean, easy to use and contains information, such as locations and dates, for everything the Olympics has to offer. $1

Official UEFA EURO 2012
The Official app from UEFA is a strong mixture of style and information wrapped in an efficient package. Everything you need to know about EURO 2012 is available from standings to team lineups, statistics, news and upcoming matches. Set up your favorite teams and receive the latest information straight to your handset as it happens . Free

Android

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Left: London 2012 Join-In - Right: UEFA EURO 2012 by Carlsberg

London 2012 Join-In
Whether you have your plane ticket prepared or plan to watch from the sanctuary of your home theatre, the London 2012 Join-In app has you covered. The Olympic Torch Relay (going on now) can be viewed in real time with the Torch Tracker function. Full event lists and schedules are provided for the summer games as well so you can follow along from wherever you are. Free
Also available for iOS

UEFA EURO 2012 by Carlsberg
The best Android app for following the great game comes from the makers of THE Football App. What you'd expect from a great sports app is here with news, standings and match schedules in an eye pleasing design. We recommend it over the official app because it includes live game commentaries, player profiles and a video section detailing the road to UEFA Euro 2012. Free
Also Available for iOS

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Left: London 2012 TT - Right: Euro 2012

London 2012 TT
Live Tiles on Windows Phone are great for cutting the time between lock screen and the information you desire. London 2012 Timetable can create Live Tiles for favoured events from the many sports featured at the Summer Olympics. News, reminders and schedules are all neatly organized in classic Windows Phone style for a well made app that shines through the competition. Free

Euro 2012
When it comes to Euro 2012 for Windows Phone, look no further than Euro 2012. On top of the standard feature list of schedules, news and standings, unique functions like links to match highlights and a tournament countdown keep things even. We particularly like the venues and stadium details as well as half hour reminders prior to our most anticipated match ups. $1

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