Olympics admin on 27 Aug 2008
Thanks to all of our fringOlympics micro-blogger reporters for sharing your thoughts, insights and feelings in words and pictures straight from the competition arena and the Olympic village to the global fring community. With your behind the scenes view of things and alternative look at each day’s news, you helped capture the spirit of the games and provide fringsters with a really cool, original way to feel part of the events in Beijing from their mobile.
And, just like Beijing, we wanted our own fringOlympics Closing Ceremony, so we’ve put together a selection of your pics, posts, and contributions, to capture the sites and memories of the last few weeks. Hope you like it!
On behalf of the worldwide community of fringsters, thanks again for your hard work guys & well done.
BTW: for you developers out-there : we’ve been asked to publish the fringOlympic add-on source code, this should be uploaded here in the next few days.
Have fun and c u in London in 2012!
Ever wanted the whole world to hear your sports play-by-play?
Ever thought to be a commentator but your tongue gets twisted when you try to talk that fast?
Nowâ€™s your chance to jump straight to the Olympics no less, even without a Sports Channel CV!
If youâ€™re already booked to go to China to either participate (good luck!) or watch The Games (good for you!), then we may have an offer you canâ€™t refuse. Weâ€™re looking for fringsters at the Olympics to share their experiences with the rest of us less-lucky folks who wonâ€™t see it live and who canâ€™t be glued to our TVs while at work or running around all day!
We will happily provide the fring Olympics commentators with a 3.5G mobile phone with GPS, camera, local SIM card and (almost) unlimited data plan. In return, the fringCommentator will regularly micro-blog with quick updates & pictures (the winner, the loser, the cutest flag-bearer, the poor girl who lost her swimsuit, the poor guy who dropped the baton in the 4×100 meter finalâ€¦ you get the idea). If youâ€™re a real sports enthusiast you may focus more on the records; if youâ€™re more of a night owl, we may all live vicariously through your night-time escapades in the Olympic village – pics & videos most welcome!
Interested fringentators should apply here with a quick intro why youâ€™d like to play and why you can share regular captivating microblogs from China with other fringsters worldwide. Remember to include your fring ID so we can discuss details.