|The Olympiad Begins
||[Jul. 28th, 2012|12:19 am]
The family just watched the opening of the Olympic Games... Well, Lottie conked out somewhere around Guyana in the parade of nations, Tim crashed during the march of the olympic flag... but most of us were physically present in front of the TV for major portions of it, which I think really embodies the spirit of the enterprise, anyway.|
Beautiful ceremony and LOVE the design of the flame's cauldron.
There aren't too many sports that I'm really interested in. The summer games have two favorites, though.. beach volleyball (more exciting than indoor I think) and table tennis.
I like playing and watching table tennis. The pros are amazing!
So I just checked the TV schedule of our local NBC station (we get over-the-air, not cable) and there is.... one hour of table tennis. At 12:30 in the morning. And it's split coverage of that and whitewater rafting.
One of the olympic sports and it gets maybe a half hour of local coverage. NOT BITTER. Nope. :P
Hopefully they'll make decent quality videos available online this year. That'll be more convenient anyway. Ah well.
There's a partnership with youtube this year -- you should be able to stream most of the events, especially the less mainstream ones.
YouTube powers the site nbcolympics.com. But to actually watch any of the videos there, they require you to identify your cable provider and log in to your account. Unless there's options I'm missing.
If NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony
was any indication, you might want to look into international channels (VPNs are easy to find, like Tunnelbear, which works between the UK and US, in either direction).. ye gods, how is it that an outfit employing untold thousands of people, with a supposed news department of its own, can't at least pass word to the bobbleheads to let them know who Tim Berners-Lee is? (Mind, I'm given to understand the NYT called Isambard Kingdom Brunel "a Dickens character".. O.o)
I could listen to Kennth Branagh read Shakespeare all day.
try finding when to watch the equestrian events, I was happy to find the Y tube showings.