The London Summer Olympics XXX will be starting in only a few days. American viewers can watch on NBC and their entire family of channels. The opening ceremony coverage will start Friday, July 27th at 7:30pm EST on NBC. The 2012 London Summer Olympics will have 26 Olympic sports in 34 venues, 20 Paralympic sports in 21 venues, 10,500 Olympic athletes and 4,200 Paralympic athletes, 20,000 press and media, more than 9 million tickets sold!
Saturday will start off with Archery, Basketball, Badminton, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling, Equestrian and more! You can view the full schedule at NBC's Olympic Site. This Olympics will also be the most social Olympics ever! NBC will be partnering with Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, GetGlue, Google+, Tumblr and Shazam to continue their broadcast of the Olympics socially. There are also various apps available to keep track of all the Olympic happenings:
Torch Tracker: Track the Olympic Torch via GPS
Panasonic's Facebook Flag Tags: Facebook users can get into the Olympic spirit by digitally transposing national flags over their faces, a 21st century answer to face-painting.
Samsung Hope Relay: For every mile run while the app is activated, Samsung donates ?1 to charities, including Kids Company and International Inspiration.
SoFit Mobile: Uses GPS technology to track users' steps as they compete with friends.
Tweethletes: Tweethletes.com will allow users to race athletes with their tweets during the 100M relay Aug. 5.
2012 Results App: Informs users about the latest scores, results, and scheduals of Olympics Events.
2012 Join In App: Informs spectators about the events, celebrations and activities of the Olympics.