The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is officially happening in 2021 after it was postponed a year due to pandemic concerns (concerns which are still present even as the event takes place). As is typical with the Olympics, lots of events happen around the same time, and news pours out at a rapid pace, making it hard for some folks to stay abreast of the latest, most relevant developments. Bing’s new experience wants to be a solution for that problem.
Microsoft Bing has implemented special Olympics-linked functionalities to searches surrounding the Tokyo 2020 Games, so when you look up news regarding the event, you receive a large block of information detailing everything from the various competing athletes and their medal counts to the schedules for what events are happening on what days. Want to know when the next round of men’s beach volleyball is going down, or which Mongolian athlete has racked up the most medals? All that info and more can be yours just by typing anything Olympics-related in the Bing search bar.
The new Microsoft Bing experience won’t end once the traditional Olympics wrap, either. It’ll stick around for the entirety of those dates (July 23 to August 8) and continue for the duration of the Games for para-athletics from August 23 through September 5. This new functionality is available for both Bing on desktop as well as mobile. Microsoft encourages users to give feedback on whether they like the new Olympics-themed feature, so be sure to give the company your thoughts.