So, let’s compile all the various methods to watch the London 2012 Olympics online.
Since the experience is very fragmented, we will sort the options by country.
Please comment below and let us know where and how you will watch the Olympics online.
My Preferred Method: use a VPN, as described here (works from everywhere).
Update: Official Recordings on YouTube
Free Unrestricted Streams: Not the best quality, but free.
- eurovisionsports.tv/london2012/ (works if you are in EBU, also has recordings, search for weightlifting)
USA (and U.S. Territories.):
NBC partnered up with YouTube. That means ALL events will be streamed live.
Restrictions: Needs a cable, satellite or telco TV subscription that includes MSNBC and CNBC.
Asia & Africa: YouTube to stream Olympics live in Asia and Africa
Canada: ctvolympics.ca should be streaming some events.
- Get yourself a VPN to by pass these silly country restrictions. Costs: range from $9.99 to $20 US, HideMyAss VPN (buy from here and hidemyass gives me money to keep the site running), BlackVPN, StrongVPN
- use a service like tunlr.net if you are comfortable changing DNS settings (DNS Changer makes it easier).
- Go to http://www.expatshield.com/ and install the program. This assigns your computer an IP address from the UK.
- Lifehacker likes UnblockUS DNS changer ($5 US).
- Wait for torrents to appear.
List of official Broadcasters. Most of these have stream.