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Five apps to help you follow the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

The Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games start later this week with the opening ceremony slated for Friday, February 7. To keep track of the epic wins and the disappointing losses, you should check out one or all of these five apps below.

NBC Sports Live Extra [iOS Universal; Free]

The NBC Sports Live Extra app will provide a live stream of the games that covers all 15 sports and all 98 medal events. Some live streaming content on NBC Sports Live Extra will only be available to authenticated cable, satellite and telco customers via TV Everywhere. NBC also has a dedicated Olympics highlights and results app if you don't have time for the full stream and only want a brief synopsis of the results.

Sochi 2014 Guide [iOS Universal; Free]

The Official Sochi 2014 Guide may not have a live video stream, but it has everything else you need to follow the Olympic games, especially if you are there in Sochi. The app includes coverage of the Olympic Torch relay, venue information and breaking news. The app also has an event scheduler that you can customize with the competitions that you want to watch.

The Games 2014 [iOS Universal; $2.99]

The Games 2014 will help you follow the Olympic events and plan your viewing schedule. The app has information on the stadiums, events, sports, dates and medal winners. Each sport is easy to find and follow. There's also a handy feature that allows you to send your favorite events to your calendar.

Sochi 2014 Results [iPhone; Free]

This is the official Sochi 2014 Results application and, as such, it provides full details of the events of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games. Follow the medal races in real time and get quick access to the competition schedule and results.

2014 Team USA Road to Sochi [iOS Universal; Free]

Read about the contingency of athletes the US is sending to Sochi to compete in the Winter Olympics. The app features biographies, results and performances for each athlete and a customizable feed that can be filtered to show only news from your favorite athletes.



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The Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games start later this week with the opening ceremony slated for Friday, February 7. To keep track...