Google Adds Olympics One Box Results

I was chatting with Danny about the Yahoo Olympics Shortcut on the Daily SearchCast and Danny noticed that a search for beach volleyball olympics on Google returns a Google OneBox result.

Google Olympics One Box

But other searches also work and they all show special icons and results. For example, swimming olympics shows a blue swimming icon:

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Here are several more icons, representing searches in the flavor of basketball olympics, baseball olympics, gymnastics olympics, and so on:

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The following sports followed by the word “olympics,” in theory, should all work: Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoe/Kayak Flatwater, Canoe/Kayak Slalom, Cycling BMX, Cycling Mountain Bike, Cycling Road, Cycling Track, Diving , Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics Artistic, Gymnastics Rhythmic, Trampoline, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Softball, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

Note that all the results do link to the official Beijing Olympics web site.

Last Olympics, Google partnered with NBC to show OneBox results. I have a screen capture of that from 2006 at the Search Engine Roundtable.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: OneBox, Plus Box & Direct Answers

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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