Almost a week later, London will host the Olympics 2012, a 19 day power-packed even studded with the who’s-who of the sports world. While the British city is just completing the final touches to make the show a splendid event, thousands of people around the world are packing their bags to witness the action live.
If, for any reason, you are not one of them, don’t be dis-heartened. There are ways to enjoy the games right from the comfort of your couch. Here’s a list free websites to watch the live coverage of the London Olympics 2012 free online.
Know The Schedule
The first thing to do is to check out the schedule of the games. You can find the complete schedule of games on the official site. Do keep in mind the difference in the international time zones, and use Every Time Zone to make better sense of international time zones.
The official website for the London 2012 Olympic Games will regularly update news as the events occur throughout each day. Moreover, you will be able to watch live streaming footage from this site once the Games start.
NBC is only allowed to show Olympic competition video on the internet to users in the United States and U.S. Territories. If you are a non-US resident and still want to watch the Olympics online using NBC, use a proxy software like Tor.
NBC also offers Mobile and Tablet apps to watch the games on the go.
The International Olympic Committee’s YouTube channel will broadcast 2,200 hours of HD coverage for people in Singapore, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Afghanistan, Iran, Mongolia, Nepal, Botswana, Tanzania and Mali among the group of 64 territories in Asia and Africa.
The IOC YouTube channel will feature 10 HD feeds running 14 hours per day as well as a 24-hour broadcast of Olympics news.