How to Watch Olympic Judo

The Olympics are here, and that means it's JUDO TIME!

There is good news and bad news when it comes to watching the Olympics - but mostly just good news:
  • Good news: is covering all Judo events!
  • Bad news: the live coverage begins at around 4:30 AM, Eastern!
  • Good news:  many cable subscribers will be able to watch replays online at any time!
  • Good news:  Evidently, NBC will let you watch it 48 hours after the event if you don't have the right cable subscription!
Well, anyways, if you want to watch, here's what you do:
  1. To make sure you are eligible, go here, and click one of the "Watch Replay" buttons.  Doesn't matter which one - you don't need to actually watch anything...
  2. It will ask you to log in to your cable provider's online service.  Do that (and if you don't have a login, set one up).
  3. It will then tell you if you are eligible to watch... unfortunately for me, I'm not!  So... I'm not advocating that anyone who isn't eligible should hit up their friends for *their* cable provider login info, because that would be immoral.
  4. If you *are* eligible, starting on Saturday, July 28, you can go here for the Judo events.  You can certainly watch them live if you want, but I'll be watching later.  That's it!
There are probably other ways to watch, as well - for instance, there is an NBC iPad app out there that you can use (though I suspect you still need the right cable subscription).  If you know of alternatives, please leave a comment (I may need the help!).

Also, the NBC site has several decent articles covering Olympic Judo.  Just head to this page.

And thanks to Ward for the video link.



Chad Morrison said...

GAH! The freaking thing keeps crashing! I can't watch more than 5 minutes at a time!