Where to watch the Olympics without leaving your desk

I get it now. There are people out there who like watching the Olympics. There are people who will watch more than just the opening ceremony. But if you’re a deskbound desk monkey, where can you get your athletic-based hit? Don’t worry – we can hook you up.

This should be your first port of call if you’re in the UK. They’re streaming the footage live from Beijing over six channels, and at the end of the day they’re collating 20 hours of footage and sticking it on the iPlayer. And so they should – there are more BBC journalists out in Beijing than athletes. You can check out the live footage here.


For countries with no exclusive deals streaming Olympics footage, YouTube has a dedicated channel. But if you’re in the US or UK, you’re covered by the BBC or NBC, and are therefore blocked (just a small glimpse of what it must be like to use the internet in China…).

Vodafone users will be able to access the BBC’s video highlights through Vodafone live! (I hate that they make me add that exclamation mark).

Get on Safari and check out the iPlayer, my friend.

If you’re in the US, you can watch Olympic events offline, through TV Tonic. They’ve partnered with NBC to bring you Olympics coverage you can download and watch through Windows Media Center.

You’re hooked up to CBC Olympics here.

You’re reliant on Yahoo7

And if you’re super-obsessed with medals, you can even get a medal counter for your blog here.

[via Wired]
Susi Weaser