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Smartphone apps help Koreans keep tabs on Sochi Games Updated: 2014-02-13 22:39:16 KST

  Smartphone apps help Koreans keep tabs on Sochi Games
Whether it's catching a glimpse of figure skating star Kim Yuna or speed skating legend Lee Sang-hwa, watching Team Korea compete on the ice is a must-see experience for fans here at home and abroad.
To ensure fans never miss as single Olympic moment, local web portal firms have released their own mobile applications to celebrate the Winter Games.
Designed for smartphones and tablet PCs, the special apps offer video-on-demand and real-time streaming services of the races and events.
Many users say the services are convenient to use, whenever or wherever they want to catch up on the latest highlights.

"Even though the events I'm interested in take place at night, I'm still able to watch them on my mobile. I can also leave supportive comments and view information on the athletes."

Korea's internet-based television, or IPTV, industry has also jumped on board.
The mobile IPTV apps are now available to give users unlimited access to high-definition broadcasts of the Games.

" At the Sochi Olympics and other national events, it's important for Koreans to collectively cheer on and support our national athletes. That's why we're offering data and content usage relating to the Sochi Olympics free of charge. "

With the proliferation of smartphones, it's never been easier to watch your favorite athletes take on the world and hopefully rise to the top of the podium.

Paul Yi, Arirang News
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