How to watch the Olympics online


The Summer Olympics begin tomorrow (time zone permitting), but you’re stuck in the office all day long and can’t watch. Not so! Using some of the same methods we discussed a few months ago, you can watch your favorite sport—I’ll be watching football (soccer) from the many watering holes in and around Barcelona—as it happens, in real time.

Note that NBC is showing damn near everything (with some exceptions) on its Web site, but that’s U.S.-only.

So if you’re in the mood to watch Lionel Messi give FC Barcelona a heart attack every time he touches the ball—seriously, the local papers here are treating “el caso Messi” like it’s a break-in at the Watergate Hotel—or to see the Chinese gymnastics team give the Americans a thorough shellacking, swing on over to Wired, whose Wiki has more than enough info to get you started.