As the Olympic Games kick off in London this week, Google gives those with no Astro a great way to watch the live streaming of the London 2012 games on Youtube. On the IOC’s youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/olympic), viewers will be able to watch live coverage of the events as well as highlight clips on the digital platform, all free of charge.
The IOC’s live streaming on its YouTube channel consists of 11 different simultaneous high-definition broadcasts, all with English language commentary. There are ten live feeds from London 2012, running 9am to 11pm London time (on some days, these will start early or finish later based on competition schedule), plus a 24-hour broadcast of the Olympic News Channel, which includes summaries of the latest results, general reports on different events, and interviews with athletes.
Fans will also be able to catch up on highlights and full events — all organised by the day, medal event, or the sport. The IOC channel will also continue to feature historic content from past Olympic Games. In total, the IOC’s YouTube channel will offer over 2,200 hours of sporting event coverage from London 2012, including all the medals finals.