How To Watch Every Minute Of The 2012 London Olympics

How To Watch Every Minute Of The 2012 London Olympics

Tips on how to keep up with all 302 medal events and over 3,500 hours of coverage of the London Games. #PSFKLON2012

Allie Walker
  • 28 july 2012

PSFK Coverage Of The 2012 London Olympics

Olympic fans, we’ve got a roundup of where you can stay on top of every second of Olympics coverage- from watching Mark Cavendish go for gold in the first medal event of the games (Cycling- Men’s Road Race, Saturday, 5am EST) to witnessing the highly anticipated Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte showdown to seeing if Usain Bolt can best his world record in the 100m and 200m races, PSFK has you covered:


In the US, the networks of NBC will be airing near continuous coverage of the events, even at 4 o’clock in the morning. Watch events on NBC, MSNBC, NBC Sports, CNBC, Telemundo, and even Bravo. Check listings for your local coverage area here.

In the UK, the networks of BBC will be broadcasting 2,500 hours of live coverage across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC HD, and BBC One HD. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Men’s 100M Final, and highlights of the day will also be broadcast in 3D every day on BBC HD. Coverage will begin every day at 6am with a recap of the previous day’s highlights and a look ahead for the day, and coverage will end at 1am. Check out the listings information here.

Digital Streaming:

For the first time ever, viewers in the US will be able to watch a livestream of all 302 events (over 3,500 hours!) online at It’s free to watch, but you’ll have to be a cable TV subscriber to do so. Cable subscribers can watch coverage on their computers, tablets and phones.

In the UK, viewers can watch 24 live streams and 2,500 hours of coverage through the BBC Sport website on their laptops or PCs, tablets, and phones.

For those outside of the US and UK (and if you’re not a cable subscriber), you can watch 2,000 hours of live coverage on the Internal Olympic Committee’s (IOC) official YouTube channel; event highlights and medal ceremonies will also be available to watch.

Social Media:

Follow and chat with your favorite athletes on the IOC’s The Olympic Athlete’s Hub. The Hub provides links to verified Twitter and Facebook accounts for athletes- scroll through featured athletes on the homepage, or search for your favorite athlete to get up-to-the-minute updates from them.

Facebook and Twitter also have dedicated pages to the London Olympics. On Facebook, connect with athlete pages, team pages, and explore the different Olympic sports on the ‘Explore London 2012‘ page. On Twitter, see photos posted by Olympic athletes and see a live stream of tweets about all things Olympics on the #Olympics page.


Over the next 17 days, we’ll be providing coverage on our dedicated London 2012 Page as well as on Twitter and Facebook. Look for content related to technology and design aspects of the games, ads of the day, and general ‘fun facts’ about Olympic athletes and events. And just to make sure you don’t miss any big events, we’ve created a ‘Best Of The Olympics‘ calendar with our picks for must-watch events of the day.

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