The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be held in China from August 8-24 and the interesting thing about these Beijing Olympics is that you can watch the games and events live on your computer free of charge via Internet video.
Here’s are a websites where you can watch the summer Olympic Games 2008 online for free whether you are at work or home – no need of any pay-per-view channels or even cable TV.
NBC will stream around 25 sports on their website via broadband though the most popular games like swimming, gymnastics, beach volleyball, marathons and Basketball finals will be available through their TV channels like MSNBC, CNBC, etc.
If you like to watch Olympic Games on a mobile phone go to mobile.nbcolympics.com from the browser of your mobile phone – this includes live results and video highlights.
Viewers in Australia can use Telstra to watch Channel 7 coverage of Beijing Olympic Games live on their cell phones.
YouTube – While Google owned YouTube is not a partner of Olympic Games 2008, it’s obvious that fans will upload cable TV clippings, daily highlights, etc to YouTube so it may be a great place to watch the best moments of the Chinese Olympics though the clips won’t be live.
Similarly, you may go to Truveo and Blinkx to catch Olympics videos from all different news channels in one place. Some sites like blip.tv also allow you download videos.
Beijing2008.cn – This is the official portal for Olympic Games that hosts a large collection of videos, photographs, interviews with players from different countries, Olympic Game logos, history of the game, and other interesting material. You may want to visit for regular news about the games.
Other than video sites, most media websites have dedicated section for Olympics Games including CNN , New York Times, BBC UK and Yahoo! Sports – also features medal counts and breaking news from the Olympics.
The full Olympic Games schedule is available here for printing. To download Olympic Games related screensavers, wallpapers and logos, go here. The full program guide of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008 is here as PDF.
If you are looking to buy tickets for Beijing 2008 Olympics, the bad news tickets for all games and events hosted in Beijing are sold out now. Tickets for football games hosted outside Beijing are still on sale here. When buying a ticket, all foreign citizen must carry their passport to the ticketing counter.
To test your knowledge of Olympic Games, take this quiz. And if you are keen to explore Olympic stadiums and venues via Google Maps or Google Earth, the good news is that Google has pushed some fresh and more clear satellite photos of these locations so it should be even more fun.